K Club Hotel
Straffan,
County Kildare,
Ireland

K Club Hotel

Golf Resort & Spa

Hotel

The K Club, is an elegantly restored country house set amongst 550 acres of County Kildare countryside by the river Liffey, 30 minutes from Dublin Airport.

The original Straffan House property was modelled on a French Château and still retains many of its original architectural features, art work and antiques. It opened as The K-Club in 1991 and was Ireland’s first AA Five Red Star Property.

Hailed among the world's finest golf resorts, The K Club was the chosen venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup and host to the European Open from 1995 to 2007.

4-Ball Groups at The K-Club with Ascot Golf receive complimentary Dublin Airport Transfers, Evening Dinner and daily lunch for 2 night stays!

Dining options include Legends at the Palmer Clubhouse, The River Room within the main building with Wine Cellar tours on weekend evenings, and fine dining at Byerly Turk.

Ascot Golf offer an intensive 2-Night/ 4 Round package over the Smurfit & Palmer Courses specially designed for Ryder Cup groups – with the team captains free of charge!

Horse racing enthusiasts can also take in Ireland’s premier event (The Irish Derby, June/July) at The Curragh - just 30km from the K-Club Estate.

Gallery

The K Club K Club Hotel Garden View Hotel Reception Superior Room set in spectacular surroundings of The K Club Superior Room Bathroom Deluxe Room with 440-square-feet, encompassing a comfortable king bed Yeats Room with Jack B Yeats paintings Garden Apartment Exterior Garden Apartment Living Area Garden Apartment Bedroom Garden Apartment Kitchen River Room - With complimentary wine cellar tours on Friday & Saturday evenings K Club Wine Cellar The K-Club Gardens Indoor Swimming Pool at the K Club Gymnasium Spa Treatment Room Vintage Crop Bar - Named after the famed Irish Race Horse Vinatge Crop Bar Terrace River View Golf Course View K Club Hotel Evening View
The K Club
K Club Hotel Garden View
Hotel Reception
Superior Room set in spectacular surroundings of The K Club
Superior Room Bathroom
Deluxe Room with 440-square-feet, encompassing a comfortable king bed
Yeats Room with Jack B Yeats paintings
Garden Apartment Exterior
Garden Apartment Living Area
Garden Apartment Bedroom
Garden Apartment Kitchen
River Room - With complimentary wine cellar tours on Friday & Saturday evenings
K Club Wine Cellar
The K-Club Gardens
Indoor Swimming Pool at the K Club
Gymnasium
Spa Treatment Room
Vintage Crop Bar - Named after the famed Irish Race Horse
Vinatge Crop Bar Terrace
River View
Golf Course View
K Club Hotel Evening View
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The K Club

Guest Rooms

69 Individually appointed hotel rooms - Superior, Deluxe, and suites with 5-star amenities. At The K Club, each of the bedrooms and suites are individually appointed to the highest standard. There are no two rooms alike in terms of size and interior, making it one of the only resorts in Ireland that can boast this unique characteristic.

The Superior rooms (38m²) are the hotel's standard rooms and are inclusive of individually hand painted ensuite bathrooms.

Deluxe rooms are more spacious and boast magnificent garden views over the 550 acre estate. (41m²)

Suites are spacious and airy in appearance, host all the same amenities of the Deluxe Room but with the added bonus of river views. Suites are elegantly decorated using the very best of Irish fabrics whilst taking its design influences from the French style chateaus. (Starting from 57m²)

Also 23 Courtyard Apartments, which are adjacent to the main house and are accessed by a covered walkway. The Courtyard Apartments enjoy King-Size beds, with a lounge/dining area.

Bar/Dining

Elegant dining is available at the K-Club Hotel in the Byerly Turk Restaurant (French cuisine), or at Legends (European cuisine) in the Palmer Golf Club, also try the Italian Monza Restaurant at the Smurfit Golf Club. K-Club also offers guests private dining at The John Jefferson Smurfit Room, Arnold Palmer Room.

The Byerly Turk Restaurant offers fine-dining French cuisine within the hotel itself. The dress-code for this restaurant is jacket & tie.

The River Room Restaurant provides vibrant, yet relaxed dining in an informal atmosphere overlooking extensive landscaped gardens and the River Liffey. Many of the ingredients you will find on the menu are harvested locally or on the Hotel estate. Smart Casual dress is required for the River Room Restaurant.

The Arnold Palmer Clubhouse overlooking the Palmer Ryder Cup Course is the home of Legends. Offering casual dining in an elegant atmosphere, the menus in the Legends Bistro is suitable for all tastes and palates. The restaurant enjoys fantastic views across the Palmer Ryder Cup Course and is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the delectable food.

The sumptuous Vintage Crop Bar and balcony area, overlook the wonderfully manicured lawns, adorned by a host of specimen trees such as great Irish Oak, Yew and Western Red Cedar.

Relax and enjoy Afternoon Tea in The K Club's Chinese Drawing Room overlooking the outdoor terrace and beautiful manicured gardens with open log fires.

Leisure Facilities

The K Club offers the following activities:

In addition to Golf, other facilities available to guests include: The K Spa, Indoor Swimming Pool (16.5 metre), Saunas, Jacuzzi, Hairdressing, Solarium, Yoga/Pilates Studio and Wet Area.

Activities available to guests are as follows: Fishing, Clay Target Shooting Ground, and Horse riding on nearby Abbeyfield farm, set on over 200 acres of picturesque countryside. Bicycles are available for resident hire, but also try walking the undulating hills in the valleys that surround the estate.

Gardens

The formal estate gardens, created by the Bartons in the 19th century, have many unusual species of trees, including Lawson Cypress and a Tulip tree, besides Elm, Pedunculate or Common Oak and White Willow. Other distinguished trees in the area of the arboretum include a Giant Redwood, the largest growing tree in the world.

Shrubs and flowers abound, including the Straffan Snowdrop, a white spring flowering bulb unique to the estate and discovered in the 1880s by the then head gardener, Frederick Burford.

The Garden Walks continue across Inismor Island, on to the arboretum and the hidden pond.

Local Area

History of the K Club

The origins of Straffan House go back to the year 550 A.D. After the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland, Straffan was granted by Strongbow to Maurice Fitzgerald, whose eldest son passed it to his younger brother Gerald, an ancestor of the Duke of Leinster.

Prominent families held ownership of the property, including Hugh Barton, who purchased the property in 1831 and invested his fortune made in France into Straffan House.

The Barton design of the new house in 1831, which is now the east wing of the hotel, was based on that of a great chateau at Louveciennes, to the west of Paris.

The House remained in the Barton family until 1949. In 1988 The Jefferson Smurfit Group then purchased it and the K Club was opened as a Resort in July 1991. Dr Michael Smurfit and Mr Gerry Gannon privately purchased The K Club in 2005.

Travel/Weather

Take the N7 heading west (Naas Road) from Dublin to traffic lights at Kill (village on left). Turn right at lights. Approx 3 miles - T junction - turn right, and Approx ½ mile - turn left.

Approximately 1 mile - over Liffey Bridge - the K Club Hotel gates are on the left.

Fishing

River Fishing is available on a wonderful one-mile stretch of the River Liffey at the K Club Hotel. The Liffey has a natural stock of salmon and wild Brown Trout up to 7lb. The river also boasts of great hatches of fly throughout the season resulting in very large bags of fish especially during the mayfly time of May through to July and afterwards on sedges.

Coarse Fishing also available with a choice of five stocked lakes - brown trout, rainbow trout, carp, bream, trench, rudd. All equipment provided: rods, clothing, bait and flies. Ghillies are available all year round and tuition also available.

Fishing Calendar & Rates

Calendar
SeasonsDates
SalmonJanuary 1st to September 30th
Brown TroutMarch 1st to September 30th
Rainbow TroutAll year round
PikeAll year round
Rates
OptionRate
Half Day€65 per person
Ghilliefrom €50

Please ask your Ascot Golf Sales Representative to arrange Fishing for your visit to the K Club Hotel, Co Kildare, Ireland.

Fine Dining

Byerley Turk Restaurant

The K Club Hotel’s Head Chef Michelle Flammee presides over a triple AAA Rosette restaurant viewed as among the finest in Ireland.

Byerly Turk: French menu with Irish influence using fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit, some of which are grown in the K Club’s Victorian walled garden. Food is served in an elegant setting with brocade wall coverings, marble columns and high draped windows.

Spa

K-SPA

The K Spa at the K Club Hotel is nestled in 550 acres of rolling Kildare countryside with a private stretch of the River Liffey gently winding through the grounds.

Covering 20,000 sq ft, K Spa incorporates seven luxurious treatment rooms, two private suites and an aromatic herb garden which are ideal for couples treatments or groups.

Facilities in the Aqua suite include a pool, with water jet massage and Jacuzzi. The swimming pool hall opens out into a Zen garden with an outdoor hot tub!

A special offer package is included for Advance booking with Ascot Golf: include:

• Full Body Massage or Facial [55 mins] + Rasul [25 minutes] €110

For further details or advance reservations at K-Spa, please contact your Ascot Golf Sales agent.

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K Club - Smurfit

K Club - Smurfit

Par: 72

Length: 7300 yards


Course designer: Palmer Course Design

Venue: European Tour - European Open

K Club - Smurfit

The best way to describe The Smurfit Course at The K Club is that of an inland links. However, its true attributes do not stop there. The course has many dramatic landscapes with dune type mounding throughout. This assists in making the course into a true Championship Golf Course with many vantage points for spectators to view golf professionals at work.

Special Golf Holes to note:

• 3rd (Kingfisher Realm)

• 4th (Heron Pond)

• 7th (Swallow Quarry)

• 16th (Little Grebe Dive)

• 17th (Otter's Holt)

• 18th (Swan Island)

K Club - Palmer Ryder Cup

K Club - Palmer Ryder Cup

Par: 72

Length: 7337 yards


Course designer: Arnold Palmer

Venue: Ryder Cup

K Club - Palmer Ryder Cup

Ranked regularly in the top 3 parkland golf courses in Ireland, this Palmer designed golf haven is a must play 'badge of honour' that has hosted the top golf players in the world. The Ryder Cup in 2006 and 11 European Opens testify the importance of The Palmer Ryder Cup Course to European Golf.

It is unlikely that you will be asked to tackle the course from the championship tees, but this should in no way diminish the excitement of pitting your wits against Arnold Palmer, for, in a sense, this is precisely what you are about to do.

Special Golf Holes to note:

• 4th (Arnold's Pick)

• 7th (Michael's Favourite)

• 16th (Inish More)

• 17th (Half Moon)

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Group Discounts

What's included

  • Accommodation in Superior Room, Breakfast, Green Fees as listed, Full Use of Driving Range, Use of K Spa Facilities, Taxes

What's not included

  • Flights, Car Hire/ Airport Transfers, Lunch, Dinner, Buggy Hire

Standard conditions

  • Holiday Bookings to be received no later than 7 days before travel.
  • Holidays crossing date bands listed above will be priced on a Pro-Rata basis.
  • All Prices listed are subject to availability at the time of Booking.
  • Please await confirmation of your reservation before completing flight arrangements.

Upgrades & discounts

Children Sharing Parents' Room (max 1)
Age 0 - 6 yrs, incl. Breakfast £0 Per Child Per Night
Age 7 - 12 yrs, incl. Roll-away bed £74 Per Child Per Night
Dinner
Evening Dinner at The River Room or Legends Restaurant £43 Per Night
Evening Dinner (6-course) at Byerley Turk Restaurant £65 Per Night
Evening Dinner (9-course) at Byerley Turk Restaurant £83 Per Night
Room Upgrade (Supplement)
Deluxe Room On Request
River Room On Request
Hotel Suite On Request
Presidential Suite On Request
Viceroy or Imperial Suite On Request
Dublin Airport (38km)
1 - 4 Persons £96 Per Vehicle Journey
5 - 16 Persons £184 Per Vehicle Journey
K Club Golf Courses
Resort Courses
Golf Packages
Golf Packages are based on Midweek Rates (Sun-Wed). Weekend Supplement Applies

Additional information

Payment terms
A deposit of 20% is payable for bookings made more than 4 months in advance, with the balance payable 45 days before travel.
More than 30 days prior to departure
20% of total price
30 to 15 days prior to departure
35% of total price
14 to 8 days prior to departure
50% of total price
7 to 2 days prior to departure
90% of total price
1 day prior to departure or day of departure
100% of total price
Standard fee per person
Requests to change confirmed holidays should be notified by the Party Leader to Ascot Golf in writing.
If it is possible to make the Requested change, a fee is payable per change, in addition to any additional charge/expense which the change may attract.
£30 Per person per change
Flights
Flights may be arranged for your group by Ascot Golf with ATOL protection
For groups, or On Request, we will be pleased to include flight bookings with your Golf Holiday Package.
Car Hire
Ascot Golf arranges car rental and transfers at all our of Golf Holiday destinations.
Please ask for a Car Rental quote with your Holiday enquiry or reservation.

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