Course of the Week: Adare Manor to host 2026 Ryder Cup

By |  July 30, 2019 0 Comments
Photo: Adare Manor

Photo: Adare Manor

With the announcement of Adare Manor as host venue for the 2026 Ryder Cup, Irish golf is set for an extended spell in the spotlight following Shane Lowry’s Open Championship victory.

Since reopening in April 2018 after 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 on the new-look golf course.

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 18 months of operation, Adare Manor has collected numerous global accolades, capped off with the confirmation of its Ryder Cup host venue status.

Photo: Larry Lambrecht

Photo: Larry Lambrecht

“I am delighted that the prestigious Ryder Cup will return to Ireland,” said JP McManus, owner of Adare Manor. “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. It is a wonderful tribute to the many great Irish golf ambassadors and success stories Ireland has had in golf over the years and a nice follow on from Shane’s momentous Open win. The nation was behind Shane, it was a great achievement and very well deserved.”

McManus continued, “I am confident that the people of Ireland will get behind The Ryder Cup and take the opportunity to showcase Ireland on the world stage and ensure that the 2026 Ryder Cup will be an outstanding success. I hope the many tourist, golfing and business organizations will work together to identify all the opportunities for the benefit of The Ryder Cup tournament, the Irish economy and across the southwest community.”

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. The announcement came hot on the heels of the return of The Open Championship to the island of Ireland and Lowry’s achievement.

Photo: Larry Lambrecht

Photo: Larry Lambrecht

“Adare Manor is a world-class venue, both in terms of the golf course and the wider resort facilities,” said Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup director. “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 in seven years’ time.”

Adare Manor is already familiar to some of the world’s best players. 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 reopening 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. In addition, The JP McManus Pro-Am has visited Adare Manor on two occasions and will welcome a star-studded cast from both sides of the pond, including Tiger Woods, John Rahm, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson in July 2020.

“We could not be more honored to be successful in bringing The Ryder Cup back to Ireland and to Adare Manor. (The) announcement is extremely humbling for all of us, and my heartfelt thanks and gratitude go out to all of those who have played their part in the Adare Manor story so far,” said Colm Hannon, Adare Manor CEO.

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Photo: Performance54



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