World class golf at Adare Manor in Ireland

11th Mar 2013
World class golf at Adare Manor in Ireland Adare Manor is considered among the best in the world

One of most renowned destinations in Ireland, Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort offers an unsurpassed level of accommodation, service, dining, and a range activities that have earned it a list of prestigious awards and accolades almost as long as its history.

Located on 840 acres of formal gardens, the resort offers a variety of accommodation options, including the architectural masterpiece that is the Manor House, as well as luxury villas and family-friendly townhouses.

An incredible range of outdoor activities, from golfing on a championship course that is considered one of the finest in Ireland to fishing, horseback riding, archery, clay shooting, and falconry recall the lifestyle and leisure pursuits of the country squire who originally built the Manor House.

After a day of vigorous activity, guests can enjoy pampering treatments at the Treatment Rooms and some of the finest dining in Ireland.

Adare Manor was originally built for the Second Earl of Dunraven and his wife, Lady Caroline Wyndham. Begun in 1832, the magnificent structure provided labour for the surrounding villagers during the terrible potato famine that devastated the country during the mid-19th century.

Though Lady Caroline went to great lengths to establish the myth that Adare Manor was planned entirely by her husband without an architect, it is fairly certain today that much of the design work was done by James Pain who, along with AW Pugin and PC Hardwick, had been commissioned to design numerous public buildings and country homes.

The actual construction was supervised by James Connolly, a local mason. Sadly Lord Dunraven did not live to see his dream Manor finished in 1862.

Golf Holidays

Now, however, the property is known around the world as the home of some of the finest golf in Ireland.

The resort features an 18-hole championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. that has gained international acclaim as one of his finest creations.

The course, which measures 7,453 yards from the championship tees, is a majestic design with rock-walled streams and subtle undulating putting surfaces with the Jones’ signature cloverleaf bunkers.

A 14-acre lake dominates the front nine while the back nine is routed through woodland. Adding beauty to all of this, the River Maigue meanders through the course creating a sense of beauty and adding a further challenge.

Spa Breaks

Overlooking the formal gardens and parkland golf course, The Treatment Rooms at Adare Manor were created as a sanctuary for pampering, relaxation and revitalisation. A team of expert therapists provide a full range of massage, body, facial and beauty treatments featuring Elemis spa products.

The Fitness Room is fully equipped with free weights, Nautilus equipment, treadmill, Stairmaster and lifecycles. Adjacent to the Fitness Room and overlooking the River Maigue, is a 15-meter heated indoor swimming pool and steam room, with changing rooms and locker facilities.

Where to Stay

The Manor House guestrooms are the most exclusive accommodation on the resort.

This architectural masterpiece of towers, turrets, and stonework ornamentation surrounded by breathtaking gardens, majestic trees and ruins dates back over eight hundred years and offers the most elegant castle setting imaginable.

The Manor House has 62 rooms in five different categories: one Presidential Suite, four Dunraven Staterooms, eight Staterooms, 34 Deluxe rooms and 15 Standard rooms.

All of the rooms feature unique architectural details, high ceilings, marble bathrooms and are available with either one king sized bed or two queen sized beds. Some of the bedrooms have fireplaces that are works of art in themselves, with hand carved wood and imported tiles and marble from all over the world.

More Information

For more information on visiting Adare Manor head over to the official website.

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