The Palmer South Course at The K Club

The best way to describe the Arnold Palmer designed Palmer South Course at The K Club is that of an inland links course. However, its true attributes do not stop there. The course has many dramatic landscapes with dune style mounding throughout the Kildare Golf Resort. This assists in making the course into a true Championship Golf Course with many vantage points for spectators to view golf professionals at work.

This course has played host to some of golf’s most exciting moments. Who could forget the excitement of the 2004 Smurfit European Open when Retief Goosen went on to win just two weeks after taking his second US Open title?

Or the closing stages of the 2007 Smurfit European Open, when Colin Montgomerie finally ended his 18-month drought without a trophy and somehow stayed out of the water on the 18th to win the 2007 European Open by just one shot? Magical moments are created and forever remembered in our Kildare Golf Club.

Special Golf Holes:

  • 3rd (Kingfisher Realm)
  • 7th (Swallow Quarry)
  • 16th (Little Grebe Dive)
  • 18th (Swan Island)


2021 Green Fees
Hotel Guest
  • April - October
  • €80.00
  • €110.00
  • November - March
  • €60.00
  • €90.00

The K Club operates on a Best Available Green Fee rate basis.

For Group bookings or to discuss our green fees, please contact Golf Reservations on +353 (1) 601 7200 or email [email protected]

Caddy Rates
Caddy Rates
  • Senior Caddy (carrying one bag)
  • €55 + optional gratuity
  • Junior Caddy (carrying one bag)
  • €45 + optional gratuity
  • Double Bag Caddy
  • €110 + optional gratuity
  • Fore Caddy (not carrying bag but advising all golfers in the group) This is available for walkers only
  • €110 + optional gratuity

To Book a Caddy please contact the Golfshop on +353 (1) 601 7200 or email [email protected]

Hire Items
Hire Items
  • Buggy
  • €60
  • Electric Trolley
  • €20
  • Pull Trolley
  • €5 (complimentary for hotel residents)
  • Club Hire
  • €50
  • Shoes
  • €20
Dining on the Courses

Marty’s Bar:
Thursday – Sunday: 5pm – 11.30pm

Terms of Play

Failure to cancel your appointed tee time will result in a 100% charge of the total green fees booked, this will be made to your credit/debit card.


Handicap certificates are not required by our Visitors for general play, however we recommend a good level of golf is required to play the Palmer North Course. The course is not for beginners. Any Open Days held by The K Club, players will be required to present their ILGU/GUI cards prior to entry.

  • Golf attire must be consistent with current GUI/ILGU dress code
  • Trousers must not be tucked into socks. NO denim jeans allowed
  • Collared Golf shirts must be worn at all times on the golf course
  • Shorts must knee length and tailored. ¾ length trousers or combat shorts are not permitted at any time. Soft spikes are compulsory.
  • The use of metal spikes is only permitted during winter months (Nov to March)
  • The Clubhouse dress code is relaxed and golf shoes & clothes can be worn throughout the clubhouses.

To ensure all golfers enjoy their experience and proper flow of golf play is maintained on the course, slow pay must be avoided at all times. Slow play will be monitored by Golf Ranger and guests may be removed from the course or transferred to alternative holes. No refunds will be offered.


In the event of course being closed, where management consider course unplayable (e.g. bad weather), a voucher will be issued to allow our guests return to play the course again. Refunds will only be offered on a case by case basis and a final decision will be made by the Director of Golf. 

Straffan Golf Club Membership

The Palmer South Course at The K Club is such a fantastic course that we decided it deserved a membership of its own.
Locally known as The Straffan Golf Club the members are the lucky ones who get to play this magnificent course on a daily basis.

Membership of this course is available now to Men, Ladies and Juniors.

For more information please contact [email protected] or call +3531 601 7301.