The game of golf has been played on the links of Dooks since 1889. This making it one of the oldest Golf Links in Ireland. For over 100 years the course was laid out over. In the 1970s the course was extended by 9 holes under the watchful eyes of Eddie Hackett, and in 2002 the great Martin Hawtree completed the project at Dooks, and the course is further loved for that.
Dooks is not as exposed as some courses on the Emerald Isle and features an amazing variety of gorse and heather, creating a stunning and tranquil place to enjoy a round of golf.
Although the course is by no means of championship length, Dooks is a course to enjoy and still offers an amazing challenge for any golfer.
The course is set out on one of three stretches of dunes at Dingle Bay's head.
We believe that Dooks is one of the true hidden gems in the south of Ireland and has incredible value for golfers who want to experience links golf at it’s best without the premium green fee.
Dooks measures 6,511 from the championship tees and holds a par of 71.
Dooks is a unique golf course rich in history and heritage. The uniqueness also applies to the backdrop and vistas you will encounter.
The locals often noted that surrounding mountains, including the McGillycuddy Reeks and the Slieve Mish, never look the same way twice.
The 13th hole is a short par 3, measuring 150 yards, This hole without any doubt represents the charm and magic of golf at Dooks.
It is a great hole that wouldn't be designed today. The green lay's where they fell and is untouched and challenging. A perfect throwback to when the land was not manipulated to suit the course designer's eye. Gold courses were better for it.