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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 7350 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1991) Ed Seay (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - EUR 50
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, American Express, Laser
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Activities

Fishing, Riding

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

4.2
10 Reviews (10)
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Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Extremely unique

The Smurfit Course at the K Club is one of the more unique golf experiences I’ve had. It’s kind of a bizarre mix between a manufactured links course and a water-filled parkland course. It works on some levels, but on others it feels contrived and disorienting. You definitely have the sense you’re playing on something man-made. It’s still a fun course to play, but I had a feeling hanging over me the whole round.

It’s a relatively easy walk and there are some gorgeous views and well designed holes, despite all the other stuff. It’s also very well manicured, as you’d expect from the K Club. I’m glad I played it while staying on property. I wouldn't go out of my way to play it, but if I was in the area I would. You have to see it to understand its uniqueness!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Good course but slightly unmemorable

The Palmer Course at the K Club is a difficult test. It’s a beautiful golf course that meanders around the massive hotel and the river on property. Conditioning was very good and the staff was accommodating. The layout is good, but I wouldn't say it's the most exiting or different thing I've played. There are some memorable holes, but some seem to blend together. It’s a very American course, which may not be exactly what you’re looking for in Ireland, but it’s still a lot of fun to play where the professionals do. I wouldn’t say it’s extraordinarily above average, but it’s an entertaining resort course and I’m glad I played it while staying on property. Unless resort/parkland golf is what you want to play in Ireland, I’d opt for some century old links experiences instead.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Walked

Excellent Parkland Layout

Today was the start of the serious golf with a late morning start at the K Club - Palmer Course, the venue of the 2006 Ryder Cup. This was to be the only non links course on the tour and is a beautiful parkland style setting. The place oozes class from the minute you turn into the property, a huge accommodation hotel, spacious locker rooms and lovely clubhouse.

The course was in superb condition with fairways manicured within an inch of their life. The fairways were reminiscent of Metropolitan without the hardness and roll we get in Melbourne. The weather gods finally transpired to toss some sleety showers that were with us the entire back nine which made things that little bit tougher.

I have a bit of an issue with courses that have an over reliance on water (creeks, lakes etc) as a central defence of the course and this kind of falls in that category with water present on more than half of the holes. Having said that there is plenty of room and it stands up as a reasonably fair course.

Would I call it a great course? No. For mine there aren't a lot of holes that I recall as having any WOW factor but the finishing three are strong. the par 3's didn't really hit my go button and are perhaps better holes played from the tips. It is the sort of course that you would play much better the second time after working out correct lines off the tees.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic experience

Why so few persons to play? Is possible the prive high

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great value for money

We played a 3 ball on Sunday 2nd Feb and only had to pay.49 euro per person this was fantastic value and even though we have had some very heavy rain lately the course was in excellent condition.
We will definitely be looking for similar deals at the K club again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent golf course with history

I highly recommend K Club. It is a plasure to play such a good golf course. Narrow fairways and a lot of water hazard on the back nine makes Palmers Course quite challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Course

Lovely linksy type parkland course. Good greens and some tricky fairways

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrific Course!

The Smurfit course was in great shape. I consider it to be a far superior course than the Palmer course. The staff was extraordinarily friendly and welcoming. We asked for a buggy but even though they didn't have one, they made every effort to have one for us on the turn after our 9th hole. The Pro Shop is equipped with lots of items and even though expensive, this isn't a course we play every day so it was worth it to buy some items. The finishing hole is tough but fair. Be mindful of the wind when taking out a club. Overall, a very fair test of golf and with the friendly staff, I highly recommend this course at the golfnow discount rates!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

fantastic

Changing our annual golf to k club as it was so great.worth every penny.highly highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value but Palmer course better

Played smurfit at end of may 2013, good value at 37 euro. Weather was sunny but breezy making for tough scoring, nice course especially last six holes, general condition was good but could do with bit more work. Greens were good however, overall worth up to 40 euro, not quite as good as the sister Palmer course but cheaper :-)

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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