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

Goldcoast Golf Club Notes 12th December 2021


Our yearly Lions Club Christmas appeal is now up and running. Our draw will run until Sunday 19th December when the presentation of monies will take place to the lions Club where a member of the lions will draw the winning tickets for the beautiful array of prizes we have on offer 1st Hamper 2nd Hamper 3rd turkey 4th Ham and other prizes of some nice bottles of wine. Tickets are now on sale in the kiosk and the leisure centre costing 5 Euros for 3 strips your support would greatly appreciated.



The John White Carpentry sponsored winter league is now entering week the 6th week of play with teams very close with some high scoring on the course a big push on now for the final weeks as only 8 teams will go through to the quarterfinals in February 2022.


To date the following are recipients of Turkey Crowns or Boned and Rolled Ham Prizes.   They will be available for collection on WEDNESDAY 22nd Dec from 12 noon from the Golf Kiosk.  The full list of winners will be in next week’s golf notes and a collection reminder will be sent nearer the time on WhatsApp.  Well done to all the winners.

Thomas Kiely Turkey and Ham, Peter Hayes Ham, Mark Lenihan 2 Hams, Tom White Ham, Brian Magill Turkey and 2 Hams, Sean MacCraith 2 Hams, David O’Connor Cork Turkey and 2 Hams, Aodh O’Murchu Turkey and Ham, Seamus O’Connell Turkey, Richard Crean Turkey and Ham, Darren O’Droma Ham, John Burns Ham, Paddy Walsh Ham, Johnny Hughes Turkey, Colin McArther Ham, John W Walsh Ham, Tom Moore Ham, JJ Quinn Ham, Liam Clancy Turkey, Michael White Turkey and Ham, Declan Hallahan Ham, Neil Dermody Turkey and Ham, Alan Darcy Turkey, Martin Murray Ham.



Over the last few weeks, it has become noticeable that pitch marks are not been repaired on the greens.  To keep our greens in excellent condition we wish to make golfers mindful to please repair all pitch marks.  At this time of year, even small pitch shots into the green can damage the surface.

To bring extra focus on repairing these marks, greens have been assigned to each of the Winter League teams as follows:

1st green Dungarvan, 2nd green Stradbally, 3rd green Dunhill/Bonmahon, 4th and 17th greens Nire/Tourneena, 5th green Cork, 6th green Kilmac, 7th green An Rinn A, 8th green An Rinn B, 9th green Ballinacourty, 10th green Abbeyside, 11th green Dun na Mainistreach, 12th green The Village, 13th and 18th greens Kilrossanty, 14th green Ardnahoe., 15th green Dungarvan B and 16th green Deise.

Thank you for your continued co-operation.



We are asking all member and visitors alike to try and avoid slow play and make it enjoyable for everyone, if you are playing a three ball the first holes 9 should take no longer than 1 hr and 40 mins and if playing a four ball the first 9 holes should take no longer than 1hr and 50 mins.



The next round of this event will take place after Christmas in Waterford Golf Club. This competition well continue in the new year, anyone interested in playing please contact Alan Darcy on 087 6987387.



Wondering what to get that special someone this Christmas?

Gold Coast “Gift Vouchers” are the ideal Christmas gift and can be purchased from the Hotel or Golf Office for any amount and can be redeemed against any of the following:

2022 Golf Membership, Greenfees, Open Competitions, Leisure Centre Membership and Hotel Lunch and Dinner.

For further information on Green fees, Societies, Open Days or Membership contact Irene Lynch, Director of Golf.  Tel. 058 44055 Email: Website:



Mon 6th to Fri. 10th Dec WL WK 5

1st Liam Clancy (20) 39

2nd Michael White (0) 37

Gross Richard Crean (1) 37

3rd Declan Hallihan (15) 36


Fri 10th Open Gents Singles S/F

1st John Cullinan (10) Sittingbourne and Milton Regis 33


Sat. 11th, Sun. 12th Dec Winter League WK 6, Open Gents Singles

1st Neil Dermody (1) 40

2nd Alan Darcy (10) 40

3rd Michael White (0) 39

Cat. 0-8: Thomas Kiely (6) 38

Cat. 9-13: Brian Magill (9) 38

Cat. 14-17: Sean MacCraith (15)

Cat. 17+: Martin Murray (18) 38



Mon 13th to Fri. 17th Dec WL WK 6

Tues. 14th Dec Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F

Fri 17th Dec Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F

Sat. 18th, Sun. 19th Dec Winter League WK 7 Open Gents Singles




10 Hole Ham Competition

10 Hole On-going Competition

10 Hole Ladies Winter League

18 Hole Ladies/Gents Winter League

18 Hole Open Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday


Ladies 10 Hole Winter League

Rd 1 – Irene Lynch 22pts, Bernie Morrissey 21pts

Rd 2 – Joan O’Dea 23pts, Esther McGuckian 20pts

Rd 3- Mary Dunbar 23pts, Mairead Ryan 21pts

Rd 4 – Irene Lynch (23-2) 21pts, Margaret Mulhearne 21pts

Rd 5 – Leanne Bumster 24pts, Lorraine Troy 21pts

Rd 6 – Breeda Murphy 22pts, Isobel Kirwan 21pta

Rd 7 – Elaine Nash 22pts, Esther McGuckian (21-1) 20pts

Rd 8 – Mary Dunbar (26-2) 24pts, Angela O’Connor 21pts

Rd 9 – Angela O’Connor (22-1) 21pts (on c/b), Helena Fitzgerald 21pts

Ladies 18 Hole Winter League

Rd 1 – Mairead Ryan 37pts (on c/b)

Rd 2 – Esther McGuckian 35pts (on c/b)



Teams as follows:

  1. Pinot Noir – Capt. Teresa Queally
  2. Shiraz – Capt. Miriam Matthews
  3. Merlot – Capt. Ruth Hannigan

D.Chardonnay – Capt. Mairead Ryan

  1. Prosecco – Capt. Bernie Morrissey
  2. Rose – Capt. Katie Kiely

Our 10 Hole Winter League running totals for each week are being posted by Rosie who compiled the spreadsheets making it accessible to all team members via our What’sApp group, thanks a mill Rosie for weekly updates. The response and commitment from all members has been fantastic and team managers have to be commended for their

attention to detail. Some of our ladies have now completed the statuary 10 rounds and are replacing their worst rounds with better scores, well done!!

Reminder ladies, you must enter your name and date in the book provided each time you play.



Our 10 Hole Christmas Ham competition has started and can be played in conjunction with Winter League, please remember to add your name to sheet posted in kiosk pay the €3 entry fee to Irene or Brian, please write name, date and Ham competition clearly on envelopes provided.



The ladies club appeal kicked off on Sunday 5th Dec with a fun scramble which was kindly sponsored by Shaws Department Stores. The day was beautiful and sunny which added to the enjoyment of the afternoon with all of the ladies arriving in some form of Xmas attire including tree decorations?? It was a great afternoon of fun, banter and some very tasty festive treats, all thanks to our members. Our Lady Captain Isobel and Secretary Elaine held the presentation of prizes outdoors with a prize for everyone in the audience from a very extensive selection. Well done to all involved in organising the entire day, it was a credit to you and well done again, the What’sApp messages confirm how enjoyable the event was!! All proceeds plus donations on the day went to the appeal.

Tickets are also on sale for two beautiful hampers, turkey, ham and several other prizes until the 19th December when the draw will take place. This will be a Monster draw and tickets are on sale from the kiosk or Leisure Centre, be sure you are in if you want to win!!

Reminder, all proceeds from competitions in the week from the 6th Dec automatically go to the fund. Any updates or changes will be posted on our What’sApp group, all donations and the purchase of raffle tickets are greatly appreciated!!



Golf Ireland guidelines have stated that all 3 handicaps must be recorded on cards for competition and casual rounds for handicap purposes. To avoid disqualification you must record your h/cap index, playing h/cap and most importantly the course h/cap, all of these are

available on the Golf Ireland app and also on screen when you log in for competitions. It is also important not to enter a zero for stableford competitions as it interferes with standard scratch, if you blank a hole just record the shots as the computer will adjust accordingly. All scores must be recorded by the marker and signed in agreement with the player before being returned no later than 30mins after you finish your round.



Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Isobel and any committee member would be delighted to take out potential members and showcase our beautiful course and unrivalled scenery!! There are great deals on offer for new members and beginners including tuition, please contact our Director of Golf Irene or Brian in the kiosk on 058 44055 for more information.

The management and staff have implemented all the safety procedures to protect both staff and members who wish to play golf at the Gold Coast GC. Please keep yourself informed of new notifications within the club!

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 Monday 22nd July 2024.


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