GolfCoast Golf Club
- Par 72
- 6788 Yds
Gold Coast Golf Club has recently developed from a nine-hole to an 18-hole championship-length course with unrivaled view of Ocean and Helvick Head.
The original nine holes were planted in 1939, and these trees have grown tall and are now a dense hazard. The mature tree line lined fairways of the older holes are cleverly mingled with the long and challenging newer holes.
The 256-yard 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 15th – a 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.
Maurice Fives, the course architect, cleverly mingled the old and new until now the Gold Coast course boasts a 6,788 yardage with a par of 72 which will certainly test the most seasoned golfers. For the ladies the 5,531-yard course is equally demanding and rewarding.