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

Goldcoast Golf Club Notes 25th July 2021


Congratulations to our Club mixed foursomes managers and team who had an exciting win against neighbours Dungarvan over the weekend.  Thank you to everyone who came out to support and we wish the team continued success in the tournament.



Note to Golf Club Members from Golf Ireland

It has been a number of months since the return to golf across the island and we hope that you, your families and friends are enjoying being back out on the course.

To that end, the Golf Ireland National Handicapping Committee has put together some resources to help you understand how the new World Handicap System works, and who to contact if you have any queries on your WHS handicap index.

Resources below are available to download on the news section of the club website.


Golf Ireland WHS Player Presentation

WHS Quick Reference Guide

WHS Organised Competitions

WHS Frequently Asked Questions



Just a reminder to golfers that you must sign in before the start of the round and that all cards must be returned.



We are appreciative of members and visitors adherence to the appropriate dresscode on the golf course.  Smart casual dress is essential and please note the following are unacceptable – denin jeans, singlets or collarless shirts, untailored shorts, track or leisure suits.  Thank you for your adherence.



Tues. 20th July Gents & Ladies Singles:

1 John O’Connor Castlemartyr (26) 46, 2 Alfie Herbert (27) 46, 3 John J Fitzgerald Williamstown (21) 45, 4 Peter Byrne Williamstown (23) 44pts.  1st Lady Margaret Collins Mallow (24) 45, 2 Noreen Howell (28) Mallow 45, 3rd Tracey Bohane (25) Kinsale 44.


Fri 23rd July Gents and Ladies Singles S/F

1n Mark Buckley Clonakilty (20) 43, 2 Sean O’Ciarba (25) 43, 3 Rian O’Dwyer (16) 42, Gross John Lynch (6) 34 Best Lady Bessie O’Toole Kilkea Castle (43) 39


Sat. 24th

1 Fergal Buttimer (12) 43, 2 Kieran McCarthy (6) 40, Gross John White (6) 33.


Sun. 25th Bobby Buckley Memorial: 1 Tony Fitzgerald 20 41, 2 John Hughes 16 40, Gross Kieran McCarthy 6 30, 3 Frank Waters 18 40


Sun. 26th Open Singles Fergus O’Brien Thurles Golf Club 10 39



Tues. 27th July Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F

Fri.30th July Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F

Sat. 31st Gents Club Comp/Open Singles S/F

Sun.1st Aug Gents Club Comp /Open Singles S/F

Mon. 2nd Aug Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F

Tues. 3rd Aug Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F



The World Handicap System was launched in November 2020.  Please go to the Golf Ireland website and find your handicap index.  The WHS is an averaging system based using the best 8 of the last 20 scores on your record.  To access your handicap information, you must register and create a new account at using your eight-digit CDH number and 4-digit PIN, both of which are printed on the rear of your GUI/ILGU Member Card.  You can also now download the new Golf Ireland App which will also enable you to view your own handicap index and playing record.  We would urge all members to register now and familiarise themselves with the WHS system.



Course & Slope Rating tables are located at the Club but are also available on the Golf Ireland App.  You simply have to choose the tees you are playing off that day and cross reference your Handicap Index on the Course & Slope Rating table to ascertain your Course Handicap. Different tees on the same course could have varying slope ratings. Your Course Handicap determines the number of strokes you give or receive off the tee set you intend to play from red, yellow, white or blue.

Then, depending on the format you are playing (singles, fourball etc.) you will apply a handicap allowance to your course handicap which will present you with your playing handicap.

For example: The recommended handicap allowance for individual stroke play events is 95% which means a player could have a handicap index of 18.2, course handicap of 20 but a playing handicap of 19.
More information on the World Handicap System can be found at



The facility exists for members to sign in and input their scores at the Club for competitions through their phone on the Howdidido mobile App.  Members are encouraged to register for this service on the HowdidiIdo website.



Thank you to our all our member who have paid their annual subscription and we’d like to give a very warm welcome to all our new members who recently joined.


Here at the Gold Coast Golf Club we also have fantastic Introductory rates for new members.


New Gents member only €450 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.

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

New Lady member only €350 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.

New Lady Senior (65+) only €300 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 in accordance with Covid guidelines and we look forward to greeting you and your guests and friends in 2021.  Bookings are being taken, contact Irene Lynch our Director of Golf on 05844055 or for favourable rates and to discuss your booking requirements.





10 Hole On-going Competition

18 Hole S/F sponsored by Miss Designer Golf Sat/Sun 31/01 Aug

18 Hole S/F sponsored by Dalton Jewellers Sat/Sun 07/08 Aug

Captain’s Prize to Ladies kindly sponsored by John White Sun 15th Aug

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



18 Hole S/F sponsored by Murrays Pharmacy

1st Lorraine Troy (16) 43pts

2nd Miriam Matthews (17) 41pts

3rd Teresa Queally (25) 39pts

Ladies Open Team Event sponsored by Garvey’s Super-Valu

1st Phil Whyte, Breda Foley, Maureen Power (Slievenamon) 88pts

2nd Margo Condon, Kathy Cleary (Slievenamon) Mary Molloy (Rathdowney) 88pts on countback

3rd Lourdes McCarthy, Ger O’Sullivan, Pam Hickey (Fermoy) 80pts on countback

Some fantastic scoring from our visiting teams, well done to all and hope to see you all back soon again!!

Great scoring from our own ladies again with Lorraine and Miriam romping home with scores in the 40’s in our weekend competition and Mary C hot on their heels with a fabulous 41pts in our Tuesday Open, well done to all and great shooting!!



The draw sheet for the mixed foursomes matchplay is now posted in the kiosk and the WhatsApp groups, the first round has been extended to 6th August. Wishing our ladies and gents the very best of luck in their respective matches!!



The draw sheet for the singles matchplay kindly sponsored by Shaws Department Stores is now posted in the kiosk, please add your name as soon as possible , closing date is Tuesday 27th July



We are looking forward to hosting an Open Charity 3 Ball Rumble in aid of Dungarvan Hospice Homecare on Monday 16th Aug and Monday Sept 20th we are back to the very popular Champagne Scramble. Any changes to these dates will be posted on our WhatsApp group and these notes.



Our Ladies Intermediate Team who got a bye for the first round take on Dungarvan in the second round this Mon 26th July and our Senior Foursomes Team are meeting Cork GC on Tues 27th July. Our Junior Team meet Dungarvan GC on the 7th Aug.

Wishing all our teams the very best of Gold Coast Luck for their respective matches!!



A female panel is needed to help with our Junior Sector which will commence on Sunday evenings, start date to be confirmed. Garda vetting and a safeguarding course 1 is a requirement and will be organised online by the club.

If you can spare some time, please add your name to the panel, your help will be much 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. 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.



The guidelines for now are members with no restriction on households permitted per booking for social or club competitions. Meanwhile all regulations have to be adhered to when entering and playing your round. Members please make yourselves aware of the changing guidelines in relation to golf from the government and Golf Ireland, information regarding any changes will available on



Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Anne 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, 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.

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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