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

Goldcoast Golf Club Notes 16th July 2023


The John McGrath Memorial was a huge success last Wednesday, thanks to the efforts of a large number of people who helped out in so many different ways. So far just over €5,300 has been raised towards the purchase of 3 specialised chairs for the Palliative Care Unit in Dungarvan Hospital. Speaking at the function following the golf, Mary O’Reilly, Assistant Director of Nursing, told us how about the huge difference the three chairs we purchased last year is making to the patients in Palliative Care. They are in constant demand as they provide much needed comfort and allow the patients to get a break from lying in bed. She was thrilled to hear that we would be purchasing three more this year. Thanks to all who made the day such a success, all who played in the competition, and all who contributed to the raffle, (tickets will be on sale for another 2 weeks).  Thanks to the McGrath family, sponsors, and all who helped with catering and everyone who helped out in any way to make the day such a tremendous success and raise money for a very deserving cause.


John McGrath Memorial Results

1st:  Michael Kavanagh,David Hallahan, Alan Darcy & N Power 176pts

2nd: John White, Eamon O’Donnell, John Hallinan & Roy Ware 173pts

3rd: Diarmaid Henley, Rosie Murphy, J J Henley & Betty Joyce 171pts

1st Rumble: Ruth Hannigan, Frank Waters, Francis O’Connor & Paul Lenihan

1st Scramble : Neil Dermody, Eoin Mansfield, John Callanan & Corey Roche



Hard luck to our Barton Shield Team of John Hallinan and Diarmuid Henley, Bary Power and Michael Lenihan who were defeated in the Barton Shield on Saturday against Bandon in Dungarvan.  Well done to all the players and Management who put in a great effort.  It wasn’t meant to be also for our Ladies Senior Foursome Team who were defeated in Mallow against Mallow last Saturday, commiserations ladies ye fought a good battle.



As a courtesy to officials checking scorecards in stable ford competitions, we would greatly appreciate if members and visitors would record their stable ford points opposite gross score on the scorecard. Please also ensure your computer input corresponds with your scorecard to prevent any inaccuracies, many thanks for your cooperation.



Our dress code for the Gold Coast is slacks and polo shirts. Please note sports jerseys, jeans and track suit bottoms are unacceptable on the golf course. Thank you for your adherence



We are getting great feedback from visitors and members alike on the wonderful condition of the course. Well done to course Management and Green keeping staff on the upkeep



Please note the Men’s club policy when playing non-competitive general play rounds that are returned for handicap purposes. A fee of €5 is to be paid at the Kiosk prior to your round or submitted into the scorecard box in an envelope with your name and date when the office is closed or unattended. Members are required to pre-register the round via the Golf Ireland App and following return of the score it must be attested by your marker on their Golf Ireland App. Please return the signed physical scorecard clearly marked General Play as normal into the scorecard box. Members cannot play handicap counting general play rounds on competition days. There is no charge for members playing initial rounds to obtain a club handicap or playing leisurely social golf.



The average number ball marks made on greens per round is 8 per golfer. Assuming only 130 rounds are played each day on our course. Our greens receive 1040 impressions daily. 31000 per month OR MORE THAN 374,400 per year. Are you wondering how to make a putt under these conditions? Please repair your pitch marks.



The golf notes that go out every week on the papers and online are for all members of the Club. If you have anything that you want shared on the notes, please contact me or Irene or Brian at the Kiosk on 058 44055.



Here at the Goldcoast Golf Club we have fantastic Introductory rates for new members.

Our membership season runs from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024.  Our championship golf course is maintained in excellent condition offering superb playability, with 18 holes open all year round.  Our pristine greens are much admired and the scenery is spectacular with unrivalled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head.

Members can relax in the comfortable surroundings of our hotel bar and restaurant where delicious food is served by our friendly staff.  We can also offer very attractive packages for dual membership to both the golf club and leisure centre.

New Gents member only €500 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Gents Senior (65+) only €400 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Lady member only €400 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Lady Senior (65+) only €350 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.


For an application form or further information on our fees, please contact our Director of Golf Irene on or 058 44055



Gold Coast Golf Club warmly welcome societies and green fees and we look forward to greeting you and your friends in 2023. For favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements contact Irene Lynch on 05844055 or




Tues 11th June Open Singles S/F

1st Patsy Walsh (23) 40pts

2nd Fergal Buttimer (12) 39pts

3rd Eddie Brophy (22) 38pts


Sat 15th July Club Comp,

1st John J Walsh (9) 42

2nd Dermot Walsh (10) 41


Sat. 15th July Open

1st Michael Mitchell (16) (16) 40


Sun. 16th July Monthly Medal Blue Stroke

1st Luke Hennessy (25) 64

2nd Kieran McCarthy (8) 65

3rd Noel McCann (14) 68

4th Nicky Hayes (14) 69



Tues 18th July Open Singles S/F

Fr 21st July Open Singles S/F

Sat 22nd July Club Comp, Open Gents Singles

Sun. 23rd:  Vice President’s Prize White S/F GOY




22/23 July 18 Hole S/F Club Competition

22 July Lady Captain’s Outing

29/30 July T&H Fennell Memorial Competition

10 Hole On-going Competition

16 Hole 2 Card Competition

9 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday

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



18 Hole S/F Club competition

1st Esther McGuckian (11) 40pts

2nd Martina Corkery (19) 39pts

3rd Rosie Murphy (12) 38pts



The draw sheet has now being finalised and posted in kiosk and our What’sApp group. First round to be played before Sun 30th July, add your name to book in kiosk with date of play and place entry fee of €5 in envelope with names and date and hand into office. Enjoy!!



The final of the Eileen Murphy Trophy takes place in September in Cork Golf Club. The competition is a Foursomes format, and qualifying rounds will take place in home club to send the winners to the final.

The qualifying rounds are still on-going and we would like to see as many as possible taking part. The handicap limit is 36 with a stepdown if necessary and entry is €3 per round. If you would like to represent the club and take on the challenge of Little Island – now’s your chance!!!



Wed 26th July

“ 16th August

The 3 ball team events which will be a mix of champagne scrambles and rumbles which favours many golfers will run through the summer months.

Our next open team event will be Wed 26th July. Looking forward to seeing our neighbouring club ladies and fellow golfers on the day, bookings are online or contact Irene or Brian on 058 44055



Due to all the golf being played this week in the club and away inter-club teams, there was a small turnout for our weekly group. Hopefully with a bit of fine weather approaching, we will re-group again next Thursday 20th.

All members new and longstanding are welcome to join us, and there is no handicap limit. We play a 9/10 Hole singles each week with the exception of a monthly scramble which is proving very popular with everyone!!

Many thanks to Anne for continuing to organise the event with presentation of the most wonderful prizes each week!!



This year we have secured a great deal with Cahir Park GC for our outing on Sat 22nd July. Tee will be from 2pm, which will give us time to enjoy tea/coffee and scones before golf. The cost of the day will be €40 to include golf, main course, dessert, tea/coffee. This is always one of the highlights of the year and should not be missed, as it involves all handicap levels and is a fun day out!!

Time is running out to get your name on sheet in kiosk with a deposit of €20 in envelope with name, date and outing clearly printed. Please hand envelopes into office.

Note: Please indicate your preference of 18 Hole S/F or 3 Ball Scramble. ENJOY!!




Our gents Barton Shield team under the management of John White took on Bandon GC in Dungarvan on Saturday 15th July. Our boys had a tough match and gave it their all, but had to succumb to a superior side!

Well done boys, you did your best and wishing Bandon GC the very best in their next leg!!



Our Senior Foursomes team managed by Miriam travelled to Mallow GC on Sat 15th July to play the winners of Bandon/Mallow. On arrival, they were informed that they were playing the Mallow girls. With the weather deteriorating they teed off in mixed conditions, but the wind and squally showers did not deter our ladies who gave it their all!!

They played their hearts out on the front 9 amid extremely cold and windy conditions and kept the game in play. They kept us excited on the back 9 with win’s losses, and halves and eventually came down to a putt on the last for a win to Mallow who played exceptional golf on the day, well done ladies!

Thanks a mill to Miriam and her team for a wonderful golfing experience, you did us proud with your exceptional effort and commitment!! Thanks to the many club members who came to support and to our intrepid reporter Hurricane Elaine who kept all at home on the edge of their seats with her up to the minute broadcasting!!!

The team wishes to express their thanks for all the support and wishing the Mallow ladies every success in their next leg!!



Irene Lynch/Esther McGuckian

Aisling Fennell/Mary Clancy

Fiona Howard/Betty Joyce



Our Junior Cup team have a bye until 5th August when they travel to Muskerry GC for the quarter-finals. Wishing the team the very best of luck for their up-coming match, more details to follow!!



The fundraiser classic was held again this year on Wednesday 12th July over 32 non-stop holes. These fundraiser classics have been run by our club for many years and are always a fantastically co-ordinated event due to the expertise of the men’s club who micro-managed this year’s event!!

It was a fabulous golfing and gourmet experience as the golf had intermittent gourmet stops along the way, finishing with dinner and presentation of prizes. The catering stations both on and off the course were ably assisted by a team of ladies who were ever efficient, helpful and greeted everyone with a smile and a cuppa!!

Thanks a mill to the McGrath family, the organising committee, caterers and BBQ chefs whose input was imperative for the smooth running of the event. Thank you to the members who played, bought raffle tickets and donated to the purchase again this year of 3 specialised chairs for the Palliative Care Unit in Dungarvan Community Hospital. To date €5,300 has been raised with the raffle continuing for another 2 weeks with beautiful hampers to be won, still time left to buy your tickets!!

The Assistant Director of Nursing Mary O’Reilly who was so appreciative of our donation of the 3 chairs last year told us what a difference they make to the very ill patients, will be delighted the addition of 3 new ones this year!



We would like to ask our players to please repair pitch marks on the greens, even if they are not your own!! Also please rake bunkers, now that they are back in play.



Our Handicap secretary and committee are meeting on a regular basis to discuss the input from the ladies in accordance to their handicaps. A review will be on-going throughout the year in relation to above decision.



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 Rosie 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.


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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