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

Goldcoast Golf Club Notes 14th April 2024


This competition took place yesterday in brilliant sunshine when 29 pairings took to the fairways with some great scoring returned.  The following 24 teams will now head to the match play section of this competition for a place in the final. Yesterday was also an opportunity for the Purcell selectors Micheal Kavanagh and Alan Darcy and Bruen selectors John White and Mattie Murray to scan the talent available to them.

This is the list of the 24 pairings going through to the next round. The matchplay draw will be displayed in the computer room and posted on the WhatsApp group.


Denis Conway 10 Frank North 15

Derek McGrath 16 Billy Byrne 7

Ivan O’Connor 3 Pat Kiely 9

John Hallinan 2 Tom Reynolds 15

Neil Dermody +1 Stephen Kiely 9

Brian Dunbar 16 Michael Wall 13

Alan Landers 11 James D’Arcy 18

Aaron Jennings 18 Peter O’Keeffe 8

Nicholas Fitzgerald 26 John O’Brien 3

Percy Walsh 20 Phil Kinsella 16

Alan Darcy 6 Richard Walsh 6

Brian McGill 1 Michael Whelan 16

Ger Bagge +1 Liam Brett 16

Darragh Power 11 Darren Power 12

John White 2 Roy Ware 7

Ivor Bagge 17 Patrick Bagge 10

David McCarthy 26 David Fitzgerald 10

Adam O’Riordan 9 Conor Clancy 3

Michael Kavanagh 7 Larry Whelan 5

David O’Connor 4 Brian O’Connor 9

Darren Williams 1 Tommy Long 8

John W Walsh 9 Colm Keane 11

Paddy Walsh 14 Bob O’Brien 15

Brian f Fahey 4 Eddie Eh Hewitt 8



The “Course Rating minus Par” change is an update to the World Handicap System (WHS) that took effect in Great Britain and Ireland on April 1st 2024. It’s a new way of calculating handicaps, where the difference between the Course Rating and the Par of the course is taken into account. Here’s how it works: Course Rating is the measure of the difficulty of a course for a scratch golfer. Par is the standard number of strokes an expert golfer is expected to make for a particular course. Under the new system, your Course Handicap is calculated using the following formula:

Course Handicap=Handicap Index × (113÷Slope Rating) + (Course Rating-Par) If the Course Rating is higher than the Par, you’ll receive additional strokes. Conversely, if the Par is higher, you’ll lose strokes. This adjustment aims to make the game fairer and allows players to compete from different tees without needing an adjustment. Updated course handicap tables are displayed at the first tee noticeboard or can be checked by consulting your Golf Ireland App.



As membership renewal time is upon us, we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all members for your continued loyalty and support.

An information email has been forwarded to members advising of Annual Subscriptions rates for the new membership season 1st April 2024 to 31st March 2025. Golf Insurance is also available. If you were not in receipt of an email or your email address has changed please let the office know so we can update our database.

We look forward to seeing you on the fairways for another fantastic year of golf at Goldcoast Golf Club.



Anyone interested in playing on this team should give their name to Bob O’Brien. Players must be over 50 years, Tel. 086 8390871 next practice on Monday night 22nd April at 5.30pm



Well done to junior member Rory McKeown who played in the Faldo Irish Open recently in Lough Erne NI. Rory finished 2nd in the under 14s with scores of 79 and 74.  Keep up the good work.



Fri 12th April Open Singles S/F

1st Charles Walsh (28) 37pts

Gross: Mikey O’Halloran Tipperary (+1) 34pts


Sat 13th Sun 14th April Club Singles S/F

1st John W Walsh (9) 34.55


Sun. 14th Mick White Foursomes Qualifier

1st Frank North (15) & Denis Conway (10) 68

2nd Billy Byrne (7) Derek McGrath (16) 69



Tues 16th April Open Singles S/F

Fri 19th April Open Singles S/F

Sat 20th Club Singles S/F

Sun. 21st Club Singles Matchplay Qualifier



Goldcoast Golf Club warmly welcome societies and green fees and we look forward to greeting you and your friends.  Our individual rates and group outing packages offer great value golf.  To discuss your booking requirements contact Irene Lynch on 05844055 or



Dungarvan is a haven for golf enthusiasts with three championship golf courses located within 10 minutes of Dungarvan town, Goldcoast Golf Club, Dungarvan Golf Club and West Waterford Golf Club.  The three clubs have teamed up to offer an unbelievable discount, enjoy three games of golf, one on each of the participating golf courses, all for just €84. This special offer is available daily and is a great idea for your next golfing break.  For more information contact 058 44055 or email





18 Hole On-Going Competition

10 Hole On-Going competition

10 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday

Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tuesday & Friday



Hard luck to our Munster Trophy team who were narrowly defeated by our neighbours Dungarvan in a sporting game last Sunday.  Wishing Dungarvan all the best in the next round.  Thank you to our players, caddies and supporters on the day.

Our next Interclub match takes place this Saturday where we take on Faithlegg in the Intermediate Foursomes at 2pm.   Your support would be much appreciated.

Wishing all our ladies and team manager the very best of luck in their respective matches.



This year we have entered the Silver and Bronze Medal Competition. The h/cap categories for each are as follows: Silver – h/cap index up to and including 20.0,

Bronze – h/cap index of 20.1 and higher. The club winner for each will be the player who returns the lowest aggregate of 3 net scores in stroke competitions in both Silver and Bronze categories from the 1st April to 31st July.

Both winners will represent the club in the Regional Final in W/Waterford and subsequently onto Final!!



The Goldcoaster Ladies are booked in for 12 O’clock this Thursday 18th April. The weather is looking hopeful.  Looking forward a nice gathering and a lovely game.



Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Elaine or any committee member would be delighted to take out potential members and showcase our beautiful course which is blessed with unrivalled mountain and coastal 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.



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 Friday 24th May 2024.


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