Tucked away in the Irish countryside, in the village of Straffan Co. Kildare, you will encounter a fine example of Ireland’s famous hospitality at the Five Red Star K Club Hotel. If you haven’t yet gotten around to booking your summer break, The K Club offers a luxurious experience and fantastic facilities for all the family to enjoy.

The K Club Summer Offer (from €285per night) includes three night’s bed and breakfast in a Superior Room and a four course evening meal on one evening in The Byerley Turk Restaurant. With families in mind, The K Club offers interconnecting rooms and rooms with the option of a sofa bed to keep a close watch on the young ones. Each family has complimentary access to the health club with its swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, steam room and outdoor hot tub. This package also includes tickets to the National Stud and Japanese Gardens, Tayto Park or Dublin Zoo.

Parents in need of a break from running after the little ones, can avail of The Kids Club, ‘K Cubs’ which has loads of exciting activities to keep kids entertained during the day (opens daily from 11am- 6pm). Children can occupy themselves with some fun at the kiddies disco, face painting, arts and crafts, nature walks and a playground in the Victorian Walled Garden. There are also several restaurants to choose from for families to dine in style.

For the golf enthusiasts, The K Club is brimming with choice, offering golfers two championship courses at the resort- The Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course, both designed by Ryder Cup winner Arnold Palmer. If you’re a newbie to the game, a golf pro is on site to give you some top tips, or book a space at the golf clinic, held daily at noon.

In need of pampering? Book a treatment in the luxurious K Spa, which incorporates a secluded outdoor hydro pool, surrounded by mature bamboo plants, an aromatic herb garden and a Wellness Suite featuring various hot and cold sensory experiences.


Activities available onsite include golf, swimming, tennis, cycling, falconry or fishing on the River Liffey while bicycles are available for use on the resort for both adults and children.  A junior golf clinic will run daily while horse riding, clay-pigeon shooting and archery can be arranged upon request.  Family and tourism attractions within a short drive of the hotel include Castletown House, Dublin Zoo, The Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens, Newbridge Silverware and the Museum of Style Icons and Kildare Village.


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About The K Club

The K Club is a luxury, international resort located on the banks of The River Liffey in Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland.  Just 30 minutes from Dublin city centre, the resort enjoys a tranquil, rural location but is within easy reach of the capital and Dublin Airport. The resort incorporates a Five AA Red Star Hotel and two world class golf courses, designed by Arnold Palmer and situated on either sides of the river.  The K Club famously staged The Ryder Cup in 2006 as well as 13 European Opens, The Golf Channel’s ‘Big Break’, reality golf TV show and the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.  Other facilities include the Arnold Palmer and the Smurfit Clubhouses as well as a resort spa, swimming pool, gym and several restaurants and bars. Activities on offer include falconry, fly fishing, horse riding, archery and all weather tennis.  There are lots of conference rooms and meeting spaces available throughout the resort which can cater for large groups up to 500 people.  With over 550 acres of mature parkland and formal gardens, The K Club is widely recognised as one of the most stunning resorts in Europe.


The property is owned by Irish business magnate, Sir. Michael Smurfit who completed a €20 million renovation project and extension in August 2015.  A brand new bedroom wing, The Liffey Wing has been added housing 70 new bedrooms bringing the number of bedrooms now to 140. Other recent renovations include the addition of The Media Puzzle Lounge and the Inis Mor Conference Room.  The original house at The K Club was built by the famous Barton wine making family in 1832 and to this day, a strong wine heritage runs through all of the restaurants at the resort.  The wine cellar at The K Club is located deep within the recess of the original house and is home to some of the most spectacular wines in Europe.


The hotel is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and is a member of Virtuoso and American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts.  The property is a winner of several accolades including The AA Hotel of The Year 2011, The Best Luxury Country House awarded by the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013, CNN Top Ten Golf Resort, Conde Nast European Resort of the Year 2005, and The Number One Parkland Course in Ireland 2014 – voted by the readers of Golfing Weekly.   The resort is a recipient of hundreds of accolades, testament to the resort’s attention to detail, service and it’s uncompromising five star standards.


Over the years the property has hosted the who’s who of the golfing, entertainment, film, sport and political worlds. For more details on The K Club call + 353 (0) 1 6017200 or log on to