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

Goldcoast Golf Club Notes 31st March 2024


Congratulations to the Winter league champions Nire/ Touraneena lead by their Captain Darren Williams.  The team players are as follows: Colin Barry, Brian Fahey, Robert Walton, John Hallinan, Billy Byrne Tom Reynolds, John O’Brien, Lar Whelan, Edward Hewitt, Jody Hallinan, Ian Condon, Roy Ware. Well done to all involved.

The Runners up, Ballinacourty, led by their Captain Johnny Hughes consisted of: Des O’Brien, Luke Hennessy, Dave O’Connor, Brian McGill, Ian Pendergast, John W Walsh, Kieran Cullinan, Adam O’Riordan, Nathan O’Conor, Paddy Walsh, Tommy Long Alan Landers, Bob O’Brien, Mark Lenihan, Seanie Lenihan, Dermot Walsh, John O’Connell.

Well, done to Ivan O Connor on taking the individual award with the top score of the league.

Joint second was Neil Dermody and Colm Keane, third John White, Fourth Jimmy O’Dwyer and gross Micheal White.  Congratulations again to all the winners and well done to all the Winter League participants whose dedication continues to make the winter league such a success.



Members are reminded that from 1st April there are additional adjustments to your Course Handicap.  Course Rating minus Par takes into account the difference between the Course Handicap and the Par of the course.  If the Course Rating is higher than Par, the player will get more shots.  If the Course Rating is less than Par, the player will get less shots.  This adjustment applies to all players.

Updated course handicap tables are displayed at the first tee noticeboard or can be checked by consulting your Golf Ireland App.



The qualifying round for this tournament will take place on Sunday 14th April. The timesheet is now open for entries. Some pairings have been put together by Bruen and Purcell managers to help with team selection. Any member can enter if they wish, you can pick your own partner. Following the qualifying round the top 16 pairs will take part in the Matchplay section. Players can enter the qualifying round and opt out of the Matchplay section if they so wish. Entry fee of €7 can be paid on the day.



Anyone interested in playing on this team should give their name to Bob O’Brien by 7th April. Players must be over 50 years, Tel. 086 8390871.



There is a new format in operation this year. A qualifying round will be played next 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 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!



As membership renewal time is now 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.



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.



Tues 26th March Open Singles S/F

1st Derek McGrath (23) 50


Fri 29th Mar Open Singles S/F

1st Derek McGarth (23) 48

2nd Jim Davis (15) 47

Gross Michael White (+1) 39


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

1st Barry Doyle (11) 46.55pts

2nd Liam Brett (18) 46pts

3rd Rian O’Dwyer (17) 43pts

4th Alan Landers (14) 43pts



Tues 2nd April Open Singles S/F

Fri 5th April Open Singles S/F

Sat 6th Sun 7th April Club Singles S/F, Mixed 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



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!!



Sending our love and very best wishes to our Lady Captain Elaine who will be indisposed for the next couple of weeks! Wishing all our members a very Happy Easter!!



On Sunday 7th April, there will be a fun mixed foursomes game with the aim to pick pairings to represent the club in the upcoming Inter Club Match play competitions.

The up-coming game will be a fun day out for everybody so please add your name to the online time sheet. Apparently, we have some very shy men still looking for partners, so ladies now is your chance to get your man!!



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!!



Winner Lamb No.1 Alice Collins 20pt

Winner Lamb No.2 Miriam Matthews 20pts



The league is now finished and the final cards are being collated and checked to see which team was victorious!! There was a brilliant turnout and some remarkable scores returned despite the inclement conditions. We had many changes in the leader board in the last few weeks with the favourites knocked off, but all is not lost until all cards are checked. More info next week!!

Wishing all teams the very best of luck and thanking you all for your support!!


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 Mairead Ryan 38pts



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 congratulate our President John and his Touraneena/Nire team in claiming the victory as League winners. It was a tough battle against Ballinacourty and it went to the wire to secure the title!!

Well done to John and his team who I believe were outstanding on the day. A word of thanks to their wonderful sponsor John White who has been sponsoring the league for many years and is continuing for next year!!



Our group decided to walk our beautiful Greenway on Thursday in perfect sunny weather, after which we had a catch-up with lunch and coffee. Before our departure, Anne produced a lucky dip bag of Easter goodies, we were like kids at a party!!

Wishing all our Gold Coasters a wonderful Easter weekend!!



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 Monday 22nd July 2024.


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