Wednesday 18 September 2019

Everything you need to know about Adare Manor, Ryder Cup venue for 2026

Undated handout photo provided by Murray Consultants of a general view of Adare Manor Golf Club, Limerick. Murray Consultants/PA Wire
Undated handout photo provided by Murray Consultants of a general view of Adare Manor Golf Club, Limerick. Murray Consultants/PA Wire
General view of cars arriving at Adare Manor Golf Club, Limerick. Niall Carson/PA Wire
Undated handout photo provided by Murray Consultants of a general view of Adare Manor Golf Club, Limerick.
Undated handout photo provided by Murray Consultants of a general view of Adare Manor Golf Club, Limerick.
Undated handout photo provided by Murray Consultants of a general view of Adare Manor Golf Club, Limerick.

Cormac Byrne

JP McManus' ambition to bring the Ryder Cup to Limerick will be realised in 2026 when Adare Manor hosts the most prestigious golf tournament in the world.

Lauded by many observers as the finest parkland course in the world outside of Augusta National, golfing enthusiasts will be queueing up to tackle the course revolutionised by celebrated golf architect Tom Fazio.

Here's what those golf fanatics and the best players in Europe and America can expect from the luxurious venue:

How much does it cost to play:

Green fees start at €375 during the summer months and drop to €300 from October-April. The course is not available in January and February. Anyone wishing to play the course must be accompanied by a caddie and that comes at a cost of €75.

What changes has Tom Fazio brought to the course:

Each of the 18 holes has been modified. Fazio has utilised the mature trees, glorious landscape and river Maigue to great effect and the course also includes the latest technological advances including restructured greens, each with sub-air systems to regulate firmness.

When is the next time I can enjoy Adare Manor as a spectator?

Adare Manor will host the sixth staging of the JP McManus Pro-Am in 2020. Newly-crowned Open Championship winner Shane Lowry will be joined by the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose. Celebrities Mark Wahlberg and Niall Horan have also committed to the event. It takes place on July 6 and 7.

Adare Manor facts and numbers:

  • The course measures 7,509 yards with a par of 72 from the Championship tees.
  • 12,055 square metres of Pure Distinction bentgrass USGA putting surfaces
  • New perennial ryegrass tees and fairways
  • 170 acres of low-cut sand capped grass, wall to wall, with no rough in play
  • Sub Air systems in all greens to remove moisture through vacuum pumps to maintain firm conditions every day
  • 77,000 linear meters of gravel trenches and perforated pipes
  • 41 capillary concrete strategic bunkers with the finest Scottish sand
  • 220,000 tonnes of sand
  • 1,291 sprinkler heads
  • 3,600 newly planted mature trees
  • 77 new tee boxes measuring 10,777 square metres
  • 6,600 square metres of closely-mown teeing area on our new practice facility
  • 17,003 square metres of A4 bentgrass approach surfaces
  • 6,641 square metres of bunkers
  • 170,000 square metres of perfectly manicured fairway
  • Water features on 14 holes
  • 1 River Maigue

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