Adare Golf Club is located on the grounds of the prestigious Adare Manor in Co.Limerick. This breathtaking golf course displays the true beauty of Irish parkland scenery while at the same time attracting golfers from around the world to its challenging championship 18 holes. The course, which was built in 1995, went on to host the Irish Open for consecutive years in 2007 and 2008. The grounds are something to be witnessed even for non-golfers. With a 14-acre lake dominating the majority of the front nine and the back nine guiding golfers into the heavy wooded area of the grounds, this course is separated quite dramatically into two unique sections.
Lee Westwood who shot a round of 64 during the Irish Open in 2008 currently holds the course record. Having designed 45 of the top 100 golf courses worldwide, Robert Trent Jones Snr. has stated that the par 5, 18th hole is “possibly the best par 5 in the world”. The JP McManus pro-am was held in Adare Manor back in 2010, which saw some of the games biggest names taking part.
The JP McManus pro-am was held in 2010, which saw some of the games biggest names attending, such as Tiger Woods, Jose Maria Olazabal, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk and many more.
The course underwent significant redevelopment across 2016 and 2017 as part of a total redesign of the entire property. Celebrated golf architect Tom Fazio has taken what was already an award-winning course and transformed it into a parkland paradise befitting a country in the top tier of global golfing destinations. The new course has been created in harmony with the outstanding natural beauty of its surroundings: lush, softly rolling terrain, mature tree scaping, and the sweeping banks of the River Maigue.
The clubhouse houses the Carriagehouse Bar & Restaurant, private dining and meeting rooms, a fully stocked pro shop, locker rooms and a membership office. There is always a friendly welcome, a refreshing pint of Guinness and a warm serving of Irish Stew awaiting all members and guests as they finish eighteen holes and make their way back to the clubhouse. A perfect place for meetings or a casual gathering of friends.
- FOUNDED 1995
- DESIGNED Robert Trent Jones Snr.
- TYPE Parkland
- PAR 72
- LENGTH 7,453 yards
- HOLES 18
Where to Stay
The 5* Manor Hotel on-site has to be your first choice for any stay in Adare. This 18th-century manor is set on 840 acres of formal gardens and great parkland set along the River Maigue. The manor house is a masterpiece of towers and turrets while the estate offers some great golf and river fishing. It’s luxuriously appointed bedrooms ranging from standard, deluxe, stateroom to the ultimate Dunraven Stateroom boast complimentary internet access.
High ceilings, plush furnishings, together with great service will ensure your stay is comfortable. There are also 11 exclusive clubhouse bedrooms or a range of 2 and 4 bedroom townhouses on the estate to choose from. Other facilities include heated indoor pool, fitness room & Spa. For the golfer with a taste for independence, there is the option of the self-catering golf village, containing Villas and Lodges.
The Manor completed a significant redevelopment project in late 2017. The resort owners commitment to these works saw them close the doors for two full years and the results of these can now be seen in the fact that Adare is undoubtedly one of the finest luxury properties throughout Ireland and Europe a like.
The best alternative in Adare Village would be the 4* Dunraven Arms Hotel, located across the road from the main entrance of the Manor.
Where to Eat and Drink
There are 2 excellent dining options at Adare Manor, for those with a taste for fine dining, there is the award-winning Oakroom Restaurant and Cocktail Bar located within the Manor House. For more casual, yet equally delicious, dining option, there is the Carriaghouse Bar & Restaurant, located in the Golf Clubhouse.
In Adare Village, you have a number of boutique cafes and restaurants to whet your appetite, from the Blue Door Restaurant, located in a traditional thatched cottage to 1826 Adare. For “pub grub” you should visit the likes of Aunty Lena’s or Pat Collins Bar, located on the main street in the village
What to See and Do
For the culturally curious visitor, a visit to Adare Heritage Centre, located in the village centre or Desmond Castle, located on the outskirts of the village, bordering the golf course, are a must. For those seeking more active pass times after their round why not go for a walk through the manicured gardens in the Village centre or try fly fishing in the River Maigue, Archery or Falconry, all of which can be organised through the Manor Reception.