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The K Club begins a new chapter under new ownership

The K Club, the 550-acre Straffan estate just outside the Irish capital with its luxury five-star hotel and two championship golf courses, was bought recently by Dublin-based businessman, Michael Fetherston.

Under its new owner, The K Club is now about to embark on a multi-year investment programme, transforming the property with a series of significant developments and refurbishments. The focus is not just on capital expenditure but also on the delivery of an energised and welcoming visitor experience. 

General Manager and The K Club CEO, Michael Davern says:

“Since opening in 1991, The K Club has had an unparalleled reputation both as a hotel and as a golf resort. This is a very exciting new chapter in the resort’s history. Michael Fetherston, our new owner, has been a long time member of the The K Club, and Michael and his family will be very hands-on with the management team in implementing his long-term vision for the resort.”

The K Club is about to launch a significant programme of investment across the entire estate and both golf courses.

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The K Club Smurfit Course, the approach to the 13th green.

With fresh eyes on this elegant historic property, there are significant plans being launched over the coming months,” says Audrey Brophy, Hotel Manager at The K Club.

The investment programme will include important restoration work on the hotel.

Host of the Ryder Cup in 2006, The K Club has also become an iconic name in international golf. The new investment programme now being executed will include a full remodel of the club house as well as major works on both golf courses and gardens. On the Ryder Cup Palmer cours the lake features have been reshaped to the original design (pictured at the top of the article), the flower beds have been refurbished and the vistas been openedup.

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Aerial view of The K Club Palmer Course and hotel. All photos: The K Club
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