2006 Ryder Cup hotel and resort in Ireland on the market for €80M

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The K Club, host of the 2006 Ryder Cup, has been placed on the market for sale with a guide price of €80m.

Dr Michael Smurfit, owner of the hotel and golf resort, has instructed Savills Hotels & Leisure division to manage the sale.

The luxury five-star resort, located in County Kildare, Ireland, sits on 550-acre estate featuring a 134 bedroom hotel and two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by the late Arnold Palmer, which hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup, 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and thirteen European Opens.

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The K Club was built in 1832 by the Barton wine family, on the banks of the River Liffey, the original house was modelled on a French Château and still retains many of its original architectural features, artwork and antiques.

It opened as a luxury hotel in 1991 and was Ireland’s first AA five Red star property.

The K Spa offers a wide variety of treatments and features an outdoor hot tub, herb garden, seven treatment rooms, two private suites, a Hamam, a Hydrobath, a Vichy Shower and a Rasul chamber.

The resort is also home to The Byerley Turk restaurant and Vintage Crop Cocktail Bar and 18 conference and events rooms.

The property is for sale freehold, clear of management agreement and brand.

Tom Barrett, director, hotels & leisure at Savills Ireland comments: “The K Club is one of the leading hotel and golf resorts in the world. As a freehold property, unencumbered by brand or management agreement, it offers vast potential for the next owner.”

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