The K Club in Straffan, Co. Kildare will stage next year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation from May 19-22. The prestigious resort will once again set the scene for some of the world’s greatest golfers including the World Number 1, Rory McIlroy. The four-time Major Champion also confirmed he will continue as tournament host on behalf of his charitable foundation, the Rory Foundation. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will have one of the highest prize funds on The 2016 Race to Dubai outside the Major Championship and World Golf Championship events with a prize fund of €4 million to play for.
Speaking after the venue announcement was made Dr. Michael Smurfit, owner of The K Club, said: “I am delighted that The European Tour, the Rory Foundation and Dubai Duty Free have chosen The K Club as the venue and home for the 2016 Irish Open. I am confident that our team will extend their warmest hospitality to Rory and the players, his guests and the sponsors, Dubai Duty Free and make all concerned proud as we showcase the best in golf, luxury, Irish warmth and hospitality. I am joined by all at The K Club and associated, in looking forward to what promises to be a momentous occasion.”