The group’s chairman, Mike Stentiford, says that the suggestion by Deputy Alan Maclean of a new ‘iconic’ golf course took his breath away.
He says a course along the lines suggested by the Assistant Economic Development Minister would take up a vast area of the Island and that a seventh golf course would not attract many more visitors.
Mr Stentiford said: ‘Golf courses are not something you can squeeze into a corner.
You are going to need an awful lot of space.’ On Saturday Deputy Maclean proposed the creation of a new golf course at the Pontin’s site in St Ouen or on farmland in St Martin, designed by a golf legend like Jack Nicklaus.
He said that a new 18-hole course would be another reason for tourists to come to the Island, besides the standard fare of sunshine and golden beaches.
There are 18-hole courses at the Royal Jersey, La Moye and Les Mielles and nine-hole courses at Wheatlands, Les Ormes and St Clement.