Playing the New Course
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 35 minutes from Dublin’s International airport, it’s the perfect escape for those looking to marry the idyllic Irish country retreat with 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 very much spoilt for choice.
K Club, Smurfit 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 travelling to Ireland.
Keen golfers can walk in the footsteps of Ryder Cup golfing legends. At every turn, a cascading water feature or lush enclave poses a tough challenge. Could you pit your wits and skill against the golf guru himself, Arnold Palmer?