Golf Holidays in Mauritius
Now in the world's Top Ten golf destinations and with an ever increasing number of quality courses, Mauritius is an ideal choice
Golf on Mauritius has come a long way since the Royal Navy founded the first club on the island in 1902. While the Mauritius Gymkhana Club is still going strong and is open to visitors, it does not offer the same modem facilities as other courses that have sprung up around the island.
One of the newest of the new is the Ernie Els-designed championship golf course at Anahita Four Seasons, while the Ille aux Cerfs Golf Course, designed by Bernhard Langer, is built on an island one kilometre offshore from the resort of Le Touessrok, at Trou d'Eau Douce on the east coast. This island golfing haven has been ranked tenth in the top 100 golf courses in the world by Golf World Magazine and features sea views from all 18 holes as well as a spectacular 16th hole which plays the 600 metre length of the island's white sand beach. There are no green fees for Le Touessrok guests but other golfers pay 157 euros, which includes the boat shuttle fee. Two championship golf courses at Belle Mare Plage are owned by the Constance hotel group with the 18-hole Legend course available exclusively and free of charge to guests of the group's Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice resorts. While the "Legend" covers parkland with many water hazards and flat greens, the "Links" is more of a roller coaster course with wide rolling fairways and undulating greens. The Links course is also free to guests staying at the Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice and to other visitors with green fees costing 100 euros. Another of the newer courses is Golf du Chateau, an international 18-hole par 72 course at Bel Ombre, shared by Heritage Golf & Spa Resort and Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort whose guests play free. The impressive setting of the 18-hole Paradis Golf Club at the foot of Le Mome Mountain and right on the shore is the home course for the Paradis Hotel & Golf Club and neighbouring Dinarobin Hotel & Golf Spa, both Beachcomber properties. . Guests from other resorts in the group have preferential access. The Tamarina Golf Estate & Beach Club, overlooking Tamarin Bay in the south west, is the island's first residential golf estate but Beachcomber has secured privileged access for Paradis and Dinarobin resort guests. There are nine-hole courses at the Maritim Hotel, Le Coco Beach Hotel, One&Only Le Saint Geran and Trou Aux Biches, while the Shandrani has a nine-hole pitch and putt course. The golf in Mauritius is fantastic breathtaking views, ease of access to great courses, outstanding natural beauty and challenging courses for any handicap golfer make Mauritius the up and coming destination for quality golf. Challenging golf, breathtaking scenery, unparalleled service and ease of access ensure that Mauritius is a real golfing Paradise