There is a good choice of hotels from budget to exclusive in Adare and Limerick City, which is just a half-hour drive from Adare Manor Golf Club. There is five star luxury accommodation in Adare and the main golf course is located in its grounds, an 840-acre estate, which makes booking golfing lessons even easier. Adare also has plenty of two to four star hotel options, friendly guesthouses and converted barns for that rural holiday. If you prefer to stay in the hub of the city there are plenty of hotels to suit all budgets with good transport links to Adare Village.
Championship Golf at Adare Manor
Adare Manor Golf Club is an award-winning 18 hole professional golf course located in Adare, County Limerick. It is 115 years old and was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr to provide players with a challenge. It is now owned by a local businessman and hosts many pro-am golfing events. It was home to the Irish Open in 2007 and 2008, which is likely to be held there again soon. It is set in the grounds of a 5 star chateau hotel and was redesigned in 1992 to become an 18 hole championship course. It has lots of character, an unusual, prestigious garden setting and was voted number one golf course in Ireland by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, which adds to the experience of playing there.
Heritage at Adare Manor Golf Club
The golf course is set in scenic parkland so it’s a great place to learn how to play or improve your technique. It is just under 6,000 yards but can be challenging in parts and has put the professionals through their paces. Adare is known as “Ireland’s Prettiest Village” and is full of heritage so you can learn more about the castles which can be seen from the golf course. Desmond Castle (1200) is visible from the first and fifteen greens and you can also see the ruins of a Franciscan Abbey (1464) from the centre of the course. At the back of the eighteenth green there’s a 5,000-year-old oak sculpture which was put up to celebrate the club’s centenary in 2000.
Close to Adare village, just before the River Maigue bridge lies a pretty heritage area which you can explore on foot and the village itself has old churches, traditional arts and crafts shops, heraldry, flower festivals, and salmon and trout fishing on the Maigue.
Golfing Hotels in Adare
There is one main golf hotel in Adare which surrounds the club but operates independently. It offers golfing lessons and Stay & Play two-night packages which include room and breakfast plus a free round of golf so you can learn how to play or improve your technique. For cheaper options or a family holiday there are several other two to four star hotels and B&Bs in Adare close to the high street, shops and attractions, and plenty more options for family breaks in Limerick city, a short drive away, which is a great base for other cultural and sporting attractions.
There are plenty of hotels for golf breaks and sports lovers in Limerick city. Whether it’s a solo business trip or family holiday there is something to fit your budget. The hotels have good facilities, free Wi-Fi and can help you organise the rest of your trip. Enjoy a relaxing stay in Limerick city or Adare and learn how to play golf.