Dooks Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Dooks Golf Club Est. 1889

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Dooks Golf Club: Can there be a more natural and breathtakingly beautiful place to play golf than Dooks? Walk up from the clubhouse to the first tee and the links credentials of the course immediately become apparent; walk to the second tee and the exquisitely beautiful setting stretches out before you - the Slieve Mish mountains to your left, Rossbehy Creek behind you and Inch Point jutting into Castlemaine harbour in front of you.

As for the golf course, Dooks is a solid links layout with several shortish par-4s, but plenty of gorse bushes narrowing things down off the tee. The whole area is wonderfully natural, with the golf course making use of good size sand dunes.

Dooks may not be as grand or spacious as many of the top-rated links courses. But its beauty and rustic charm has won many a golfer's heart, and won a worthy place on the list of Ireland's best "hidden gems".

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Making Contact

Dooks Golf Club
Glenbeigh,
Ring of Kerry, Co. Kerry 
Ireland
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Office   +353 (0)66 976 8205
Pro Shop   +353 (0)66 976 8205
Fax

  +353 (0)66 976 8476

Email   office@dooks.com
Website   www.dooks.com
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Golf Pro
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: Original layout designed by the club members, with several subsequent makeovers. Substantial redesign by Martin Hawtree (2005).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6587 6009 5339
Par 71 71 72
SSS or Slope 71 69 69
 
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How2Get There?

34 km W of Killarney
From the centre of Killorglin follow the N70 direction Ring of Kerry / Cahersiveen. After 10.5 km turn right direction Dooks GC. After o.7 km turn left into golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18 holes in high season (May thru' Sept) (all days): €120. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and Saturdays; more restricted on Sundays.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap may be requested.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Caddies and golf carts available if booked in advance.
Caddies available if requested in advance
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Golf has been played at Dooks since 1889, introduced to the local aristocracy by officers from the Royal Horse Artillery. To this day, Dooks Golf Club is one of the few remaining habitats for the protected Natterjack toad - hence its adoption as the club's emblem.

Dingle Golf Links, Killarney G&FC (Mahony's Point and Lackabane courses) and Dooks Links operate the Shamrock Golf Pass, providing a discount for golfers wishing to play at each of these three venues.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (52.083146)
Longitude: (-9.925461)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Caragh Lodge 3-star
Caragh Lake, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
+353 (0)66 9769 115



Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Dooks
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Golf within 30 km Killarney (Killeen, Mahony's Point and Lackabane courses); Beaufort
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Hotel Ard-na-Sidhe 4-star
Caragh Lake, Killarney, Co. Kerry
+353 (0)66 69105
www.killarneyhotels.ie

Hotel Ard na Sidhe is a wonderful old world Victorian style house, commanding an impressive view over Lake Caragh. Ard na Sidhe means the fairy hill, which is located to the rear of the house with passages leading to a large cave.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 30 km Killarney (Killeen, Mahony's Point, Lackabane courses); Beaufort
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