Ryder Cup LogoRyder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland

Spectator Guide

Welcome from the Team Captains
This week, only our nationalities separate us as 24 professional golfers, two Teams of 12 each, compete in The 2006 Ryder Cup on The Palmer Course at The K Club. Our ambitions for victory, the respect we hold for one another and the respect we hold for golf and this competition are the same. ...more
Welcome to Ireland's Ryder Cup Region
Ireland's Ryder Cup Region encompassing Counties Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath and Wicklow stretches from the magnificent golden beaches of the East Coast to the majestic River Shannon of the Midlands, yet still manages to remain, at almost all points, within one hour of the illustrious K Club, host to The 2006 Ryder Cup. ...more
Dublin Information
Intimate as a village, sophisticated as a metropolis, friendly as a pub, the capital city of Ireland is a centre of infinite interest and activity. Dublin embodies two very distinctly different features - its rich and varied history and cultural inheritance which integrates harmoniously with the ever changing, vibrant beat of contemporary life in Dublin today. ...more
The Emerald Isle - Golf and Much More
You are here, of course, for the golf, for The Ryder Cup, for the experience of watching the leading golfers from Europe and the USA compete for the greatest prize in the sport. But you can also do much more on this visit to Ireland and when you next return to our Emerald Isle. ...more
Golfing in Ireland's Ryder Cup Region
Almost a quarter of Ireland's 400 plus golf courses can be found in Ireland's East Coast & Midlands Region, including, of course, the majestic K Club in County Kildare, host to The 2006 Ryder Cup. This traditional golfing region, quite literally surrounding Dublin, is home to some of Europe's best known courses, as well as a whole host of lesser known gems which combine to offer a golfing experience that for quality, choice and value is simply unbeatable! ...more
Match Format
All games are played under Match Play rules, where the result of each game is determined by the number of holes won. The order of play for the first two days is Fourball in the morning and Foursomes in the afternoon. The final day's play will be in Singles format. ...more
Television Coverage
The host broadcaster is BSKYB with World Feed produced by European Tour Productions. ...more
Rules and Terminology
Learn all you need to know about the Ryder Cup and how the matches are played. ...more
Schedule for the Week
Read an hour-by-hour daily listing of all the activities, ceremonies and match schedules at the 2006 Ryder Cup. ...more
Spectator Information
Ryder Cup Europe LLP (RCLLP) respectfully requests that all spectators observe the following guidelines at all times during Ryder Cup week and familiarise themselves with the event site and facilities in advance of arrival. ...more
No Mobile Phone Policy
Ryder Cup Europe LLP would like to reiterate that mobile phones are strictly prohibited at The 2006 Ryder Cup from Tuesday September 19 to Sunday September 24 inclusive at The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Mitchell Platts, spokesman for The Ryder Cup, said: "We wish to make it very clear that the 'No Mobile Phones' policy is being implemented with support of the Garda. No mobile phones will be allowed on-site. We are requesting that everyone attending The K Club leaves their mobile phone at home or in their car. Public telephones are situated in the Tented Village and other public areas around the course. In addition telephones are available in the Park and Ride facilities at Palmerstown House and Weston Aerodrome for contact to be made with Taxi companies. We would like to thank all spectators for their support and we trust the 'No Mobile Phones' policy will enhance everyone's enjoyment of The 2006 Ryder Cup."
Travelling to/from The K Club
A Park and Ride scheme is being implemented to relieve as much pressure as possible on the road infrastructure, and the neighbouring village of Straffan, and to minimise disruption to local residents and event guests. ...more
Prohibited Items at The K Club
As a result of discussions between An Garda Síochána, Ryder Cup Limited and The K Club, there are a number of items that are prohibited at this event. ...more
See the most frequently asked questions about traveling, ticketes, prohibited items, and more. ...more

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