I am so honoured and privileged to be your President for 2020 and look forward to serving you all as best I can in the year ahead.
Standing on the second green on a summers evening, looking over the incredible landscape, the pristine fairways, the rolling sand dunes, and watching the sun set over Dingle bay is truly breath-taking and must rank as one of the most beautiful, tranquil places on our planet.
Dooks Golf Club was founded in 1889 and is one of the tenth oldest golf courses in Ireland.
As a young student in the early 60’s I used to be picked up after school by the late Tadhg Connor a prominent member of Dooks and Captain in 1971. He first introduced me to the game, giving me a lifelong passion for the game and a love for Dooks.
Dooks can best be described at this time in a Newspaper article published in 1964:
“Dooks Golf Club has been purchased by its members – all 30 of them – and a few friends for £7000. For this their cash the received 100 acres of first-class golf coast line and a modest clubhouse.”
The continued enthusiasm and vision of subsequent committees, the support of the members, have all contributed to the amazing club we have today.
Dooks is in a great place at the moment currently ranked 24th best golf courses in Ireland.
- Professional, friendly and welcoming staff.
- Dedicated, committed members and club officers.
- Exciting plans for the future.
I am confident that Dooks will continue to prosper and pass on this great legacy for future generations.
I extend a warm welcome and best wishes to all our visitors and hope you enjoy the Dooks experience.