Be a Member at Ireland’s Adare Manor

16th Hole, Adare Manor, County Limerick, Ireland

Adare Manor’s 16th Hole (Image: Adare Manor)

Like most avid North American golfers, you’ve fantasized about becoming a member of a famous Scottish or Irish club. Adare Manor, the renowned castle hotel and golf resort near the Emerald Isle city of Limerick, is now offering that opportunity with its Lifetime International Golf Club Membership.

Membership is available to anyone whose principle residence is outside Ireland, and who annually spend 60 days or less in the country. New members receive a complimentary five-night stay in one of Adare Manor’s luxurious golf homes. They’re also invited to bring along as many as three guests, all of whom will also enjoy unlimited golf during their stay.

The cost? A one-time fee of $10,000 (with no annual dues), which includes member and spouse; or a one-time fee of $5,000 (with annual dues of $500) for both. The package includes savings on food throughout the resort, retail items, and hotel rates.

Since its celebrated launch in 1995, the majestic parkland course at Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort has been a pilgrimage site for fans of legendary American golf architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. The 7,125-yard design, the great man’s last major project, is ideally situated in the picturesque village of Adare. Lakes, historic ruins, mature woodlands and the River Maigue all come into play.

Jones himself immodestly called Adare’s 18th hole, which jumps the River Maigue, “the best finishing par five in the world.”

Within sight of the 18th is Adare Manor, a Victorian Gothic mansion featuring a baronial central hall, a Minstrels’ Gallery and 63 guest rooms. An additional 11 guest rooms are offered in the golf course clubhouse.