Irish golf is set for an extended spell in the golfing spotlight following Shane Lowry’s Open Championship victory, with the announcement of Adare Manor as host venue for the Ryder Cup 2026 .
Since reopening in April 2018 on completion of a two-year reconstruction commissioned by its owners, the McManus family, The Golf Course at Adare Manor has been propelled to global recognition by a host of well-wishers.
The property has been an immediate hit with industry figureheads and top players alike, each rich in praise for the Tom Fazio design and, in particular, its pristine condition.
In its first eighteen months of operation, Adare Manor has collected numerous global accolades, capped off with Thursday’s confirmation of its Ryder Cup host venue status.
P McManus, owner of Adare Manor, is really happy to host the 2026 event:
— I am delighted that the prestigious Ryder Cup will return to Ireland. Noreen and I are very happy that Adare Manor was chosen as the venue for this world-renowned tournament in 2026 and we look forward to welcoming our worldwide visitors.
The announcement was made by Ryder Cup Europe, which unveiled its partnership with the Irish Government and described the positive economic outcomes
The Ryder Cup will yield by amplifying Ireland’s distinct golf tourism offering. Hot on the heels of the return of The Open Championship to the island of Ireland, and the extraordinary achievement of national hero,Shane Lowry, the exceptional feats of golf in the region show no signs of abating.
Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup Director, commented the decission:.
— Adare Manor is a world-class venue, both in terms of the golf course and the wider resort facilities,.“We could not be happier to be able to take golf’s greatest team contest back to Ireland and are delighted that Adare Manor will be the venue to showcase the next chapter in Ireland’s Ryder Cup story.
The 2020 Ryder Cup Captain, Padraig Harrington, was consulted on the design of the golf course, providing player insights to Tom Fazio and his team.
To celebrate its re-opening in April 2018, Lowry and Harrington were joined by four-time Major Champion, Rory McIlroy, and former Ryder Cup Captain, Paul McGinley, for a charity exhibition match.
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