Play this course each time my husband and I are visiting family in Co Waterford (on average 8 times per year) It's worth a visit just for the warm welcome from Austin, the owner and Gillian the club secretary, Can't wait for this dreadful corona virus to be over for the sake of the whole world, but it also means we will be over to West Waterford ASAP.
Even the weaker holes (the 6th to the 9th) work really well here. They are separated from the course by a gentle hill and they go back and forth. As you walk down the long and dark path to the 6th tee box these holes look similar – but they’re not. They are of different lengths and offer different tests. The 9th green, by the clubhouse, offers the best views of the Comeragh Mountains. The holes on the other side however are wonderful; creativity focuses on simplicity. West Waterford has used the hills and trees perfectly, nowhere more effectively than holes 2 and 3, two reverse dog legs. The 2nd hits down and demands a draw; the 3rd goes up and needs a fade. Both are tight, need exact shots, and are enticing: they are beautiful holes.