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The K Club Ranked a "Top Ten Golf Resort in the World" by CNN





Kildare, (Dublin), Ireland, October 2012 …  The K Club, located near Dublin City Centre and Dublin International Airport, has been honored as a “Top Ten Golf Resort in the World” by CNN.  The list, created by self proclaimed golf fanatic and journalist Tony Smart, used four criteria for choosing the world's top 10 golf resorts:  golf quality, condition and history of the course; quality and luxury of the accommodations; quality of the food & beverage; and the quality and variety of the other facilities available at the resort.  CNN lists The K Club in this prestigious ranking along with other legendary courses as The Old Course Hotel St. Andrew's in Scotland, Pebble Beach, Kiawah Island and Pinehurst.  The K Club was the only property in Ireland to make the list.
 
The K Club features two championship golf courses, both designed by Arnold Palmer.  The resort offers golfers an opportunity to play 36 of the most dramatic and challenging holes in Europe. Mr. Smart described the differences in both K Club courses and how the parkland style of the Palmer Ryder Cup Course -- Ireland’s first Ryder Cup course -- features tree lined fairways while the Smurfit Course is wide and open and has a distinctly inland links feel. 
 
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 to The K Club for its expert hosting of the Ryder Cup.   This has been a season of honors for The K Club.  In addition to the CNN recognition, The K Club was recently named Ireland's Leading Golf Resort by the World Travel Awards.  The resort also was awarded the Gold Metal for Best Wine Experience at the Hotel and Catering Review Gold Medal Awards.
 
Membership to the Smurfit Course at The K Club is now open.  For more information on The K Club and the resort’s award-winning golf program, including memberships to the Smurfit Course, visit www.kclub.ie.
 
To view the full CNN list and article by Tony Smart, visit: http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/escape/worlds-ten-best-golf-resorts-801201

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For high resolution photography of The K Club, visit:  http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/29118362/1/K%20Club?h=73460e

About The K Club
The K Club is a multifaceted resort set on 550 acres and on the banks of the River Liffey in Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland.  Just 30 minutes from Dublin International Airport and Dublin City Centre, the resort includes a 69-bedroom hotel which is this year’s AA Hotel of the Year; two Arnold Palmer-designed championship golf courses – The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Palmer Course, The K Spa and several restaurants and bars.  The resort has staged 13 European Opens and The Ryder Cup 2006.
 
Winner of several accolades for both its hotel and golf offerings, The K Club is renowned as one of the world’s premier golfing destinations.  Other facilities and activities offered on site include conferencing, fishing, horse riding, archery, wine cellar and art & history tours. There is a dedicated Health and Fitness Club, the extraordinary K Spa, and a Kids Club which runs daily.
 
The magical setting of the resort, the magnificent grounds and stringent attention to detail and service has made the property a firm favorite with golfers, families, business travelers, spa goers and wedding couples.  The K Club offers excellent value-added packages for the corporate, leisure and incentive markets.  For more information on packages, services or for best available rates offered log on to www.kclub.ie   The K Club is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
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Contact:

In the U.S,
Ken Ellens
KEN ELLENS COMMUNICATIONS
201-758-2864
KenEllens@aol.com  

In Ireland
Aileen O'Brien
O'Brien PR
+ 353 (0) 45 44 6442
claire@obrienpr.com
aileen@obrienpr.com
www.obrienpr.com 

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Also See: The K Club Takes Top Place for Ireland at the annual World Travel Awards; Eighth Consecutive Year the Resort has Received the Top Award / October 2012

Catherine McKenna, CMP, CMM, Appointed as Director of Sales, North America, for Two of Ireland's Hotel & Golf Resorts, Adare Manor and The K Club / June 2012

Adare Manor Named One of the World's Best Hotels Condé Nast Traveler's Gold & Platinum Lists / January 2012

Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort and The K Club Achieve Condé Nast Traveler’s '2011 Best In The World' Readers Choice List / October 2011

Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort Voted Ireland’s Leading Hotel; The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club (The K Club) Voted Ireland’s Leading Golf Resort By World Travel Awards / September 2011


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