Adare Manor golf club Limerick

Adare Manor golf course Limerick

Adare Manor Golf Course

Adare Manor Club Crest

Until 1992, Adare Manor Golf Club was the most picturesque 9-hole golf course I had the pleasure of playing. As with many other Golf Clubs throughout the country the demand was such that it was decided to extend to 18-holes.

The late Eddie Hackett was retained to extend the course and in typical Hackett style he married the old with the new to create a magnificent 5,764, yard Par 69 with a standard scratch of 69.
Adare Manor Golf Club overall winner of Best Hidden GEM in the Golfers Guide to Ireland.

Adare Manor has produced many fine golfers, the most famous being Jackie Harrington who was capped for Ireland many times, but his finest hour came when he won the Irish Close Championship at Ballybunion in 1979.

Adare Manor celebrated its centenary in the Millennium with the erection of a 5,000 year-old bog oak sculpture at the back of the 18th green. They also buried a time capsule at the base of the sculpture with the intention of resurrecting it in the year 2050. One wonders what the world will be like then?

Green Fees Midweek: €40
Green Fees Non G.I. Members: €80
Green Fees Fourball: €140
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. €40
Green Fees with a Member: €25
Green Fees for Opens: €25
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €20 Yes
Buggy Hire: €30
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €878
Full Adult U-30 Membership Fee: €459
Full Distance Membership Fee: €354
Full Overseas Membership Fee: €354
Full Student Membership Fee: €224
Full Junior Membership Fee: €127
Full Juvenile Membership Fee: €72
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 665
Designer Ben Sayers & Eddie Hackett
Founded 1900

Co. Limerick

Telephone 061-396204
Email info@adaremanorgolfclub.com
Website Adare Manor golf club website
Office Manager: Margaret
Captain: Brian O'Dwyer
Lady Captain: Phil Mann
Presidents':  Sean O'Connor & Noreen Kinevane 
Junior Captain: Shane Gleeson
Vice-Captains': Joe O’Brien & Anne Murray
Hon. Secretary: Pat O'Brien, Brien Condon & Eithna Gleeson 
Club Pro.: Shop
Hon. Treasurer: Michael Laverty & Mary Fagan
Comp. Secretary: Ger Healy & Marie Barker
Adare Manor Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends
Green Fees and Welcome: Midweek Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Adare Manor Golf Club Fixtures 2024 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 5 December   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 24 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Friday 14 July
Saturday 15 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Friday 11 August Saturday 12 August Closed 2
President's Prize Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 26 August   Closed 1
Mixed Fourball Friday 17 March   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 27 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 2 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 16 May   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 18 May
Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Saturday 20 May Sunday 21 May Open 2
Ladies Singles Stableford Sunday 21 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 23 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 30 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 13 June   Open
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Ladies Seniors 50+ Singles Stableford Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 July   Open 1
Munster U-13 Boys' Amateur Close Championship Wednesday 19 July   G.I. 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
Ladies 2-Ball Betterball Thursday 3 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 15 August    Open 1
Scratch Cups Friday 18 August Sunday 20 August Open 3
Scratch Cups Saturday 19 August   Open 1
Scratch Cups Sunday 20 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 22 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 29 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 12 September   Open 1
Ladies 2-Ball Betterball Thursday 14 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 19 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 September   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Scramble Thursday 12 0ctober   Open 1
3-Ball Scramble Sunday 31 December Monday 1 January Open 2
3-Ball Scramble Monday 1 January   Open 1


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Card of the Course

White Par 69 SSS 69 5,807 yd;s
Yellow Par 69 SSS 67 5,533 yd's
Red Par 70 SSS 70 5,053 yd's


Hole No. White
Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 132 126 3 14 125 3 17
2 402 382 4 2 374 4 3
3 447 425 5 17 360 5 14
4 330 322 4 15 310 4 5
5 382 359 4 4 353 4 1
6 178 168 3 10 148 3 15
7 400
383 4 8
298 4 13
8 210 190 3 6
187 3 10
9 494 472 5 11 427 5 4
Out 2,975 2,827 35   2,582 35  
10 187 170 3 13 153 3 16
11 360 334 4 12 317 4 8
12 153 136 3 16 126 3 18
13 506 491 5 9
392 5 7
14 195 189 3 7
183 3 11
15 358 354 4 5
354 4 2
16 424 414 4 1 411 5 6
17 284 271 4 18 260 4 12
18 365 347 4 3 275 4 9
In 2,832 2,706 34   2,471 35  
Total 5,807 5,533 69   5,053 70  
SSS 69 67     70    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 63 Ronan Twomey

Ladies Course Record: 67 Marie Hourigan

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Adare Manor Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Regional Final of the Women’s Munster Cup on Wednesday 16th August 2023 at Mitchelstown Golf Club when they went down to the home club by 220 to 233. The team was Emer Rouine. Brid Naughton and Siobhan Curran.

The Ladies of Adare Manor Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals of the Intermediate Cup at Knightsbrook Golf Club on Thursday 15th September 2022 where they were drawn against the Ladies from Mannan Castle Golf Club and won their match by 3-matches to 2-matches.
Breda Naughton led them out and had a 5 and 3 win against Mary MacNamee, she was followed by Siobhan Curran who had a 2 and 1 win against Josephine Morris, next on the tee was Marie Barker who went all the way up the 21st before relinquishing the point to Brianan Kingham, in the penultimate match Bernie O’Dea lost her match by 2 and 1 against Rita O’Loughlin, in the bottom and deciding match Marian Noonan delivered the all important point on the 19th against Angela Gartlan.
They met the Ladies from Edmondstown Golf Club the following day in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost their match by 3-matches to 2-matches to the Ladies from Rathfarnham.
Breda Naughton led them out again and had a 2 and 1 win against Barbara Maher, she was followed by Siobhan Curran who lost her match by the minimum against Carol Anne Roopnarinesingh, next on the tee was Marie Barker who lost her match against Shirley O’Donoghue, in the penultimate match Bernie O’Dea had a very convincing 5 and 4 win against Libby Delap, in the bottom and deciding match Marian Noonan lost out to Grace O’Neill by 2 and 1.   

The Ladies of Adare Manor Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland Quarter-Final of the Challenge Cup at Slieve Russell Golf Club on Friday 9th September 2022 and lost their match against Belvoir Park Golf Club by 4½-matches to ½-match.
First on the tee was Paula Masterson who lost her match by 4 and 3 against Terry Burns, she was followed by Theresa Lillis who had a similar result against Mary Grace Wilson, next on the tee was Mairead O’Donovan who lost her match against Anne Matthews by 3 and 2, the penultimate match of Mary Hogan against Christine Lavery was halved when called-in and in the bottom match Eileen Treacy lost her match against Stephanie Rankin by 5 and 4.   

Adare Manor Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 2008. It was on to Monkstown Golf Club outside of Cork City where the met Connacht Champions Ballina Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 17th September 2008.

John Hickey lead against Robert Dervin and won his match by 3 and 2. He was followed by David Carroll who had a bad day against Pat Howley, going down by 6 and 5. Next up was Brian Hickey who lost out to Stephen Lydon by a single hole. Martin Costello had a convincing 5 and 3 win over Jonathan Kelly. The bottom match of Damian Harrington against Paul McLoughlin went Ballina’s way by 4 and 2. They can dray some comfort in the knowledge that Ballina Golf Club went on to win the All-Ireland Junior Cup pennant against Naas Golf Club the following morning.

Adare Manor Golf Club won the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club in 1984, when the team was, Tom Hickey, Dan Duggan, Michael Counihan, Milo Spillane, Liam Heffernan, Michael Ryan, Tom Griffin, Michael McNamara, Tom Howard, Seamus Ryan, Patsy O'Sullivan, Liam Purcell, Pat Collins and Gerry O'Connell, the were captained by Sean Hutch and the selectors were Brendan Doran and Michael Hunt.

They won the J. B. Carr County Championship in 2002, when the team was M. Ryan (Pallas) P. Cremins, T. G. Geary, S. Fitzgibbon, P. O'Sullivan, P. Carroll, P. Franklin, J. O'Dwyer, D. McInerney, F. Timmons, J. Little and P. Quinlivan.

They also won it in 2009 and 2010.

They won the Munster Club Championship in 1990, Michael Ryan, Brian Hickey, John Hickey, Kevin Ryan, Gerry Howard, Jerry O'Connell, Tom Howard and Tom Kelly, they were captained by Sean McMahon.

They won the Quaid Cup in 1985 at Shannon Golf Club, when the team was D. Collins, J. Dunleavy, P. Reeves, T. O'Donoghue, J, O'Dwyer, P. Cashman, B. Rowley, P. Sheehin and they were captained by D. Ryan.

They won it again in 2003 & 2004.

Adare Manor Golf Club won the Munster Fred Daly J.N.R. Championshiops in 2010.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

G. Dundon* represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1968 to 1969 playing 4-times;

David Carroll represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2010 playing 6-times won 2-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 4-points;

J. Harrington represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1958 to 1981 playing 72-times won 37-matches halved nine and lost 26-matches accumulating 83-points;

Trish Kenny won the Munster Final of the Lucozade-Irish Independent Longest Drive Competition at the County Tipperary Golf & Country Club in September 2001-2005.

Sean MacMahon was elected Honorary Secretary of the Munster Branch of the GUI for 2001 and President of the Munster Branch of the GUI in 2010.

History of Adare Manor

Instituted 1900 affiliated 1932

Adare Manor is first mentioned in the Irish Golfer on 5th December 1900 "where Ben Sayers laid out a private course for this enthusiastic gentleman (Lord Dunraven)".
A later account in "Golf Illustrated" on 21st November, 1902, describes the nine holes of the course and gives a full account of the origins of the club. It states "The Club was instituted in September 1900, but the course had been opened two years previously as a private one. The membership is now close on 60 and the management vested in a committee appointed by Lord Dunraven"

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Miss B. Tansey 1989 Ladies Captain
M. Fitzgerald 1989 Men's Captain
Mrs. M. O'Brien 1990 Ladies Captain
S. Ryan 1990 Men's Captain
Earl of Dunraven 1990 President
Mrs. N. Toner 1991 Ladies Captain
J. Dunleavy 1991 Men's Captain
S. Hutch 1991 President
Mrs. E. Noonan 1992 Ladies Captain
J. O'Dwyer 1992 Men's Captain
T. O'Shaughnessy 1992 President
Mrs. I. O'Donovan 1993 Ladies Captain
T. King 1993 Men's Captain
M. Treacy 1993 President
Mrs. E. O'Donoghue 1994 Ladies Captain
M. McCarthy 1994 Ladies President
T. Healy 1994 Men's Captain
P. Fitzgibbon 1994 President
Miss N. O'Brien 1995 Ladies Captain
P. Noonan 1995 Ladies President
L. Heffernan 1995 Men's Captain
N. Teskey 1995 President
Miss M. Curley 1996 Ladies Captain
E. Curtin 1996 Ladies President
J. Meighan 1996 Men's Captain
T. G. Grady 1996 President
Mrs. M. Sullivan 1997 Ladies Captain
M. Maguire 1997 Ladies President
T. P. Healy 1997 Men's Captain
W. J. Rowley 1997 President
Mrs. V. Ross 1998 Ladies Captain
U. Finn 1998 Ladies President
T. Kelly 1998 Men's Captain
J. Dunleavy 1998 President
Bridget Griffin 1999 Ladies Captain
E. Neville 1999 Ladies President
Bill O'Shaughnessy 1999 Men's Captain
F. Geary 1999 President
Patricia Dundon 2000 Ladies Captain
Mary Nash 2000 Ladies President
Sean O'Connor 2000 Men's Captain
The Earl of Dunraven 2000 Men's President
Breda Keating 2001 Ladies Captain
M. Reeves 2001 Ladies President
Pat O'Brien 2001 Men's Captain
Jack O'Dwyer 2001 President
Kathleen O'Brien 2002 Ladies Captain
Patricia O'Kelly 2002 Ladies President
Tom Hickey 2002 Men's Captain
Liam Purcell 2002 President
Nancy Fitzgibbon 2003 Ladies Captain
Maura McGreevy 2003 Ladies President
Charlie Daly 2003 Men's Captain
Tom Griffin 2003 President
Mary Nolan 2004 Ladies Captain
Gabrielle Ryan 2004 Ladies President
Michael O'Donnell 2004 Men's Captain
Jack Manley 2004 President
Sheena Wiseman 2005 Ladies Captain
H. Roche 2005 Ladies President
Maurice Noonan 2005 Men's Captain
Milo Spillane 2005 President
Kay Hanley 2006 Ladies Captain
Mary Hogan 2006 Ladies President
Barry Keonane 2006 Men's Captain
Pat Cremmins 2006 President
Breda Ganeley  2007 Ladies Captain
Ann O'Brien 2007 Ladies President
John McMeel 2007 Men's Captain
Con Noonan 2007 President
Jean Ryan 2008 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Brien 2008 Ladies President
John O'Gorman 2008 Men's Captain
Noel O'Connell 2008 President
Noreen Kinevane 2009 Ladies Captain
Nuala Toner 2009 Ladies President
Pat Butler 2009 Men's Captain
Noel Hogan 2009 President
Mary Rogan 2010 Ladies Captain
Eileen Noonan 2010 Ladies President
Kieran Carroll  2010 Men's Captain
John Howard 2010 President
Rita Maher 2011 Ladies Captain
Irene Donovan 2011 Ladies President
Joe Rouine 2011 Men's Captain
Jackie Harrington 2011 President
Brid Naughton 2012 Ladies Captain
Irene Donovan 2012 Ladies President
Terence Murphy 2012 Men's Captain
Brendan Doran 2012 President
Bernie O'Dea 2013 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Sullivan 2013 Ladies President
Sebastian Stacpoole 2013 Men's Captain
Sean MacMahon 2013 President
Mary Murphy 2014 Ladies Captain
Valerie Ross 2014 Ladies President
Richard Hickey 2014 Men's Captain
Michael Counihan 2014 President
Caroll Shine 2015 Ladies Captain
Brigid Griffin 2015 Ladies President
Sean Moran 2015 Men's Captain
Tom Byrnes
2015 President
Kathleen Dunworth 2016 Ladies Captain
Patricia Dundon
2016 Ladies President
Padraig Mann 2016 Men's Captain
Michael Fitzgerald
2016 President
Therese Dunne 2017 Ladies Captain
Breda Keating
2017 Ladies President
Patrick Mann 2017 Men's Captain
Seamus Ryan
2017 President
Marian Noonan 2018 Ladies Captain
Kathleen O’Brien 2018 Ladies President
Cameron Sterritt 2018 Men's Captain
 Timmy King 2018 President
Mary Moran 2019 Ladies Captain
  2019 Ladies President
Eoin Shanahan 2019 Men's Captain
Liam Heffernan 
2019 President
Marie McSweeney 2020 Ladies Captain
Sheena Wiseman 2020 Ladies President
Tom Harrington 2020 Men's Captain
T. P. Healy
2020 President
Michael O’Mahony 2020 Junior Captain
Magaret Phillips 2021 Ladies Captain
Breda Gantley 2021 Ladies President
Ray Ryan 2021 Men's Captain
Tom Kelly 2021 President
Michael Murphy
2021 Junior Captain
Paula Masterson 2022 Ladies Captain
Jean Ryan 2022 Ladies President
John Randles 2022 Men's Captain
Billy O'Shaughnessy 2022 President
Carla Griffin 2022 Junior Captain
Phil Mann 2023 Ladies Captain
Noreen Kinevane 2023 Ladies President
Brian O'Dwyer 2023 Men's Captain
Sean O'Connor 2023 President
Shane Gleeson 2023 Junior Captain
Bridget Gleeson-Healy 2023
Lowest Ladies Handicap
Brian Hickey 2023
Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Adare Manor

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Michael Noonan 12 August 1997 10th   170 yd’s
Allan Callender 12 August 1998 1st   126 yd’s
Martin Gorman 1 June 1999 10th   168 yd‘s
Bobbie Penn 1 May 2000 1st   125 yd‘s
Michael Collins 2 August 2000 8th   190 yd’s
Jack Fitzgerald 3 September 2000 6th   178 yd’s
John Callaghan 12 June 2001 1st   126 yd’s
Michael Hickey 29 June 2001 12th   153 yd’s
Mary Ryan 6 October 2003 12th   125 yd’s
Rose Fitzgerald
21 February 2013 6th   148 yd's
Jan Pattinson 28 February 2013
10th   170 yd's
Frank Hanley 19 March 2013 10th   168 yd's
Liam Whelan 2 June 2013
6th   168 yd‘s
Paul Griffin 25 June 2013 8th   190 yd's
Oliver O'Connor 26 June 2013 10th   170 yd's
John Carey 19 July 2013 12th   136 yd's
Vincent O’Kelly 29 July 2013 1st   126 yd’s
Eamon Enright 4 September 2013 6th   168 yd‘s
Michael Hickey 10 November 2013 6th   168 yd‘s
Siobhan Curran 1 December 2013 8th   187 yd's
Ros Bennis 27 March 2022      
Kathleen O Donnell 10 July 2022      
J. J. Ryan 5 February 2023 12th   136 yd's