K-Club Palmer GC (North Course), County Kildare: Site of the 2006 Ryder Cup, and several European Opens, The Palmer Course is, quite simply, one of Ireland's most spectacular parkland courses. Large spectator areas and burms allow many vantage points for viewing a tournament such as the Ryder Cup. If ever a golf course reflected the personality of its architect, it is surely this Arnold Palmer designed course. It may seem odd to describe a golf course as charismatic and cavalier but from the instant you arrive at the first tee, you are enveloped by a unique atmosphere. Site of the 2006 Ryder Cup, and several European Opens, The Palmer Course is, quite simply, one of Ireland's most spectacular parkland courses. 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 this well kept, challenging layout.
K-Club GC Smurfit Course (South Course): Designed by Palmer Course Design Company, the Smurfit Course at The K Club hosted the 2004 European Open. The Course has many dramatic landscapes with dune type mounding throughout. Coupled with this point, some fourteen acres of water have been worked into the design especially through the final phase of hole numbers 13 to 18. A watery grave awaits many a golfer on the home stretch. In essence the Course is entirely different from the Palmer Course located just across the River Liffey. From feedback to date golfers state that it is almost impossible to make a comparison such is the difference in experience.