The K Club

County Kildare, Ireland
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The K Club is Ireland’s first-ever AA 5 Red Star Hotel. Only 30-minutes from Dublin, the prestigious resort has pioneered 5-star service in Ireland from the very moment they opened the hotel doors in 1991. The Resort itself combines old-world elegance with indulgent luxury so guests are treated to luxurious rooms and incredible dining experiences. The Resort also has two world-class golf courses, both designed by Arnold Palmer, including a Ryder Cup Course. Tranquil grounds and attentive staff make The K Club the ideal resort for a weekend away.


The K Club is one of Ireland’s most accessible resorts, being so close to Dublin. Nearby golf attractions include The Island Golf Club, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Malahide Golf Club and Carton House. It is one Ireland’s most revered golf destinations and resort’s, with international fame attributed to The K Club hosting the Ryder Cup in 2006 on The Palmer Course. The K Club’s close proximity to Dublin and large resort grounds allows city-loving golfers to stay in the city while playing the courses, and country-loving golfers to stay at the Resort. The K Club features on our Best of Dublin’s Resorts Travel Package.

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    Golf Course Information

    World famous for golf, The K Club was the home of the 2006 Ryder Cup, 2016 Dubai duty Free Open, and 13 European Opens. Their aim is to match and exceed customer expectations both on and off the two golf courses named The Ryder Cup course and The Smurfit Course. With Golf Clubs, Trolleys, Caddies, Electrical Carts available to hire, The K Club promises to entice and challenge even the most avid of golfers.


    Ryder Cup Course

    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. Ranked regularly in the top 3 parkland golf courses in Ireland, this Arnold Palmer designed golf haven is a must play ‘badge of honour’ that has hosted the top golf players in the world. 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 11 European Opens testify the importance of The Ryder Cup Course to European Golf.


    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. This assists in making the course into a true Championship Golf Course with many vantage points for spectators to view golf professionals at work. This course has played host to some of golf’s most exciting moments. Who could forget the excitement of the 2004 Smurfit European Open when Retief Goosen went on to win just two weeks after taking his second US Open title?


    Or the closing stages of the 2007 Smurfit European Open, when Colin Montgomerie finally ended his 18-month drought without a trophy and somehow stayed out of the water on the 18th to win the 2007 European Open by just one shot?


    Each room at The K Club exudes luxury, having their own designs so no two rooms are alike. With a selection of original paintings and antiques in each room as well as stunning hand painted murals in each bathroom, you’ll never want to leave. All rooms include 24-hour valet, flat screen tv, Nespresso coffee machine, separate bath & shower, aromatherapy toiletry products, an in-room safe as well as many more modern luxury hotel room essentials.


    Standard Rooms

    Standard Rooms are beautifully appointed with hand painted en-suite bathrooms and comfortable beds with duck down duvets & pillows. A king bed accompanied each room with rich wall tapestries, a table and armchairs, with magnificent old-fashioned curtains and framed white framed window panes. Standard rooms come with a sweeping view of the grounds.


    Deluxe Rooms

    Deluxe Rooms feature classic 19th century style and design, with stunning views over gardens and more space than Standard Rooms. Other deluxe options include the Woodland View, with views of the nearby woodland on The K Club resort, whilst River View rooms have breathtaking views of the river that runs through the resort. The Woodland or River View rooms over an extra 2m² of space than the original Deluxe Room.


    Liffey Suites

    At 61m², the Liffey Suites have a large king-sized four-poster bed with garden views. Each suite is elegantly decorated taking inspiration from French style chateaux, using the finest Irish fabrics. Rich furnishings await desks with large pane windows and dark wooden chested drawers.


    Kildare Suites

    At a massive 73m², the Kildare Suites have garden and enable you to Relax & unwind in a separate living area among original artwork, photography while overlooking the stunning views of the resorts gardens and river. The separate living area has a couch, multiple arm chairs and floor-to-ceiling curtains, along with a large writing desk that feels like you’ve been transported back to the 18th century.


    Barton Suites

    At 74m², Barton Suites have River Views with two bathrooms that are ideal for families who require an extra bit of space. Barton Suites are a new addition to The K Club and provide magnificent views across the River Liffey while offering an additional spacious living room to entice even the hardest of workers, or the busiest of families to relax. Luxury pull-out sofa beds are available upon request.


    East & West Presidential Suites

    The East and West Presidential Suites are located on opposite sides of the Resort and are 120m². The West has a stylish and tranquil space for guests to unwind in and comes elegantly decorated with a large bedroom and interconnecting living room which features a large bay window. The East offers a large living area which connects to two bedrooms creating a two-bedroom suite.

    Resort Dining

    The Byerley Turk

    Named after the legendary thoroughbred stallion, the Byerley Turk restaurant is recognised as one of the finest on the island of Ireland and is widely celebrated for its award-winning cuisine and extensive wine list. Using the very best locally sourced Irish ingredients, the chefs have created a fascinating menu that reflects both modern international tastes and traditional Irish cuisine. Added to that, many of the ingredients they use are grown right here in the stunning kitchen gardens of The K Club, bringing an outstanding provenance to all of the Byerley Turk’s signature dishes.


    The River Room

    The River Room overlooks The K Club’s stunning landscaped gardens, situated along the banks of the river Liffey as it flows gently towards the capital. The breakfast room is a true oasis of calm in which to plan the day ahead at The K Club, whether that is a round of golf, a trek on horseback, a stroll along the river or just spending time with family and friends. Breakfast options include The K Club’s famous full Irish breakfast, gorgeous Eggs Benedict as well as a variety of continental breakfast options. They also have a full range of gluten-free breakfast pastries, breads and cereals and are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements you may have.


    Afternoon Tea

    Afternoon Tea is served in the luxurious Chinese Drawing Room and has become one of the most sought-after traditions among guests at the 5 Star the K Club Hotel & Resort. You will enjoy a three-tiered silver stand of freshly baked scones with jam and cream, delectable pastries and elegant finger sandwiches served with the finest tea and coffee.


    Media Puzzle Lounge

    The Media Puzzle Lounge is a laidback hotel bar located in the newly built wing of The K Club. It is a relaxing, comfortable space in which to enjoy a casual lunch, a pre-dinner aperitif or a pint of creamy Irish Guinness.


    Vintage Crop Cocktail Bar

    The opulent bar and balcony area of the Vintage Crop Cocktail Bar overlook the beautifully manicured K Club gardens, which are adorned by a host of specimen trees such as great Irish oak, yew and western red cedar. It is a most relaxing environment in which to enjoy an evening drink, including some fine Champagnes and beautiful Barton & Guestier wines.


    Legends Restaurant

    Legends is located in the famous Arnold Palmer Clubhouse, which is named after the legendary golfer who designed both courses at The K Club. The restaurant redefines traditional dining while creating a unique destination in a relaxing atmosphere. The menus are built on the finest Irish produce, combining much-loved local dishes with classic cuisine from around the world. The renowned beverage menu at Legends has been created with long lunches and casual evening drinks in mind, as guests relax and enjoy the gorgeous views over the golf course. Signature drinks such as the Legendary Arnold Palmer Tea (iced tea and lemonade) and the ‘Arnold Palmer’ itself are now very much part of American culture.


    The Straffan Inn

    The Straffan Inn is a local pub and a real gem in the heart of Straffan. Originally built in 1820 as a Garrison to the British troops, the building was later transformed into a police station for the Straffan community. The Straffan Inn was then converted to a public house in 1920 and run as a family-owned pub while also doubling as a house. May 2016 saw The K Club take over the reins just before hosting the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and quickly transforming it into a busy local meeting place for locals, golfers & hotel guests. Serving local beers & traditional Irish cuisine the Straffan Inn is a great place to relax and experience a real Irish pub.


    The K Thai

    In Thailand, as in Ireland, food forms a major part of all significant social occasions. That is the ethos behind The K Thai restaurant. With its open plan design, this is a place where great food and great company can be enjoyed together. The K Thai mixes the best of time-honoured Thai and Asian recipes with Irish produce to create a memorable Asian fusion cuisine, complemented by a wine list expertly chosen to match the delicate, subtle Asian flavours. The restaurant is located in the Smurfit Clubhouse and offers stunning views across the Smurfit Golf Course. It is nestled beside The K Club’s Smurfit Bar, which is perfect for a pre-dinner drink or to unwind after a superb meal to watch the sun set over the manicured golf course.

    Resort Facilities


    The K Spa is a luxurious spa destination where every detail has been tailored to suit your needs. Everything from the spirit, sound and fragrance of the surrounding landscape combines with the delicate scent of aromatherapy essence and soft musical notes to offer you the perfect harmony which will enhances your complete relaxation.


    The internationally acclaimed spa at 5 Star The K Club Hotel in Kildare is a favourite with regular and new guests alike. Designed to complement and complete your all-round stay at The K Club, The K Spa offers a sublime and relaxing experience which will leave you feeling rested and refreshed.



    Whether you are a new or seasoned Bowman, you can take part and avail of the different disciplines on offer for you at The K Club. All sessions are supervised and tutored by fully trained expert staff at Abbeyfield Farm. There are many levels of challenges for you to enjoy throughout your visit with everything you will need at your fingertips and our equipment always maintained to the highest standard.



    Falconry at The K Club offers a unique insight into the ancient and noble art of this pastime. Guests can get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful masters of the skies! Each of these majestic, beautiful birds were bred in captivity both in Ireland and abroad and are sure to give you a day you’ll never forget! You’ll meet several different species of falcons, hawks, owls and a magnificent golden eagle. Perfect as a family or corporate activity, we have packages that can be tailored to cater for everyone. Choose from:

    • Falconry displays
    • Static displays
    • Golden Eagle appearance
    • Bird of Prey appearance
    • ‘Just Owls’ appearances
    • Falconry Lessons


    Horse Riding

    Experience a relaxing hack over 200 acres of charming picturesque Kildare countryside. From quiet country lanes for the laid-back horse lover to full cross-country courses for the more adventurous, the instructors are fully trained and experienced and offer top quality equipment. The K Club welcomes riders of all levels from beginners to the experienced, including children as young as five years old. This is the ideal family activity for those wanting to create lifetime memories.



    Fishing at The K Club is sure to delight all enthusiasts, from the complete beginner to the seasoned pro! With a plentiful population of Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout, fly fishing is an extremely popular pursuit on the resort! They also large enjoy a healthy population of Carp, Bream, Roach, Rudd and Tench in many of the lakes that will provide excellent sport for the coarse angler.


    All fishing takes place on the bank of the lake which is easily accessible. During your session, expert Ghillies, (fishing guides) will transport you out to the bankside and will instruct and assist any novices in the art of fly casting. Many complete beginners have successfully caught plenty of the beautiful trout in the lake! In line with modern fishing ethics, fish are returned alive to the water, unless the guests specifically request otherwise. By request, your catch can be brought to the kitchen and cooked to your requirements should you wish.


    Other Experiences

    • Kayaking
    • Air rifle shooting
    • Clay Pidgeon shooting
    • Art & History tours
    • Garden walks & cycling
    • Wine tasting
    • Wine cellar tours
    • Whiskey tasting
    • Tennis

    How to Get There

    The K Club is easily accessible by taxi or car. The Resort sits just 30-minutes’ drive from Dublin and makes it the perfect destination for a weekend away. If driving directly from Belfast, the Resort is 120-minutes’ drive. If coming directly from Dublin Airport, it is a 45-minute drive. can assist with every component of your trip.

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