Golf courses and Practice areas
Ile de Re only has one nine hole golf course on the island called Golf Trousse Chemise. It is situated at the far north of the island just past the Commune of Les Portes. It is very scenic with plenty of water hazards. It is a private course predominantly owned and run by local Les Portes residents. However, visitors can play. Be warned in July and August the course is mainly reserved for the local members to play tournaments. During this time there are slots available during the French lunch time when the locals are having lunch. In the winter it has a huge advantage of being dry and less subject to ground frost. Trousse also has a driving range over a lake. Their website is: Golf Trousse Chemise.
There is a practice range in the summer months on the road near La Flotte called Golf du Pertuis. If you just wish to hit a few balls in a rustic surrounding it is ideal and inexpensive.
For serious golfers just off the island at Marsilly about 7kms from the bridge is Golf La Rochelle golf de la Pree. This is a full 18 holes challenging links type course with beautiful views over the sea. The slope index of the course is 130. There is also a 6 hole par 3 course for those less ambitious of for practicing. There are both indoor and outdoor driving bay ranges and four golf pros. There is an excellent restaurant as well as serving snacks and drinks. There website is: Golf de La Pree La Rochelle.