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October 04, 2012

CNN Lists The K Club in World's Top 10 Golf Resorts

The K-Club The US cable news channel, Cable News Network (CNN) has included The K Club in its definitive list of the top ten golf resorts in the world.  The list, created by self proclaimed golf fanatic and journalist Tony Smart used four criteria for choosing the world’s top 10 golf resorts.   The first criteria was golf quality, condition and history of the course; second, quality and luxury of the accommodation; third, the quality of the food and drink available; and finally the quality and variety of the other facilities available.

CNN lists The K Club in this prestigious ranking along with The Old Course Hotel St. Andrew’s, in Scotland and Pebble Beach, Kiawah Island and Pinhurst in the USA making this another great endorsement for a quality Irish golf experience.

The standard of golf at The K Club is second to none, with two championship golf courses both designed by legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer, The K Club offers golfers an opportunity to play 36 of the most dramatic and challenging holes in Europe. The article describes the differences in both courses and describes how the parkland style of the Palmer Ryder Cup course features tree lined fairways while the Smurfit Course is wide and open and has a distinctly inland links feel.  It then goes on to describe the various dining offerings, the spa, fly fishing and outdoor pursuit’s activities all available at the world renowned resort.

CNN is available in over 100 million U.S. households while CNN International can be seen by viewers in over 212 countries and territories.

Europe’s dramatic victory over the US in this year’s Ryder Cup has reignited great memories of the 2006 Ryder Cup when the eyes of the world were drawn to  Ireland and the Kildare based golf resort for its hosting of the Ryder Cup. 

The World Travel Awards has also nominated The K Club for the award for Ireland’s Leading Golf Resort, the results of which will be released in early October while The K Club was awarded gold for Best Wine Experience at last week’s, Hotel and Catering Review Gold Medal Awards.

Membership to the Smurfit Course at The K Club is now open, to find out any more information on The K Club or to make a golf, accommodation, dinner or spa reservation log on to or call +353 (0) 1 6017200

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