Ryder Cup 2021: With the plans in place for the event, here’s what goes on

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The course, which will play host to the Ryder Cup in 2024, has its roots in links golf

The new Adare Manor Golf Club will open in 2021, when the Ryder Cup will return to Ireland for the first time since 1999.

The tournament, to be played at the course outside Dublin, will initially be rotated with the Solheim Cup the following year.

The holding costs have already been paid for and the site has been completely renovated for the event.

Adare Manor is not the final host site for the Ryder Cup but will form a part of the rotation.

The course is a members’ club under the Leisure Ireland Trust and catering will be provided for members and the Ryder Cup events.

Full course details will be released in April next year and the course was constructed from scratch with the help of a €30m grant from the European Tour.

The clubhouse, designed by Tom Doak, will have a residential option and offer lessons as well as event rentals.

Local games retailers, Glanmire and Raheen, and sports equipment distributors, Longrags and Majestic, will also be involved in the business.

“Our members will be able to buy merchandise at competitive prices, without affecting sponsorship profits,” said Ian Cowen, managing director of Leisure Ireland.

“The club will also host corporate, club and professional days as well as a social media club on the practice range and at the clubhouse.

“In addition, members will have the choice of a range of tournaments and competitions, both national and international, in a range of fields.”

Image caption “What an incredible award-winning site”

The club’s current clubhouse was developed in 1960 and closed in 2008.

“We’ve worked for over 10 years to get this deal done. The enhancements and the enhancements still make the property very special,” said Cowen.

“The stage is now set for Irish golf. I think it’s the perfect time to bring the Ryder Cup back to Europe. What an incredible award-winning site.”

Golf Ireland chief executive Tom Mone welcomed the return of the event to Ireland, adding: “We have dreamed of bringing the Ryder Cup back to Ireland. Having it coming back on what could be the last Ryder Cup coming to the US after America wrenched it out of Europe two years ago, I don’t think you can ask for a better setting and a better time.”

How it works

A new set of schedules – for the Solheim Cup (Jan-Feb 2022) and Ryder Cup (Feb-Mar 2022) – were announced by Golf Europe earlier this year.

It means that each set of events will be joined by an Irish leg, for instance the National Open, for sometime between December 2020 and March 2022.

It is hoped that as a result of this Ireland can host three Ryder Cups – and three national Opens – in the future.

Image caption Full details of how the Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup will be staged

Golf Europe has said it will work with Leisure Ireland and European Tour officials to finalise host venues before 2020.

That could place the Solheim Cup in May 2022 at Fota Island or Solheim Club at Castle Stuart.

The Ryder Cup will then take place in February 2022 at Erne Castle for a week, with the Irish Open scheduled for at mid-summer.

The 2021 Ryder Cup is widely expected to take place at the new course.

The Solheim Cup will move from its current home at The Ocean Course at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from 2020 to 2024.

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