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Smurfit Course at The K Club

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County Kildare
Phone(s): +353 (0) 1 601 7321, +353 (0) 1 601 7200
Fax: +353 (0) 1 601 7297
The K Club - Smurfit Course: Quarry Hole


The K Club, also known as Kildare Hotel & Country Club, boasts two Arnold Palmer-designed championship courses. The Palmer Smurfit Course was built to contrast with the original layout at the club, the Palmer Ryder Cup Course. Whereas the Ryder Cup Course is an American-style parkland layout, the Smurfit is more of a links course. Smurfit's unique 'inland links' design features dune-like mounding throughout. There are also fewer trees on the Smurfit Course, but there is the same abundant amount of water coming into play as its sister course is known for, if not more. One of the most dramatic water holes is the par-5 seventh, which features a vast man made rock, called the 'Swallow Quarry,' which rises 60 feet out of a lake that comes into play on the hole.

Type Public/Resort
Style Links
Holes 18
  • Arnold Palmer
  • Ed Seay
  • Tommy Cushnahan
Year built 2003
Guest Policy Welcomed
Golf Season Year round
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Driving Range Available Yes
Putting Green Available Yes
Rental Carts Available Yes - EUR 50
Rental Trolleys Yes
Rental Clubs Available Yes
Pro Shop Yes
Pro Available Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Golf School Yes
Tee Times Welcomed Yes
Price Range Weekdays EUR 120 - EUR 250
Price Range Weekends EUR 120 - EUR 250
Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, American Express, Laser
Other facilities practice facilities, restaurant, bar, horse riding, fishing, kayaking, tennis courts


Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Blue 72 7277 yd. 0 0
White 72 6824 yd. 0 0
Green 72 6244 yd. 0 0
Red 72 5443 yd. 0 0

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