Kleemann Travel offer Golf Tours to some of Irelands finest championship courses. These courses include, Portmarnock home to the Irish Open on many occasions, Carton House designed by Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie, the Jack Nicklaus designed Killeen Castle. The Arnold Palmer designed K Club in Kildare, with its luxury 5 star hotel that staged the Ryder Cup. Farnham Estate golf and spa resort in the County Cavan and Slieve Russell Golf and Country Club, also in the beautiful County Cavan, the county of the lakes. All these courses are a one hour drive or less from Dublin and are both fantastic championship courses, with wonderful facilities and and great places to stay.
The Arnold Palmer designed K Club, luxury five star hotel Ireland boasts 69-room and apartments, a grand Irish country retreat, set amid 550-acres of pristine parkland on a mile long private stretch of the River Liffey. An elegantly restored 19th Century Georgian mansion estate, the K Club is set on the former the site of Straffan House, which was originally modeled after a French chateau by Hugh Barton in 1832, the grandson of legendary winemaker Thomas Barton. Converted into a luxury hotel and country club in 1991, the opening of The K Club Kildare was a landmark moment in the Irish hospitality industry, creating new standards of Irish décor and service that have not been surpassed.
The K Club is home to 2 Championship Golf Courses – The Palmer Ryder Course, venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup, hailed among Europe’s greatest courses, and The Palmer Smurfit Course, host to the European Open from 1995 to 2007, a challenging Links inspired course. In addition to two 18-hole championship golf courses, The K Club also hosts the luxurious – 20,000 sq-ft K Spa that is hailed among the finest spas in Europe and certainly the best in Ireland.
Located approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles) drive from Dublin City and just 38 Kilometers (24 miles) from Dublin Airport. The K Club 5 star hotel resort Ireland pair’s old-world charm, service and ambiance with modern comforts in a luxurious residential setting. Opulent, classical surroundings reflect elements of Ireland’s history and reveal the best of luxury accommodation.
Portmarnock Golf Club
Welcome to Portmarnock Golf Club, founded in 1894. The links is consistently ranked amongst the top golf courses in the world. With a rich history closely aligned to the progression of golf in Ireland, Portmarnock has hosted many major professional and amateur events including multiple Irish Open Championships, the Walker Cup, the Irish Amateur Close Championship and the British Amateur Championship. From Sam Snead to Seve Ballesteros, some of golf’s best known names have tested their skills here on the north Dublin peninsula. Considered by many as one of the fairest links courses in the world it delivers an incredible challenge and true test of golf. We invite you to experience links golf at its purest. Portmarnock Golf Club was ranked as the best golf course in Ireland, Golf Digest Magazine, 2004/15 and Tom Watson (Open Champion on 5 occasions) summed up the links during his visits by saying “There are no tricks or nasty surprises, only an honest, albeit searching test of shot making skills.”
Carton House Golf Club
This surprisingly near Dublin, our golf course is easily accessible from many key locations. Carton House Golf Club, was Irelands Number 1 Golf Resort 2014 & the Irish Open Venue 2013.
Located just 14 miles west of Dublin City Centre and 30 minutes from Dublin Airport, Carton is home to a stylish hotel, a luxurious spa and leisure suite and two of Ireland’s finest championship golf courses.
Designed by two-time major winner Mark O’Meara, is a classic parkland experience which meanders through acres of glorious pastures, ancient woodland and skirts the banks of the River Rye.
It hosted the 2005 Irish Amateur Championship in 2005.
The Montgomerie Course, designed by 7 times European Order of merit Winner Colin Montgomerie, is a 7,300 yard “links style” journey across sweeping firm fairways cavernous bunkers and impeccable greens. It has hosted some of the world’s finest golfers at the 2005, 2006 & 2013 Irish Opens and the 2010 Irish Seniors Open.
Carton Demesne is home to Carton House Golf Club and the Golfing Union of Ireland, the oldest golfing union in the world. This special club has attracted golfers from across Ireland and throughout the world. Golfers who love the game, respect its traditions embrace friendship and revel in a club that can truly be called home.
The Jack Nicklaus designed course, by the unmatched 18 major championships winner brings his magic to Killeen Castle. During his lifetime he has created many fantastic memories in golf and here at Killeen castle he has created a world class Jack Nicklaus Signature Design 18 hole Championship golf course.
The 2011 Solheim Cup organizing committee were so impressed by the plans of Killeen Castle that they named it as host venue for The 2011 Solheim Cup before construction of the golf course was completed. When construction began Jack was on hand to oversee each stage of development and as a result we are now blessed with a truly majestic golf course. With beautiful views of the Co. Meath countryside throughout our 600 acre estate players will never become bored of the golfing test that is provided.
Killeen Castle opened for play in May 2009 and has had the privilege of hosting the Ladies Irish Open from 2010 until 2012. Our highlight to date, was undoubtedly hosting The 2011 Solheim Cup. The tournament set up an enthralling battle between Europe and the USA will be forever remembered as one of the greatest finishes to a golf tournament that has ever been witnessed.
Farnham Estate Golf
Welcome to Farnham Estate Golf & Spa Resort Ireland. Our world class 18 hole championship golf course is widely regarded as the finest in the county. Approved by Failte Ireland as a preferred golfing destination and ranked 26th in the top 100 parkland courses in Ireland, Farnham Estate provides golfers of all levels with an unique and memorable experience.
This stunning parkland course is spread over 500 acres of rolling countryside and dense woodland. There is an undeniable sense of nature all around and an atmosphere of peace and quiet that can not fail to capture the spirit of relaxation at arguably the top Golf Resort Ireland can offer. The two nines are quite contrasting in nature. The gentle but challenging journey on the front nine explores the undulating meadows of this magnificent estate while the back nine is a more vigorous test of golf, travelling through denser more rugged woodland.
Slieve Russell Golf Club
Forming part of a magnificent 300 acre estate, including 50 acres of lakes, our highly acclaimed 18-hole championship course is sensitively wrapped around the lakes and the drumlins of the County Cavan landscape. The course presents a wonderful challenge and the devilishly tricky greens present a searching examination of accurate approach play, which adds to the enjoyment factor.
Not surprisingly the complex has always proved very popular with visiting golf groups from all over Ireland, the UK and Europe and many return on a regular basis to sample our renowned hospitality.
The Slieve Russell has hosted some major Irish PGA Tournaments. These include The Irish PGA Championship in 1996 and a PGA Pro-Am, which has been held since 1997 and has now become an annual event and boasts one of the highest prize funds in Europe. The Slieve Russell has also played host to European Tour events – North West of Ireland Open in 2001 & 2002.