Adare Manor To Host 2026 Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup will return to Ireland for the first time in 20 years when Adare Manor in Limerick hosts in 2026

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The Ryder Cup will return to Ireland for the first time in 20 years when Adare Manor in Limerick hosts in 2026

Adare Manor To Host 2026 Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup will return to Ireland in 2026 when Adare Manor in County Limerick hosts the biennial match for the first time.

The deal was finalised today at an Irish cabinet meeting in Donegal.

The Ryder Cup was last hosted in the Emerald Isle in 2006 at the K Club and this will only be the second time it visits the country.

The news comes just days after Shane Lowry lifted the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush.

"Irish sport and Irish golf is really excelling now,"Irish Sports Minister Shane Ross told the BBC.

"We would absolutely love to see Shane teeing off, and other Irish players, in Adare. It would be absolutely superb."

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The Irish Open's future was also secured until 2026 at the cabinet meeting, with the tournament set to continue rotating between venues in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The news of the Ryder Cup coming to Adare Manor has been expected with rumours rife after the course underwent a huge two-year refurbishment by Tom Fazio.

The refurbishment saw stunning new green complexes, state-of-the-art drainage, more than 6,600 square metres of new bunkering and completely new playing surfaces.

Each hole now incorporates the capability and infrastructure – through the incorporation of fibre optic conduit (for telecoms and power) and the installation of an advanced road network – to host the world’s most high profile events, the first course globally to be created in such event-ready state.

The result of the renovation was the most Augusta-like course seen in the UK and Ireland.

The 2026 Ryder Cup is expected to be worth some €161 million to the Irish economy.

The course was re-opened in April 2018 with an exhibition match featuring Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley.

Rory McIlroy tees off on the 9th at Adare Manor last year. (Getty Images)

The JP McManus-owned resort will welcome the 2020 JP McManus Pro-Am which features the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson.

Future Ryder Cup venues:

2020 - Whistling Straits, Wisconsin

2022 - Marco Simone G&CC, Rome

2024 - Bethpage Black, New York

2026 - Adare Manor, Ireland

2028 - Hazeltine, Minnesota

2032 - Olympic Club, San Francisco

2036 - Congressional, Maryland

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5