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

Goldcoast Golf Club Notes 7th April 2024


This competition took place yesterday in the Goldcoast Golf Club on a sunny, blustery day with good spirits and banter for this very sociable format.  12 pairs played for a place in the last 8 of the club mixed foursomes matchplay and in preparation for the inter-club mixed.  The winners on countback with a 73 nett were John White and Gerardine Hallinan and they and the following 7 pairings progress to the next stage.

  1. John White & Gerardine Hallinan
  2. Ian Prendergast & Gillian Cashman
  3. Tom Maguire & Miriam Matthews
  4. Micheal Kavanagh & Katie Kiely
  5. Darren Williams & Breda Veale
  6. Darren Power & Ruth Hannigan
  7. Roy Ware & Karen Darcy
  8. Micheal Kelleher & Aisling Fennell

The format is the follows 1 plays 8, 2 plays 7, 3 plays 6, and 4 plays 5.

The Inter-Club mixed will take place on Sunday 28th April at 2 45p.m. V’s Dungarvan.   Managers John Hallinan and Aisling Fennell will be looking on with interest at the matches above and holding trials etc. in the lead up to this event.



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.



As membership renewal time is 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.



The qualifying round for this tournament will take place on Sunday 14th April. The timesheet is 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.  A practice round for this event will take place in the Gold Coast at 5 30pm this Thursday evening 11th April.



Sun April 14th Mick White Foursomes Qualifiers



Tues 2nd April Open Singles S/F

1st Des O’Brien (18) 35pts


Sun 7th April Club Singles S/F

1st Kealan Walsh (12) 36

2nd David McCarthy (26) 32.25


Sun. 7th Mixed Foursomes

1st John White (2) and Ger Hallinan (17) 73 nett on countback



Tues 9th April Open Singles S/F

Fri 12th April Open Singles S/F

Sat 13th Sun 14th April Club Singles S/F

Sun. 14th Mick White Foursomes 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 first Interclub match takes place on Sun 14th April, when our ladies take on our neighbours Dungarvan in the Munster Trophy. There will be 3 matches at home and 2 away in Dungarvan, tee from 1.45pm. Your support in either venue would be much appreciated.

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



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!!



The Mt. Congreve team under the captaincy of Katie Kiely were victorious in their efforts to claim the title, with Lismore Castle and Ardmore Tower chasing their tails!!

Congrats and well done to Katie and her team for their tremendous input despite sometimes inclement conditions.

The individual winners for their best scores throughout 18 Hole – Miriam Matthews 181pts

10 Hole – Joint 1st, Mary Kiely & Helena Fitzgerald 97pts



Mount Congreve 561pts Capt. Mairead Ryan

Lismore Castle 521pts Capt. Breda Conway

Ardmore Tower 520pts Capt. Patricia Doyle

Curraghmore 475pts Capt. Angela O’Connor

Reginald’s Tower 442pts Capt. Mary Kiely

Woodhouse 424pts Capt. Bridge Walsh



There was no competition again this week due to the weather, but a few hardy women took to the fairways for a few holes. Hopefully we will be able to look forward to some dry and sunny conditions in the next few weeks.



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 coursewhich 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.


Social Media

Website by: Déise Design