Ave François Mitterrand,
Wimereux, Nord-Pas-de-Calais F-62930
18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Current layout by English architects Cecil K. Hutchison & Sir Guy Campbell (1920s).
7 km N of Boulogne
Leave the A16 just north of Boulogne at Jtn 4. Take D242 towards Wimereux Nord. Straight over first roundabout. After 2.4 km at Mermaid roundabout in Les Garennes, take fourth exit. Follow signs for Golf. At next roundabout turn right. After 1.6 km golf entrance is on your right.
Golf de Wimereux is a true seaside links that sits on the edge of the English Channel (La Manche). The course offers plenty of coastal views and, if the wind is blowing, plenty of that as well. As you’d expect from a links layout, the environment here is very open, trees are in short supply and the long grassy rough can swallow-up any stray shots.
The opening few holes of Wimereux take you down and around a small hill. The par-4 4th, often played into the wind, brings you back up the hill, whereafter the layout settles onto gently undulating terrain. Wimereux's mainly parallel running holes are generally straightaway in character, with doglegging holes a distinct rarity. Straight hitting from the tee will serve you well, while neighbouring fairways may occasionally come to the assistance of seriously wayward tee-shots. Although Wimereux's dunes are modest rather than towering, there's an impressive area of sand hills just to the north of the course.
Wimereux may not be renowned as a "world-class" links layout, but it is immensely popular, particularly with visiting French, British and Belgian golfers. All the character of an authentic links golf course shines through in abundance, with many wonderful coastal views to be enjoyed into the bargain.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance (this is a busy and popular course). Proof of handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Wimereux Golf Club is located 2 km north of the pleasant coastal town of Wimereux. Once a holiday retreat for wealthy families from Lille and Paris, Wimereux has become popular with the British and Belgians who have bought vacation homes or settled permanently. The river "Le Wimereux" flows through the good-sized and old village of Wimille just before the river enters Wimereux itself, where it flows out into "La Manche" (English Channel).
Wimereux GC's website contains a wonderful history of the club (in French) and many superb pictures dating back to its earliest days.
Digue de Mer, Wimereux F-62930
+33 (0)3 21 32 41 01Visit website
The Hotel Atlantic on the sea-front in Wimereux is an upscale family hotel with 18 bright rooms facing the sea, each one with a contemporary design. The Atlantic's gastronomic experience is not to be missed.
Hardelot (Les Pins and Les Dunes); Les Touquet (La Mer & La Foret courses) (40 km); Aa St Omer (42 km).
Blvd Sainte-Beuve, Boulogne-sur-Mer 62200
+33 (0)3 21 30 33 33Visit website
The 4-star Hotel La Matelote has 35 rooms with a cosy atmosphere and relaxation area with swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and relaxation room. A renowned gourmet dining destination in Pas-de-Calais, Tony Lestienne’s Michelin starred restaurant offers a gourmet journey between land and sea.
Hardelot (Les Pins & Les Dunes courses); Les Touquet (La Mer & La Foret courses)
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