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K Club on top

12.12am 20th October 2009 - Travel - This story was updated on Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Exclusive Irish golf and spa resort The K Club has retained its position as Ireland’s Leading Golf Resort, after receiving the award at the World Travel Awards 2009. This is the sixth time The K Club has won, making it the record-holder in this category. The delighted management team celebrated its success at a red-carpet award ceremony in Portugal on 17th October.

Nominated by travel agents worldwide, the World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry and have placed The K Club amongst the most celebrated destinations across the globe. The accolade is a welcome tribute for the Kildare hotel, which celebrates its 18th birthday this year.

Michael Davern, The K Club’s general manager commented, “We are incredibly proud and honoured to receive this award again, which is testament to the hard work, dedication and passion of our excellent team at The K Club. As we celebrate our 18th anniversary year, this award is a great reflection of our achievements.

“To be named as Ireland’s Leading Golf Resort for the sixth time demonstrates The K Club’s continued commitment to excellence; with world class golf facilities that have attracted all the greats of the game alongside impeccable standards of service and a friendly Irish welcome which ensures guests return time and again.

“It’s been an exciting year for us – not only with the birthday celebrations, but with the launch of our new offering of fractional ownership of luxury properties with Firstlight The K Club, which is certain to appeal to an international audience, with a choice of houses, apartments and duplex residences on offer.

“We would like to thank all those who have voted for The K Club and look forward to welcoming guests old and new during the forthcoming year.”

The luxurious five-star resort, set amidst 550 acres of breathtaking County Kildare countryside yet just half an hour’s drive from Dublin, boasts two championship golf courses designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer – the Palmer Ryder Cup Course and the Palmer Smurfit Course. It is globally renowned for hosting The Ryder Cup in 2006, as well as 13 European Opens, and all the world’s leading golfers have played here including Tiger Woods, Colin Montgomery, Phil Mickelson, Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley and Justin Rose, to name a few.

Designed in the style of a French chateau and dating back to 1880, the magnificent hotel offers the highest standards of service with sixty superior, deluxe and river rooms and nine suites, all of which feature large marble bathrooms and elegant period furnishing.

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