Par 72, yardage 6,790. Waterford Castle is known as Ireland's only authentic island course as it is situated in the estuary of the River Suir, one mile downstream of Waterford City. The "Castle", as it is known by the locals, with the adjacent Waterford Castle Hotel, offers the very best in Irish hospitality, enjoying magnificent grounds. The championship course was the work of Des Smyth and team. Smyth, incidentally, said he couldn't turn the offer down. Notable features include the many bunkers, strategically placed to test the long hitter. From the back tees, it presents a monumental test, even for the more talented player.