'Dooks' comes from the Irish word 'Douaghs' which translated means dunes and the Dooks Golf Course is located on one of the three stretches of sand dunes at the head of Dingle bay. In the immediate foreground are the sand dune peninsulas of Rossbeigh and Inch and just a few miles away the Cromane fishing village and McGillycuddy's Reeks provide an eye catching distraction. To the southwest are the lovely valleys of Glenbeigh, while Slieve Mish and Dingle Mountains stand across the bay to the north.
Originally a nine-hole course, the members themselves designed and built nine extra holes back in the late 1960s. More recently, Martin Hawtree has improved on that work, and the result is stunning. Dooks provides a true experience with nature, which exists through the flora, birds, and other animals that inhabit its environment. The dunes' beautiful wild flowers sprout into action in the spring and summer months, and skylarks are often seen and heard flying above the course. Perhaps the best animal sighting is the Natterjack Toad, a rare and preserved species that has become the emblem of Dooks Golf Club.
- Year of Opening - 1889
- Designer - Members, Martin Hawtree
- Par - 71
- Holes - 18
- Length - 6596 Yards