Golf has been played in Dooks since 1889. It was introduced to the local aristocracy by the officers from the Royal Artillery attending compulsory training at the nearby Glenbeigh Artillery Range, and is one of the oldest golf links in Ireland. Read more about the fascinating history of Dooks in our History Section.
Developing the New Course
Dooks was a 9 hole course until the members themselves designed and built 9 extra holes which opened in 1970. In 2002 it was decided to invite Martin Hawtree, Golf Architect of International renown to enhance the layout of the course. In 2006 the project was completed and Dooks now has 16 redesigned holes, which have added to the golfing challenge and will test even the very best of players.
The golf links is set out on one of the three stretches of sand dunes at the head of Dingle bay. In the immediate foreground are the sand dune peninsulas of Rossbeigh and Inch and just a few miles away the whitewashed houses of Cromane fishing village provide an eye catching distraction. South eastwards are the famed McGillycuddy's Reeks, to the Southwest are the lovely cooms and hills of Glenbeigh and across the bay to the north are the Slieve Mish and Dingle mountains. A truly magical location for a stunning golf course.
Dooks Golf Links is not as exposed as some Irish courses and features and amazing variety of gorse, heather and wild flowers, the "gentle" wind is never far away and the narrow genuine sandy fairways and well contoured greens offer you a real taste of traditional golf at its very best.