For a smidgen of history, check out Adare Manor, the most popular luxury golf resort in Ireland. It is also one of the oldest properties in Ireland and just opened a year ago to a sunny-and-beach lifestyle called “Life by the Beach” — a pretty retreat with its own lagoons, gourmet restaurants, complimentary skates and trampolines and a so-called “Tropical Discovery Centre.” And it was recently named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top five upcoming Irish resorts of the decade.
The resort is 21 miles west of Cork city (about an hour by car) and offers a three-course gourmet dining experience for golfers seeking an authentic Irish meal. A hotel lodge and four gorgeous properties complete Adare Manor’s 330-acre grounds. Packages start at $1,250 for three days and $845 for four days. The package includes one night’s stay in a standard rental room, one evening’s dinner, breakfast for two, and an overnight rental of a dune buggy or golf cart, as well as a bottle of champagne or a glass of champagne with dinner, one used golf club, and a bag of sand for planting on the golf course. The white oak bocce ball court also comes as part of the package.
For more information, go to adaremanor.com.