Adare golf club Limerick
Adare Golf Course
The Manor’s rich history has laid the foundations, its grandeur establishes the scene and Irish charm sets the tone; from reception at the gate to the comfort of our private apartments, this is your escape. Pure Adare Manor.
The Golf Course at Adare Manor stands as a joyful celebration of Irish golf, epitomising the start of a new era while paying homage to a storied past. Age old trees line the fairways like the elder statesmen of the estate. The River Maigue meanders between holes, drawing fresh life to manicured fairways.
Tom Fazio has masterminded the course’s reconstruction; the finest grasses, the highest standards. Immaculate fairways. The purest of greens. Launched with the support of Irish golfing greats, this is a unique experience, a unique challenge, on a journey to build a unique legacy.
As every great golfer knows, it’s all about the numbers, so here they are: • 12,055 square metres of Pure Distinction bentgrass USGA putting surfaces • New perennial ryegrass tees and fairways • 170 acres of low-cut sand capped grass, wall to wall, with no rough in play • Sub Air systems in all greens to remove moisture thru vacuum pumps to maintain firm conditions every day • 77,000 linear meters of gravel trenches and perforated pipes • 41 capillary concrete strategic bunkers with the finest Scottish sand • 220,000 tonnes of sand • 1291 sprinkler heads • 127 newly planted mature trees • 77 new tee boxes measuring 10,777 square metres • 6600 square metres of closely-mown teeing area on our new practice facility • 12,055 square metres of Pure Distinction bentgrass putting surfaces • 17,003 square metres of A4 bentgrass approach surfaces • 6641 square metres of bunkers • 50 Greenskeepers • 170,000 square metres of perfectly manicured fairway • Water features on 14 holes • 1 River Maigue
Adare Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 9-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Same);
Adare Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 9-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-1);
Adare Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 10-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Same);
Adare Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 10-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Same);
Adare Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 10-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Adare Hotel & Country Club was voted the No. 1-ranked parkland golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Adare Golf & Country Club was voted theNo. 3 Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.
Adare Hotel & Country Club was voted the No. 8-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
Adare Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 3 Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.
Adare Golf & Country Club was voted Joint No. 3 Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
Winner Ireland's Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2010, 2011 & 2012:
Adare Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 1 Parkland Course in Ireland by Golf Digest Magazine;
Adare Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 4-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;
Adare Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 7-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest:
Home of the Irish Open 2007 & 2008 – Padraig Harrington winner 2007 Irish Open:
*No 1 Golf Resort in Ireland by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine "June 2005 & June 2006 Readers Poll:
*Member of 2007 Condé Nast Traveller Gold List"
*Listed by Travel & Leisure Magazine in the Top 500 Best Hotel’s in the world"
*Member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World"
|Green Fees Midweek Jan. to April:
|Green Fees Midweek April & October:||€N/A|
|Green Fees May to September:||€N/A|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€N/A|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€N/A|
|Designer||Robert Trent Jones Snr.|
|Website||Adare golf club website|
|Golf Administrator:||Gary Howie|
|Lady Captain:||Finola O'Donnell|
|Presidents':||& Peggy Geary|
|Vice-Captains':||Packie McMamara & Dawn Quinn|
|Hon. Secretary:||Pat McNamara & Kate Fleming|
|Head Golf Pro:||Gary Howie|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Liam MacLoughlin & Peggy Geary|
|Comp. Secretary:||Gabriel Cosgrave & Angela Ryan|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 7.00am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: None|
|Green Fees and Welcome: Midweek & Weekends||Pre-booking for open Tournaments: Phone|
Adare Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2016 (to be Confirmed)|
|Lady Captain's Prize||N/A
|Lady Presidents Prize||N/A||Closed||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 72 SSS 72 6,590 yd's|
|Yellow||Par 72 SSS 69 6,063 yd's|
|Red||Par 72 SSS 71 5,419 yd's|
|Blue||Par 72 SSS 74 7,453 yd's|
Men's Course Record: (64) Lee Westwood 16/05/2008
Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort Golf Club were runners-up the Irish Independent-Allianz Officer Golf Challenge on the Palmer Course at The K Club in September 2015 with a score of 74 points.
They were represented by Captain John Horgan, Lady Captain FInola O’Donnell and Club Secretary Pat McNamara, they qualified for the event on their home course earlier in the year.
History of Adare
Adare Manor borrows its name from the nearby village of Adare complete with it’s delightful thatched roof cottages, lively pubs, and antique shops. The Manor "structurally" as it exists today was not begun until 1832. The Second Earl of Dunraven and his wife, Lady Caroline Wyndham, were living in a Georgian house built in the 1720's by Valentine Quin, grandfather of the first Earl. But Lord Dunraven, crippled with gout, was unable to participate in the usual activities of a landed gentleman of leisure, so Lady Caroline devised the idea of a new manor house to give him something important to do. As it turned out, it was a magnificent suggestion: the building of the house provided labour for the surrounding villagers during the terrible potato famine that devastated the country during the mid-19th century. Though Lady Caroline went to great lengths to establish the myth that Adare Manor was planned entirely by her husband without an architect, it is fairly certain today that much of the design work was completed by James Pain who, along with his brother George Richard, had been commissioned to design numerous public buildings and country homes. The actual construction was supervised by James Connolly, a local mason, until his death in 1852.
Lord Dunraven did not live to see his dream Manor finished in 1852 but his eldest son, the 3rd Earl of Dunraven, did. The home remained in the Dunraven family until 1982 when Lord and Lady Dunraven sold it to an investment consortium. In 1987, the Thomas F. Kane Family of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida , acquired the Manor. The delicate and detailed restoration was completed in 1988 transforming Adare Manor into a world class home away from home. In 1989 the River Wing, indoor swimming pool, and conference rooms were completed. The Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf course opened in August 1995. Stretching 7,453 yards from the championship tees, Adare Golf Club encompasses 230 acres of lush countryside.
Roll of Honour
|Robert Butler||2006||Men's Captain|
|Michelle McManus||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Sean O'Brien||2007||Men's Captain|
|Pat Niland||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Judy Kane||2008||Ladies President|
|Liam Healy||2008||Men's Captain|
|June Duggan||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Judy Kane||2009||Ladies President|
|Pat Barriscale||2009||Men's Captain|
|Peggy Hickey||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Judy Kane||2010||Ladies President|
|Ray Niland||2010||Men's Captain|
|Ann-Marie McMahon||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Judy Kane||2011||Ladies President|
|Harry Fehily||2011||Men's Captain|
|Helen Mackessy||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Judy Kane||2012||Ladies President|
|Brien McEnery||2012||Men's Captain|
|Kate Fleming||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Peggy Geary||2013||Ladies President|
|William Hutch||2013||Men's Captain|
|Candy Cheung||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Peggy Geary||2014||Ladies President|
|Bernard Mackessy||2014||Men's Captain|
|Finola O'Donnell||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Peggy Geary||2015||Ladies President|
|John Horgan||2015||Men's Captain|
|Finola O'Donnell||2016||Ladies Captain|
|John Horgan||2016||Men's Captain|
||2016||Lowest Men's H'cap|
Holes in One at Adare
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Stephen Jeferson||18 May 2008||6th||3-Iron||203 yd‘s|