The club is located in Straffan, Co. Kildare in Ireland and is the brainchild of Dr Michael Smurfit, one of Ireland’s best known businessmen. Smurfit originally aquired the 330 acre estate back in 1988 and proceeded to develop his dream country club. The estate had a long history stretching back to feudal times and Norman nobility. Since the eighties the estate has been enlarged to it’s current size of over 550 acres.
In 1991 it opened for play on the Palmer or North course, which is the venue of the 36th Ryder Cup in Sept 2006.
Smurfit’s vision for the K Club now revealed in all it’s glory, with a 5 star hotel, 2 club houses, 2 championship golf courses, a spa and a magnificent setting on a mature estate on the banks of the Liffy everything is in place for an amazing Ryder Cup.