The Golf Doc

Golf Academy



Having been the go-to-guy for all things golf-related in the Kingdom for over a decade, Tralee’s own James O’Dowd is bringing all of his insights, tips and experience to his new venture ‘The Golf Doc’ which opened its doors for the first time in November 2017.

Situated just outside Tralee in Ballinorig West, this new facility was specially designed by James himself to allow golfers from right across the region unlock their game. Whether they’re complete novices or playing off scratch, James and his team will take a deeply personal approach to each player and bring them to the next stage in their passion for the sport.

James O Dowd said “I wanted to offer golfers a state of the art facility right here in Munster. It has been a dream of mine for many years to develop a purpose built golf academy and help our game grow across all ages….and to see it become a reality with the support of so many good friends and family, is just perfect”

The new Golf Doc facility, complete with a state-of-the-art driving range is open 7 days a week, from 9 in the morning to 9 at night, and with top instruction from some of the country’s leading golfers, unique and personalised golfing insights, and great special offers on clubs and kit, James is promising the finest all-round golf experience in Munster.

Dick Spring who opened the facility officially said “I am delighted to support James in this project, I have been an avid golfer for many years and am excited that our game can become more accessible through The Golf Doc Academy. I have no doubt that this will be the first of many for The Golf Doc”. With a wry smile and a reflection on what might have been for Irish rugby and football, he added “this is probably the best thing that happened in Irish sport this week”.

While we may be heading into another dark and damp winter James isn’t deterred. "The facilities here have been designed so that we can operate in all conditions. We’re not in any way weather-dependent. If your game is cancelled somewhere else because of wind or rain, then use that time to pop over to us and improve your skills!”.

So, if you, or someone you know, loves golf (or is keen to try it out) then you know where to go to get the best advice, support and facilities.

James was supported at The Golf Doc opening by friends including Dick Spring, Eoin Hand, Philip Walton and Eamon Fitzmorris.

The Golf Doc Offical Launch November 2017

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The Golf Doc, Ballinorig West, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 D9V6.

Pro Shop - 066 710 3890

James O'Dowd - 086 41 41 321

Opening Times

Mon - Thu 09:30am - 19:30pm

Fri - Sat 09:30am - 20:00am

Sunday 10:00am - 18:00pm

(18.30pm Closing Bank Holidays)

Booking Request

Please note that if you are booking an appointment for the same day, it would be advisable to call us on the following number:

Telephone:(066) 710 3890

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