Jersey’s scenery, for sure, is pitch perfect for Golf, our activity of the week. British green grass, gently undulating courses, sea views and pubs or restaurants at one’s arms’ length to socialize after playing, all make for an ideal golfing experience. Small but generous, the island offers a few attractive opportunities for the visiting golfer, men, ladies and juniors alike.
The west of the island has four possible courses and Grouville in the east is home to the Royal Jersey Golf Club, established some 135 years ago and home to the legendary Harry Vardon. All worth a visit…
Les Mielles is an 18 hole championship golf course which will give you the chance to play to your full potential. Before having a go don’t hesitate to enjoy a brunch at the lovely Roccos restaurant in the clubhouse. You will play if off!
Les Mielles isn’t only about golf; younger members of your party and non-golfers will be entertained with great activity choices from the Funzone with Segway Rallying, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, SpaceBall Gyroscope and much more.
Les Mielles Golf Course is located in the west of the island close to the magnificent St Ouen’s beach. Set in a conservation area, you will probably play with swans, mallard ducks, marsh harriers and many other beautiful feathered friends hiding in and around the ponds. Try to befriend Princess, Les Mielles’s pretty white duck, while you are there!
We have a soft spot here at Jerseytravel.com for the Les Ormes complex with its self-catering chalets and extensive sporting facilities. You will gain privileged access to the 9 hole Golf Course when staying in one of the charming wooden lodges.
The course setting is stunning, with sweeping views of the sea, and is ideal for practising your swing. Les Ormes also offers tennis, gym and swimming. An ideal place for any kind of sporting party, whether with friends or family.
For a country experience, check Wheatlands Hotel in St Peter, where a par 3 course might be all you need before a hearty meal at their gastropub.
And Finally…Dream Golfing
Jersey’ s golfing passion is best seen through the proud history of the two private Golf Clubs.
La Moye Golf Club in the west has a strong reputation for being a very friendly yet competitive club. Although you will need to become a member or befriend a member, it will be worth the effort as the club hosts Championships (think Ian Woosnam), spectacular views of the island and a general feeling that serious golf is seriously fun.
And of course the Royal Jersey Golf Club in Grouville is literally on the beach, a long established golfing institution made famous by Harry Vardon’s prowess and invention of the overlapping grip… an everlasting legacy…