Date: Mon 07 Aug 2017

EIGCA Member Tom Marzolf works on the rejuvenation of Adare Manor

A brand new 18 hole course and world-class practice facility, built on top of the existing routing.

Adare Manor

The golf course at Adare Manor is a parkland style course on gently rolling terrain along the banks of the River Maigue, in County Limerick, Ireland. This inland course, in the southwest of Ireland, is part of an 850 acre Irish manor estate now owned by the McManus family. The property features a five-star hotel castle with medieval cut limestone, Irish details and charm. The refurbishment of the castle and golf course has been built to the highest standards which will place Adare Manor as one of the world’s finest luxury hotels and golf resorts. The manor will also feature hiking trails, tennis, falconry, archery and horses, along with the Tom Fazio championship course and golf learning centre.

The Par 72, 7400 yard course has many tee options for all levels of skill. The course features meticulously groomed turf, wall to wall, with no real rough in play. The elevated greens feature tightly mown low-cut surrounds that place the emphasis on a variety of short game recovery shots. Off the tee, the wide fairways have strategic bunkering, mature hardwood trees, and contoured slopes that place an emphasis on shot placement. While not overly difficult in appearance, this firm and fast sand capped layout places an emphasis on the proper line and angle of attack to score. The subtle greens feature unique shapes that create a variety of hole locations that require thought and club selection on the approach shots.

Most players travel to Ireland to play the wild Atlantic Links layouts. Now Ireland can also offer the finest inland parkland, traditional style layout with an emphasis on strategic shot placement on the grounds of one of the finest ‘castle’ manor hotels in the world.

The course is due to open in spring 2018.

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