Adare Manor, the largest private country house in Ireland, wants to host the 2027 Ryder Cup, the country’s first major tournament in more than a decade. The property, northwest of Dublin, near Dublin Airport, is a mix of grandeur and grandwood with over 1,000 acres of land and 3,500 feet of riverfront for the championship golf course.
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The site of the 1951 Ryder Cup in Wales and awarded a major tournament again in 1997, this is a first major championship for Adare Manor. It includes 4,500-acre An Teolf course and a 1,150-room hotel connected to the clubhouse by a bridge. The Royal County Down Golf Club hosted the first major championship in 1922 and McDowell Castle in Ballinasloe has been the home to the European team since 1979.
Adare Manor boasts accommodations for more than 1,000 people and includes its own cinema, indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool and steam room. There are tennis courts, lawn games, basketball, batting cages, archery and picnic areas.
Adare Manor comes with its own golf course, clubhouse, riverside courses, lush gardens, horse stalls, mini-golf, a 5,000-seat grandstand and fairways with exciting scrambling. Golf tour operators are preparing a site application, but any applicants that aim to host the Ryder Cup will be chosen through global scrutiny. Such a venue has to meet, and usually surpass, the following guidelines:
The property must be within a 30-mile radius of Dublin.
There must be a definite venue, because many Irish counties have only one golf course. This criterion allows for some flexibility on location and purposes.
The venue must have a golf course on land that already has an 8,000-yard course and a driving range, along with existing plans for further development.
The venue must support renovation of the existing course and storage for marshaling equipment on site, which needs to be connected to the clubhouse.
Four options are considered for the golf course: set apart for no, no-men-allowed, and male-only or mixed golf.
The project will be divided into two phases, planning for venues for October of 2018, and winter 2019.