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.
Don’t miss your chance to play the home of the 2006 Ryder Cup, 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and 13 European Opens.
Smurfit Course – The best way to describe the Arnold Palmer designed Smurfit Course at The K Club is that of an inland links course. However, its true attributes do not stop there. The course has many dramatic landscapes with dune style mounding throughout the Kildare Golf Resort.
The Ryder Cup Course – The Ryder Cup in 2006, the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open where we saw Rory McIlroy’s European Tour Shot of the Year and eleven European Opens testify the importance of The Ryder Cup Course to European Golf.
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?