LES CREUX BOWLS CLUB
Les Creux Bowls Club, situated in the tranquil and picturesque Les Creux Country Park in the Parish of St Brelade, is the newest and probably and most beautifully located bowls club in Jersey and one which is firmly on the local and international map.
Completed in 1999 to host the Men’s British Isles Bowls Championships, the clubhouse is set in a countryside park, which has lovely walks for non-bowlers. We also have a licensed bar and café area for members to relax in. Our Club's facilities are amongst the best in the Channel Islands and we are the ONLY club in the Channel Islands to have two greens. Office and committee rooms, in addition to the usual kitchen facilities, are set off the large main room.
The club has spacious men's and ladies changing rooms, each equipped with a shower, We have additional toilet facilities for the disabled with ramps to ease access for those with walking difficulties.
Our club has hosted the Men’s British Isles Championships, the European Championships, and in June 2009 the Ladies British Isles Championships. in addition we also host Bowls Jersey's Finals and every other year, the Channel Islands Bowls Finals not to mention other major local bowls tournaments.
Club Information: Membership and Training
Full Membership Men & Ladies £65* (* Includes affiliation fees to Bowls Jersey)
Associate Membership £12
Junior Membership £1
Green fees £3 per person / per session.
Green fees visiting teams £12 per rink
We are a small, friendly club and anyone wishing to take up the sport will be made most welcome whether a new or experienced bowler, or someone returning to the sport.
Free tuition with trained instructors is available every Saturday morning at 10am throughout the season, or at other times by arrangement.
Season & Session Times
The Club’s season usually starts mid April until the end of September. Bowls sessions are confined to a 2.00pm start during April and from the beginning of May commence at 10am, 2.00pm and 6.00pm daily throughout the season.
Club Dress Code
A relaxed dress code for social bowling is adopted, however proper bowls shoes must be worn. Visiting bowlers will be made most welcome on a pay and play basis and club bowls are available free of charge.
For more formal occasions, our formal club dress code is a plain white or club shirt and grey or white trousers or skirt.
Our main aim is for you to enjoy playing bowls in good company, so the only thing you will need to buy to start the sport is a pair of bowls shoes.
President: Mr J Johns, telephone 01534 744755
Secretary: Mr J Mallet, telephone 01534 482415 - Mobile 07797 819978
Club email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club telephone: 01534 491180 Club facsimile: 01534 491181 Club payphone: 01534 498049
Directions to the Club
From St Helier, head west following signs to St Aubins & Red Houses.
At Red Houses traffic lights, follow signs to Corbiere / La Pulente / Five Mile Road.
After La Moye School take the first entrance on the left, (between two granite pillars), entrance to the park is directly opposite Le Clos Orange Estate
Bus numbers 12 & 12a buses from St Helier stop directly outside the entrance to the park (Clos Orange) and it is a short walk to the club house
For the Non Bowler
Within the park itself, walks have been created to enable people to enjoy a walk to St Brelade's Bay and the secluded Beauport Bay on the south coast, is a short distance away. The railway walk to Corbiere Lighthouse, the most southerly in the British Isles is nearby.
Les Creux (meaning of )
Research conducted by the Société Jersiaise revealed that the meaning of the word 'Creux' relates to a ‘deep hollow’. Other meanings include, a cavity, chasm or crevasse in a cliff-face, a cave half way down a cliff, a coombe or hollow, not on a cliff.
The name Les Creux, when associated with our club, relates to an area of land, stretching from La Moye, where our Clubhouse stands, to the beaches of Beauport and St Brelade to the east.
Between these two bays, there is a small cove, called 'Les Creux' which, unlike the sandy beaches of the other two bays, has a number of rocky inlets setting it apart.
In relation to our Clubs location, when standing on the east side of the Clubhouse, overlooking the two greens, it is evident from the valley to the left, which leads down to St Brelades Bay, that the club is set above a hollow and this seems to be the most appropriate explanation. Our Club therefore takes its name from its general topographical location.