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 offers a unique golfing experience, comprising not one, but two parkland golf courses designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, whose iconic courses are world-renowned.

Both courses have received significant upgrades and investment in recent years and with such an extraordinary asset – we are the only 36-hole, Arnold Palmer designed destination in Europe – The K Club golf team is looking to the future with the same trailblazing attitude found elsewhere on our 550-acre resort.

Rightly proud of our legacy as a leading tournament destination – having hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup among other championship tournaments – we are also looking forward to hosting the Irish Open in 2023, 2025, and 2027, as well as the Irish Challenge Tour in 2024 and 2026.

In addition to our landmark courses, our pros over at K Golf World employ the most innovative simulation technologies to assist you in improving your game. While technical prowess will certainly improve after a session at K Golf World, an evening here is also a fantastic way to have fun, socialise and bond with friends or family over drinks and tasty bar bites.


From lavishly appointed, magnificent multi-room suites decorated to the highest, period-appropriate standards, to tastefully furnished, spacious standard rooms that include all the modern conveniences one would expect – with a dazzling array of choices in-between – each and every one of The K Club’s 127 bedroom and suite options reflects their commitment to providing you with just what you need.

All rooms include 24-hour valet assistance, TV, capsule espresso machine, Voya toiletries and a host of other thoughtful extras.

Restaurant & Bars

Captivatingly moreish, varied yet fantastically focussed; dining always comes with a generous dollop of passion and creativity at The K Club.

Across seven different food and drinks spaces, guests are guaranteed superb taste and flavour sensations, thoughtful attention to detail, produce-led dishes and drinks of distinction.

Whether you want to kick back and chat over a perfectly poured pint of stout in the local Straffan Inn pub, acquaint yourself with a gastronomically led wine pairing in the Barton, or let your hair down over casual bar bites and cocktails in South, The K Club brims with the kind of good taste that will leave you craving more.

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 Palmer Restaurant in the Palmer Clubhouse after their round, for an excellent lunch or perhaps even an ‘Arnold Palmer’ to salute ‘The King’. A pale teal and azure interiors scheme is spangled with gold, 1930s-inspired motifs, while the adjoining terrace has a retractable roof for further flexibility and provides gorgeous views out over the famous Palmer North golf course.

Meanwhile over on the Palmer South course, South Bar & Restaurant is a feast of brash flavour and vivid colour. With relaxed, open-plan seating and a chic outdoor terrace offering sweeping views of Palmer South golf course, South is a perfect spot 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.