Situated on the beautiful Ring of Kerry, Waterville has long been a Mecca for discerning golfers. Skellig Bay Golf Club which opened for play in Spring 2006 ensures that Waterville is now a “must play” for Golf enthusiasts the world over.
Nestling in the shadows of the towering MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, the golfer has to negotiate the River Fionnglass, where if you’re lucky you just might see Mark O’Meara or Tiger Woods fishing, for the opening and closing holes but it is the stretch from six to sixteen that lives in memory long after the last putt has been sunk. Here the awesome beauty of the Bay hits you full in the face as you play through holes framed by over 8,000 yards of ancient “famine” walls.
Original standing stones from pre-Christian times and a fairy fort all add to an unforgettable round as you experience an unbelievable feeling of another time and place.
“Skellig Bay is full of challenging golf holes” says Sunday Independent Golf Correspondent Dermot Gilleece. “...and is built in the traditional design that advocates visibility, fairness and enjoyment”.