Take on a golf break in County Kildare
Located outside of Dublin, County Kildare is easily accessible and a superb choice for a short golfing getaway. Blessed with beautiful countryside, rivers and an abundance of golf resorts and courses including the 2006 Ryder Cup venue, The K Club, golf in County Kildare is a no brainer.
Why play golf in County Kildare?
- Host destination of The Ryder Cup
- Stunning scenery
- 5* choice & service
- Great local produce & food
Walk in the footsteps of European golf legends
One of the most popular and well-known golf resorts in Ireland is five-star The K Club, Spa and Country Club. Not only is this a top-rated golf resort, but also the venue that saw a crushing European victory over the US in the 2006 Ryder Cup. There are two championship golf courses on this estate, The Palmer Course is the most famous and most challenging of the two, but the Smurfit is no walkover. Both courses feature plenty of strategically placed natural and man-made water hazards, as well as undulating fairways and thick rough.
On the outskirts of Dublin is the impressive Knightsbrook Hotel with its on-site championship golf course. Measuring at over 7,000 yards from the competitive tees, this parkland layout is an oasis of green as golfers work their way through the luscious fairways, immaculate greens and several natural water hazards.
Most Popular Golf Resorts in County Kildare
Stay in the Idyllic Irish countryside
County Kildare is a fantastic choice for a golf break in the South East of Ireland. With its great selection of excellent value and top-quality parkland courses, you are spoiled for choice! Offering a unique and wonderful experience and top-class Irish hospitality, you will be greeted with a warm welcome wherever you stay and play.
From the picturesque, eye-catching mountains to the charming hotels, resorts and guest houses, it will be a trip to remember. What’s more, the county is home to world-famous bars where you can sample a pint of the black stuff, great food and some traditional Irish music. The best part? You never have to worry about booking long haul flights; instead, experience amazing golf on your doorstep.
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A grand Irish country retreat
When it comes to accommodation, there is something in Kildare to suit everyone. Whether you’re looking for traditional Irish charm and luxury, or a quaint affordable hotel, we’ve got you covered. One of Ireland’s most popular venues and its first AA Red Star Property, we recommend The K Club Kildare, Spa and Country Club. An elegantly restored 19th Century Georgian mansion estate, it boasts lavish bedrooms with stunning views and world-class dining options. Set amid 550-acres of pristine parkland on a mile-long private stretch of the River Liffey, it offers everything you need for a luxurious relaxing golf break.
A Golfbreaks favourite, the homely Carton House Hotel & Golf Club is a must-stay. With three dining options including The Linden Tree, Kitchen Bar and The Coach House, guests can immerse themselves in Irish cuisine and taste the very best in local Kildare produce, ranging from traditional dishes to the more contemporary. The Coach House (Clubhouse) is the perfect set up, with everything you need before and after your round. Rooms are comfortable, well-equipped and spacious, while the spa is simply stunning.
The Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort and The Heritage & Golf Club are excellent alternatives offering unmatched golf and fantastic leisure facilities.