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

Goldcoast Golf Club Notes 3rd September 2023

Our very popular Presidents Rafa Alvarez and Eilo Fitzgerald held their Presidents prizes last weekend starting with a mixed scramble on Wednesday evening followed by a BBQ and presentation to the winners of the scramble. The Qualifying for the main prizes took place on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday morning in glorious sunshine a shot gun start commenced at 10am followed by food and a packed presentation in the Goldcoast Hotel. A fantastic weekend was enjoyed by all culminating in the Kielys coming to the fore! Worthy winners Pat Kiely and Mary Kiely played tremendous golf to claim the coveted prizes. Basking in sunshine, celebrations continued on into the evening with a great atmosphere on the terrace.  Well done to all involved for running a very successful event. A full report of the Presidents weekend will be in next weeks notes.


We are getting great feedback from visitors and members alike on the wonderful condition of the course. Please to remember to repair all pitch marks whether yours and someone else’s Well done to course Management and Green keeping staff on the excellent upkeep. Our regular Tuesday and Friday opens are very popular and offer great value. We look forward to welcoming many more to our lovely course.

Our dress code for the Gold Coast is slacks and polo shirts. Please note sports jerseys, jeans and track suit bottoms are unacceptable on the golf course. Thank you for your adherence.


The golf notes that go out every week on the papers and online are for all members of the Club. If you have anything that you want shared on the notes, please contact me or Irene or Brian at the Kiosk on 058 44055.



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

Our membership season runs from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024.  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



Gold Coast Golf Club warmly welcome societies and green fees and we look forward to greeting you and your friends in 2023. For favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements contact Irene Lynch on 05844055 or



Tues 29th Aug Open Singles S/F

1st Donal O’Grady (16) 45pts Cahir

2nd Alfred Herbert (28) 44

3rd Sean Spratt (3) 42

4th Jim Harty (16) 42

1st Lady Miriam Matthews (14) 37


Friday 1st September Open Singles

1st Bernard Moore Callan (13) 39

Gross Robbie Robinson (13) 24


Presidents Prize 2023 1st, 2nd, 3rd September 2023

Presented by Rafael Alvarez

1st Pat Kiely (15) 79pts

2nd Tom Maguire (17) 78pts

Gross Michael White (0) 73pts

3rd John J Walsh (9) 78pts

Cat 1 Colin McArthur (5) 73pts

Cat 2 Alan Darcy (10) 74pts

Cat 3 Paddy Walsh (19) 71pts

Cat 4 Davy O’Connor (22) 78pts

Best Fri Adam O’Riordan (13) 36pts

Best Sat Tony Moore (11) 41pts

Best Sun Joe B Ryan (25) 40pts

Veteran Tony Fitzgerald (20) 73pts

Past President John White (6) 72pts

Guest Robert Dowling



Tues 5th Sept Open Singles S/F

Fr 8th Sept Open Singles S/F

Sept 9th Sept Club Comp

Sept 10th Club Comp




09/10 Sept. Miss Designer Golf

16/17 Sept. Helvick Seafood (GOY)

Sun 24 Sept. Charity Fun Scramble

10 Hole On-going Competition

16 Hole 2 Card Competition

10 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday

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



Our Lady President Eilo and Rafa held their very special weekend in glorious sunshine over the three days. Eilo, Rafa and members of the committees spent many hours of preparation to ensure their big occasion went without a hitch!!

All went to plan, and after a shotgun start on Sunday, everyone sojourned to the hotel for food and presentation of Prizes. The proceedings were opened by Captain Michael Wall who thanked everyone for playing and attending the presentation and introduced our Presidents Rafa and Eilo.

Lady Captain Rosie started the ladies presentation with a lovely tribute to our Lady President and her many accolades in her tenure as a member of the club!! Her prizes were a beautiful array of golf, pebble art and hand crafted jewellery by Alan D’Alton who crafted the winning prize!!

Lady President Eilo spoke very graciously about her role and thanked Ger for asking her to be her Vice President. She spoke of the honour it was to represent the club and thanked everybody for all the help received and all the good wishes bestowed on her over the weekend!!

With the announcement of the prize winners and a count back between 1st and 2nd place our h/cap secretary Mary Kiely was finally announced the winner to a rousing applause!! Mary is only back to golf after sustaining a major injury to her foot and it was a wonderful comeback for her. She accepted her prize with an emotional

speech, thanking Eilo and everyone who made the weekend such a success!!

President Rafa then continued with his speech thanking everyone and pointing out all the first’s for the club during the year!! He spoke about all the support from his family, committee and members, which he appreciated so much!!

His presentation of prizes started with Past President going to John White and the ultimate trophy going to Pat Kiely with a resounding round of applause. Well Done Pat!!



1st Mary Kiely (13) 73pts

2nd Esther McGuckian (11) 73pts

Gross Fiona Howard (6) 72pts

3rd Betty Joyce (13) 70pts

4th Karen Darcy (14) 70pts

Cat 1 Miriam Matthews (13) 65pts

Cat 2 Noirin Darcy (24) 66pts

Cat 3 Mary Fennell (46) 66pts

Best 1st Day Rosie Murphy (12) 37pts

Best 2nd Day Deirdre Ruane (16) 35pts

Past Pres: Ger Hallinan (18) 61pts



Our President’s scramble took place on Wed 30th Aug with a fabulous turnout for the event, showing the respect held for both Rafa and Eilo!!

The scores returned for the 11 Hole scramble were simply stunning with John White’s team leading the way with 7 under par, such was the calibre of golf played on the evening!!

The BBQ team of Chef Maurice and Commis Chef Aisling served up some delicious burgers and sausages while Master Sommelier Bob was in charge of refreshments!!

It was a great occasion with great golf, fun, delicious food and multiple prizes. Thanks to all involved in the organisation of the event, Well Done!!



Golfer of the year standings are as follows:

1) Karen Darcy 37pts

2) Inseun Kim 31pts

3) Noirin Darcy 30pts

4) Katie Kiely 29pts

5) Fiona Howard 23pts



The Foursomes teams are now into the semi-finals, and this is where the fun starts!! Please refer to results sheet posted in kiosk and dates for next matches. Well done to the teams through to next round and wishing you all good luck, Enjoy!!!



The mixed foursomes are now heading for the semi-final stage, and the contenders are ramping up their game to get somewhere within the winning enclosure!!

This is where the fun and games start and the banter between the teams will be riveting. All eyes will be on the emerging pairings from next round, the best of luck to all and Enjoy!!



The final of the Eileen Murphy Trophy takes place on the 4th September in Cork Golf Club, and some fabulous qualifying scores were returned by our ladies in a bid to compete in Little Island.

After all cards were checked, the overall winners were Betty Joyce and Inseun Kim with a fabulous score of 43pts, closely followed by Esther McGuckian and Martina Corkery with another great score of 42pts. Well done girls and congrats to Betty and Inseun who go forward to represent the Club with our Best Wishes!!!



Due to President’s Prize our outing last week had to be postponed, looking forward to seeing you all next

Thursday!! All members new and longstanding are welcome to join us, and there is no handicap limit.

Many thanks to Anne for her organisational skills and beautiful prizes each week, it is much appreciated!!



We would like to ask our players to please repair pitch marks on the greens, even if they are not your own!! Also please rake bunkers, now that they are back in play.



Our Handicap secretary and committee are meeting on a regular basis to discuss the input from the ladies in accordance to their handicaps. A review will be on-going throughout the year in relation to above decision.



Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Rosie 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 Thursday 13th June 2024.


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