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Dooks is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. It is also among the best. As you approach it down winding roads between large houses with well kept gardens, the message pumps in that these people connect to traditional family values and naturally revolve socially around golf. Discovering the clubhouse over run by about [...]
Dooks My first impression was that its dimensions were immense. Walking out to the first tee, the dunes flowed around me carrying my eye to the sea beyond and the Dingle Peninsula. It is an expansive setting unalleviated by many trees and those that can be seen lean inland, permanently bent and misshapen by [...]
Bantry Bay There are few obvious birdies on this course. The first is a short par 3. The second is on the edge of the sea. For Ladies it is 364 yards to the flag. It was at the back leaving little space between the hole, the gorse and the sea. The green undulates [...]
Play Bantry Bay because it is a diamond among the hidden gems of golf courses; cut and shaped by Eddie Hackett and Christy O’Connor Jnr out of the hills overlooking Bantry Bay. Stay in Bantry Bay like I did, because it has a peace which will enfold you daring you to let go of cares, [...]
The course was originally 9 holes played across the hill on the lush meadow land beside the estuary, on ground leased for a penny a month from the Marquis of Lansdowne. In 1993, the second 9 was opened, necessitating a golfer's traffic light to cross the road between the two parts. The first [...]
If you’re a woman you will want to play at Kenmare for the most basic of reasons. It offers a chance to play golf on a charming course and high quality shopping. The club house is in the heart of a town renowned for tempting clothes shops, the best restaurants in the South of Ireland [...]
The Traveller is Sammie Westmacott a retired psychologist, writer who started playing golf about 3 years ago. She is fascinated as much by the game’s challenges as the intricate social and commercial structures which support it.