The K Club, also known as The Kildare Hotel and Golf Club, is one of the more exclusive resorts in Ireland. The hotel was built on the banks of the River Liffey in 1832. There is an overabundance of activities to do while you enjoy your stay.
With both golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer, You know that there will definitively be some challenge involved. The 2006 Ryder Cup was held on The Palmer Ruder Cup Course. The course is a par 72 with 7,350 yards. With leafy, verdant spaces and cascading water features, you know that it will challenge and entice even the most avid golfers. Indigenous Irish trees accompany you throughout the fairways allows your game to be thoroughly tested. A plethora of landmarks, including a 19th Century Iron Bridge off of the 16th that leads to an emerald island, adds interest and surprises at every point of the game. If you need any hints on the best way to tackle the course, you can always talk to Michael Dixon the club professional.
The Kildare Hotel opened as a luxury hotel in 1991, is Irelands first AA Five Star Property. The estate covers 550 acres of lush Ireland land. The Straffan House dates back to 550 A.D. after the Anglo – Norman invasion of Ireland.
The property once amassed 700 acres. The basis for the present day hotel was constructed in 1831 by Hough Barton. The hotel now has the Yeats Room ehich has a museum-quality collection of one of Irelands best-known artists Jack B. Yeats. With 92 rooms and suites there is plenty to choose from.
K Club has much to offer for everyone. From horseback riding to clay pigeon shooting, the spa, and of course golf, there is plenty to do while you stay. For the kids there are many thing that they can enjoy. From bicycles that they can use to explore the property, to the swimming pool and of course the Walled Garden.
Babysitting can even be arranged within 24 hours’ notice. Everyone else can enjoy, not only the horseback riding, but also the archery ranges, air rifle shooting, and fly fishing on the River Liffey. K Club is never a wrong choice when you would like to spend time with (or not necessarilly without) the family.