The world’s leading golfers are set to be forced to play a practice round on the golf course of the historic Adare Manor hotel before the 2019 Ryder Cup.
The 30-year-old hotel, which claims to be Europe’s first purpose-built golf resort, has secured one of the three practice venues set to host matches, along with the Faldo Country Club and Blackwolf Run outside Louisville, Kentucky. The one-off event will take place over three days on 18 and 19 November, before the first day of the Ryder Cup itself.
According to the Adare Manor’s website, that round will include a piece of unique history. “This golf course was the first one ever designed for a luxury resort and was designed with the world’s golfers in mind,” it reads. “In the 1930s, Ewen Taylor, one of the world’s best golf designers, built the golf course at Adare as part of his plan to build ‘The Grande Resort’.
“Adare Manor has played host to many legends of the game, from Perry and Newton to Daly and Costin, and this Ryder Cup series promises to be no different. The players will be able to recreate a piece of golf history when they play on the ‘1957 Blackwolf Run Golf Course’.”
The pair of state-of-the-art golf courses was built for the inaugural Ryder Cup at Oak Hill in 1999 and went on to be selected to host both the 2016 and 2020 matches.