The K Club

Dublin, Ireland

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The K Club overview

The K Club is a luxury 5-star property in County Kildare near Dublin that boasts 140 exquisite bedrooms and suites, providing visitors with a grand Irish country retreat. Idyllically located amongst 550-acres of beautiful countryside on a mile-long private stretch of the River Liffey, guests will find an elegantly restored 19th Century Georgian mansion that was converted into a hotel in 1991.

The K Club is also home to two magnificent championship golf courses – The Palmer North Course which hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup and The Palmer South Course, which hosted the European Open from 1995 to 2007. With plenty of dining options and outdoor activities to try there is something for everyone at this iconic property.

Golf Courses

The K Club is home to two Arnold Palmer designed parkland courses – The Palmer North Course, famous for hosting the 2006 Ryder Cup matches and multiple Irish Opens and The Palmer South Course, which also hosted 2004 and 2007 European Opens.

Arnold Palmer did a great job of creating good golf courses on relatively flat land, incorporating the meandering River Liffey throughout, particularly on the North Course where it comes into play often. The K Club is also within an easy drive of several other excellent golf courses, particularly the links around Dublin such as Portmarnock Old, The Royal Dublin Golf Club and The Island Golf Club.


The K Club has 140 bedrooms and suites with each individually appointed and no two the same in terms of size and interior décor. Guests will find the rooms to be a blend of Old-World charm and classic European style with a leaning towards modern comfort.

Quality art and silks accessorize spacious accommodations with high-end furnishings also a feature, including traditionally elegant beds and bedside tables, and a writing desk and sitting area. Although unique in style, each guestroom features a hand-painted bathroom which includes a separate shower and soaking tub.

All hotel rooms have satellite TV; free Wi-Fi and a selection of luxurious bath and body products. Views of either the resort gardens and the River Liffey, or the golf course and driving range can be found from each bedroom.

Restaurant & Bars

There is an impressive list of options to choose from at The K Club whether it be The River Room Restaurant for breakfast, elegant fine dining at The Barton Restaurant, an all-day casual menu at the Henry Lounge, European cuisine or traditional Sunday lunch at the Legends Restaurant, Thai/South East Asian cuisine at the K Thai Restaurant or classic bar food at The Straffan Inn – the resort owned and managed pub where resort guests and locals meet alike.

Note that the Legends Restaurant, the Henry Lounge and the Straffan Inn all serve drinks late into the evening.

Spa & Leisure

As you may expect from a 5-star resort, The K Club is home to a superb spa facility offering a range of quality treatments in a very relaxing setting. Guests will also find a well-equipped gym which is part of a 20,000 sq ft facility including a juice bar and Pilates room and an indoor swimming pool with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.


The K Club is located 30 minutes west of the city of Dublin and is positioned within 550-acres of picturesque countryside in County Kildare. For international access, Dublin Airport is 35 minutes away by car.

On Site Activities

Resort guests can make good use of the beautiful 550-acre Kildare countryside that The K Club sits on. Fishing, clay pigeon shooting, kayaking and horse-riding are just some of the activities available during your stay.

Post Round

Golfers can visit the Legends Restaurant in the Arnold Palmer Clubhouse after their round, for an excellent lunch or perhaps even an ‘Arnold Palmer’ to salute ‘The King’. With large windows offering views overlooking the Palmer North Course this is a lively, informal place to relax and discuss your day’s golf.

Did You Know

The K Club is a carefully restored 19th Century Georgian mansion estate, situated on the former site of Straffan House, which was originally modelled after a French chateau by Hugh Barton in 1832, the grandson of legendary winemaker Thomas Barton.

Golf courses at The K Club

Palmer North Golf Course

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Host of the 2006 Ryder Cup, the Palmer North Course at The K Club is potentially the finest parkland course in Ireland and certainly the most recognized. This challenging layout by Arnold Palmer is a golf course designed specifically with tournaments in mind, offering some truly challenging holes that either provide thrilling viewing or a real test of your golfing ability. With easy access, visit here if you want to experience something different to the links courses around Dublin.

Palmer South Golf Course

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The Palmer South Course or the ‘Smurfit Course’ as it is more commonly known from the days when it hosted the European Tour’s Smurfit European Open is the second and more recent championship course at The K Club Resort. Opening for play in 2003 this is another long, challenging Arnold Palmer designed parkland course where choice of tees is an important pre-round decision for the regular golfer. Whilst often overshadowed by the Palmer North Course it still provides an excellent round of golf.

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The K Club pair’s old-world charm, service and ambience with modern comforts in a luxurious residential setting. Opulent, classical surroundings reflect elements of Ireland's history and reveal the best of luxury accommodation.