La Moye Golf Club - Top 100 Golf Courses of Jersey
La Moye, Jersey
Jersey  Jersey
La Moye Golf Club
La Route Orange
St Brelade
Channel Islands
ArchitectGeorge Boomer, James Braid and Henry Cotton
Head Professional/Director of GolfMike Deeley
Telephone+44 (0) 1534 743401
Location2 miles from Jersey Airport
Websites Golf Club Website
VisitorsContact in advance - restricted weekends
Club Secretary/ ManagerIan Prentice

La Moye Golf Club is set spectacularly on a promontory, some 250 feet above sea level. The views are quite breathtaking, overlooking the wide sweep of St Ouen's Bay and on to the lonely Corbierre lighthouse. On a clear day, the tiny isles of Sark, Helm and Jethou can be seen clearly against the distant Bailiwick of Guernsey. We're on the enchanting and unique Channel Island of Jersey.

George Boomer, the headmaster at La Moye school, laid out the original links course in 1902 because Royal Jersey, home club of Harry and Tom Vardon, was becoming overcrowded. Clearly inspired, Boomer's sons, Aubrey and Percy, both went on to become professionals and Aubrey won the French Open on a number of occasions in the 1920s. The course we play today is mainly the work of James Braid, who overcame his fear of sea travel to redesign and lengthen La Moye. Henry Cotton made further minor changes in the 1970s.

La Moye, home to the Jersey Open for many years, has seen some big names emerge as winners, including Ian Woosnam, Tony Jacklin and Christy O'Connor. The championship course measures 6,797 yards and it's close to 6,000 yards from the ladies' tees, so La Moye is certainly a challenge. On this elevated position, the going is especially tough when the wind is up, but it is exciting seaside golf with all the natural facets of a great links... quick draining turf, firm and fast greens, humps, hollows, dunes and the occasional exciting blind shot. Outcrops of rocks are scattered across some of the fairways - most notably the 6th - forming La Moye's additional and quite unique hazard.

The pick of the holes is on the back nine in the dunes. The 11th is a testing par five, where the fairway doglegs between the dunes towards a narrow and wickedly sloping green. Then the short 12th appears, with no bail-out option apart from the green itself. A solid drive to a plateau fairway is required on the 13th to avoid leaving a blind second shot into the green. And so, the challenge continues until the last putt is holed in full view of the magnificent clubhouse.

Combine the wonderful scenery with the exacting test of golf and the most delightful climate and you have a cocktail of sheer delight. La Moye Golf Club is a wonderfully exciting experience, not to be missed.

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Average Reviewers Score:     
La Moye is a great clifftop links. Call ahead to get the visitors' times, and you will have a wonderful, good value round of golf. Their dress code has relaxed somewhat since the last review and enjoy a traditional, prestigious course.
11 June 2009 Respond to above review
Fantastic views across St Ouen's Bay. This is a tough course - played it on a calm, warm, sunny summer's day and it beat me up - goodness knows what it's like in the wind. The club are serious sticklers for the dress code - I got told off by an officious marshall because my long socks had slipped down.
13 April 2004 Respond to above review

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