During my first trip to Ireland we made a last minute decision to visit the K Club for a day. From Dublin, the K Club is a 30-minute drive full of gorgeous Irish countryside.
The 5 Star K Club Hotel & Golf Resort is one of the finest in Ireland featuring two world class golf courses, The Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course. Former prestigious events at The K Club include the 2006 Ryder Cup, 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and 13 European Opens.
Upon arriving, you can feel and see the historic culture along with old school hospitable Irish greetings. My room was the ‘Deluxe Woodland view’ overlooking the property. Simply beautiful! Shortly after settling in, it was time to leave for my tee time to play The Smurfit Course. While passing the Afternoon tearoom and terrace, I couldn’t help but stop and grab a hot baileys and coffee to warm me up on this cold day.
The Smurfit Course, designed by Arnold Palmer was filled with dramatic landscape and dune style mounding. As forecasted, my favorite holes were the 3rd (Kingfisher Realm), the 7th (Swallow Quarry), the 16th (Little Grebe Dive), and the 18th (Swan Island).
After golf, we ordered room service and of course, two desserts, a warm chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream and a crème Brule. While indulging I reflected how well we played and wondered if maybe the Irish cold numbed my mind allowing me to swing freely.
Thinking back on my round, I couldn't help but reflect on the 18th (Swan Island) and the beautiful live birds (swans) that were everywhere with the clubhouse shaded in the background.
Thank you to my hosts at The K Club. I can't wait to return for another visit!
The 5 Star K Club Hotel & Golf Resort is one of the best golf hotels in Ireland with one of the best golf courses in Ireland.
The Ryder Cup in 2006, the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open where we saw Rory McIlroy’s European Tour Shot of the Year and 11 European Opens testify the importance of The Ryder Cup Course to European Golf.
Arnold Palmer designed the Smurfit Course, and inland links. Full of dramatic landscapes and dune style mounding.
From traditional, European, Thai and South East Asia.
· The Byerely Turk
· The River Room
· Afternoon Tea
· Media Puzzle Lounge
· Vintage Crop Cocktail Bar
· The K Thai
A fresh surrounding atmosphere of aromatherapy and soft musical notes that offer a full package of relaxation.
Kids club, garden walks & cycling, swimming pool, falconry, kayaking, clay pigeon shooting, air riffle shooting, horse riding, archery, tennis, art & history stouts, wine tasting, wine cellar tours and whiskey tasting.