The host venue of the 2026 Ryder Cup claims major award at the 20th IAGTO golf tourism awards
Adare Manor has added to its growing list of accolades after being named 2020 IAGTO European Golf Resort of the Year, and collecting the Hotel Experience Award (Ireland), at last night’s annual IAGTO Awards, the closing event of IGTM in Marrakech, Morocco.
The awards, honouring the best in golf tourism, recognise the significant investment Adare Manor has made during the renovation of the entire resort in 2016-2017, and the dedication of the team to offer guests an unforgettable experience at one of the world’s best golf courses.
The recognition coincides with a historic year for golf in Ireland, following Irishman, Shane Lowry’s, Open Championship victory at Royal Portrush – the first time Ireland has hosted the event in 68 years. The very next week, the JP McManus-owned Adare Manor Resort was named the host venue for the 2026 Ryder Cup.
The Golf Resort awards are voted for by IAGTO’s specialist golf tour operator members that now number over 700 from 63 countries. Taken into consideration during voting are customer satisfaction; quality of golf courses and accommodation; value for money; support from suppliers, tourist boards and airlines; professional conduct of suppliers; and accessibility to tee times.
Following the win, Adare Manor CEO, Colm Hannon, commented: “It’s an honour to be recognised by IAGTO and golf tour operators globally. It continues to be an incredible year for us at Adare Manor and Irish golf in general; we look forward to welcoming many more international visitors to our hotel and golf course in the lead up to the 2026 Ryder Cup.
“Achieving this award is a testament to the entire team here, who are fully committed to providing a first-class service to all of our guests. Our goal is to offer a complete golf experience for every guest, that will leave them with long-lasting memories and a desire to return again.”
Commenting on Adare Manor’s success in the IAGTO Awards, IAGTO President and Chief Executive Peter Walton said: "The reopening of The Golf Course at Adare Manor in April 2018 has received global recognition, and our IAGTO golf tour operators have clearly been blown away by the unforgettable experience that this resort undoubtedly delivers. Adare Manor are worthy winners indeed.”
For more information on the IAGTO Awards visit www.iagto.com/awards
To find out more about Adare Manor visit www.adaremanor.com or follow @AdareManorHotel (Facebook), @TheAdareManor (Twitter) and @TheAdareManor (Instagram).
About Adare Manor
Set on an 840-acre estate, Adare Manor in Co. Limerick is one of Ireland's leading five star castle properties and was recently named as the ‘Hotel of the Year 2018’ in the Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards. The resort re-opened in November 2017 following an extensive restoration, refurbishment and expansion programme over a 21-month period. The largest restoration project of its kind in Ireland, the renovation and expansion honours the building's architectural heritage as a Neo-Gothic masterpiece while incorporating the latest in contemporary luxury. Most notably, the expansion included a new 42-bedroom wing, increasing accommodations to a total of 104 guest rooms, and a ballroom which can host up to 350 guests. The riverside demesne is also home to Ireland and the UK’s first and only La Mer Spa, elegant fine dining facilities including at the luxury Oak Room restaurant, a championship golf course redesigned by award-wining designer Tom Fazio, trout fishing on the River Maigue and a host of other estate activities, including falconry, archery, and clay pigeon shooting, which will intrigue even the most experienced travellers. Situated in the heart of picturesque Adare Village in Co. Limerick, Adare Manor is surrounded by medieval ruins, walled gardens and winding woodland paths and just 25 minutes from Shannon International Airport.
Established in 1997, IAGTO is the global trade organisation of the golf tourism industry, and has over 2700 members in 101 countries including more than 700 golf tour operator members in 63 countries, which control more than 87% of golf holiday packages sold worldwide and which collectively have annual sales of over €2.1 billion. IAGTO runs annual Asia and North America Golf Tourism Conventions, along with regular Destination Conventions. IAGTO established the International Golf Travel Writers Association in 2000, the year in which the first prestigious annual IAGTO Awards also took place.