Cork & Southwest Golf
Golf has been played at Dooks since 1889, which makes it one of the oldest Golf Links in Ireland. The course later extended to 18 holes in the 1970s under the watchful eye of Eddie Hackett. While not exposed as many of the other Irish courses, Dooks features an amazing variety of gorse, heather and wild flowers. The ever-present "gentle" wind help golfers to experience traditional links at its very best with narrow, sandy fairways and well contoured greens.
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club's location is one of the most enviable in the world, with the mountains and lakes providing a stunning backdrop to the club's world-class Championship courses. Each course offers a truly unique parkland experience and has some fantastic feature holes; the 10th on Killeen is a favorite that plays virtually onto the lake, while the 18th on Mahony's Point has been described as 'one of the most memorable holes in golf'. It has hosted several major National and International, professional and amateur tournaments, while Killarney town offers the best apres golf in the country!
Old Head Golf Links is built on a 220-acre diamond of land, jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The promontory is almost an island with numerous caves running beneath your feet as you play the course. The links and practice area occupy 180 acres and the remaining 40 acres of unspoilt cliff (rising in places to over 300 feet) frame the course. Nine holes play along the cliff tops, and all eighteen holes provide stunning ocean views. With the ever-changing sea breezes, the course provides a stern test to the touring pro and the high handicapper alike.
Built in October 1896, Tralee Golf Club opened its current Arnold Palmer-designed course for play at Barrow in October 1984. Back in 1896 the Club had its first nine-hole course in Tralee, believed to be where the Sports field is now located. A year later, in 1897, it opened a nine-hole course in Fenit on the south-western side of Barrow Harbour. Each hole is uniquely designed and contains its own individuality and history.