Irish Golf, in a "Manor" of Speaking.
It's fair to say that Adare Manor, as an inland golf course, is the opposite of a traditional UK links experience. Playing surfaces aren't browned out, fairways and putting surfaces are immaculately conditioned, and trees and water are prevalent during the round. This is not to say it doesn't fit into an Irish golf experience, quite the contrary actually. If anything, Adare Manor is a shining example of the wide range of courses this gem of a golf country possesses.
Originally laid out in 1995 by Robert Trent Jones Sr., Adare had hosted several Irish championships before being re-worked by Tom Fazio in 2016 to lure the biggest event in golf: the Ryder Cup. So for those thinking a pretty inland course will present less of a challenge than a wind-swept coastal links, think again. It's just as challenging to play as it is to lay eyes on.
Our photographer captured a calm tranquility we haven't seen at other shoots in Ireland, where harsh weather can impact a round. Framed by the beautiful and stately 18-century manor house, the smiles by the guests at the end of the round prove that an experience opposite to why many come to Ireland can be equally thrilling and memorable. We hope these pictures ensure these memories come flooding back when the Ryder Cup comes to town in 2027!