Adare Manor – 10-Years Since 2008 Irish Open & Eight Years Out From Hosting 2026 Ryder Cup.

Adare Manor, Ireland …

It has been 10-years since I was last here at Adara Manor and what a transformation.

I travelled here for the 2007 Irish Open and won by Ireland’s favourite, Padraig Harrington who would cross the Irish Sea a good few weeks later and capture the Open Championship.

The second Irish Open was a year later when England’s Richard Finch fell backwards into the River Maigue in playing his second shot into the 72nd green.

Now after a multi-million Tom Fazio redesign Adare Manor is now one of the finest golf courses not only in Ireland but all the world.

Adare Maanor – Multi-Milllion Euro transformation to entice the 2026 Ryder Cup Ireland (Photo – @tourmiss)

Fazio has tranformed Adare Manor into a gleaming golf gem.

His team began in 2016 and in a 22-month reconstruction, 220,000 tones of sand were used throughout the site to ensure every inch on the course has adequate drainage to cope with even the most severest of Irish winters.

In additon, 77,000 linear metres of gravel tranches and perforated pipes were installed during construction to aid drainage.

The 18-hole championship course is laid out over 842 acres, boasting 41 bunkers where this isĀ 17,003 square metres of A4 bentgrass approach surfaces and 12,055 square metres of bent grass putting surfaces.

The new Tom Fazio redesigned 18th fairway where the approach shot now has to cross the River Maigue (Photo – @tourmiss)

In addition, there is 127 newly planted mature trees, 1,291 sprinkler heads, 12 new hand-cut stone bridges and 50 greenkeepers to attend to the course.

The course is being officially opened tomorrow by four of Ireland’s leading golfers headed by Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Paul McGinley and Harrington.

And if you were not sure why Adare Manor owner, J P McManus has spent millions not only on the golf course but addition a huge ballroom extension to the already stunning Adare Manor Resort complex there is just answer to that … 2026 Ryder Cup.

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