Dooks Golf Club
Enjoy Playing One of Ireland’s Oldest Links Golf Courses. Dooks started in 1889 and is one of the five oldest clubs in Ireland. Officers from the Royal Horse Artillery introduced the course to the local aristocracy. While training at the nearby Glenbeigh Artillery Range, these officers enjoyed playing Dooks.
If you are on a golfing break in Kerry you don’t want to miss the opportunity to play Dooks. It is a truly magical location for a stunning golf course. Experience breathtaking views and a unique links challenge that golfers have enjoyed since 1889. The charm, and the atmosphere but also the beautiful seaside setting of a truly traditional golf links makes Dooks a golf experience. As a result, Dooks GC has to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
The origin of the word ‘Dooks’ comes from the Irish Douaghs meaning dunes. Dooks golf links is not as exposed as some Irish courses and features an amazing variety of gorse, heather and wild flowers.
The Natterjack Toad which the Club has adopted as its emblem, is a rare and preserved species. Its habitat is preserved on a stunning course. The course combines the visual qualities of links and heath with its backdrop of mountains, beaches and ocean and its profusion of natural flora. Certainly, all of these qualities makes it an idyllic golfing location.
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