Written by Staff Writer, CNN
When the Ryder Cup is held at Adare Manor in 2027, it will be the home of the event’s participants and not the host country.
The home of Irish golf has reportedly submitted plans to local authorities to build a five-star hotel and a golf academy, which will house an unspecified number of European Tour and European Ryder Cup players.
It will include event facilities, offices and a large fitness center, as well as a wellness center for VIP guests.
Though the practice of holding the Ryder Cup in a county other than the host country is not entirely new — when the tournament moved to Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, the venue itself was shared with other courses — the auctioneers for Adare Manor say the venue’s location on the outskirts of the county of Limerick will make it much more of a draw for Ryder Cup competitors than the recent Hazeltine tournament .
Adare Manor, which is undergoing a “seismic re-entry”
The ‘Hampton’ Pub near Adare Manor
The Isles of Scilly has been on the list of 2018 Ryder Cup hosts
“On the mainland there is always two to three hours drive from the golf course, but on the Isle of Scilly there are direct flights that take a maximum of two hours,” Adare Manor’s Managing Director Rory Hynes told Reuters
The Isle of Scilly is a U.K. overseas territory and is not part of Ireland, with similar low latitudes to the host country of the 2022 and 2025 Ryder Cups.
Designed by late Dublin architect Michael O’Keeffe, who also designed the course’s signature, dramatic Lake Adare, and southern island backdrop, the course dates back to 1872.
“It’s one of those places where if you’re in the area you just turn up, there’s not a huge amount of fuss from anybody, there’s not traffic congestion or disruption, and you just do your business,” Richard Herring, professional golfer and member of the Adare membership committee, told CNN.