Golf might be a Scottish game, but some of the best golfing can be found elsewhere around the world. In the U.S., the Caribbean and, of course, in Ireland (possibly the greenest country there is).
If you’re looking to get away for a golf vacation, we highly recommend the Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, an 18th century luxury castle found in County Limerick, Ireland. It’s a luxury five-star hotel with an 18 hole championship golf course. And, it was recently voted the 4th best golf resort in Condè Nast Traveler Magazine’s “Top 100 Gold Resorts 2008 Readers’ Poll”.
So why is this Irish hotel so good for golf, you ask? Avid golfers can test their skills at the resort’s world class Robert Trent Jones Sr. golf course (which is the last major golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Senior). His design, situated on 230 acres of beautiful countryside, has gained international recognition.
In addition, golfers have easy access to six other incredible courses: Ballybunion, Lahinch, Tralee, Killarney, Waterville and the Old Head at Kinsale. With all of these courses just a short drive away from the hotel, Adare Manor is, indeed, a golfer’s dream come true.
Adare Manor is surrounded by 840 acres of breathtaking gardens and parkland and boasts a wide variety of luxury accommodation in its towers, turrets and stonework. Guests can stay in one of the manor’s 62 luxurious bedrooms, in one of the 46 luxury villas or in one of the townhouses if they need more space.
And, of course, there are plenty of delicious options available for guests who also want to eat well during their stay. The prestigious Oakroom Restaurant is the best place at the castle to enjoy a fine meal and a glass of wine.
The only way to spend your time on a golf vacation is in luxury, and no other hotel gets that better than Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort in our opinion.