Dooks Golf Links has a long history dating back to 1889, it is one of the ten oldest golf clubs in Ireland. It enjoys a picturesque location in a corner of Dingle Bay in County Kerry.
It has views of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrantuohill, as well as the Macgillycuddy Reeks mountains and the peninsulas of Rossbeigh and Inch. The original course was just 9 holes but has been extended to 18 holes over the years, first opening in 1970. Further changes were made in 2006 and this is the course you see today. The course is a par 71 measuring 6010 yards from the tees, so is not overly long by many courses standards, bit don’t let this dissuade you.
The current course provides an engaging and thrilling game of golf. Awaiting you on this course is an excellent natural links, complete with lumps and hollows, that follow the natural terrain, with loads of charm. The undulating greens are immaculate and run fast, as well as being small and unforgiving. They tend to be hard and can be tricky, with run off areas.
The narrow genuine sandy fairways are superb. Sand dunes and slopes are a regular feature here and with most of the holes on the water you are in for a real challenge. Dooks is not as exposed as some other links courses and has an amazing variety of gorse, heather and wild flowers, the gentle wind is always in the background.It has an astonishing layout from start to finish, without a weak hole on the course, and terrific views on all the holes. There are very few blind shots but lots of raised greens that could be problematic.