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Gold Coast golf club Waterford

Gold Coast golf course Waterford

Gold Coast Golf Course

Gold Coast Club Crest

The Gold Coast Golf Club, Dungarvan is a championship parkland course. There are unrivalled 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] from the back tees and 5,498 yd’s from the Ladies tees it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean for 1.5 miles.
The Gold Coast Golf Club is a championship parkland by-the-sea course. There are unrivalled 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.
Hole – Par 72 – 6,204 metres [6,785 yards] The course was extended in the 1990’s from a 9 hole to an 18 hole championship length golf course.
The course offers unrivalled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head. It’s worth walking the course simply for the scenery.
The original 9 holes were developed in 1939 and the trees now have grown tall and thick. The mature tree line lined fairways of the older holes are cleverly mingled with the long and challenging newer holes.
The 349 yards 1st gets a most enjoyable round off to a challenging start, for this is one of the original holes and is lined on both sides of the fairway by trees.
The 8th (is) a shorter version of the spectacular 16th at Cyprus Point.

The 15th par four of 397 yards, is probably the signature hole with tee shots needing to carry an inlet of the Bay to reach the haven of the fairway and from there it is a testing medium to long iron to reach a well protected green.
The finish at the Gold Coast is, in fact, one of the most testing anywhere. The 16th is a par five of 525 yards, the 17th a cracking four of 475 yards and the 18th a monster 557 yards.
Maurice Fives, the course architect, cleverly mingled the old and new until now the Golf.
Coast Golf Course boasts a 6785 yards, par 72 layout that will certainly test the most seasoned golfers. For the ladies the 5,498 yard course is equally demanding and rewarding.

Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

Green Fees Nov. to Feb Weekdays: €25
Green Fees Nov. to Feb Weekends & B.H.: €35
Green Fees Mar to Oct Midweek: €35
Green Fees Mar to Oct Weekends & B.H.: €45
Green Fees with a Member: €25/35
Green Fees for Opens: €25/30
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €30
Yes
Soft Spikes: Preferred
Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €800
Full Husband & Wife Membership Fee: €1,200
Full Senior Membership Fee: €600
Full Country Membership Fee: €300
Full Student  Membership Fee: €250
Full Junior Membership Fee: €115
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 453
Designer Five Enterprises
Founded 1993
Address

Ballinacourty,
Dungarvan,
Co. Waterford

Telephone +353 (0)58-44055
Email golf@goldcoastgolfresort.com
Website Gold Coast golf club website
Director of Golf: Irene Lynch
Captain: David O'Connor
Lady Captain: Rosie Murphy
Presidents': Rafael Alvarez & Eilo Fitzgerald
Vice-Captain:  
Hon. Secretary: Johhny Hughes & Elaine Nash 
Club Pro: None-Shop
Hon. Treasurer: Maurice Fennell & Mairead Ryan
Comp. Secretary: John White & Mary Kiely
Gold Coast Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.086193
Long:-7.565191
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to Midnight
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities, in Gold Coast Hotel Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Gold Coast Golf Club Fixtures 2024 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2024 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Tuesay
  Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Friday
Saturday
Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 2 June
  Closed 1
Vice-President's Prize Sunday 23 July
  Closed 2
President's Prize to the Ladies Saturday 24 August Sunday 25 August Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 25 August
  Closed 1
President's Prize (Q) Friday 6 September
Sunday 7 September Closed 3
President's Prize (Q) Saturday 7 September
  Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 8 September
  Closed 3
Lady President's Prize Friday 6 September Sunday 7 September Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 7 September   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Sunday 8 September   Closed 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Wednesday 10 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 23 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 26 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 27 April Sunday 28 April
Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 28 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 2 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 3 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 4 May Sunday 5 May Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 5 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 6 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 7 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 11 May Sunday 12 May Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 12 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 14 May   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Wednesdy 15 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 21 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 24 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 31 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 7 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 10 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 14 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 June
  Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 19 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 June

Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 22 June Sunday 23 June
Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 23 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 June
  Open 1
Sliabh Gcula Playground Classic Friday 28 June Saturday 29 June
Open 2
Sliabh Gcula Playground Classic Saturday 29 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 30 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 2 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 5 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 6 July Sunday 7 July Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 7 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 13 July Sunday 14 July Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 14 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 19 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 20 July Sunday 21 July Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 21 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 23 July
  Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Wednesday 24 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 25 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 26 July Sunday 27 July Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 27 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 30 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 2 August Tuesday 6 August
Open 5
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 3 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 4 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 9 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 10 August Sunday 11 August Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 11 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 13 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team
Wednesday 14 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 17 August Sunday 18 August Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 18 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 20 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 23 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 24 August Sunday 25 August Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 25 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 27 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 30 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 3 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 6 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 7 September Sunday 8 September Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 8 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 10 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 13 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 14 September Sunday 15 September Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 15 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 17 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 20 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 21 September Sunday 22 September Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 22 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 24 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 27 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 28 September Sunday 29 September
Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 29 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 4 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 8 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 11 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 15 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 18 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 22 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 25 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 29 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 6,288 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 69 5,968 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 72 5,498 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 72 6,511 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 349 343 336 4 10 312
4 8
2 371 359 338 4 6 298
4 6
3 530
519
507
5 8 440 5 2
4 182 173 153 3 14 147 3 16
5 421
408
386 4 2 309
4 12
6 487 475 457 5 16 396 5 10
7 165 159 153 3 18 127 3 18
8 165 135 129 3 12
129 3 14
9 376 364 346 4 4
324
4 4
0ut 3,021
2,935 2,805 35   2,482 35  
10 439 430
370
4 1
366 4 1
11 366 341 331 4 15 306
4 11
12 145
134
124
3
13 328 4 7
13 362 336 324 4 11 309
4 9
14 212
197 178 3 7
161 3 15
15 397 378 365 4 3
300
4 5
16 528
515
474 5 9 408
5 13
17 487 473 456
5
17 386 5 17
18 557 549
541
5 5
452 5 3
In 3,490 3,353 3,163
37   3,016
38  
Total 6,511 6,288
5,968
72   5,498 73  
SSS 72 71 69     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 65 Michael Lenihan (2) 2019

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Gold Coast Golf Club won their first Munster pennant when they beat Doneraile Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches in the Jimmy Bruen Shield at Fota Island on Sunday 15th July 2012.

They made their way to Kinsale Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on Friday 21st September when they were drawn against Ulster Champions Killymoon Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals.

They were led by John Hallinan with Ian Pericho who lost their match by the minimum to B. Bleeks with D. McCabe, next up was Derek Power with Michael Kavanagh who halved their match against K. Wilson with R. Montgomery, they were followed by Declan Kiely with Garry Manning who lost their match by 2 and 1. In the penultimate match of Ger Bagge with D. J. Kiely had a 3 and 1 win over B. Gogarty with S. Devlin, in the bottom match Jimmy O’Dwyer with Jody Hallinan had one-of-those-days when going down to G. Toal with M. Lenny by 6 and 5.

The reserves were Conor McCarthy, Stephen Cliffe, Kieran Cullinan, Brian Fahey, Billy Power and Dermot Ahern, they were captained by Pat Power.    

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

David Briden represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 1999 playing 4-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 6-points;

Eoin Ryan represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2001 playing 6-times won 3-matches halved two and lost 1-match accumulating 8-points;

History of Gold Coast

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Margot Booth 1994 Ladies Captain
R. M. Foley 1994 Ladies President
John McGrath 1994 Men's Captain
Willie Barron 1994 President
Helen Fennell 1995 Ladies Captain
Yvonne Power 1995 Ladies President
John Kiely 1995 Men's Captain
Kevin D'arcy 1995 President
Joan Mansfield 1996 Ladies Captain
Brid Dunphy 1996 Ladies President
John Coade 1996 Men's Captain
John Murphy 1996 President
Mary Fenton 1997 Ladies Captain
Tony Lonergan 1997 Men's Captain
John McGrath 1997 President
Nuala Paor 1998 Ladies Captain
James Veale 1998 Men's Captain
Thomas Fennell 1998 President
Margaret Hogan 1999 Ladies Captain
Deirdre Hannigan 1999 Ladies President
James Veale 1999 Men's Captain
Billy Harty 1999 President
Ann McGrath 2000 Ladies Captain
Helen Fennell 2000 Ladies President
Maurice Fennell 2000 Men's Captain
Brian Connor 2000 President
Nuala Harty 2001 Ladies Captain
Joan Mansfield 2001 Ladies President
Thomas Larkin 2001 Men's Captain
J. Hughes 2001 President
Deirdre Hannigan 2002 Ladies Captain
Nuala de Paor 2002 Ladies President
Billy Power 2002 Men's Captain
Dave Clarke 2002 President
Joan O'Dea 2003 Ladies Captain
Joan Mansfield 2003 Ladies President
Tom White 2003 Men's Captain
Nicholas Fitzgerald 2003 President
Ita White 2004 Ladies Captain
Margaret Hogan 2004 Ladies President
Brendan O'Brien 2004 Men's Captain
Kieran Cullinan 2004 President
Helena Fitzgerald 2005 Ladies Captain
Ruth Hannigan 2005 Ladies President
Tony Sheehan 2005 Men's Captain
Conor Clancy 2005 President
Teresa Queally  2006 Ladies Captain
Violet Howard  2006 Ladies President
Brian Gaynor 2006 Men's Captain
Conor Clancy 2006 President
Fidelma Horsom 2007 Ladies Captain
Sheila Norris 2007 Ladies President
Patsy Walsh 2007 Men's Captain
Austin Kiely 2007 President
Lorraine Birney 2008 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Callaghan 2008 Ladies President
Michael Wall 2008 Men's Captain
Michael Whelan 2008 President
Ruth Hannigan 2009 Ladies Captain
Helena Fitzgerald 2009 Ladies President
Martin Murray 2009 Men's Captain
John White 2009 President
Margaret Mulhearne 2010 Ladies Captain
Alice McLoughlin 2010 Ladies President
John Hallinan 2010 Men's Captain
Paddy Walsh 2010 President
Ann Scannell 2011 Ladies Captain
Mary Dunford 2011 Ladies President
Colin McArthur 2011 Men's Captain
Liam Clancy 2011 President
Esther McGuckian 2012 Ladies Captain
Martina Corkery 2012 Ladies President
Roy Ware 2012 Men's Captain
Bob O'Brien 2012 President
Aishling Fennell 2013 Ladies Captain
Breda Conway
2013 Ladies President
Andy Travers 2013 Men's Captain
Stephen Greene
2013 President
Wilhemina Reynolds 2014 Ladies Captain
Breda Conway 2014 Ladies President
Jimmy O'Dwyer 2014 Men's Captain
Frank Waters 2014 President
Gillian Cashman
2015 Ladies Captain
Joan O'Dea
2015 Ladies President
Tom White 2015 Men's Captain
Tony Sheehan
2015 President
Eilo Fitzgerald 2016 Ladies Captain
Ann McGrath 2016 Ladies President
Rafael Alvarez 2016 Men's Captain
Brian Fahey
2016 President
Geraqldine Hallinan 2017 Ladies Captain
Gillian Cashman 2017 Ladies President
Brian O'Connor 2017 Men's Captain
John Queally 2017 President
Bernie Morrissey 2018 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Callaghan 2018 Ladies President
Tim O'Driscoll
2018 Men's Captain
Mick Cronin
2018 President
Ruth Hannigan 2019 Ladies Captain
Alice Collins 2019 Ladies President
Pat Power 2019 Men's Captain
Michael Wall 2019 President
Ruth Hannigan 2020 Ladies Captain
Alice Collins 2020 Ladies President
John White 2020 Men's Captain
Brian Dunbar 2020 President
Ruth Hannigan
2021 Ladies Captain
Alice Collins
2021 Ladies President
John White
2021 Men's Captain
Brian Dunbar
2021 President
Alice Collins 2022 Ladies Captain
Geraldine Hallinan 2022 Ladies President
Seamus O'Connor 2022 Men's Captain
Frank Mulvihill 2022 President
  Rosie Murphy 2023 Ladies Captain
Eilo Fitzgerald 2023 Ladies President
Michael Wall 2023 Men's Captain
Rafael Alvarez 2023 President
  2024 Ladies Captain
  2024 Ladies President
David O'Connor 2024 Men's Captain
  2024 President
Fiona Howard (3.7) 2024 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Mark Shanahan (+2.2) 2024 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Gold Coast

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Bobby Buckley 23 April 1995 3rd   129 m
Pat Power 6 August 1995 12th   129 m
Billy Harty 18 August 1985 8th   163 m
Thomas Fennell 10 September 1995 3rd   129 m
Laurance Boland 10 March 1996 3rd   129 m
Maurice Fennell 30 April 1996 3rd   129 m
Willie Walsh 5 May 1996 3rd   129 m
Patsy Walsh 8 June 1996 12th   129 m
Vincent Tobin 10 June 1996 12th   129 m
Ned Murray 14 July 1996 17th   143 m
Geraldine Murphy 13 April 1997 4th   135 m
Packie Hogan 5 July 1998 8th   175 m
Dadid Regan 10 May 1998 8th   175 m
Sheila Lyall 29 September 2003 9th Powerscourt 113 m
Anthony Daly 8 June 2010 8th 7-Iron 160 m
Sheila Lyall 29 September 2003 8th   113 m
James Lynch 24 June 2021 4th   173 m
Ivan O'Connor 2 April 2022      
 Michael Whelan 29 July 2023 14th   197 yd's