Speak with anyone involved in the renovation of the golf course at Adare Manor and the superlatives will quickly start to flow. You’ll hear awe and wonder in their voices, a first indication that this project is different to the norm.
The original course – designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and opened in 1995 – has been completely overhauled, with an investment in quality that is above and beyond the realms of most ‘ordinary’ golf projects.
Adare Manor is located in the small town of Adare, a 30-minute drive from Limerick, Ireland. The manor itself is an imposing grey limestone-walled gothic-style building, completed in the 1860s for the Earl of Dunraven. It was built as a ‘calendar’ house, with 365 windows, representing days of the year, 52 chimneys, one for each week, and four towers, for the seasons.
It passed through generations of Dunravens until the 1980s, when the burden of upkeep became too great. The property was sold and converted into a resort, the golf course being added a few years later. Continue reading