"Top 100 Courses in the World 2010"- Golf Magazine Spanning 1.5 miles of crescent shaped beach and sand dunes, the Greg Norman-designed course at Doonbeg is a stunning sight to behold and offers views of the Atlantic from 16 of 18 holes. The average time taken for a round of golf at Doonbeg is four hours and thirty minutes. The par-72 layout features a single loop of nine holes out and nine back, playing 6,885 yards from the back tees. In line with Norman’s philosophy of ‘least disturbance’, the most natural route was taken in laying the course out through the sand dunes. As a result, the course has a unique combination of five par 3s and five par 5s.