Adare Manor is the hottest name in Irish golf at present, No doubt due to the news that the Ryder Cup is due to return to Ireland in 2026 and Adare Manor will be the host.
The original course was opened for play in 1995 and designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr. Consequently, Arare manor has held multiple high brow events. Most notably the Irish PGA Championship, the Irish Seniors Open, and the Irish Open on three occasions.
The course is not short and can be measured at over 7,400 yards from the championship tees.
In 2015 Irish racehorse owner J.P McManus purchased Adare and instantly embarked on a full redevelopment program in order to bid for the 2026 Ryder Cup. J.P invested in the development and started in Tom Fazio to oversee the project.
Fazio commented on Adare ” Most Golfers will have never seen anything like this course, It looks and plays like no other course in Ireland.”
In most golfer’s opinion, Adare Manor is now a cut above the Belfry, the K Club, Celtic Manor’s Twenty Ten, Gleneagles PGA Centenary, and Golf National. The overgrown areas have been dug out ensuring that the right amount of air and light perfect the greens. The course conditioning is remarkable and every blade of grass is lush and inviting. The Greens are rapid with huge drop-offs and all read pure and true. From the first tee, you get a grand feeling that you are about to play one of it not the very finest inland course in Ireland. It is the closing holes however that have really had attention paid to them. Clearly, you can see that they will be a deciding factor and will be pivotal in determining the 2026 winners.
Rory McIlroy: “The course is absolutely incredible. To have it presented like this is phenomenal, it’s parkland perfection.”
Shane Lowry: “The best course in the country and one of the best in Europe. The whole venue is just incredible, like nothing else we have in Ireland.”
Adare Manor does demand a hefty green fee but certainly one of the best stay and play facilities in the whole of Europe.