After 131 years, Ireland will host its first Ryder Cup, but what will the home turf look like?

The United States will host the 2027 Ryder Cup at the 26-year-old Adare Manor, a compound on the border of Ireland and west Cork, its second victory in that time against Europe. Some 20 minutes from Dublin, the 18-hole Adare Manor Golf Resort and Spa has 42 rooms, many of which overlook the sea on the secluded eight-hole Ocean Course. The tournament will be contested over two days at the front of the course, which features the Long and Short course that regularly hosts Irish Open Championships.

The club was inaugurated by the British King James I in 1691 as a hunting lodge, and although the royal family never stayed at the facility, the home remains its favorite hunting ground in Ireland. In the 1960s, U.S. Presidents, including Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, visited Adare Manor, while President Ronald Reagan met with U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz in its board room in the 1970s. “The location, and the sheer scale and grandeur of the venue, was our inspiration to bring the Ryder Cup back to Ireland,” said Paul McGinley, the chairman of the Ireland 2025 task force and a member of the governing body of golf in Ireland.

“Adare Manor has become a mecca for golfers from all over the world, and now as a home for the Ryder Cup, is the perfect spot,” McGinley said in a statement announcing the decision.

And thus will Europe be forced to face the question: What does an Irish course at the end of the “Black Peninsula” look like?

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