Adare Manor, golf course and marina on the tip of Ireland’s west coast

Able To play as many as 8,000 spectators an hour and expand over the coming years, the golf course on the lush hills of the Westmeath Co. Galway countryside looks set to host a…

Adare Manor, golf course and marina on the tip of Ireland's west coast

Able To play as many as 8,000 spectators an hour and expand over the coming years, the golf course on the lush hills of the Westmeath Co. Galway countryside looks set to host a great sporting event

Adare Manor, golf course and marina on the tip of Ireland’s west coast

Adare Manor, near Galway, is a spectacular nine-hole golf course and marina on the tip of Ireland’s west coast, with accommodation and an international conference centre. It also holds regular international events such as the Great Exhibitions Galway 2006 event that drew artists and architects.

Adare Manor and golf course

The course is situated in the old religious settlement of Adare, overlooking the Atlantic sea. It is the largest golf course in Ireland, accommodating more than 3,000 members and 160,000 non-members. The course is 170 hectares (440 acres) in size and plays to a par of 74.

Adare Manor hotel

Unsurprisingly, Adare Manor is to be a major venue in the 2022 Ryder Cup when it will be played in a rugged, golf-obsessed part of Ireland. They plan to double the size of the 18th green next year and the round holes will be lengthened. They will also plan the clubhouse which will link the water and the sea.

Adare Manor hotel

The highlight of the course will be the total transformation of the house, now an epic piece of environmental restoration. As well as heating, bathing and heating the grounds, it will change the landscaping of the area. It is planned to merge the old heritage house with the golf course.

Adare Manor marina

Adare Manor marina

A second group, focusing on the marina project, could give it a major boost in public standing by catering for wealthy golfers – and hangers-on. There have been many players in the past when Adare Manor has been used for events. It is the wildlife of Adare that the resort really want to attract.

• Rooms from €156 (approximately £127) for a standard double, based on two sharing, full board.

cinemade.ie. Adare Manor, 213 Weathercocks Beach Road, Galway, County Galway, west of Ireland.

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