WATCH: Adare Manor’s newly renovated course certainly has the wow factor.
The latest promotional video from Adare Manor takes a look at some of the work going on behind the scenes and it is fair to say the venue looks sensational.
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Owned by Limerick businessman and philanthropist JP McManus, the resort is in the process of a major renovation and is set to become one of the top golfing venues in the world.
In a statement on their twitter account the Manor say:
“The golf course at Adare Manor has been completely redesigned and remodelled. Led by world-renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio with the Adare Manor team, the resort with its new unique features will take its place among the finest golf courses in the world.”
The old course which was one of the best parkland courses in Ireland posed a serious challenge to golfers of all levels is poised to compete as the venue for the 2026 European leg of the Ryder Cup which is the next available date.
2018 sees the tournament go to Le Golf National outside Paris before heading across the pond to Whistling Straits and a serious tough examination over a links course.
Then it goes to Italy for the first time to Marco Simone G & CC on the outskirts of Rome before retiring back to upstate New York and Bethpage Black in 2024.
Tournament organisers have come in for criticism for not sharing the European host venues across a broader selection of countries. Indeed up until the Paris venue in 2018, no country outside the UK, Ireland and Spain had hosted the European leg of the competition.
With France and Italy getting the next two European selections, organisers could be set for a return to this neck of the woods. The 2014 edition hosted at Gleneagles in Scotland netted a handsome £106 Million for the local economy and attracted more than 63,000 visitors to the area over the week.
The knock on effects for local business, tourism and sports is not to be underestimated and would be of huge economic benefit to Limerick and the Mid West while the successful running of the McManus Pro Am and the Irish Open is further proof it needed that the venue is capable of hosting major events.