Review of Golf de Wimereux
One of the few true links golf courses in France, Golf de Wimereux is a popular stop-over for visiting British golfers. Its location near to the Eurotunnel exit is the perfect position as a first stop off when heading down to more familiar hubs including Le Touquet.
One of the most northern golf courses in France, it was built in the early twentieth century, 1901 to be precise. Although there is no known architect, it was the decision of the comity of the already existing Boulogne Wimereux Golf Club to build a 9-hole golf course on the current site. It became a full 18-holes golf course by 1907.
On a windy day getting a good score can be difficult. The strong winds blowing off the Channel make this a treacherous layout with sprawling rough being more than accommodating to stray shots. However, with that in mind, it is not as difficult as some of the links courses in the British Isles and Wimereux is still accommodating to all levels of handicap. The fairways and tee-boxes have enjoyed substantial work over the last couple of years and as such the course is in better condition than ever before.
To top off the experience, the views are stunning and on clear days you can see right across the Channel to the white cliffs of England. The Clubhouse was completely renovated in 2011 but still retains a friendly and informal atmosphere boasting an excellent restaurant. The terrace is the perfect spot upon which to enjoy a beer on a sunny day. A great course with a really friendly environment.
- Designer: Unknown
- 18 holes
- Par 72
- Length: 6,150 metres (6,726 yards)
- Slope 132
- Golf club website: http://www.golf-wimereux.com/en/
- Phone number: 03 21 32 43 20
- Address: Avenue Francois Mitterrand, 62930 Wimereux