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Adare golf course Limerick

Adare Golf Course

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Irish golf is set for an extended spell in the golfing spotlight following Shane Lowry’s Open Championship victory, with the announcement of Adare Manor as host venue for the 2026 Ryder Cup. Since reopening in April 2018 on completion of a two-year reconstruction commissioned by its owners, the McManus family, The Golf Course at Adare Manor has been propelled to global recognition by a host of well-wishers on the new-look golf course.

The property has been an immediate hit with industry figureheads and top players alike, each rich in praise for the Tom Fazio Design and, in particular, its pristine condition. In its first eighteen months of operation, Adare Manor has collected numerous global accolades, capped off with the recent confirmation of its Ryder Cup host venue status.

“I am delighted that the prestigious Ryder Cup will return to Ireland,” said JP McManus, owner of Adare Manor. “Noreen and I are very happy that Adare Manor was chosen as the venue for this world-renowned tournament in 2026 and we look forward to welcoming our worldwide visitors.

“It is a wonderful tribute to the many great Irish golf ambassadors and success stories Ireland has had in golf over the years and a nice follow on from Shane’s momentous Open win on Sunday in Portrush.  The nation was behind Shane, it was a great achievement and very well deserved.

“I am confident that the people of Ireland will get behind The Ryder Cup and take the opportunity to showcase Ireland on the world stage and ensure that the 2026 Ryder Cup will be an outstanding success.  I hope the many tourist, golfing and business organisations will work together to identify all the opportunities for the benefit of The Ryder Cup tournament, the Irish economy and across the south west community.”

The announcement was made on July 25th, 2019 by Ryder Cup Europe, which unveiled its partnership with the Irish Government and described the positive economic outcomes The Ryder Cup will yield by amplifying Ireland’s distinct golf tourism offering. Hot on the heels of the return of The Open Championship to the island of Ireland, and the extraordinary achievement of national hero, Lowry, the exceptional feats of golf in the region show no signs of abating.

“Adare Manor is a world class venue, both in terms of the golf course and the wider resort facilities,” commented Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup Director. “We could not be happier to be able to take golf’s greatest team contest back to Ireland and are delighted that Adare Manor will be the venue to showcase the next chapter in Ireland’s Ryder Cup story in seven years’ time.”

Adare Manor is already familiar to some of the world’s best players, so much so that 2020 Ryder Cup Captain, Padraig Harrington, was consulted on the design of the golf course, providing player insights to Tom Fazio and his team. To celebrate its re-opening in April 2018, Lowry and Harrington were joined by four-time Major Champion, Rory McIlroy, and former Ryder Cup Captain, Paul McGinley, for a charity exhibition match. In addition, The JP McManus Pro-Am, the most illustrious event of its kind, has visited Adare Manor on two occasions and will welcome a star-studded cast from both sides of the pond, including Tiger Woods, John Rahm, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson in July 2020; an opportunity for Ryder Cup hopefuls of the future to get to know the golf course.

Mr Colm Hannon, Adare Manor CEO, said: “We could not be more honoured to be successful in bringing The Ryder Cup back to Ireland and to Adare Manor. Today’s announcement is extremely humbling for all of us and my heartfelt thanks and gratitude go out to all of those who have played their part in the Adare Manor story so far.”

The Golf Course at Adare Manor was originally designed by internationally recognised golf architect Robert Trent Jones Senior in 1995. For over 20 years it has been highly respected, deeply admired, and loved by golfers from around the world. When Adare Manor began its spectacular redevelopment project in 2016-2017, we decided that the golf course also deserved a comprehensive redesign. Renowned American golf course architect Tom Fazio was invited to take on this impressive project, reimagining The Golf Course at Adare Manor quite literally from the ground up.

With over 50 years of golf design experience, Tom Fazio is responsible for some of the most iconic and award-winning courses across the United States and internationally. He holds the record for the living designer with the most credits on Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses and Golf week’s collection of America's Best, and won The Golf Digest poll for Best Modern Day Golf Course Architect so many times in a row that the contest was discontinued. He has now brought this prodigious expertise and talent across the Atlantic to Ireland to create a course destined to take its place as one of the finest in the world, right here at Adare Manor.

Tom Fazio has designed a golf course where each hole boasts distinct character and unique playability, creating a complete golf experience to satisfy all levels of golfer, whether they play from the forward or back tees. Fazio’s philosophy of highlighting the natural beauty and existing topography of a site and his genius for playable design shine through every step of the course, from the 1st hole to the 18th.

While the order of the holes remains the same, everything else has been transformed. Each green and tee has been rebuilt and redesigned from scratch, with significant underground installations for drainage, new irrigation and watery delivery systems. Every bunker has been replaced with the latest Capillary Concrete liner drainage technology. All fairways and roughs are sand-capped for the driest playing conditions.

The Golf Course at Adare Manor is now one of just a handful of courses worldwide to have the patented Sub Air technology beneath every putting surface, providing constant air movement for aeration and to moderate the temperature in the root zone. There is no long rough, which means that there is now twice as much cut grass as before: equivalent to 79 hectares, and every green has the advantage of Pure Distinction bent grass, providing the purest putting surfaces available.

With major golf events in mind, Fazio has overseen a robust infrastructure of roadways, hospitality arenas and access areas, also ensuring services for tournament power, media and telecommunications. Thanks to his efforts, The Golf Course at Adare Manor is looking forward to a long and illustrious future.

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:
€320
Green Fees Midweek April & October: €320
Green Fees May to September: €395
Green Fees with a Member: €N/A
Green Fees for Opens: €N/A
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €70 Yes
Buggy Hire: €60 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Membership Available: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 311
Designer Tom Fazio
Founded 1995
Address

Adare,
Co. Limerick

Telephone +353 (0)61-605274
Email Andy.McMahon@adaremanor.com
Website Adare golf club website
Director of Golf: Andy McMahon
Captain:
Lady Captain:
Presidents':
Vice-Captains':
Hon. Secretary:
Head Golf Pro:
Hon. Treasurer:  
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Adare Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.577938
Long:-8.788479
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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 2020 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2019 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains’ Drive-In
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize
  Closed 1
Presidents Prize
  Closed 1
Lady Presidents Prize
  Closed 1

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Card of the Course

KeyData
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 7,509 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 433 407 378 4 5 342 4 3
2 459 401 374 4 9 326 4 9
3 412 391 369 4 13 326 4 13
4 177 164 120 3 17 110 3 17
5 421 389 347 4 1 307 4 7
6 218 177 145 3 15 124 3 15
7 535 502 472 5 7 408 5 5
8 472 384 327 4 3 317 4 11
9 633 543 513 5 11 468 5 1
Out 3,760 3,358 3,045 36   2,733 36  
10 399
379 353 4 10 344 4 10
11 224 157 141 3 14 115 3 16
12 621
514 483 5 8 431 5 8
13 454 407 377 4 6 351 4 4
14 439 399 383 4 4 345 4 6
15 347 336 326 4 16 386 4 14
16 157 148 136 3 12 83 3 18
17 523
381 352 4 18 300 4 12
18 585 511 467 5 2 431 5 2
In 3,749 3,232 3,018 36   2,686 36  
Total 7,509 6,590 6,063 72   5,419 72  
SSS 74 72 69     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: (64) Lee Westwood 16/05/2008

Members Achievements

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

Member Year Hon. Position
Robert Butler 2006 Men's Captain
Tom Kane 2006 President
Michelle McManus 2007 Ladies Captain
Sean O'Brien 2007 Men's Captain
Tom Kane 2007 President
Pat Niland 2008 Ladies Captain
Judy Kane 2008 Ladies President
Liam Healy 2008 Men's Captain
Tom Kane 2008 President
June Duggan 2009 Ladies Captain
Judy Kane 2009 Ladies President
Pat Barriscale 2009 Men's Captain
Tom Kane 2009 President
Peggy Hickey 2010 Ladies Captain
Judy Kane 2010 Ladies President
Ray Niland  2010 Men's Captain
Tom Kane 2010 President
Ann-Marie McMahon 2011 Ladies Captain
Judy Kane 2011 Ladies President
Harry Fehily 2011 Men's Captain
Tom Kane 2011 President
Helen Mackessy 2012 Ladies Captain
Judy Kane 2012 Ladies President
Brien McEnery 2012 Men's Captain
Tom Kane 2012 President
Kate Fleming 2013 Ladies Captain
Peggy Geary 2013 Ladies President
William Hutch 2013 Men's Captain
Tim Geary 2013 President
Candy Cheung 2014 Ladies Captain
Peggy Geary 2014 Ladies President
Bernard Mackessy 2014 Men's Captain
Tim Geary 2014 President
Finola O'Donnell 2015 Ladies Captain
Peggy Geary 2015 Ladies President
John Horgan 2015 Men's Captain
Tim Geary 2015 President
Finola O'Donnell 2016 Ladies Captain
Peggy Geary
2016 Ladies President
John Horgan 2016 Men's Captain
Tim Geary 2016 President
 
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