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

Goldcoast Golf Club Notes 24th March 2024


Our Winter League reached its climax yesterday Sunday 24th March here at Goldcoast Golf Club where Ballinacourty did battle against reigning Champions Nire/Touraneena.  It began at 10am with the first pairings away.  After three hours the teams were very close with two matches going to the 19th and 20th holes.  The nail-biting final concluded with the Nire/Touraneena emerging victorious under the leadership of their Captain Darren Williams, and they claimed the title of Champions for the 7th time.  Well done to runners up Ballinacourty, led by their Captain Johnny Hughes. Following the matches the teams retired to the Hotel for the presentation ceremony and a beautiful meal.

Our Captain David assisted by President John got the presentations underway where he delivered a lovely speech in which he thanked the people behind the scenes whose work goes unnoticed namely Irene and Brian in the Kisok, Martin Morris, Nicholas Power and the Hotel and Greenkeeping staff.

He praised our wonderful sponsor John White, highlighting his dedication and constant promotion of our Club wherever he goes.  I can confirm that John White Carpentry will once again sponsor the league for the 2024/25 season, for this we very grateful.

President John then presented the prizes to the top individual scorers in the league, a full list of names will follow next week.   He then presented Johnny Hughes and his Ballinacourty team with the Winter League runners up matchplay prize and Darren Williams and his Nire/Touraneena team with both the league group winners prize and the overall matchplay winners prize.

We extend our gratitude to every Captain and player whose dedication continues to make the winter league a resounding success here at the Goldcoast Golf Club year after year. We eagerly await the 2024/25 season!



There is a new format in operation this year. A qualifying round will be played on Sunday 7th April, it will be a stroke-play competition and the top 8 teams will qualify for the match-play section in a seeded draw, with the top team playing the eight team, second playing seventh etc. The mixed team selectors have been requested to submit their pairings first and after they are entered remaining players can pick their own partners and enter them on the timesheet. Entry fee per player is €7 and can be paid on the day of the competition. Players can also enter the competition even if they do not wish to partake in the match-play section. The timesheet is now open.


The Flogas Mixed Foursomes Inter-Club Competition runs this year as normal.

– The team consists of 8 players, 4 x foursomes.

– Players must have 20 score cards as of 1/1/24.

– Pair combined in no lower than 19.0 and no higher than 27.0 although you may drop down.

– Age must be over 18 as of the 1/1/24.

Also a new competition has been introduced call the Irish Mixed Fourball

– The team consists of 8 players, 4 x fourballs.

– Players must have 20 score cards as of 1/1/24.

– Individual criteria no lower than 10.0 as of 1/1/24

– Combined no lower than 27.0 or higher than 40.0 however dropping down is permitted.

– Age must be over 18 as of 1/1/24.

We are inviting all members to get involved in our club mixed competition on Sunday, April 7th.   We are asking interested golfers to find their own partners and compete for a place on the team. This is a new club competition so even if you’re not interested in playing on a team, come along and join in anyway.

The mixed team from last year have been paired together due to the handicap requirements but this does not mean that the team has already been picked. The competition on the 7th of April will determine eligibility for the teams so please find yourselves a partner that satisfies the handicap requirements and we’ll see you all on the 7th.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above, please get in touch with John Hallinan or Aisling Fennell on 085 7587777.  Best of luck!



We offer our heartfelt condolences to Darren O’ Droma and family on the sad passing of his father Seamus which occurred during the week.  May God have mercy on his gentle soul.



Sun April 7th Mixed Foursomes Qualifier

Sun April 14th Mick White Foursomes Qualifiers



A Handicap review will take place next week by our Handicap committee.



Well, done to Barry Power who scored an Albatross 2 yesterday on the par 5 6th hole here in the Goldcoast. shooting his second shot in from 240 yards with a 3 wood.  This is a unique and rare achievement, well done Barry.



As membership renewal time approaches, 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.



Tues 19th March Open Singles S/F

1st Derek McGrath (23) 49

2nd Denis Conway (12) 44


Fri 22nd Mar Open Singles S/F

1st Dave O’Connor (20) 43

Gross Lee Compton (4) 33


Sat 23rd, Sun 24th March Club Singles S/F

1st David McCarthy (28) 44

2nd Kyle de Winter (24) 43

3rd Frank North (17) 40.6

4th Frank Murphy (14) 40.6

5th Darren Power (4) 39.80



Tues 26th March Open Singles S/F

Fri 29th Mar Open Singles S/F

Sat 30th Sun 31st March Club Singles S/F



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





10&18 Hole Spring League

10 Hole Easter Lamb Competition

18 Hole On-Going Competition

10 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday

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



Our GOY competitions for the year have been scheduled with a few tweaks to get all dates in format. Thanks again to our many sponsors who continue to support us, it is much appreciated.



Our Interclub managers are busy preparing and scheduling the up-coming matches due to take place from April onwards.

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



Our Lamb competition is now up and running, entry is €3 and all details are posted in computer room. This competition is a firm favourite with the ladies, as the sheets are filling up fast and the winner of Lamb No 1 has been announced. This competition is closing on Wednesday 27th March. Well done to all for the very positive response in challenging conditions!!

Winner Lamb No.1 Alice Collins 20pts



The league is now in the seventh round and some great scores being returned by the ladies. We are extending the league until the 31st Mar, so an extra week to get the scores in.

Wishing all teams the very best of luck and hoping for some settled weather in the coming weeks, congrats and well done to the winners so far. Enjoy!!



10 Hole

Rd.1 Deirdre Ruane 20pts on C/B

Rd 2 Bridge Walsh 18pts on C/B

Rd 3 Mary Kiely 21pts

Rd 4 Breda Veale 21pts

Rd 5 Anne Purcell 21pts

Rd 6 Margaret Mulhearne 24pts



18 Hole

Rd.1 Betty Joyce 37pts

Rd 2 Ger Hallinan 31pts

Rd 3 Katie Kiely 39pts

Rd 4 Miriam Matthews 42pts

Rd 5 Miriam Matthews 40-2=38pts

Rd 6 Katie Kiely 38-2=36pts



Ardmore Tower 514 Capt. Patricia Doyle

Lismore Castle 489 Capt. Breda Conway

Mount Congreve 456 Capt. Mairead Ryan

Reginald’s Tower 403 Capt. Mary Kiely

Woodhouse 328 Capt. Bridge Walsh

Curraghmore 320 Capt. Angela O’Connor



On behalf of our Lady Captain Elaine and members I would like to convey our deepest sympathy to our fellow member Darren O’ Droma, his mother Mary Rose, siblings Liam, Fiona and extended family on the recent passing of his father Seamus.

Thinking of you all at this very sad and difficult time, may Seamus Rest in Peace.



Due to the inclement weather, only 4 members took to the fairways, so presentation of prizes has been deferred. More information next week.



Our Handicap secretary and committee will be meeting again in Feb/March 2024 for ongoing review. To date, all decisions were unanimous.



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 Wednesday 24th April 2024.


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