The K Club

The K Club

The Kildare Country Club, known as The K Club, the venue for the Ryder Cup 2006, features two world-class courses. Arnold Palmer produced a fantastic layout, which cleverly used the existing woodland and water.

The Palmer Course offers golf in lush, wooded surroundings bordered by the River Liffey and is probably the country's most challenging inland layout. It is, quite simply, one of Europe's most spectacular courses. It charms, it entices and invariably, brings out the very best in your game.

It is unlikely that you will be asked to tackle the course from the championship tees, but this should in no way diminish the excitement of pitting your wits against Arnold Palmer, for, in a sense, this is precisely what you are about to do.

Palmer
  • 18 hole
  • Parkland
  • Par 72
  • 6,815 Yards
Smurfit
  • 18 hole
  • Parkland
  • Par 72
  • 6,815 Yards

The Smurfit Course has been described as probably the greatest inland Golf Course to be developed in Ireland. It is an inland links featuring many dramatic landscapes with dune type mounding throughout giving many vantage points for spectators to view the Professionals at work. Its signature hole has got to be the Par 5 7th measuring some 606 yards. It is probably the most dramatic hole in Europe with its water cascades, water features and large man made quarry.

Venue since 1995 for the Smurfit European Open, one of the flagship events on the European Tour. The entire complex is exciting - facilities at the club are second to none and there is a wide choice of sporting and non-sporting activities.

Gallery - The K Club