Golf has been played in Dooks since 1889 which makes it one of the oldest golf links in Ireland. Originally named Dooks & Caragh GC, it was affiliated to the GUI in 1903. For 100 years the links remained a steadfastly quirky, 9 holes monument to those early days as the members resisted all efforts at modernization. It was extended to eighteen holes in the 1970s under the guidance of Eddie Hackett. The course was further enhanced in 2002 by Martin Hawtree.
For the golfer who is seeking a beautiful and tranquil environment to enjoy great golf, Dooks presents a convincing case. Dooks is not as exposed as some Irish courses and features an amazing variety of gorse, heather and wild flowers, the “gentle” wind is never far away and the narrow genuine sandy fairways and well contoured greens offer you a real taste of traditional links golf at its very best.