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Published on : Thursday, April 20, 2017
One of the world’s leading golf bibles, Golf Digest USA has announced that The K Club has been awarded a prestigious Editor’s Choice Award in the category, ‘Best Golf Resorts In Great Britain and Ireland 2017’.
The K Club was the only property in Ireland to win this award, the results of which were announced today (13th of April) in the May issue of Golf Digest USA. The programme was launched last year with the mission of identifying ‘The Best Things in Golf’, with an emphasis on lifestyle properties, products and services.
This latest award is a welcome addition to the many accolades The K Club has won over the last few years which include CNN Top Ten Golf Resort of The Year, Best Golf Resort awarded by The Golfers Guide to Ireland 2016 and the 2016 Golf Resort of the Year, awarded by the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association. Last year The European Tour named Rory McIlroy’s shot on the 18th hole of the Palmer designed, Ryder Cup Course as its ‘Shot of the Year’ for 2016. The shot, which was beamed all around the world was taken by the world number 2 golfer at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at which tournament host, Rory McIlroy emerged victorious.
Golf Digest USA is the No. 1 most widely-read golf publication in the world and is regarded by many around the globe as the authority on how to play, what to play and where to play. Golf Digest’s aim is to enhance the enjoyment of all facets of the game — making its readers better players, smarter consumers and more discerning travellers, while also offering the kind of informative and provocative stories that fuel the unending conversation that is golf. The magazine is owned by Condé Nast, an American mass media company founded in 1909 by Condé Montrose Nast, based at One World Trade Center and owned by Advance Publications. The company has some of the world’s most famous titles in its stable including the discerning travel publication, Condé Nast Traveller, also a very respected and highly regarded publication.
The K Club’s Director of Golf, Sharon Smurfit said, “we are thrilled to have been awarded an Editor’s Choice Award by Golf Digest. The magazine is real authority on golf in the world and this accolade will have serious gravitas particularly in North America.”
The K Club is set on 550 acres of mature parkland and beautiful formal gardens. The resort includes two Arnold Palmer designed golf courses situated on either side of the River Liffey which flows through the estate, a 140-bedroom hotel, state of the art health club with a swimming pool and gym, a resort spa, playground in the Victorian Walled Garden, tennis courts, junior golf, a kid’s club and several restaurants and bars. Activities on offer include golf, fly fishing, horse riding, falconry and archery.