Adare has two 18-hole golf courses and a pitch & putt course all within walking distance from the village. There are also over 20 golf courses within 1 hours drive from Adare.

Adare Manor Golf Club 

Our 18-hole parkland golf course is steeped in history and is recognised as one of the best hidden gems on the island of Ireland.

The Desmond Castle (1200 AD) is a magnificent backdrop to the 1st and 15th greens, while the ruins of the Franciscan Abbey (1464 AD) dominate the centre of the course. Golfing societies and all visitors are very welcome, and will find the tree-lined fairways a serious golfing challenge. Our course staff and catering staff are here to look after your every need in a friendly manner and to ensure that your visit is a pleasant and memorable one. We look forward to your visit and assure you of a traditional “Céad Míle Fáilte”.

Our 120 year old club is truly steeped in history.
In the late 1890’s the 4th Earl of Dunraven employed Scottish professional, Ben Sayers to design a 9 hole golf course on the Earl’s estate in Adare. This course was completed in 1900. In 1932 the club affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland and so the foundations of the current club were formed.
Even as a 9 hole course Adare Manor Golf Club had many successes, principally the winning of the All-Ireland Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1985. It also produced one the most accomplished Irish amateur golfers in Jackie Harrington. Jackie was capped many times for Ireland but his finest hour came when he won the Irish Close Championship at Ballybunion in 1979.

In 1992 the current 18 hole course, designed by Eddie Hackett, was opened and in the year 2000 the club celebrated it’s centenary. It was indeed fitting that the Earl of Dunraven was President of the club for the centenary year. A 5,000 year old bog oak sculpture was erected at the back of the 18th green to commemorate this special occasion and a time capsule was buried at it’s base. This capsule is to be resurrected in the year 2050.


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Adare Manor Golf Club

Adare Manor Golf Club was established in 1900 and is one of Limericks finest woodland courses. Set amongst the old ruins of the Franciscan Abbey (1300ad) and Adare Castle(1341A.D.), Adare Manor Golf Club is steeped in history with magnificent surroundings. We look forward to your visit and assure you of a traditional “Céad Míle Fáilte”.

The Golf Course at Adare Manor

Masterfully designed, magnificently maintained and perfectly set within the glorious estate of one of Europe’s most spectacular manor house hotels; set in softly rolling terrain, mature tree scaping, along the banks of the Maigue. The Golf Course at Adare Manor is considered to be among the best championship courses anywhere in the world and it looks forward to hosting the Ryder Cup in 2027.

Adare Pitch & Putt

Adare Pitch and Putt, established over 30 years, is now under new management. This well-manicured 18 hole pitch and putt course offers a family friendly club and is a challenge for a low handicap pitch and putt players. It has numerous bunkers dotted around the tree lined course, with a famous opening hole shooting between two trees. The greens and tees are well maintained and will test the best of players.

Other local golf courses

There are over 20 golf courses in the region within one hour drive of Adare. Some are regarded as the best in the country, including:

  • Newcastle West Golf Club
  • Ballybunion Golf Club
  • Lahinch Golf Club
  • Limerick Golf Club
  • Castletroy Golf Club
  • Shannon Golf Club
  • Tralee Golf Club
  • Killarney Golf Club
  • Ennis Golf Club
  • Nenagh Golf Club
  • Trump International Doonbeg
  • many more…

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