Golf in Adare
Adare Manor Golf Resort
Designed by world renowned Robert Trent Jones Snr,
the Adare Golf Club is considered to be Ireland’s finest
parkland course and one of Mr. Jones’s crowning achievements.
This magnificent 18 hole 7,125 yards championship course
set amidst the 840 acre estate of Adare Manor opened in
1995. The exquisite parkland atmosphere of the demesne has
been preserved with the course set amid magnificent mature
The course contains aquatic features on no
less than 10 holes including a 14 acre man made lake anchoring
the front nine. The River Maigue meanders through the 18
holes creating a sense of beauty and challenge, particularly
on the 11th par 3 and the 18th par 5 finishing hole. Mr.
Jones judged the 18th hole to be “possibly the best par
5 in the world,”. Since the official opening in 1995, Adare
has staged the Smurfit Irish Professional Championship,
the Women's World Cup, the AIB Irish Seniors Open and the
2005 J P McManus International Pro-am, in which Tiger Woods
competed. In 2007 and 2008 the Irish Open was held here.
In the late 1890's the 4th Earl of Dunraven
employed Scottish professional, Ben Sayers to design a 9
hole golf course on the Earl's estate in Adare. This course
was completed in 1900. In 1932 the club affiliated to the
Golfing Union of Ireland and so the foundations of the current
club were formed.
In 1992 the current
18 hole course, designed by Eddie Hackett, was opened and
in the year 2000 the club celebrated it's centenary.