Golf Adare Manor: The 2027 Ryder Cup venue in Ireland
An impressive €325m (£285m) private development will be built to host the 2027 Ryder Cup in County Laois.
The Paul Bunyan’s Arch resort development, situated on the shores of Killarney Bay in the west of Ireland, is the latest bid for the biennial competition in the Emerald Isle.
Eli Youngblut, the co-founder of Chubb, represents golf’s 2027 US Ryder Cup team at the Golf International Theta Lab in Hong Kong last month. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AFP/Getty Images
The organisers for 2022’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles are exploring possibilities in Ireland, and the 2019 match is already under way in Hazeltine, Minnesota. But Robbie Dolan, the chief executive of the Adare Manor consortium, is confident of producing a stunning spectacle for the global audience.
“It’s part of a huge big branding exercise for the country which would be a great opportunity for the UK, Europe and Great Britain,” Dolan told the Irish Times. “It’s an arena for the whole world to come and see what the Irish country is all about. The whole concept of the resort is in line with what Ireland wants to show the world, which is a lot of lifestyle.
“The Ryder Cup would certainly be worth a significant amount of the publicity in terms of the television rights that the group would get.”