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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:
|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|
|Club Hire: €70||Yes|
|Buggy Hire: €60||Yes|
|Website||Adare golf club website|
|Director of Golf:||Andy McMahon|
|Head Golf Pro:|
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)|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Closed||1|
|Lady Presidents Prize||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 7,509 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|