Gold Coast Golf Club
Ballinacourty, Dungarvan,
Co. Waterford.

Gold Coast Golf Notes 2nd April

Captain’s Drive In:

Sunday next, the 8th April, our Captains will get the season up and running when they Drive In at 10 a.m. The Drive In will be followed by a 9/11 Hole Scramble and then Spare Ribs and Colcannon in the Gold Coast. Please come along and enter at 9.30 a.m. so that everything will be ready for a shotgun start at 10.


Committee Outing to Mount Wolsley:

This is now fixed for Wednesday 25th April at 10.30 a.m. Anyone wishing to travel should give their names to the kiosk as soon as possible so that we can confirm numbers to the Course.


Gold Coast Cup Draw:

The draw for the Gold Coast Cup was made by Competition Secretary Micheal White and resulted in the following matches: Jerome Maye v Johnny Hughes, Tom White v Michael Kavanagh, Frank Waters v Tommy Long, Austin Kiely v Michael Wall, Dave O’Connor v John Hallinan, Declan Kiely v Willie Flavin, Brian O’Connor v John W Walsh, Eamonn O’Donnell v Kieran Cullinan, Derek Power v Conan Watt, Ger Bagge v John White, Michael Whelan v Jimmy O’Dwyer, Diarmuid Henley v Brian Dunbar, Seanie Lenihan v John McArthur, Colin McArthur v Andy Travers. Rafa Alvarez and John Queally get a bye to second round


Michael White Memorial Foursomes Draw:

Austin Kiely & Darren Power v John Flynn & Michael Whelan.

Tom White & John W Walsh v Ger Bagge & Tomas Wall.

John White & Frank Waters v Johnny Hughes & Richard Walsh.

Jimmy O’Dwyer & John Queally v Declan Kiely & Rafa Alvarez.

Brian O’Connor & Nicholas Power v Micheal White & Bob O’Brien.

Michael Wall & Willie Flavin v Kieran Cullinan & Nicholas Fitzgerald.

Tommy Long & Andy Travers and Seanie Lenihan & Paddy Walsh have byes to second round


Premier Butcher @Dawn Meats Winter League Finals

The Final:

When the draw was made and the individual pairings became known it looked like this one would go down to the wire. Dunhill and Copper Coast both won their semi-finals, Dunhill with a good but very tight win over Tourneena while the Copper Coast had a much easier victory over Ballinacourty. The pairings were as follows: Brian Dunbar v John McArthur, John White v Ger Darcy, Tom Moore v Niall Curran, Tom White v Tommy Power, Willie Flavin v Michael Wall, Michael Kavanagh v Colin McArthur, Jack Moore v Darren Power, Eamon O’Donnell v Liam Clancy, Willie Moore v Tomas Wall, Micheal White v Leo Wall, Richard Walsh v Freddie McGuckian, John Flynn v Patrick Queally, John Queally v Joe Curran

Not satisfied with 18 holes a number of the matches went on, some to the 23rd, before eventually the Copper Coast came out on top. Well done to the Copper Coast on their victory and well done to Dunhill on winning the Leagfue section.

Captain Tim O’Driscoll paid tribute to both team at the presentation of prizes afterwards. He said that the contribution from both teams and the other teams in the league had made the league a huge success for the Club. Club President Michael Cronin also has great praise for both teams. Liam Clancy the winning Captain thanked Dunhill for a good game and thanked his own team for the effort they put in. Tom White Captain of Dunhill, congratulated Copper Coast on their victory and paid tribute to his own team who successfully defended their League section title.

John Queally on behalf of the sponsors Dawn Meats congratulated both teams. He said that Dawn Meats were delighted to be involved with such a successful league and that he hopes that involvement will continue for a very long time.

Individual prizes were presented as follows: 1st: Micheal White, 2nd: John Hughes and John Flynn, Gross: John White, 4th: Davy O’Connor.


Gold Coast Golf Classic:

Our classic will run from Monday 16th April to Sunday 22nd April. The format is a 3 person team event with one scoring on the front 9 and two scoring on the back 9. The cost is €20 per person. Prizes include 1 night’s B & B, Dinner and Golf at Mount Wolsley, Galaxy Tablets, Golf Bags, 4 balls in Tramore, Faithlegg, Tipperary, Kinsale, Monkstown, Mallow, Dinner in Park Hotel. Teams can be Mixed, Ladies or Gents. Tee sponsorship is available at €50.


Get into Golf:

Lads, if you know of any Lady who might be interested in have a go at golf then now is the time to get them involved. Our Ladies Club is having an information night on Thu 12th April @ 7pm in the Gold Coast Hotel. What is involved is 4 lessons with Ian Prendergast and a further four weeks with scrambles organised by the Ladies Club. The cost is just €50 and clubs are provided. So have a think about it and if you think your partner, sister, mother, daughter, cousin, niece or any lady you know might be interested, let us know in the kiosk and we will take it from there.


Deise League:

Next Saturday we travel to Faithlegg for the second round of the league. John White, Brian O’Connor and John Hughes are organising the team and for this match they will be picking four Bruen pairings and four Purcell pairings. The first match tees off at 1.30 p.m.


Dungarvan Golf International over 20 Years in Existence:

Running from Monday 28th May to Thursday 31st May, this tournament, which is run over the three local courses, continues to prove popular with players coming from USA, England and Ireland to take part. This year we hope to encourage more members from the three local clubs to take part by offering them a special rate of €45 entry for the competition instead of the normal €140.



Tuesday 3rd April: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+

Friday 6th April: Open Singles.

Saturday 7th April: Club Competition.

Sunday 8th April: Captain’s Drive In

Tuesday 10th April: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+



Tuesday 27th March: Open Seniors, CSS 38 pts.

1st:  Gerry Comerford (15) 36 pts.

Friday 30th March: CSS 38 pts.

1st: Micheal White (1) 38 pts.

Sat 31st March: Club Competition, CSS 38 pts.

1st: Mark Lenihan (11) 42 pts.

Sunday 1st April: Monthly Medal.

1st: John Kiely (9) 69.

2nd: Darren Williams (7) 70.

Gross: Larry Whelan (7) 79.




Captain’s Drive In:

Sunday next, the 8th April, our Captains will get the season up and running when they Drive In at 10 a.m. The Drive In will be followed by a 9/11 Hole Scramble and then Spare Ribs and Colcannon in the Gold Coast. Please come along and enter at 9.30 a.m. so that everything will be ready for a shotgun start at 10.


Draw for Club Mixed Foursomes:

The draw for the Club Mixed Foursomes will take place on Sunday next 8th April at 12 noon. If interested, please enter your name on the shhet provided in the kiosk. Entry fee is €5.



10 Hole Ongoing was won by Elaine Goss(20) with 22 pts.

18 hole ongoing


Coastal Alliance: next in Faithlegg is Captains round on Thu 5th April, tee times 9.30-11am


Annual Club Classic:

This fantastic fundraiser for the ladies club runs from 16-22 April with some great prizes, and hopefully the weather will permit lots of entries!


Dungarvan Shopping Centre sponsored Mothers Day Competition:

After postponement due to inclement weather, the inaugural running of this competition took place on Sun 25th Mar in West Waterford gc. After a brief shower it turned into the most gorgeous day for golf, and the players and spectators enjoyed it immensely. The winner was Joan Swanson (16) from West Waterford with a fabulous score of 38 points. Well done Joan!


Winter League sponsored by the Moorings Bar & Restaurant

1st: Esther McGuckian (13) 25 pts.

2nd: Loraine Troy (20) 23 pts

3rd: Martina Corkery (23) 22 pts.

Team Winners: The Hole in One Gang with 598 pts

2nd: Balls of Fire 592 pts.


ILGU Matches

ILGU League match dates have been arranged as follows:

Minor (handicap22-27)v Dungarvan Sunday 8th April

Challenge (handicap28-36) v Dungarvan Saturday 14th April

Intermediate (handicap 16-21) v Cobh Sunday 15th April

Team Managers will be in touch!


Get into golf Information Evening Thu 12th April @ 7pm in the Gold Coast Hotel.

The date is fast approaching and we all want to have tried our best to help provide a healthy stream of new members, it keeps the club competitions and social life fun for all!

Please see details on poster in kiosk and multiple outlets. Registration forms are available from Ann Keane, and at the info evening. Remember it is a fantastic opportunity to make new friends and have fun, no equipment or knowledge of the game is required. 8 weekly Thursday evening sessions of varied format and it should be great craic for all.


Membership Offers

If you are contemplating a new activity and making new friends for 2018 we have the answer, why not join us here at the Gold Coast!! There are many good reasons for joining us; firstly we are a friendly bunch who are always delighted to welcome new members and visitors alike, secondly our course is open all year round due to its natural drainage and last but not least the scenery is intoxicating!!

We here at the Gold Coast are very proud of our course and the natural beauty of the setting. If you would like to sample same, please contact Bob or Mark on 058-44055 for some very tantalizing deals on offer at the moment for new members. There are always ladies available to take out new beginners and group lessons are arranged with a professional when the golfing season starts.


Gold Coast Golf Club, Dungarvan

Gold Coast Golf Club, Dungarvan is a championship parkland course. There are unrivaled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head. Mature tree-lined fairways laid out in 1939 are cleverly mingled with the long and challenging newer holes.

18 holes, par 72, stretching 6,204 metres [6,785 yards] and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean for 1.5 miles.

Gold Coast Golf Club

County Waterford,

Post Code: X35 P868

Tel: (058)44055


Course Status

The course is open today Thursday 13th June 2024.


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