Dooks Golf Club: One of Irelands Best Kept Secret

By: Roland Washington

Ranked one of the Top Golf Courses in the world. Dooks Golf Club has a few things to brag about...No. 8 in the top 10 courses for welcome, No. 6 in the worlds 10 most difficult courses no 1 in the world in the 10 best value courses, and No. 1 in 16 in the world for the 10 best value courses makes Dooks Golf Club one of Irelands best tourist spots not to mention the spacious and slope greens.

It is surrounded by mountains on its three sides and alongside the Dingle bay. Dooks Golf club is a mixture of flat and wide greens for some holes and very high terrains on other holes. The course runs 6500 yards and offers some blind shots and obstacles. It has contrasting flat holes that are easily visible.

Formed in 1889, the Dooks Golf Club was suggested by the Royal Horse Artillery to the neighboring aristocratic golfers while they were training in that area. It is currently one of the oldest golf links in Ireland. The setting itself has offered most of its members and guests the chance to experience genuine Irish traditional culture and the prestigious traditions. If you're looking for a peaceful environment, the Dooks Golf Club can give you that feeling perfectly.

It started as a nine-hole course and soon developed into an 18-hole course around near 2070. This was agreed upon by the members to add more holes.

Dooks Golf Club has offered a lasting impression to every golfer who has been there. The golfers would be astonished at the great scenery including wildlife and the topography. You will see the abundant number of flora that fills its courses and leaves an unforgettable memory to those who have experienced there.

If you enjoy the birds alongside playing golf, a lot of nesting ground for many beautiful birds can be found there. Skylark, Pennyroyal, and the Whimbrel are among them.

With the natural beauty, you can also see the modern state of the art amenities that have classical designs that display the history of Dooks Golf Club and its transformation into a world class link golf course.

Although the clubhouse has been restructured from time to time in the previous years, it still maintains a rustic and friendly feeling inside it. Irish and other meals are served in their restaurant as well as chilling drinks during the late afternoons in their bar.

Although not as popular as other golf courses, they are still one of the best one around and offers a different feeling than the usual more popular ones.

Only rarely negative comments have been left by previous golfers who have been there. The good thing is they're still returning there from time to time and still regard it as one of the best golf courses all over Ireland.

Dooks Golf Club can be found at Glenbeigh, County Kerry and should be considered in the top list of every golfer's plan to golf in Ireland. If you haven't checked this one yet, try it for once in your life and you'll see yourself coming back again.

Golf Guide
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 

» More on Golf Guide