In 2026 the Ryder Cup will come back to Ireland, more precisely to the Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in the Irish county of Limerick. The golf course and its hotel reopenend 2018. Before that, it had been extensively renovated.
Originally the golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, and in 2016 Tom Fazio started to redesign it. The fact that the Ryder Cup, the comparison between a European selection and the best players of the USA, will soon take place there is the highlight of numerous awards.
Since its official reopening on April 20, 2018 and after the extensive and long renovation under the direction of golf course architect Tom Fazio, the course has quickly become a recognized golf course with worldwide recognition. Currently, about 15,000 rounds of golf are played there annually.
Many awards – many tournaments
In 2007 the Irish Open took place on the course. Padraig Harrington won this two months before the first of his two consecutive Open titles. In 2008 it was the Irish Open which were held at Adare Manor, the winner was Richard Finch from England. In 2005 and 2010 they hosted the JP McManus Pro-Am.
So in the second year after reopening, there was a whole host of awards, prizes and praise from many quarters. This positive feedback was crowned when Adare Manor was chosen to host the 2026 Ryder Cup. This is only the second time that Ireland has hosted the biennial golf tournament between Europe and the USA.
The course has also won the title of “Ireland’s Best Golf Course” at the World Golf Awards, the IGTOA “Parkland Golf Course of the Year” and “Golf Resort of the Year” awards, as well as several other high profile awards in the rankings of various golf media.
Adare Manor CEO Colm Hannon said: “This year’s achievements are memorable and the golf course has continued to develop since reopening. The course continues to exceed expectations, which is the team’s goal here every day.”
Looking forward to 2026
“The selection of the 2026 Ryder Cup hosts crowned another brilliant year, and we are very proud to bring the tournament to Ireland and in particular to the Limerick region for the first time in 20 years. The announcement was a great honour for the team and a fair reward for their dedication and shared passion to provide a world-class golf course and guest experience. It was truly a magical moment for Adare Manor, and it simply motivates us to continue to provide a golf experience unlike any other in the world,” he continued.
After golfers have played their round on the golf course designed by Tom Fazio, visitors are given a warm Irish welcome in the striking Gothic-inspired manor house. There the guests will be pampered with casual luxury that is rarely found elsewhere. For example, the resort’s amenities include dinner in the Michelin star-awarded “The Oak Room”, the only star-rated restaurant in County Limerick. A spa is also part of the hotel. Guests who visit the 842-acre estate throughout the year not only have a championship-level golf course and the matching timeless splendour of the Manor House, but also experience the totality of a special place.
Due to the current corona crisis, Adare Manor is also temporarily closed and continues to follow the advice of the authorities. Those responsible are currently planning to reopen in the summer.