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

Goldcoast Golf Club Notes 28th April 2024


This competition took place in the Goldcoast yesterday on a bright and breezy day.  Our team led by Captains Micheal Kavanagh and Alan Darcy took on our neighbouring club Dungarvan, in a battle to the end.  The match went to a playoff with the Goldcoast clinching it on the 20th hole.  Each player can be proud of their display yesterday, you did yourselves and the club proud. Next outing is against Tramore Golf Club in a few weeks. A home venue again, so support would be greatly appreciated.

Team: Pat Kiely and Dave O’ Connor, Tony Fitzgerald and Stephen Kiely, Nicky Dee and Darragh Power, Peter O’ Keeffe and James D’Arcy.  Reserves Nicky Hayes and Darren Power. Adam O’ Riordan and Micheal Whelan



The Senior Men’s Inter Club competition took place at the Goldcoast Golf Club last Saturday where our team took on Waterford Castle in very overcast conditions.  As the sun broke through in the early evening the team had secured the first win of the competition, a great achievement.  Well done to all the team both players and subs and to joint captains namely Bob O’Brien and Liam Clancy.  The march continues on to the next round in a few weeks with opponents and venue to be announced nearer the time.



This competition takes place this Saturday 4th May 2024 at home when our pairing here at the Goldcoast, under the watchful eye of Captains John Hallinan and Aisling Fennell take on Dungarvan.   First tee off 4.30pm.  Wishing our team managers and players the very best of luck in their respective matches. Please come and support the team.



The mats have now been removed and we have gone back to the tee boxes.  Please remember to repairs all divots on the fairways and pitch marks on the greens.  Please check with Kiosk regarding current conditions of play.  We look forward a great year of golf here on our little gem of a course.



Membership subscriptions are currently due.  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.



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.



Tues. 23rd April

1st John Faherty (20) 40

2nd Carmel Condon Slievenamon (25) 40

3rd Paddy Walsh (14) 39


Fri 26th April Open Singles S/F

1st Donal O’Grady (13) 39

2nd Neil Dermody (0) 33


Sat 27th, Sun 28th Club Singles

1st Ivor Bagge (19) 41

2nd AJ Hayes (3) 40.9

3rd Michael Kelleher (24) 38.75

4th John Enright (7) 38.55



Tues 30th April Open Singles S/F

Fri 3rd May Open Singles S/F

Sat 4th May Club comp

Sun. 5th May Club comp

Mon. 6th May Open Singles



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

4/5 May 18 Hole S/F sponsor Country Stores

11/12 May 18 Hole S/F sponsor Member

18/19 May 18 Hole Captain’s to Ladies

29 May Captain’s Scramble

31/01/02 June Captain’s Weekend



18 Hole N/Q Competition

1st Miriam Matthews (14) 41pts

2nd Rosie Murphy (11) 40pts



1st: Bernie Morrissey, Eilo Fitzgerald, Anne Keane, Rita Thompson 31.9

2nd: Deirdre Ruane, Ellen Foley, Mary Dunbar : 31.13

We had a great turnout for the first scramble of the golfing season, with everybody looking forward to getting back on the fairways again. The course was in great condition thanks to Rob and his Merry Men, thanks a mill, much appreciated.

Presentation was a joyous occasion with the usual wonderful prizes procured by Anne and a raffle for Easter Eggs donated by a member, great fun all round.




Our team under the management of Breda Veale are taking on Waterford Castle on home turf. Our ladies are limbering up well in anticipation of the event which will be a 9 Hole match play competition.

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



Our fabulous Intermediate team who had a great win over Faithlegg on home soil, now take on their near neighbours Waterford Castle again on home course, date to be confirmed.

Wishing Mary K and her team the very best on the day. Support for all above matches would be greatly appreciated.



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!!



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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