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The Kildare Country Club, known as The K Club, the venue for the Ryder Cup 2006, features two world-class courses. Arnold Palmer produced a fantastic layout, which cleverly used the existing woodland and water. The Palmer Course offers golf in lush, wooded surroundings bordered by the River Liffey and is probably the country's most challenging inland layout. The Smurfit Course has fewer trees and features a good deal of water. The entire complex is exciting - facilities at the club are second to none and there is a wide choice of sporting and non-sporting activities.


Straffan, County Kildare, 15 miles west of Dublin City.

Facts and Details:

  • Type of courses: Parkland Course

Palmer Course:

  • Holes: 18 Length: 6603 m, Par: 72
  • Architect: Arnold Palmer

Smurfit Course:

  • Holes: 18 Length: 6550 m, Par: 72
  • Architect: Arnold Palmer

Green Fees

  • Palmer Course: N/A
  • Smurfit Course: N/A


  • Palmer Course: *****
  • Smurfit Course: ****

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One of Europe's best and certainly most exclusive courses - you won't find a grass blade out of place on this course.

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