K Club start was bumpy. We could not find it. While obvious to most, Kildare Country Club is not KClub. Yes we were tired from site seeing. We also had so built the place up after seeing photos and hearing stories that when we got our room, it felt like a let down even when it wasn't. We arrived on a Monday and it appeared the staff was overwhelmed. The room short a robe, ran out of tissues.. . got replaced only if asked. We needed laundry done. It took an extra 12 hours to pick up, extra 12 hours late delivery, by then we were leaving. Dining options were limited. We were fighting head colds from the constant changing weather. Yet the people and the property grew on us. It was impossible for them not to. So very nice. Mike sent us to Dew Drop in town. A virtuoso benefit-the ride in a jaguar and beer pour wound up being a delight-the jaguar a vintage convertible. The tour, insightful and educational, the property extremely beautiful. Gardens, swans, Thai restaurant enjoyable.