The Palmer Ryder Cup Course is, quite simply, one of Europe's most spectacular courses. It charms, it entices and invariably, brings out the very best in your game. 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.
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.
Special holes on the course are the 4th (Arnold's Pick), 7th (Michael's Favourite), 16th (Inish More) and 17th (Half Moon). There’s not much that can be said about The K Club that you probably don’t know already. This has to be top of the list when taking a tour near Dublin. This parkland course is simply fantastic and is a dream to play. The entire course is manicured to perfection, and that therefore explains the price to play.
Arnold Palmer designed this course to be long and spacious. The River Liffey winds its way around four of the thirteen holes that feature water. For that extra push on yourself, drive from the pro tee on the 8th. It will send shudders down your spine as you feel exactly what the professionals feel as they shoot from here.
“...the greens are very slow. Secondly, the fairways are quite hairy, and they are wide. It's a tough course, but the Americans don't have hairy fairways and hairy greens.” Sam Torrance speaking as European Ryder Cup Captain at The K Club in 2006