Date: Tue 03 Jan 2017

Profile Products work on Adare Manor in Limerick

Adare Manor rising to new heights amid dramatic transformation

Atlantic Golf Construction carrying out the hydroseeding

Atlantic Golf Construction carrying out the hydroseeding

The 7th green after 11 weeks

The 7th green after 11 weeks

Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in Limerick, Ireland features the last major golf course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Senior. The famous parkland course was considered to be one of his finest, receiving international recognition when it was first constructed in 1995.

More than 20 years later, an 18-hole remodel is underway at the trusted hands of Tom Marzolf of Fazio Design.

The existing site was built on heavy clay, and saw annual rainfalls of about 1,400mm. The ‘slow and steady’ rain often plagued the course with soft greens and standing water around the course.

With hopes of attaining firm, fast, well-draining greens, several options were assessed for the greens mix, including organic material; zeolite; and Profile Porous Ceramics, a permanent inorganic ceramic amendment. Lab tests came back and showed that the mix of sand and Profile Porous Ceramics at an 85:15 ratio emerged as the best option to provide high infiltration rates and long-term air porosity.

Following the installation of the mix, greens were grassed with Pure Distinction, a creeping bentgrass, a and the results have proven to be firm, free draining greens with uniform moisture readings throughout the various topography.
The remainder of the course was then sand-capped and two premium wood fiber hydromulch products, Flexterra FGM and Hydromulch 2000, were applied by Atlantic Golf Construction across more than 200 acres to help promote vegetative growth on the course ahead of the scheduled opening in fall of 2017.

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