Golf Courses in Adare, Ireland

Golf Courses in Adare, Ireland
The village of Adare in southwestern Ireland is quickly becoming a destination for golf aficionados. Adare is in the heart of Limerick County has two 18-hole regulation golf courses and a smaller "pitch and putt course." Golf courses in the village have hosted the Irish Open and the JPMcManus Pro-Am Invitational. The two 18-hole courses run along the River Maigue and are within walking distance of the village of Adare. Other regulation courses can be found in the nearby villages of Ballybunion, Dromoland Castle and Lahinch.

Adare Golf Club

World renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones designed the championship 18-hole Adare Golf Club. The club was named fourth among golf courses North America, the Caribbean & Atlantic, Ireland and Scotland in the 2008 Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. The 7,125-yard parkland course is etched into the Irish countryside of the Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort. It has hosted the Irish Open, the Smurfit Irish Professional Championship and the Women's World Cup. The course has a strict dress code; no denim, sports jerseys or T-shirts are allowed. Only tailored shorts are permitted.

Adare Golf Club
Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort
Adare, County Limerick
Ireland
+353-61-605200
adaremanor.com

Adare Manor Golf Club

Adare Manor Golf Club is an Irish woodland course that wraps around the ruins of a Franciscan abbey. An ancient graveyard and the Desmond Castle, which formed the abbey, come into play on the back nine of the course. Narrow fairways lined with oak trees and bushes put a premium on making accurate shots on the par 70 course. Ponds, streams and bunkers come into play on some of the holes on the 5,764-yard course. Golfers are required to wear golf shoes at all times while at the golf course. Denim jeans, shorts and sleeveless shirts are not allowed.

Adare Manor Golf Club
Adare, County Limerick
Ireland
+353-61-396204
adaremanorgolfclub.com

Adare Pitch and Putt

The 18-hole Adare Pitch and Putt course is located in the middle of the village. The course is governed by the Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland. Among the rules instituted by the Pitch and Putt Union is the requirement that a player may use two clubs, with one being a putter. This short course is a good option for a more casual game, or for families to enjoy together. Clubs are available for rental or you may bring your own.

Adare Pitch & Putt
Killarney Road
Adare, County Limerick
Ireland
+ 353-61-396078
adarepitchandputt.com

Article Written By Terri Ellefsen

Based in Salt Lake City, Terri Ellefsen has written for print and Web media since 1977. Her articles have appeared in "Fairways Magazine" and "The Salt Lake Tribune," where she covered police, courts, education and government. She regularly writes content for business and golf websites.

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