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A Car Trip To the K Club

Ireland is famous for its golf courses, and the K Club is considered one of its best. This parkland course will host the Ryder Cup in 2006. It contains two championship courses designed by Arnold Palmer. The first (called the Palmer Course) is carefully groomed, the second is wilder and more watery. Both are enjoyable and challenging in their own way, providing variety to those who play on them. The Ryder Cup will be hold on the Palmer Course. The K Club is considered to be one Europe’s most beautiful parkland courses, a reputation it earned from its immaculately groomed greens. One of its most impressive features is the par 5 7th, a double dogleg with sand, rough and water on all sides, and a green perched on an island in the river. The 16th is considered to be even trickier, and requires absolute accuracy. The K Club is expensive, with green fees of €165 - €250, though group discounts available. The premium price is justifiable, however, considering the world class off course facilities and the interesting game play. If you are on a budget but would still like to play at the K Club, you can stretch your pounds by staying at a locally run inns and hotels that are just a short car drive away. If you are interested in a golfing vacation in Ireland, you can rent a car at the numerous car hire agencies located in the country’s major cities and airports. Your car hire agency representative would be more than happy to help you plan your golfing vacation itinerary, giving you a list of courses that are located in each area, as well as inns or hotels you can use as a base for your car travels. Your car hire representative can also provide maps to the cultural and historical attractions in the area, so you can see the sights between games of golf and sample some of the restaurants and bars.