Irish stars Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington, Paul McGinley and Shane Lowry are to contest a €500,000 charity match for the official launch of Tom Fazio masterpiece, The Golf Course at Adare Manor (18th hole pictured above).
The County Limerick 5-star hotel and golf resort, Adare Manor, is preparing to welcome four of Ireland’s most celebrated golfers for an historic exhibition match. The occasion being to launch its wholly-reconstructed, Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course.
The Exhibition Match at Adare Manor, which will take place on Friday April 20, will see Rory McIlroy and Paul McGinley compete against Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry in four-ball match play for a staggering €500,000 charity prize purse. The winning pair will receive €350,000 to donate to their charity of choice with the runners-up being granted the consolation of €150,000 for their selected beneficiary.
Transformed a pre-existing Irish course
The match will signify the official opening of The Golf Course at Adare Manor following a comprehensive two-year reconstruction phase. During which Fazio and his team transformed the pre-existing course into a layout immediately capable of hosting golf’s most prestigious events. Promised to rank among the very best courses globally and set amidst a mature, 842-acre Adare Manor estate close to the village of Adare, golfers can expect the new course to match the timeless grandeur of the Manor House.
It’s reconstruction story leading up to the opening in autumn 2017 will be unveiled for the first time during proceedings on April 20. After which golfers will be welcomed to sample one of Europe’s most exciting new golf courses for themselves.
Colm Hannon, Chief Executive Officer of Adare Manor, said:
— Tom (Fazio) shares our vision for unmatched quality, and this is what we hope has been achieved. The Golf Course at Adare Manor will quickly earn its status among the world’s finest layouts in terms of setting, routing and conditioning.
Hannon and his team are thrilled to be launching The Golf Course, with the hopes that the opening event will be an historic spectacle with the standard of the course only being matched by the standard of golfers playing.