The K Club golf club Kildare

The K Club golf course Kildare

The K Club Golf Course

The K Club Club Crest

Designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, who has transferred his talent as a great golfer into a great course architect. Officially opened in July 1991 The K Club has been selected as the venue for the Ryder Cup in 2006. The services of Palmers’ design team have been called on again to design the second eighteen-holes at Straffan Co. Kildare. This course is presently under construction and is primarily being built so as the original course can be rested before the great event. It is also necessary as the demand for tee times far out reach the availability. Such is the reputation the K has achieved in the short period it has been open, both at home and internationally. This was Arnie’s third course design in Ireland, the other being Tralee, his first in Europe.

The Kildare Hotel and Country Club, part of the Jefferson Smurfit Group plc. Is Ireland’s first grade AA 5 Red Star Hotel offering every creature comfort imaginable. Other recreational facilities include tennis, swimming, archery, croquet, and off course salmon and trout fishing. All are available on the 330-acre site, once the ancestral home of the Dukes of Leinster that can trace its roots back to 550 A.D. The Hotel is presently undergoing massive redevelopment and extension, in preparation for the arrival of the greatest golfers from the US and Europe. The clubhouse has already been extended and houses the biggest collection of Jack Yates paintings to be found anywhere.

Developed by Dr. Michael Smurfit, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Jefferson Smurfit Group plc. Arnie is reported as saying "What I have done is offer the option of an extremely testing course of the back tees or the playing of a more modest length from the middle to forward tees. Either way I feel that I have guaranteed that the player will get enjoyment from his efforts and that is the design concept that myself and Michael Smurfit set out to provide" Standing on the terrace of the magnificent elevated clubhouse behind the 18th green, Palmer mused "We could draw for a 100 years and still not have come up with as good a vision". True testimony indeed, to this magnificent course.

The course itself is undergoing constant upgrading and improvements and is the venue for the European Open Championship, the second richest PGA event, each July. Measuring 7,178 yd‘s from the Championship tees, 6,829 yd‘s from the w hites, 6,244 yd‘s from the greens and 5,479 yd‘s from the ladies tees. The men’s course is a par 72 and the ladies, is par 72. Darren Clarke shot a course record of 12 under in his third round of the Smurfit European Championship in 1999, a record that will never be beaten.

Water comes into play on then of the holes, with the majestic river Liffey coming directly on the 7th, 8th, and 17th. The course is littered with man made lakes, which brings water into play from the 15th to 18th often refereed to as the "Hooker’s Graveyard".

Having played The K Club you will remember it for the rest of your life, and I assure you, you will look forward to your next visit.

Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

The K Club Palmer Course was voted the No. 19-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-1);

The K Club Palmer Course was voted the No. 20-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-1);

The K Club Palmer Course was voted the No. 21-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-2);

The K Club Palmer Course was voted the No. 23-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-4);

The K Club Palmer Course was voted the No. 19-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-1);

The K Club Palmer Course was voted the No. 4-ranked parkland golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

The K Club Palmer Course was voted the No. 2-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.

The K Club Palmer Course was voted the No. 15-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

The K Club Palmer Course was voted the No. 2-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.

The K Club Palmer Course was voted the No. 10-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

The K Club Palmer Course was voted the  No. 2-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

The K Club Palmer Course was voted the No. 10-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

The K Club Palmer Course was voted the No. 2-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

The K Club Smurfit Course was voted the No. 47-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Same);

The K Club Smurfit Course was voted the No. 47-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-2);

The K Club Smurfit Course was voted the No. 49-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Same);

The K Club Smurfit Course was voted the No. 49-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-7);

The K Club Smurfit Course was voted the No. 42-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-1);

The K Club Smurfit Course was voted the No. 16-ranked parkland golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

The K Club Smurfit Course was voted the No. 23-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

The K Club Smurfit Course was voted the No. 17-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

The K Club Smurfit Course was voted the  No. 17 Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

The K Club Smurfit Course was voted the No. 34-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

The K Club Smurfit Course was voted the No. 40-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

The K Club Smurfit Course was voted the No. 41-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

The K Club Smurfit Course was voted the  No. 14 Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Green Fees Jan. to March: €120
Green Fees  April & October: €180
Green Fees May to September: €240
Green Fees November & December: €120
Green Fees April & October: €180
Green Fees with a Member: €65
Green Fees for Opens Snurfit Course: €70/100
Green Fees for Opens Palmer Course: €45/50
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €7,595 +VAT
The Smurfit Club  
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,500
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 36
Members 263
Designer Arnold Palmer Smurfit: Harrison Minchew
Founded 1991
Address

Straffan,
Co. Kildare

Telephone 01-6017300
Email sharon.smurfit@kclub.ie
Website The K Club golf club website
Director of Golf: Sharon Smurfit
Captain: Jim Leyden
Lady Captain:  Carol Barry
President: Dr. Michael Smurfit
Vice-Captains': Gary Owens & Karen Palmer
Hon. Secretary: Austin McCabe & Mary Burnell
Club Pro: Michael Dixon 01-6017321
Hon. Treasurer: Gary Owens
Comp. Secretary: Noel Campbell
The K Club Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.313156
Long:-6.623604
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening 7.00am to 12.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Tailored shorts only no sports, 3/4 length or cargo shorts allowed on the golf course.
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Wednesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 days in advance

The K Club Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 11 March   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Wednesday 4 October
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 7 October
  Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Smurfit)
Saturday 7 January   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball Sunday 8 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Smurfit) Saturday 14 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Palmer) Sunday 15 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Smurfit) Saturday 21 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Smurfit) Saturday 28 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Palmer) Sunday 29 January
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Smurfit) Saturday 4 February   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Palmer) Sunday 5 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Smurfit) Saturday 10 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Palmer) Sunday 12 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Smurfit) Saturday 17 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Palmer) Sunday 19 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Smurfit) Saturday 25 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Palmer) Sunday 26 February
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Smurfit) Saturday 4 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Palmer) Sunday 5 March
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Smurfit) Saturday 11 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Palmer) Sunday 12 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford (Palmer) Tuesday 14 March   Open 1
3-Ball Cheltenham Scramble (Smurfit) Wednesday 15 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford (Palmer) Thursday 16 March   Open 1
3-Ball Cheltenham Scramble (Smurfit) Friday 17 March   Open 1
3-Ball Cheltenham Scramble (Smurfit) Saturday 18 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Palmer) Sunday 19 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Smurfit) Saturday 25 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford (Palmer) Sunday 26 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford (Palmer) Saturday 13 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford (Smurfit) Friday 9 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford (Smurfit) Friday 16 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford (Palmer) Sunday 18 June   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 74 6,815 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 73 5,131 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 72 6,240 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 76 7,350 yd's

Card

The Palmer Ryder Cup Course

Name Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
Bohereen Road 1 418 401 361 4 11 298 4 9
The Tunnel 2 413 399 370 4 7 292 4 11
The Island Beach 3 170 157 120 3 13 109 3 17
Arnold's Pick 4 568 545 518 5 15 456 5 5
Square Meadow 5 440 402 363 4 9 310 4 3
The Liffey Stream 6 478 412 376 4 3 316 4 7
Michael's Favourite 7 430 395 371 4 1 301 4 1
 Mayfly Corner 8 173 155 155 3 17 134 3 15
The Eye of the Needle 9 461 427 402 4 5 384 5 13
  Out 3,551 3,293 3,036 35   2,600 36  
Mick Holly 10 584 561 501 5 6 405 5 8
Lily Pond 11 415 382 358 4 10 289 4 14
The Domain 12 182 173 150 3 18 134 3 18
Laurel Haven 13 428 386 246 4 8 287 4 6
Churchfields 14 213 197 179 3 16 151 3 16
Stream Pheasant Run 15 446 407 382 4 4 362 4 4
Inishmor 16 570 534 483 5 2 466 5 2
Half Moon 17 424 364 327 4 14 296 4 12
Hookers Graveyard 18 537 518 478 5 12 441 5 10
  In 3,799 3,522 3,204 37   2,531 37  
  Total 7,350 6,815 6,240 72   5,131 73  
  SSS 76 74 72     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Pro: 60 Darren Clarke 31/07/1999

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The Ladies of the K Club won East-Leinster Final of the AA Insurance Intermediate Cup and made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club to participate in the National deciders in 2009, where they lost out to Ulster Champions Edenmore Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final by 3 matches to 2 matches the eventual green pennant winners. First on the tee was Beryl Bowden (16)who beat Colleen Hanna (18) by 3 and 2, she was followed by Miriam O'Callaghan (16) who lost her match against Zoe Allen (18) by 5 and 4, next up was Alice Doyle (17) who went all the way to the 22nd-hole before losing her match against Cherry Logan (19), in the penultimate match Lou Soden (19) lost to Stephanie Watson (21) by 5 and 3, in the bottom match Mary Burrell (19) won her match against Louise Gaw (21) by 2 and 1.

Congratulations to The K Club on winning their first All-Ireland green pennant and indeed their first Leinster pennant, when they beat Castle Golf Club in the final at Enniscorthy Golf Club on Saturday 11th August 2007 and went on to win the Irish Mixed Foursomes. It was on to Athlone Golf Club on Thursday 6th September where they met Ulster Champions Balmoral Golf Club by 3 matches to 2 matches.

The team was Vincent Coyle, Michael Lavelle, Peaches Kemp (Lady Captain 2007), Mary Burnell, Tom Freeman, Emmet Savage, Alice Doyle, Jody Gilhooley, Pat Desmond, Patricia Lacey, Michael Morrissey, Kerena O'Connor, Lou Soden, and Beryl Bowden.

The Ladies of The K Club won the All-Ireland Challenge Cup at Athlone Golf Club on the 30th September 2007 they beat Boystown Golf Club by 3 matches to 2 matches in the Semi-Final and met Galway Bay Golf Club in the All-Ireland decider.

First up was Sarah Newman who beat Helen Fitzgerald by 2 and 1, she was followed by Marianne Fitzgerald who lost to Nano Gough by 4 and 2. Next on the tee was Terry Somers who lost to Clare Noonan by 2 and 1. Things were not looking too good the ladies from Straffan until Phyllis Kelly delivered a 3 and 2 win over Jacinta Quinn and Margaret Canavan had the same result against Marie Kelly, to clinch the title. For a club with little or no track record in inter-club competition The K Club had a memorable year making this the 2nd All-Ireland green pennant having already won the All-Ireland Mixed Foursomes.

2005 Lady Captain Pamela Furlong and her Captain’s Prize winner Liz Burke qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain’s Classic in this scotch foursomes format. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rd October where they were paired with the Castletroy pair of Anne Hackett and Yvonne Cassidy.

The K Club won the Eastern District Final of the Ulster Bank All-Ireland Fourball Championship at St. Margaret's in 2002, when the team was Kerena O'Connor, Sharon O'Brien, Anna Freyne, Lou Soden, Miriam Callaghan and they were, captained by Ann Lynch. They went on to be crowned All-Ireland Champions when they beat Ulster Champions Massereene in the Final by 2.5 matches to 0.5

The K Club had its third win in the McDonnell Cup on August 2nd 2002 when they beat Rush by 8 matches to 6 matches. The team included three members of the previous two winning teams in 1994 and 1996. They were Martin Fitzgerald, Frank Ward and Tony Moran. The remainder of the, squad were Maurice O'Connor, Declan O'Reilly, Frank McCarthy, Jimmy Boucher, Seamus Tully, Brendan Barrett, Tony Kelly, Joe Higgins, John Clohessy, Tony Kerr and Brian Grassick.

Lady Captain Mary Merrins, Captain Liam Lacy and Honorary Secretary, Joseph O'Grady qualified for the National Final of the Mercedes-Benz Irish Independent Executive Golf Classic at their home club on August 12th 2002.

The K Club trio of Lady Captain Melanie Lawlor, Captain Michael Kenny and Hon. Secretary Joe O'Grady got off to a flying start in the Mercedes Benz-Irish Independent Executive Golf Trophy. In April 2001 they played Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links in a swirling breeze that came at them from all sides. With two scores to count on each hole they were the leading qualifiers. Melanie playing off 20, Michael playing off 11 and Joe off 6 returned 80 points which gave them two points to spare over Grange. They booked their place in the National Finals at their home club on August 13th. The three made history when they delivered, by winning the National Final with a score of 75 points. The trophy, a replica of the Ryder Cup was very fitting. As we all know the Ryder Cup matches are to be played here in September 2006.

Prior to 2001:

Congratulations to past Captain Arthur and Bosco French on winning the World Invitational Father and Son Tournament, organized by Marty Carr, each year at Waterville G. C. There was a record entry in the Millennium year. They had a score of 126 points.

The Ladies of The K Club won the fourth-team crown, in the Clarins-sponsored Autumn Team finals, when they beat Newlands, at Lucan Golf Club in November 2000.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

D. Houlihan represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 2005 playing 4-times won 4-matches and lost 0-matches accumulating 8-points;

Michael Lavelle represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2006 to 2007 playing 12-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 7-matches accumulating 9-points;

History of The K Club

The 2006 Ryder Cup was played here in September 2006, this was won by the European Golfers 18½ to 9½ a great win and an overall success for the K Club and Irish Golf.

The inaugural European Open was held at Walton Heath in 1978, won by Lenny Wadkins. It was not until 1995 that it became a special date on the Irish Golf Calendar. When Dr. Michael Smurfit agreed to sponsor it and make it the second richest PGA event in Europe.

Although a relatively new course designed by Arnold Palmer and opened in July 1991, the K Club was in a fit state to host a major championship. Bernhard Langer won it in 1995 with a score of 280.

After that the Swedish invaders made it, there own for the next three years. Per-Ulrik Johansson won it in 1996 and 1997, it is interesting to note that there were 10 shots in the difference in his winning scores. He was, followed by his fellow countryman Marthias Gronberg in 1998 with an identical score as Langers’.

1999 saw the first of Lee Westwood back-to-back victories. That same year he put together a fantastic final round, when I’m sure he thought he was playing for second place.

As on the Saturday Darren Clarke shot the lights out when he went around in 60 shots braking, the course record by 4 shots, this was his second 60 in his professional carrier, which included a Hole-in-one. I would consider it, the best round I have ever had the privilege to witness. Darren was six shots clear of the rest of the field, going into the final round.

I bumped into Chubby Chandler as Clarke was teeing off and I commented to him "This is only a stroll in the park for Darren" the wise manager replayed, "Every Championship has to be won". How right he was and his other charge step in, and stood on the podium on the fine Sunday afternoon. Lee became the only player to successfully defend the title in the Millennium with a score of 276.

The Smurfit European will continue to be played on the course until 2003, when it will find a new home, on the new 18 under construction at the K Club. The "old" course is to be rested before the arrival of The Ryder Cup in 2006.

The new 18 opened in July 2003 at an estimated cost of £7.5 million. The first sod was turned in February 2001 and was designed by Harrison Minchew of the Arnold Palmer Company and the project co-ordinator is Jesse Wilson.

The new layout is on 220 acres on the other side of the River Liffey. Minchew is quoted as saying "It is going to have a distinctive, links feel about it as an interesting contrast to the existing course. We have also designed it essentially as a Tournament venue and with an awareness of how good the modern professional can be. So we have made it bigger, covering 170 acres, though it will be easier to walk than the existing one".

Harrison Minchew has been greatly influenced in his design concept by Royal Co. Down. By excavating areas for water hazards, about one million, cubic m in total, they have enough soil to create what he had in mind. He said, "My objective is to get a sort of Royal Co. Down feel about some of the holes, where you play down into the dunes.

We’ll also introduce links characteristics in the fescue grasses we plant, along with some gorse and shrubs. We’re going to plant spinneys, but nothing like the extensive tree planting on the existing course. The greens were completed by the end of summer 2001 and "they have a different grass on them.

In terms of agronomy, things have improved since we did the existing course, though it will become a subjective thing as to which layout is better" Michael has said. A very interesting concept, a links in the Co. Kildare! Couldn't wait to play it after what the professionals said about in having played the 2004 Smurfit European Open over it.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Michael Smurfit Jnr. 1991 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 1991 President
Michael Smurfit Jnr. 1992 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 1992 President
M. J. O'Brien 1993 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 1993 President
J. F. Hogan 1994 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 1994 President
J. F. Hogan 1995 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 1995 President
Mary Ward 1996 Ladies Captain
M. F. Holly 1996 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 1996 President
Anna Freyne 1997 Ladies Captain
T. M. Murray 1997 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 1997 President
Patrice Lacey 1998 Ladies Captain
Pat Mangan 1998 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 1998 President
Karena O'Connor 1999 Ladies Captain
Arthur French 1999 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 1999 President
Mary Burnell 2000 Ladies Captain
Tony Lynch 2000 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2000 President
Mrs. Melanie Lawlor 2001 Ladies Captain
Mr. Michael Kenny 2001 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2001 President
Mary Merrine 2002 Ladies Captain
Liam Lacey 2002 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2002 President
Ann Lynch 2003 Ladies Captain
Frank Ward 2003 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2003 President
Sharon O'Brien 2004 Ladies Captain
Frank Ward 2004 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2004 President
Elizabeth Burke 2005 Ladies Captain
Sean Hehir 2005 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2005 President
Pat Desmond 2006 Ladies Captain
Michael Smurfit Jnr. 2006 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2006 President
Peaches Kemp 2007 Ladies Captain
Martin Fitzgerald 2007 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2007 President
Grainne Blake 2008 Ladies Captain
John P. Treacy 2008 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2008 President
Ruth Duggan 2009 Ladies Captain
Michael Keating 2009 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2009 President
Sarah Newman 2010 Ladies Captain
Ray Finn 2010 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2010 President
Sally Ann O'Connor 2011 Ladies Captain
Tom Taaffe 2011 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2011 President
Marianne Fitzgerald 2012 Ladies Captain
Jim Kirwan 2012 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2012 President
Noreen O'Grady 2013 Ladies Captain
Allan Crinion 2013 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2013 President
Geraldine Delamere 2014 Ladies Captain
Greg Brady 2014 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2014 President
Liz Brady 2015 Ladies Captain
David Coyle 2015 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2015 President
Angela Cirillo 2016 Ladies Captain
Tony Kelly 2016 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit 2016 President
Carol Barry
2017 Ladies Captain
Jim Leyden
2017 Men's Captain
Dr. Michael Smurfit
2017 President
 
2017 Lowest Lady Handicap
J. A. Hayes 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Michael Lavelle (+1) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at The K Club

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Darren Clarke 1 August 1999 5th 6 iron 213 yd‘s
Noel O'Fearraigh 24 March 2002 8th   137 yd‘s
Colm Maher 28 March 2004 8th   122 yd’s
Paul Casey Ryder Cup 2006
14th   213 yd's
Scott Verplank Ryder Cup 2006 14th   213 yd's
Vincent McDonagh 30 September 2009 14th   200 yd’s