The Golf Course At Adare Manor: Course Review, Green Fees, Tee Times and Key Info

As the 2027 Ryder Cup edges ever closer, the Golf Course at Adare Manor is a brilliantly-conditioned parkland reimagining packed with beauty and drama

The Golf Course At Adare Manor
The sensational finishing hole at Adare Manor
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Top 100 Courses UK & Ireland 2023/24

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The Golf Course at Adare Manor Key Information

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AddressAdare, County Limerick, Ireland
Phone00353 (0) 61 605200
Websiteadaremanor.com
Email info@adaremanor.com
GFs€380 plus compulsory caddie €95
Visitor TimesAny day, contact in advance
Par72 for all
SlopeGold 131, White 124, Red 117
Opened1995
ArchitectRobert Trent Jones Senior, Tom Fazio

The Golf Course At Adare Manor

Golf Monthly Verdict

Adare Manor par-3 16th hole

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This is one of the most visually sumptuous golf courses anywhere; a picture-perfect, exciting and brilliantly conditioned parkland design that should make for a perfect Ryder Cup venue in 2027. There is both beauty and drama, with risk and reward accompanying you all the way. This is not so much millionaires’ golf as multi-millionaires’ golf!

Reasons to Play Adare Manor

– To experience a sensationally pretty parkland course

– Quite possibly the best conditioned course not only in the Top 100 but in Europe

– Try the course out before the 2027 Ryder Cup

Rankings

UK & Ireland Top 100 Golf Courses 2023/24 - 24

In 2015, 20 years after the Golf Course at Adare Manor first opened, leading American designer Tom Fazio was engaged to fully reinvigorate the original Robert Trent Jones Senior design. As this was already pretty good, he kept the same routing while effectively rebuilding every tee, bunker, green and water feature. Every blade of grass was replaced while installing the latest and best equipment.

The course was already one of the very best golf courses in Ireland but the result was a move high up into the premier league. The work involved more than 6,600 square metres of new bunkering, and completely new playing surfaces throughout. It would be hard to say whether this was all a glorious refurbishment or effectively the building of a brand new course. It has become something of a cliché in relation to Adare Manor, but what now exists is widely thought to be the most Augusta-like experience you can find anywhere in Europe.

Everything here is pristine. The tee complexes are arguably better than the greens at some courses, the bunkering is visually and strategically superb, and while not being by any means easy, the greens are quite simply perfect. While the old course had hosted two Irish Opens, this absolutely sumptuous upgrade will make for the perfect host of the 2027 Ryder Cup where we can only hope matches will go the distance as the closing holes are superb.

Throughout the course, there is terrific drama and eye-catching beauty all the way. Several of the holes would be the stand-out signature hole on most other courses, and at the 15th, 16th and 18th you have as spectacular and memorable a par 4, then short hole and then finishing par 5 as you will find anywhere.

Caddies are compulsory, the green fees are at the very top end, but when all is said and done, this really is bucket-list material and a golfing experience unlike any other in the UK&I.

Adare Manor - Hole 18

The approach to the final green

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What The Top 100 Panel Said

Richard Healy UK&I Top 100 panel
Richard Healy

The most immaculate course I have played, and not one the early course designers would recognise. This is a bucket list destination, full green fee plus the caddy fee is very pricey… that said, it is a wonderful experience, they treat you incredibly well!

Jamie Hudson UK&I Top 100 panel
Jamie Hudson

The framing of the water, woodland areas and manor are as pleasing as you would expect, but the retina is dazzled by the aesthetics on the actual course. The Augusta of Ireland, the type of place you dream to be a member of.

Gordon Ross UK&I Top 100 panel
Gordon Ross

The only word to describe the condition is superb, the only course I have played that matches it is Valderrama. The ultimate in luxury for the wealthy golfer, a once in a lifetime treat for the ordinary man.

The Golf Course At Adare Manor Location

The Golf Course At Adare Manor Green Fees

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April to October 22nd €380Residents only 2023
Oct 24th to Dec 20th €300Residents only 2023
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The Golf Course at Adare Manor Scorecard

Adare Manor golf course scorecard

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Best Courses Near To Adare Manor

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BALLYBUNION

The Old Course at Ballybunion is a glorious and sought-after Top 100 links that has a worldwide reputation. Once you work your way out to the shoreline, the course is blessed with some of the most dramatic and scenic holes in Ireland.

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LAHINCH

This wonderfully natural links hosted the Irish Open in 2019, won by Jon Rahm. It showcases the very best in natural golf course design and is a must visit for golfing purists. It is also great fun to play with some fabulous holes along the shore and great views.

Best Places To Stay Near To Adare Manor

Adare Manor - Book now direct with Adare Manor

Where better than this luxurious hotel with the course on your doorstep?!

The Dunraven, Adare - Book now on Booking.com

The Dunraven Arms, established in 1792, is an award-winning oasis of tranquillity, surrounded by mellow thatched cottages, offering the ambience of a country house with fine service and friendly, efficient staff.

George Hotel, Limerick - Book now on Booking.com

This luxury hotel is in Limerick city centre, making it the ideal base for several golf courses as well as shopping, shows and other local attractions.

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Historical Top 100 Rankings UK&I

  • 2023/24 - 24
  • 2021/22 - 23
  • 2019/20 25 - Re-Entry
  • 2017/18 - n/a
  • 2015/16 - n/a
  • 2013/14 - 98
  • 2011/12 - 83

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Golf Course At Adare Manor famous?

Before its comprehensive upgrade, the course hosted the Irish Open. It is now scheduled as the venue for the 2027 Ryder Cup, always one of the most eagerly anticipated golfing events in the world.

How many courses are there at Adare Manor?

It is easy to get confused, but there is only one course here. As you would expect, the practice facilities are exceptional. However, immediately next door is Adare Manor Golf Club whose older course was designed by Eddie Hackett, an architect who contributed to a number of Top 100 courses including Enniscrone Golf Club up in County Sligo.

Rob Smith
Contributing Editor

Rob Smith has been playing golf for 45 years and been a contributing editor for Golf Monthly since 2012. He specialises in course reviews and travel, and has played more than 1,200 courses in almost 50 countries. In 2022, he played all 21 courses in East Lothian in 13 days. Last year, his tally was 81, 32 of them for the first time. One of Rob's primary roles is helping to prepare the Top 100 and Next 100 Courses of the UK&I, of which he has played all but seven and a half... i.e. not the new 9 at Carne! Of those missing, some are already booked for 2024. He is a member of Tandridge in Surrey where his handicap hovers around 16. You can contact him at r.smith896@btinternet.com.