Adare Manor Golf Clubhouse

ReardonSmith was the Lead Architect on the multi-million euro redevelopment of Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, which re-opened its doors towards the end of 2017. The brief called for the entire redevelopment of Adare Manor and its 840-acre estate, County Limerick’s world-famous hotel and golf resort. This included the restoration, refurbishment and extension of existing buildings, conservation of historical structures, the design of new buildings, a complete overhaul of the golf course and the enhancement of the landscape and estate grounds.

Whilst the manor house hotel is the heart of the development, the golf course is its raison d’être. The desire to provide an internationally outstanding facility permeates throughout the development of the estate. The Carriage House Golf Clubhouse is the lynchpin to the golf course. The development of the clubhouse required the complete demolition of the existing facility retaining only the historic Carriage House buildings. The new clubhouse provides 1625m2 of accommodation to a luxury standard commensurate with association to the redesigned championship golf course. It includes two restaurants, a bar and external smoking terrace, lounge, pro-golf shop, changing and locker rooms, marketing and management offices, BOH ancillary facilities: kitchens, stores and staff welfare, 112 space car park and 32 space golf buggy park.

Adare Manor is bidding to host the 2026 Ryder Cup. Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has stated that it ‘ticks every single box’ for Ryder Cup suitability and has a ‘very strong’ chance of bagging the stellar event in 2026.

ClientTizzard Holdings
ProjectNew Build
RSA RoleLead Architect
OperatorAdare Manor
Adare Manor Golf Course Halfway House

Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort is the pinnacle of hospitality and golf architecture. It’s successful design and completion within a swift design and construction programme is the result of a collaborative approach to procurement that promoted a single team mentality between the client, operator, contractors, architects and designers.

The Halfway House is located between the 9th green and 18th green and provides welcome refreshment and toilet facilities both mid-way and at the end of the course. The building is nestled in a group of trees and has been designed to be unobtrusive in the landscape so as not to detract from the game. The material palette is a muted set of greys to harmonise with the landscape and merge into the shadows cast from the adjacent trees. The café is provided with glazing on three sides to provide panoramic views of the golf course from inside. Maximum visibility through the glass is achieved by providing a deep roof eaves overhang to shade the external face of the glass and by providing a an internal sloping ceiling painted in a dark grey, angled away from the glass, to avoid internal reflections on the face of the glass obscuring the view.

ClientTizzard Holdings
ProjectNew Build
RSA RoleLead Architect
OperatorAdare Manor
Brocket Hall

Brocket Hall, one of the UK’s most exclusive golf venues, appointed ReardonSmith to consolidate various planning concerns and produce a masterplan for the estate, including the two pristine championship golf courses and the luxury clubhouse.

Following the development of the masterplan a detailed design study was produced for the further upgrading of the clubhouse and the construction of a luxury spa within the landscape setting.

ClientCAA International
LocationHertfordshire, UK
RSA RoleArchitect
OperatorBrocket Hall
Project StatusComplete
Hersham Golf Club, Surrey, UK

Approached by an owner wishing to build a large five–star hotel in London's Green Belt, ReardonSmith designed a scheme intended as a world-first – a luxury hotel and spa that would be mainly underground. The location was Hersham Golf Club in Surrey, England with its gently undulating course. Just one level of public area was to be at grade, concealed by a living green roof that mimicked the surrounding terrain, merging it into the landscape. The balance of the hotel – 198 guestrooms together with the spa were placed below ground, constructed in three "rings" around 800m² gardens that would allow light to permeate their façade.

The ground–level public spaces framed the golf course and landscape to create an unparalleled and luxurious dining, hotel and golf club experience. The entire development was set back from local residential areas and positioned within an enclave of existing woodland to obscure it from the local residents' view. With a gross area of approximately 20,000m², ReardonSmith's hotel and golf club scheme returned open space to the greenbelt and represented substantially less built–up hard surface than the existing clubhouse and car parking, with the latter relocated to an underground garage.

A new access road, carefully woven into the terrain, was planned to better manage traffic flow, while extensive re–vegetation and improvements to public footpaths were designed to further enhance the locale. Combined heat and power generation, heat exchangers, ground source heat pumps, grey water recycling and rain water harvesting were incorporated into the plan to minimise the building's carbon footprint and significantly reduce resource demands in comparison to conventional five–star hotels.

ClientArkin Group
ProjectNew-build hotel
RSA RoleConcept architect
Luxury Serviced Residences - China
This Luxury Golf Club & Resort is located adjacent to the Great Wall of China and is home to some of China’s finest golf courses. ReardonSmith produced a residential masterplan and detailed concept for a site adjacent to a world famous golf course. As part of the proposal, 17 luxurious detached residences have been proposed, each sited within their own substantial plot. In total, four unique styles of architecture were proposed for the various dwelling types, with a clever use of architectural detail differentiating each unit from others. As part of the Client’s brief, ReardonSmith devised a unique subterranean service strategy ensuring that the tranquillity and vistas from the residences were not compromised.
RSA RoleMasterplan Architect
Marriott Hanbury Manor

ReardonSmith were appointed by Whitbread to obtain a complicated planning consent which had previously been rejected by the local planning authority. Due to the extreme sensitivity of the existing listed Grade II building and its listed parkland and historic garden setting, ReardonSmith worked very closely with the authorities design department to come up with a solution which met all the interested bodies requirement. The design solution for the 65 room extension was a fine balance between respect for historic precedent, contemporary expectations and operational realities resulting in an extension which, while recognisably within a modern vernacular, sits comfortably with its older neighbours.

ProjectListed Building Planning Application
RSA RoleProject Architect
The Belfry Golf Resort

ReardonSmith’s scheme for the redevelopment of The Belfry golf and leisure resort was granted planning consent in 2008. Key to the successful application was its sustainability credentials. A BREEAM assessment was carried out on each of the proposed new buildings and full environmental impact assessments were undertaken.

The scheme included a new energy centre, which would deliver 10% of the resort’s total energy demand through on-site renewables; a target 15% of heating and cooling was to be ground sourced. Biodiversity plans for the three golf courses, as well as green roofs and rainwater harvesting and recycling, formed part of the proposal, achieving a sustainable irrigation and drainage system across the resort. Hard standing was to be dramatically reduced by moving more than half the car parking underground and by locating, where practicable, new buildings on existing hard standing.

The design included a new 500-key hotel conceived as a low-rise contemporary building which, with just five guestroom floors, would be below the surrounding mature tree canopy. In addition, the scheme included a new driving range and PGA headquarters, a building to accommodate a national golf training academy and a new leisure complex. The famous Brabazon House façade was to be incorporated into the new Clubhouse overlooking the Brabazon course.

ClientQuinn Hotels
ProjectUp-grading of golf resort
LocationWarwickshire, UK
RSA RoleArchitect
OperatorDe Vere Hotels
Project StatusPlanning consent granted 2008
Wentworth Golf Club

The development of the new Club House at Wentworth was designed to enhance and reflect the quality of the famous championship course and to reinforce the reputation of Wentworth as one of the most prestigious golf and country clubs in Europe. The brief was to keep the best of the old in order to maintain the very English club atmosphere and combine this with the latest technology and comforts expected within a five-star establishment.

The original Club House was remodelled to incorporate all new facilities including a club lounge created out of what was an external courtyard. This, together with boardrooms, dining rooms and a ballroom were serviced by a new state-of-the art kitchen endorsing the club’s status as Europe’s premier golf and leisure destination.

Most recently, ReardonSmith has been commissioned to design a new guestroom wing to accommodate up to 60 new five-star suites and rooms, all with views over the course. The proposed new building reflects the heritage of the club house and has been designed to sit comfortably within the existing wooded garden setting.

ProjectGuestroom Extension
LocationSurrey, UK
RSA RoleProject Architect