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Waterford Castle West Waterford There are certain courses which sum up the beauty and peacefulness of the Irish landscape, and few do it better than West Waterford. The River Brickey brushes along one side of the course, threatening on a few of the back nine holes, while the Comeragh and Knockmealdown mountains form a bucolic backdrop, particularly on the front half of the course. West Waterford is gentle and easy on the eye, the rolling landscape inviting big drives towards generous fairways. It is not designed to be difficult, preferring instead to be accessible and fun but, at par 72, 6,500 yards from the white tees, it still demands smart golf. Tramore This old club recently received a major dash of revitalisation, completed by Jeff Howes in 2012. New greens and bunkering were the focus on a flowing parkland with impressive stands