Dooks Golf Links, Glen Beigh – County Kerry
Dooks, a quaint, more local course, is a very sweet setting and a less touristy site – so if you want to enjoy another beautiful setting surrounded by water – consider Dooks as an option.
The biggest difference in scenery was the closer proximity of the marvelous mountain ranges. Dooks Golf Club, situated in a panoramic setting in a corner of Dingle Bay, which is on the Wild Atlantic Way, was founded in 1889 and is one of the ten oldest Golf Clubs in Ireland.
Another modest pro shop and more friendly people, the course is shorter than average measuring less then 6600 yards from the back tees. Because this was our 2nd round of the day, we opted for 2 junior caddies – Conner and Daniel. Even if this is your first round at Dooks, you probably do not need a caddy, but we were happy to have the company and direction!
It was a quiet afternoon at Dooks so we headed to the first Tee with our caddies and was joined by the amazing Noreen, a 70-something Irish young lady who played a terrific game of golf – outdriving Liz! Conner (17) and Daniel (14 – who started golfing when he was 2) were wonderful guides with Daniel being the putting expert.
We had an enjoyable round thanks to the beautiful location and friendly company!