Adare Manor Golf Course is a lovely parkland course in Limerick, Ireland.
It is set in the grounds of an 18th century manor house once home to the Earls of Dunraven.
The original course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr. and opened for play in 1995.
In 2015 Irish businessman J.P. McManus bought the site and employed Tom Fazio to redesign the course.
It re-opened for play in September 2014.
No expense has been spared in upgrading either the course or the magnificent Manor House at Adare.
It has been estimated that McManus purchased Adare Manor for 30 million euros and has spent another 200 million since!
His aim was to make Adare Manor one of the leading luxury hotels in the world, and from our experience he may well have already achieved that.
He also wanted to bring tournament golf back to Adare and with the Pro Am in 2022, and The Ryder Cup in 2027 he is well on the way to doing so.
2002-2004 The Irish Seniors Open
2003 The Irish PGA championships
2007-2008 The Irish Open
2022 J.P. McManus pro am
2027 The Ryder Cup
Adare GC is a pretty parkland course set in a rolling country estate setting.
The more memorable holes on the course feature water hazards, but the bunkering throughout is impressive.
The course is beautifully manicured, and a unique golfing experience in a particularly attractive garden like landscape.
Caddies accompany each group, enhancing what is a very upmarket, very Irish adventure.
Off course, the facilities are as good as it gets- the accommodation, meals, gardens and other activities really are world class.
It all adds up to a wonderful golfing experience and memorable stay
Notable holes include:
- hole 1, a medium length par 4 starting hole which is no pushover, with strategically placed bunkers and a burn to negotiate
- hole 5, a long , strong par 4 with water and bunkers on the inside of the dogleg
- hole 9, a strong par 5 and the longest hole on the course. The raised green is beautifully framed by the Manor House beyond.
- hole 11, a pretty par 3 with river to carry off the tee and lurking in play to the right of the green.
- hole 15, a short driveable par 4 with bunkers and water right challenging the tee shot
- hole 16 a treacherous, but gorgeous looking par over water to a long shallow green
- hole 18, a dramatic par 5 finishing hole with a diagonal approach over the river the final test of character..(see pic top of page)
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