Dooks Golf Links

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Dooks Golf Club

Dooks Golf Club Dooks Golf Club

Dooks Golf Club

Dooks Golf Club Dooks Golf Club

Dooks Golf Club

Dooks Golf Club Dooks Golf Club

Dooks Golf Club

Dooks Golf Club Dooks Golf Club

Dooks Golf Club

Dooks Golf Club Dooks Golf Club

Dooks Golf Club

Course Description

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.

A strength of this course is the natural beauty and abundant wildlife who reside on and around the course. The panoramic views are breathtaking especially on a beautiful day. What you get here is a beautiful and tranquil environment where you can really enjoy playing natural golf.

Dooks is often referred to as a  “Hidden Gem” on the Wild Atlantic Way, and once you play here, we are sure you will say the same.

Tournaments Hosted Here

  • Irish Close Championship: 2013

Our Favourite Hole

For us it has to be the par 3, 13th purely for the reason that it personifies the charm and allure of Dooks. It is reminiscent of historic golf, it has no gimmicks, it is golf at its purest, the greens lay where they fell and this is certainly the case here.

 

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Course Information

Course Type: Links
Year Founded: 1889
Holes: 18
Course Architect: Donald Steel, Martin Ebert, Martin Hawtree, Tom MacKenzie
Course Facilities:
  • Bar
  • Clubhouse
  • Golf Caddies
  • Golf Club Rental
  • Golf Trolley Rental
  • Pro Shop
  • Putting Green
  • Restaurant
  • Teaching Golf Pro

Course Scorecard

Front Nine:


Pro Tee Hole: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pro Tee Par: 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5
Pro Tee Yards: 391 318 374 174 450 483 469 183 506
Pro Tee Metres: 358 291 342 159 411 442 429 167 463
Champion Tee Hole: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Champion Tee Par: 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5
Champion Tee Yards: 373 311 359 167 438 470 452 170 493
Champion Tee Metres: 341 284 328 153 401 430 413 155 451
Men's Tee Hole: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Men's Tee Par: 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5
Men's Tee Yards: 351 293 341 157 406 455 414 145 482
Men's Tee Metres: 321 268 312 144 371 416 379 133 441
Women's Tee Hole: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Women's Tee Par: 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5
Women's Tee Yards: 333 274 311 150 382 409 359 126 409
Women's Tee Metres: 304 251 284 137 349 374 328 115 374

Back Nine:


Pro Tee Hole: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Pro Tee Par: 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 4
Pro Tee Yards: 563 173 368 171 406 356 380 395 426
Pro Tee Metres: 515 158 336 156 371 326 347 361 390
Champion Tee Hole: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Champion Tee Par: 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 4
Champion Tee Yards: 529 167 354 156 392 329 357 392 418
Champion Tee Metres: 484 153 324 143 358 301 326 358 382
Men's Tee Hole: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Men's Tee Par: 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 4
Men's Tee Yards: 521 153 330 146 361 318 338 360 408
Men's Tee Metres: 476 140 302 134 330 291 309 329 373
Women's Tee Hole: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Women's Tee Par: 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 5
Women's Tee Yards: 427 123 293 136 329 285 309 323 401
Women's Tee Metres: 390 112 268 124 301 261 283 295 367

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