St Clements Golf & Sports Centre:
St Clements Golf and Sports Centre has been providing accessible sporting facilities for the people of Jersey for well over 100 years. Originally known as ‘The Jersey Recreation Grounds Company Limited’, or by the locals as ‘The Rec Grounds’ it was the seventeenth company to be registered in Jersey.
The Jersey Recreation Grounds Company Limited was founded on 27th December 1913 by a group of businessmen, it being their forethought in providing accessible recreation to all the people of Jersey that has lead to the Sports Centre that we have today. In those halcyon days, the main sports being provided were grass tennis courts and a bowling green, however, within a very short period, and with the acquisition of additional land, a 9 hole, par three, ‘pitch and putt’ golf course was established.
Over the past years, the sports centre has been further extended, upgraded and developed and now offers the most southerly golf course in the British Isles; a testing 9-hole parkland course measuring 2637 yards (par 33) together with a 3-hole Academy course suitable for all ages and abilities with costs starting from as little as £2.00!
The once grass surface tennis courts, have been replaced by tarmacadam, allowing our users all year-round access.
The centre is also home to the only ‘Padel Tennis’ courts in Jersey. This new sport, popular in Europe, and originating in South America, is a combination of tennis and squash and is played in both in door and out door, in an enclosed glass walled court. This court being half the size of a tennis court, however the same the rules of tennis are applied, except that the starting serve must be under arm! This is a must try game
The following clubs are sited within the centre; St Clements Golf Club, St Clements Ladies Golf Club, these being established in 1925 and 1924 respectively. These clubs are continually looking for new members, so please contact them directly if interested or via our Reception, telephone 721938. Furthermore, the Jersey Squash and Racquetball Club have their club and five squash courts located within the centre, however, this is a private club and not available to our users.
Peacefully set in the parish of St Clement, the sports centre is open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week and now ranks as one of the leading sports facilities in Jersey.
It remains the company’s intention to continue to improve and develop the facilities, although difficult in this current economic climate. Changes to certain areas of the golf course have been agreed and are currently being implemented.
St Clements Golf and Sports Centre is a family-friendly place, open to everyone, and continues to operate with the same spirit and intentions that its founders had over 100 years ago.