K Club golf resort on the market for €80m

The venue has hosted the Ryder Cup and Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

K Club golf resort on the market for €80m

The K Club in Co Kildare | Image: Savills Ireland

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

The five-star hotel and golf resort in Co Kildare sits on a 550-acre estate with a 134 bedroom hotel.

It also has 18-hole golf courses, designed by the late Arnold Palmer, which hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup, 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and 13 European Opens.

Image: Savills Ireland

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.

It opened as a luxury hotel in 1991, and was Ireland's first AA Five Red Star Property.

The K Spa also offers a wide variety of treatments and features an outdoor hot tub, aromatic herb garden, treatment rooms and two private suites.

Image: Savills Ireland

The resort also has a restaurant and cocktail bar - as well as 18 conference rooms.

Owner Michael Smurfit has put the property up for sale freehold, clear of management agreement and brand.

Tom Barrett from Savills Ireland said: "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."