Typically, those who are in search of a golfing getaway look to warm and beachy locales such as Bermuda, Florida or California to get their fix. One course in County Limerick, Ireland, however, possesses royal class and unparalleled scenery sure to impress linksmen of any skill level. Travelers can book a car rental in Dublin
and cruise over to the Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort, a magnificent course that received a 92.4 score out of 100 on the Conde Nast Traveler's list of the world's best golf resorts.
This 19th-century neo-Gothic manor is surrounded by medieval ruins, castles, and a world-class 18-hole course. The last major set of holes was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and his magnificent masterpiece has gained international acclaim as one of his all-time greatest creations.
Not only is the course an architectural masterpiece, it has challenged some of the world's best golfers as well. At the 2008 Irish Open, Lee Westwood set the course record at 64 and continues to hold the top score. With the lush forest, a 14-acre lake at the start of the course and the River Maigue at the tail end, the course may be tough, but travelers who drive their car rental in Ireland
will be glad they made the trip.