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

Goldcoast Golf Club Notes 3rd December 2023


Our AGM for 2023 took place last night Sunday 3rd of December attended by a large number of members.  Our outgoing President Rafael got things under way.  Out going Captain Michael gave a wonderful speech on how his year went.  He thanked his fellow committee members and officers and all who helped make his year so special.  He wished the incoming officers all the best for 2024.



Captain: David (Doc) O’Connor

President: John Hallinan

Vice-Captain: Brian Dunbar

Vice President: Roy Ware

Secretary: Johnny Hughes

Treasurer: Maurice Fennell

Competition Secretary: John White

Handicap Secretary: Martin Morris

PRO: Nicholas Power

Communications Officer: Brian Fahey

Committee: Bob O’Brien, Mark Lenihan, Seamus O’Connell, Frank Mulvihill.

Ex Officio: Micheal Wall

Ex Officio: Rafael Alvarez.


At the AGM there was a change to our Constitution i.e. Article 16.4.

16.4 If after making such further enquiries as it considers necessary into the conduct of the Member and hearing such explanation, if any, as he or she may offer, the committee decides that his or her conduct has not been explained or accounted for to its satisfaction but was not such as to warrant the expulsion of the Member, the committee may instead, by simple majority, suspend the Member for a period not exceeding three months.  Should a majority of the committee not be satisfied that the charges of misconduct have been proved, no further action shall be taken.


It was proposed to amend this article of the constitution at the AGM 2023 by replacing the phrase “suspend the Member for a period not exceeding three months” with “suspend the Member for a period not exceeding 12 months”.



We send a huge congratulations to our Handicap Secretary Martin Morris who takes up a voluntary role on the Finance Committee of Golf Ireland.  This is a great achievement for a very popular member of the Goldcoast.  I am confident that he will give 100% to his new role as he has done here in the Club for many years. Well done again Martin



The Goldcoast Golf Club are delighted again to be associated with the Lions Club Christmas Appeal and our Lions Club week will run from this Mon. 4th to Sunday 10th December. All members will be encouraged to come along and play and contribute by entering competitions, buying raffle tickets or buying Christmas cards.  The club competition proceeds between these dates will kindly be donated to the appeal by the management and club.

Beautiful Raffle Prizes include a Drinks Hamper, Christmas Hamper, Turkey, Ham and various other prizes.  Your support will help raise much needed funds to help those less well off in our society. Raffle tickets are on sale in the Kiosk, 1 strip for €2, 3 strips for €5.

The Goldcoast members have always been generous in their support and we know this will continue again this year for this very worthy cause.



We offer our heartfelt condolences to Adam O Riordan and family on passing of his grandmother Ena which occurred during the week may God have mercy on her gentle soul RIP.



The annual Handicap review will take place this week by the handicap Committee.



The Winter League qualifying section is now well up and running and heading in to its sixth week and will continue to Friday February 23rd, 2024.   With the festive season near, competition prizes are Turkey crowns and Hams.  Best of luck to the captains and their teams. To follow your teams progress, scores can be viewed weekly on the club website news section.



Winter Rules are in operation. 18 Holes are in play with mats on 11 holes, placing on both fairways and rough. Please be aware of the yellow stakes around the greens to prevent damage by trollies. Please check with kiosk staff for further updates.



This competition is up and running. If you are interested in playing, please give Alan Darcy a ring on 0876987387 and he will give you all the details and add you to the WhatsApp group for further updates.


Wondering what to get that special someone this Christmas?
Goldcoast “Gift Vouchers” are the ideal Christmas gift and can be purchased from the Hotel or Golf Office for any amount and can be redeemed against any of the following:
2024 Golf Membership special introductory rates for new members, Greenfees, Golf Triangle play three courses for €84, Leisure Centre Membership and Hotel Lunch and Dinner.
For further information on Green fees, Societies, Open Days or Membership contact Irene Lynch, Director of Golf. Tel. 058 44055 Email: Website:



Goldcoast Golf Club warmly welcome societies and green fees and we look forward to greeting you and your friends.  Bookings are currently being taken for 2024 and our individual rates and group outing packages offer great value golf.  For favourable rates and 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



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

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



Mon 27th-Fri 1st Dec Winter League WK 5

1st Ivan O’Connor (6) 43.8pts

2nd Darragh Power (13) 42pts

Gross: Michael Kavanagh (10) 32pts


Tues 27th Nov Open Singles S/F

1st Eoin Cahill Cahir Park (9) 40


Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd Dec Winter League WK6

Cat 1 John Hallinan (5) 45.5

Cat 2 Michael Kavanagh (10) 43.7

Cat 3 Tom Reynolds (17) 39

Cat 4 Luke Hennessy (22) 41



Mon 4th-Fri 8th Dec Winter League WK 6, Lions Club Appeal

Tues 5th Dec Open Singles S/F

Fri 8th Dec Open Singles S/F, Lions Club Appeal

Sat 9th, Sun 10th Dec Winter League WK 7, Lions Club Appeal




10&18 Hole Winter League

10 Hole Ham Competition

10 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday

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

Sun 10th Dec Christmas Scramble in aid of SERT


Winter League Results

Rd1.18 Hole – Lorraine Troy (13) 27pts

Rd1. 10 Hole – Bridge Walsh (18) 20Pts on C/B

Rd 2 18 Hole – Noirin Darcy 34pts

Rd 2 10 Hole – Bridge Walsh 22 – 2 20pts on C/B

Rd 3 18 Hole – Mairead Ryan 34pts

Rd 3 10 Hole – Gillian Cashman 25pts

Rd 4 18 Hole – Elaine Nash 37pts

Rd 4 10 Hole – Fiona Howard 20pts on C/B

Rd 5 18 Hole – Noirin Darcy 42pts

Rd 5 10 Hole – Anne Purcell 24pts

Rd 6 18 Hole – Katie Kiely 38pts

Rd 6 10 Hole – Mary Kiely 22pts

Ham No 1 – Gillian Cashman 25pts



1st Margaret Mulhearne 26pts

2nd Deirdre Ruane 19pts

3rd Eilo Fitzgerald 16pts



Our Winter League this year again very kindly sponsored by The Moorings is well on the way with Rd 6 completed by both the 18 and 10 hole players with the weather improving and hopefully staying dry for the next few weeks.

Even with the weather taking a plunge in temperature, we have had some record scores returned, with the ground conditions firming up.  The league ends on

the 30th Dec, so there is plenty to get your extra rounds in. The Spring League starts on the 2nd week of January and list will be posted shortly for new teams going forward.

The teams in the top 3 positions after Rd 6 with a shift in the leaderboard and magnificent scores returned are as follows:

The Bogeys 517 Capt. Gillian Cashman

The Pins 457 Capt. Katie Kiely

The Pars 376 Capt. Deirdre Ruane



On Thursday a group of 9 ladies took to the fairways for our weekly 10 Holes in Baltic conditions with some fabulous scores returned. Bernie took over the running of the competition while Anne took a well deserved break!!

The soup was warming and delicious on our return to the hotel, thanks a mill to the staff. Congrats and well done to the prize winners, great scoring girls!!!



Congratulations and celebrations to Aisling on the occasion of her very special birthday!! Sending all our best wishes for a great week-end, keep the champagne flowing and have a good one!!!



Our Hamper Appeal this year takes on the same format as former years with proceeds from competitions, raffle for hampers, turkey, ham plus much more!!

This year however, we have beautiful Christmas cards designed and produced by our Junior member James Lynch, which are ideal for your overseas friends and relatives!!

Our Christmas Appeal has kicked off to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Raffle tickets are now on sale, 1 strip €2, 3 strips €5. Christmas cards on sale, pack of 3 for €5



Our Christmas scramble takes place on Sunday 10th Dec from 12.30pm, dinner in the Moorings @ 5.30pm. The

list is posted in the computer room to add names for golf/meal or meal only. All information and updates posted on the WhatsApp group!!



The ladies club AGM took place on Sunday 26th November in the Gold Coast Hotel with a large group of ladies present. Our Lady Captain Rosie opened the proceedings in welcoming everybody and thanking them for their presence. She spoke in glowing terms of her committee and members who supported her through her year of office.

She thanked those who were stepping down from their positions, and for those remaining for their many years of service and commitment to the club and what a pleasure it was to work with them.

We have some new ladies joining us and we would like to welcome you all aboard, your input will be greatly appreciated! We also have some long term Officers who are staying on board for 2024 for which we are truly grateful!

Rosie spoke about the honour and privilege it was to be our Captain and serving the club to the best of her ability, which she did admirably!! She also thanked her husband Declan and boys for their support and making her year easier.

Thank you Rosie for a wonderful year of golf, fun and celebrations, you did a wonderful job, Well Done!!

Our new Lady Captain Elaine who is no stranger to these notes as she excelled herself as Lady V.Captain and we anticipate more to come for her year in office!!

Elaine took the floor in her opening speech and thanked everyone for being there. She spoke of her impending year with great enthusiasm and is looking forward to taking on the challenge of serving us for the year ahead!!

Congratulations Lady Captain and we have no doubt you will do a fabulous job in 2024



Capt. Elaine Nash

President. Anne Keane

Hon Sec. Mary Fennell

Treas. Gillian Cashman

H/Cap Sec. Mary Kiely

PRO. Breda Conway

Ex Officio. Rosie Murphy

Ex Officio. Eilo Fitzgerald


Alice Collins

Leanne Bumster

Breda Veale

Bridge Walsh



Due to the inclement weather, we would like to ask all players to please repair all pitch marks, even if they are not your own!!



Our Handicap secretary and committee had a meeting last week to conduct the annual handicap review. The committee had a very productive meeting and decisions made were unanimous.  Next meeting will be Feb/March 2024.



Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Elaine 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 Friday 24th May 2024.


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