The K Club has very much established itself as one of the finest golfing resorts in the Ireland. In late 2006, the golfing world headed to Dublin as The K Club played host to The 2006 Ryder Cup matches, the first time The Ryder Cup has ever been held in Ireland. The world’s best players including Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson and our very own Darren Clarke & Lee Westwood were all in action as they teed it up on the incredibly long stadium style Palmer Course. In this blog, we now take a closer look at The K Club, to see where you could be heading for your next luxury golf break.
Why choose The K Club for your next golfing getaway?
Home of The 2006 Ryder Cup
Have you ever dreamt about being at the venue of a Ryder Cup, and being able to play a Ryder Cup course? As avid golfers, are eyes are glued to the TV, when the Ryder Cup is on, wishing we could be there. Well, at The K Club you will be able to walk the same fairways as Team Europe and Team USA did in 2006.
Home of Rory McILroy’s 2016 Irish Open Victory
Only a few months ago, back in May 2016, The Palmer Course atThe K Club played host to the European Tour’s Irish Open, one of the tour’s most standout events, which in previous years has seen record crowds. The tournament was won by the host himself Rory McIlory, who shot a fantastic score of 12 under to win the event by 3 strokes.
Home to Two Championship Courses
The K Club boasts two breathtaking championship courses, which are regarded as two of the finest golf courses in all of Ireland. Let’s take a closer look…
The Palmer Course
The Palmer Course which played host to The 2006 Ryder Cup matches is the ultimate championship course measuring at over 7, 350 yards. As the course name suggests, it was designed by golfing legend Arnold Palmer who has 95 professional wins to his name including 7 major victories.
YGT Rory takes on The Palmer Course, along with Golf Guru Mark Crossfield
The Smurfit Course
The Smurfit Course is slightly shorter than The Palmer, but is still a challenging test of golf with over 14 acres of water worked into the layout. Best to stock up on golf balls, as you may well see a few splashes when you take on the course.
An award winning 5* Star luxury Hotel
From elegant bedrooms to lavish restaurants, a stay at The K Club Hotel is the ultimate luxurious experience. The hotel surroundings are equally on the same level, with breathtaking views across 800 acres of stunning woodland.
The bedrooms are all traditionally decorated but still have all the modern amenities, perfect for your luxurious stay. There is a variety of rooms & suites available from the Liffey Deluxe Room to The Presidential Suites. The views from the bedrooms are simply spectacular, you may room overlooking the beautiful River Liffey, the wonderful Hotel gardens, the two championship courses or of course the stunning surrounding woodland.
Only 35 minutes from Dublin
The K Club is only 35 minutes away from the Dublin City Centre, so after your round and once you have relaxed in The K-Spa, why not head into Dublin and enjoy all the fine things Ireland’s capital city has to offer. Check out a few of recommendations for what to do In Dublin from our Ireland experts…
Enjoy a complimentary pint at The Guinness Factory
Regarded as one of Dublin’s top tourist attractions, a visit to the Guinness factory has got to be on the list. Enjoy learning how Guinness has become of the most famous beer brands to date, and then head to the gravity bar and indulge in a pint overlooking beautiful Dublin.
Take a Walking Tour
There is no better way to see a city than through walking the streets. There are also plenty of places where you can take a tour and will still get to see the major sites. You can also stop off at a local Irish Pub, enjoy some local music and of course have a pint of Guinness.
Activities to do away from the course at The K Club
Perhaps you need a break from the course, well not to worry, there are so many off-course activities to choose including fly-fishing, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, wine tasting, hiking & cycling.
Pamper yourself at The K-Spa
After hitting the fairways on The Palmer or Smurfit course why not head to the K-Spa where you relax & unwind, enjoying a break from reality.There is an incredible selection of massages & treatments to choose from, such as The K Spa Strong Body Polish or The Organic Seaweed Leaf Wrap. You could also head to the pool, put your feet up and enjoy a break from the stresses of reality.
If you are seeking something a bit more private, why not indulge in one of two private suites, which are named after two significant trees within The K Club resort.
- The Ash suite features a large jacuzzi and sauna for private use, so you can relax & unwind in your own little oasis.
- You can enjoy a royal experience in The Oak suite by taking a bath in the ‘King’s bath’; an old fashion brass bath with modern air jet technology
Thanks for reading. Hopefully, now we have given you an insight into The The K Club. Check out Your Golf Travel to see our latest offers and you could be underway on booking on your next luxury golf getaway.
What YGT Customers say[quote]If you want a fantastic hotel combined with two world golf class courses look no further than the K club for a golf break in Ireland. From Gatwick to The K Club’s lobby took less than 2 hours so it really is a convenient venue for anyone in the UK or Ireland.[/quote]
Steve, rated The K Club 5 out of 5.