Playing & staying at Doonbeg should be (for those who don’t know) considered one of life’s great official golfing pleasures. Miles of sparsely populated rolling countryside lead to the Doonbeg golf resort which was designed by two time British Open Champion Greg Norman. Spanning 1.5 miles of crescent shaped beach and century old sand dunes, the course offers views across the Atlantic from the green, the fairway, or tee of 16 of the 18 holes. Variations in wind speed and direction ensure the course plays differently each and every time. The par-72 layout features a single loop of nine holes out and nine back, playing 6,885 yards from the back tees. The most natural routing within the existing dunes resulted in an uncommon combination of five par 3′s and five par 5′s.