Nestled by the banks of the River Liffey, in the charming village of Straffan Co. Kildare, The Kildare Hotel, Spa and Country Club offers you the highest standards of comfort, service and cuisine. Located just 35minutes from Dublin’s International airport and Dublin’s City Centre it is the perfect escape for those looking to marry the idyllic Irish country retreat with all the iconic tourist attractions Dublin city has to offer.
Golf at The K Club certainly is a memorable experience. Home to not one but two Arnold Palmer designed courses, The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Palmer Smurfit Course - golfers are spoilt for choice. The Palmer Ryder Cup Course is recognised as one of Europe’s most spectacular courses, challenging and dramatic, the layout and design takes your breath away. Leafy, verdant spaces, mature trees and numerous water hazards create numerous challenges. You too can walk in the footsteps of the Ryder Cup golfing legends. At every turn, fairway, cascading water feature or lush enclave a challenge ensues; can you pit your wits and skill against the golf guru himself, Arnold Palmer?
The standard of the golfing product at The K Club is first class. The Palmer Ryder Cup Course was voted by ‘Golfing Weekly’ as the number one ranked parkland course in Ireland for 2014; and was listed by American broadcasting giant CNN as one of the top ten golf resorts in the world in 2012.
While the Palmer Ryder Cup Course is generally described as a mature parkland course, the Smurfit Course is a surprisingly link-style course. The ‘Quarry Hole’ is one of the most spectacular holes on this course and features a vast man-made rock face that rises some 60 feet out of a glorious lake. A series of waterfalls cascade from the water hazard but its beauty belies its treachery and players are well advised to admire the view from the centre of the fairway! Golf clubs and equipment can be provided on site so visitors need not worry about excess baggage when traveling to Ireland.
Executive Golf and Leisure
2 Inverallan Road
Bridge of Allan
Tel: + 44 (0) 1786 832244
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