The Palmer Ryder Cup Course
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The K Club, Straffan, Kildare,
Mr Michael Davern
The Palmer Ryder Cup Course is recognised as one of Europe’s greatest golf courses, The Palmer Ryder Cup Course drew international acclaim when it hosted the 36th Ryder Cup in September 2006.
Offering 18 of the most exciting and dramatic holes in Europe, The Palmer Ryder Cup Course promises to entice and challenge even the most avid of golfers. At every turn, fairway, cascading water feature or leafy, verdant space, a challenge ensues. The 7,350 yards Ryder Cup course is set around the River Liffey which flows through the 550 acre lush Kildare estate.
Mature indigenous Irish trees carve their way around the fairways allowing the golfer to test their game in all aspects. The walk through the course is a true joy, a myriad of landmarks can be spotted throughout, adding interest and surprises at every stage, a quaint 19th Century iron bridge at the 16th provides players with a safe passage to an emerald island which is hugged by two watery arms of the River Liffey, while the ruins of an ancient church can be spotted as you approach the 13th.
The island 16th, moon shaped 17th and dog leg par five 18th, are the most wonderful finishing golf holes that you will experience and have left a lasting impression with golfers worldwide.