Limerick is one of half a dozen counties that make up the province of Munster in south west Ireland and its main city of Limerick is situated on the River Shannon. To the east of the county lies the “Golden Vale,” an area of fertile land that provides a substantial amount of Ireland’s dairy produce.
The book “Golfing Union of Ireland 1891-1991” lists Limerick as one of the 28 “greens” or golf courses, that were in play during the year that the Union was formed. Most likely, the establishment of Limerick Golf Club was as a result of the Blackwatch Regiment arriving in the city around that time.
The county is not exactly bursting at the seams with golf courses, however. In fact, they’re in pretty short supply as there are only seven County Limerick clubs affiliated to the Munster Branch of the GUI. The number one course is undoubtedly Adare Manor, which only opened in 1995, and this Robert Trent Jones-designed course quickly forced its way into the national Top 100 ranking list.