The K Club (Ryder Cup course)


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   The K Club (Ryder Cup course) Est. 1991

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The K Club (Ryder Cup course): From the moment it opened in 1991, the fame of the K Club spread far and wide, much assisted by the excellence of the Palmer course (now called the Ryder Cup course). This challenging parkland layout became firmly fixed in golfing legend when it hosted the initially very wet, but ultimately hugely successful Ryder Cup matches in 2006.

Originally known as the North Course, and then the Palmer, the Ryder Cup course is a wonderfully testing parkland layout with many memorable features. Principal among these is the River Liffey. The gently flowing river, which eventually passes through Dublin, weaves its way alongside several holes. At the double-doglegging par-5 7th it hugs the hole's leftside before cutting across in front of the green; a delightful white-painted suspension bridge gives access to the green. The river also induces much knee-trembling at the right-to-left curving 8th - the course's signature par-4.

More water threatens in front of the clubhouse, with a fountain-adorned lake seriously in play on your approach to the par-5 18th green. As Tiger Woods discovered with his opening shot in the Ryder Cup, the lake is also reachable from the par-4 10th tee.

The elegant and tastefully extended Straffan House not only provides luxury accommodation for K Club's guests, but also a wonderful backdrop to several holes. With the original tree-planting now having matured, the Ryder Cup course provides an excellent golfing test, and the K Club itself a luxury Stay&Play opportunity just a stone's throw from Dublin.

Stay & Play at The K Club: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club
Straffan Demesne,
Straffan, Co. Kildare 
Ireland
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Office   +353 (0)1 601 7200
Pro Shop   +353 (0)1 601 7321
Fax

  +353 (0)1 601 7297

Email   golf@kclub.ie
Website   www.kclub.ie
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Golf Pro
 
Michael Dixon (Head Professional/Academy Director).
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Academy
 
The Michael Dixon School of Golf.
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and open countryside.
 
Designer: Arnold Palmer
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7337 6244 5459
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 76 72 72
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Ryder Cup course. Also at the K Club is the 18-hole Smurfit course (par-72; 7277 yards from back tees; rating 75.0).
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How2Get There?

30 km W of Dublin
Leave M4 motorway at exit 3 and follow R406 direction Naas (keep left at roundabout) and then follow signs to Straffan. After 6.5 km (go through Straffan village) entrance to K Club and Kildare House is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): €250 (all days). Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, combination tickets, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Non-metal spikes only in winter season (Nov thru' March). Caddies available.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Inspired and created by one of Ireland's leading businessmen, Dr Michael Smurfit, the K Club is Ireland's most famous inland golf venue. It was previously home to the European Open (a European Tour event) and most famously, hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup.

The K of K Club comes from the region in which it is located, County Kildare.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: 3rd best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (53.311827)
Longitude: (-6.626666)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club 5-star
Straffan, Co. Kildare
+353 (0)1 601 7200
www.kclub.com

At the world-renowned 5-star K Club Golf & Spa Resort you can enjoy two championship golf courses (including the Palmer course of Ryder Cup fame), a luxury Spa, superb Irish cuisine and an idyllic and tranquil setting alongside the River Liffey. A member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts group.

Golf at this hotel K Club (Ryder Cup and Smurfit courses)
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Golf within 10 km Palmerstown House
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Golf within 30 km Carton House; Luttrellstown Castle; Tulfarris.
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Barberstown Castle 4-star
Straffan, Co. Kildare
+353 (0)1 628 8157
www.barberstowncastle.ie

Located just 25 minutes from Dublin city centre, this historic 13th-century castle and country house hotel occupies a quiet rural setting just outside Straffan, close to the famous golf courses of the K Club. The luxurious bedrooms are decorated to reflect the historic nature of the castle, and are complemented by the hotel's Garden Bar and Barton Rooms restaurant.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km K Club (3 km); Palmerstown House.
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Golf within 30 km Carton House; Luttrellstown Castle; Tulfarris.
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