In less than 12 months, golf’s biggest names will have the chance to compete at Adare Manor, venue for the 2026 Ryder Cup.
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson are among those who will play in the JP McManus Pro-Am – an illustrious star-studded event – in July 2020 and here, amazing drone footage details exactly why the course is so highly regarded.
Adare Manor, owned by JP McManus, is set in 842 acres of land in County Limerick and will host the 2026 Ryder Cup, marking 20 years since Ireland last hosted the prestigious tournament[/caption]
Niall Horan, pop star and friend to the Breakfast Show on talkSPORT, will be among those testing the conditions at the Pro-Am next year, while Ian Poulter aka ‘The Postman’ will undoubtedly be at his best considering it’s a Ryder Cup venue.
Reopened in 2018 after a two-year revamp, the McManus-owned five-star hotel and course has won many admirers and it is the first time since 2006 the Ryder Cup will be hosted in Ireland.
The K Club hosted the biennial event then, when Team Europe – under the captaincy of Ian Woosnam and featuring three Irishmen who later captained Europe; Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley – memorably defeated the United States by a record margin of 18½ – 9½.
“I am delighted that the prestigious Ryder Cup will return to Ireland,” said JP McManus. “It is a wonderful tribute to the many great Irish golf ambassadors and success stories Ireland has had in golf over the years and a nice follow on from [Shane Lowry’s] momentous Open win in Portrush. The nation was behind Shane, it was a great achievement and very well deserved.”
All in Adare's work
The Par 72, 7,509-yard championship standard layout has been transformed under the leadership of world-renowned golf course architect, Tom Fazio
- The course is one of only three in the UK and Ireland where all 18 greens incorporate the SubAir Aeration System, used to remove moisture through vacuum pumps, guaranteeing firm play each day.
- Water features are present on 14 holes with a number of man-made lakes, streams and the River Maigue regularly in play. As these intersect the course at many points, there was a requirement to create a total of 12 new hand-cut stone bridges, providing another signature feature of the property.
- Padraig Harrington, was consulted on the design of the golf course, providing player insights to designer Tom Fazio
The 18th hole at Adare Manor where fans will hope to see Ian Poulter and the rest of the European gang delivering[/caption]
Adare Manor, which was extensively renovated two years ago, hosted the Irish Open in 2007, a tournament won by Padraig Harrington two months before he went on to clinch the first of his two successive Open Championship titles at Carnoustie[/caption]
The expansion included a new 42-bedroom wing, increasing accommodations to a total of 104 guest rooms and a ballroom which can host up to 350 guests[/caption]
The venue will host the JP McManus Pro-Am in July 2020 where a who’s who of golf, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, will stay and compete[/caption]