Limerick

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.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Limerick

Castletroy

1st Limerick - Best in Area

Castletroy is a pleasant, though testing, parkland course that was radically updated in 2005 by architect Eddie Connaughton.

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Ballyneety

2nd Limerick - Best in Area

In September 2013 Limerick County Golf and Country Club, after being neglected for more than two years, rose like a phoenix from the ashes as Ballyneety Golf Club.

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Adare Manor

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

Following J. P. McManus’s acquisition of Adare Manor in 2015, the RTJ-designed parkland course is currently closed for renovations under Tom Fazio’s guidance…

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Description: Following J. P. McManus’s acquisition of Adare Manor in 2015, the RTJ-designed parkland course is currently closed for renovations under Tom Fazio’s guidance… Rating: 4.5 out of 6