There are two 18-hole parkland championship golf courses situated in the village of Adare.
The oldest is The Adare Manor Golf Club which was established in 1902. Situated by the river Maigue, the ruins of Desmond Castle, the Franciscan Friary and the Wesley Stone provide a unique and picturesque backdrop. Mature trees feature prominently making the narrow, well-maintained fairways essential targets to achieve par or better.
The Golf Course at Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort was opened in 1995, as part of the facilities of the exclusive Adare Manor Hotel. This is one of Ireland's premier championship golf courses which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr. It is set on 230 acres of lush countryside with the River Maigue flowing through it. A picturesque 14-acre lake anchors the front nine hole. If you only have time for one round of golf during your stay in Ireland, this is the course for you
Adare Manor is currently closed while extensive refurbishment and development works take place. As a result, the golf course will be closed until Autumn 2017.
Fanningstown Castle is also within easy reach of a number of other international standard golf courses, some of which boast impressive Atlantic Ocean views.