It really doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned pro or if you’ve just taken up the game. Playing golf in Mauritius will leave you with glorious memories of a golf holiday perfectly complemented by the kind of stunning scenery and hospitality that Mauritius is famous for.
Mauritius’ best Golf Courses
There are almost 20 golf courses on the island. Some of them are 9-hole courses but there are certainly enough ‘top of the range’ championship courses to fill your holiday with memorable golfing exploits! Some of the best courses on the island are:
- One&Only Le Touessrok Golf Course – This championship course, designed by Bernhard Langer, ranks among the top golf courses in the world. It occupies its own island (Ile aux Cerfs) just off the Mauritian coast. It has very long fairways and your balls will sometimes have to cross a bit of sea, so it is perhaps not one of the easiest courses that you’re ever likely to play. However the stunning scenery more than makes up for the odd lost ball!
- Belle Mare Golf Club: The Legend – Designed by Hugh Biaocchi ‘The Legend’ hosts both the Johny Walker Classic and the Mauritian Open. It was laid out in line with US PGA regulations and is guaranteed to deliver a top golfing experience. Be warned however, the breathtaking views and the setting in an indigenous forest may make it a little hard to concentrate on your swing! (There are also two other championship courses at the Belle Mare hotel namely ‘Lemuria’ and the ‘The Links’. A stay there can therefore be the closest thing to ‘golfing heaven’ that you are ever likely to find!)
- Saint-Géran Golf Club – The 9-hole Saint-Géran course, designed by South African legend Gary Player, is the second oldest on the island and is laid out in a plantation of thousands of palm trees leaving you in no doubt that you’re playing on a tropical island.
Additional Information on playing golf in Mauritius:
Most courses on the island are connected with a hotel or resort and have different access policies for non-residents. It is therefore advisable to base yourself at a resort with a course (or courses) to ensure that you get as much playing time as possible. The clubhouse at your resort should also be to assist you in making bookings for other courses since there are several reciprocal playing agreements in place.
- Some of the courses have top-of-the-line equipment for hire. It might therefore be possible to avoid having to lug your clubs halfway across the world! It goes without saying that you should make enquiries about this before leaving home.
- There are several golf academies (attached to some of the larger resorts) on the island. There can be few more beautiful and relaxing places in the world to work at improving your game.
Make your way to Mauritius and find out for yourself that nothing beats a good round of golf, especially if that round takes place on the jewel of the Indian Ocean!