The K Club

The K Club Golf Resort is proudly designed by Arnold Palmer. The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course are considered two of Europe's finest Championship Courses recently voted on the top ten worldwide golf resorts by CNN.


The K Club

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The 5 Star Luxury K Club is located in Co. Kildare, just outside of Dublin. It is built on the old grounds of the Straffan estate, incorporating the 1830s Straffan House, and is owned by Michael Smurfit. Recently voted in the Top 10 Golf Clubs in the World, The K Club boasts two of Europe's finest Championship Courses.

The Palmer Ryder Cup Course charms, entices and invariably, brings out the very best in your game. Ranked regularly in the top 3 parkland golf courses in Ireland, this Palmer designed golf haven is a must play 'badge of honour' that has hosted the top golf players in the world. The Ryder Cup in 2006 and 11 European Opens testify the importance of The Palmer Ryder Cup Course to European Golf.

Special Golf Holes:

  • 4th (Arnold's Pick)
  • 7th (Michael's Favourite)
  • 16th (Inish More)
  • 17th (Half Moon)

The best way to describe The Smurfit Course at The K Club is that of an inland links. However, its true attributes do not stop there. The course has many dramatic landscapes with dune type mounding throughout. This assists in making the course into a true Championship Golf Course with many vantage points for spectators to view golf professionals at work.

 On The Smurfit Course wild species of plants have been used such as gorse, bracken etc. and have been planted in a highly random fashion, more or less as nature would have intended.

Also four islands have been created within the lakes to promote the establishment of waterfowl.

Special Golf Holes to play:

  • 3rd (Kingfisher Realm)
  • 4th (Heron Pond)
  • 7th (Swallow Quarry)
  • 16th (Little Grebe Dive)
  • 17th (Otter's Holt)
  • 18th (Swan Island)

Address: Straffan House, Co. Kildare


The K Club Courses:

The K Club has hosted:

  • The Ryder Cup
  • 13 European Opens

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