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May 2011

Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort

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The Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort, in County Limerick on the River Maigue can be summed up in one simple word “Perfect”...

There are many world class golf courses in Ireland but there is no other like the Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort. It is quite simply a mix of sheer elegance, architectural genius and breathtaking beauty, add this to the wonderful service that you will receive and that is what gives this famous resort its kudos.

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Situated in one of Irelands most picturesque villages of Adare, it is an oasis of tranquillity on the road to Killarney.

The course itself is a Robert Trent Jones masterpiece of beautiful sculpted golf holes in the sweeping parklands of the 840 acre estate.

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The front and back 9 are contrasting in aspect in that the first 9 meanders around the lovely lakes and river Maigue and the back 9 brings you on a journey through the wooded parkland culminating in fine views of the Manor House in the stretch.


Each hole presents its own challenges, but it is a course that requires accuracy and demands respect. The are some great risk / reward holes, tricky Par 3’s, exciting Par 4’s and inviting Par 5’s.  The holes which stand out in my own mind would be the Par 5 7th hole around a lake that invites disaster but rewards confidence and it would be hard to find a more exciting last 4 holes.

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The 15th is a short par 4, River Maigue separating the fairway and Manor House, demands nerves and accuracy, the 16th Par 3 is a 160 carry over water to a sliding green, the 17th Par 4 brings you back into the Sylvan Wonderland before what is one of the most exciting holes in Irish Golf. The Par 5 18th is only 548 yards from the championship tee, but with the river on one side, lake on the other, the narrow fairway is hard to find, if you do, you have the choice of taking a long iron or wood at the postage stamp green at the other side of the river, or a very short iron for position to take on the water. A daunting climax but a hole that has provided great entertainment in the many golf events held at the Manor.

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The Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort has played host to the JP McManus Invitational in 2005 & 2010, which attracts pretty much all of the top players in the world, the Irish Open in 2007 & 2008, & many other events and when you take into account the course opened in 1995, you will realise how far this golf course has come in such a short time.

Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort, Adare, Co Limerick has been voted Number 1 Golf Resort in Ireland and The UK by the Condé Nast Traveller Readers Poll April 2011. This incredible accolade, which is based entirely on the evaluation of the readers of the world’s leading travel magazine, sees Adare Manor reach the highest ranking achieved by any other Golf Resort in the British Isles this year, it has also been voted the No. 1 Parkland Course in Ireland by Golf Digest Ireland Magazine.

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Play Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort, you simply must!

For great rates at Adare Golf Club please contact Greengolfball Ltd at or +353 1 883 9275.

Jonathan Bryans
Greengolfball Ltd

Jonathan Bryans

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