The name Mauritius immediately conjures up images of turquoise waters, pristine white sand beaches, gorgeous green nature reserves and cool, fresh winds from the Indian Ocean, where it is suitably situated. Add to that pleasant and favourable weather conditions throughout the year, and you have all the ingredients of a great holiday destination. But that’s not all there is to Mauritius. The island nation is also home to some of the most majestic and attractive golf courses, perfectly built and located to entice golf lovers and holidaymakers.
The third country after United Kingdom and India where golf was officially played, Mauritius has gradually emerged out to be the ultimate golf destination which hosts a number of important events that attract golf enthusiasts from all over the world. Some of the popular Mauritius golf tournaments are;
- Mauritius Open
- Mauritius Golf Masters
- Mauritius Ladies Open
No matter which region of the island you visit, there is at least one grand golf course around to fulfill all your golf holiday dreams. If you are planning a tropical holiday any time soon, here is a list of the best golf courses in Mauritius that will compel you to fly to this paradisaical island for your holiday.
- Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club
Designed by legendary German golfer Bernhard Langer in the year 2003, this 18-hole championship course is located on a separate island in the waters across Le Touessrok Resort on the East coast. Ranked as one of the 10 best golf courses in the world, it is spread over 38 hectares of land and is the second longest golf course in Mauritius. With par 72 championship course, Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club is perfect for professional as well as amateur golfers.
- Four Seasons Golf Course at Anahita
A regular hosting venue of the prestigious Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open, The Four Seasons Golf Course at Anahita is another 18-hole championship course on the East coast, built as per USGA standards by Ernie Els in 2004. It has 5 sets of tees and a par 72 championship course to give you the ultimate golfing experience. The Anahita golf course also includes a fine dining restaurant and bar, and some truly stunning views of the Indian Ocean and lush green surroundings.
- Heritage Golf Course
Heritage Golf course is an 18-hole championship and 9-hole par 3 complex designed by Peter Matkovich. Repeatedly recognized as one of the top golf courses in the Indian Ocean, this has been the official venue for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on multiple occasions. The Heritage Golf course is located on the South coast of Mauritius and is complemented by fantastic accommodation facilities at the Heritage Awali Resort, and some beautiful greenery and cool blue waters in the backdrop.
- Legend Golf Course Belle Mare
Another majestic golf course on the east coast of Mauritius, the Legend golf course is located along some splendid beaches of Belle Mare and is best known for hosting the “Johnnie Walker Classic” and the Mauritius Open from 1994 to 2008. The 18-hole par 72 course designed by Hugh Baiocchi in 1994, is best known for being located in a forest setting and having water hazards at quite a few holes. The golf course is part of the luxury resort Constance Belle Mare Plage and is also accessible through another deluxe resort called Constance Prince Maurice.
- Tamarina Golf Course
Beautifully set between impressive mountain ranges including Mt. Rampart, and the blue Indian Ocean, the Tamarina golf course boasts of an 18-hole championship complex with par 72. Built as per the USGA standards by the international Wright Golf Design company in 2006, it has 5 different teeing options, making it the perfect destination for master as well as recreational golfers. It is located on the west coast on the Tamarin Bay and is accessible through Tamarina Golf & Spa Boutique Hotel.
- Paradis Golf Course
Located on the South West coast of Mauritius, the Paradis is an 18-hole par 72 international golf course which comes with 5 water hazards. It was designed by David Dutton with enhancements by Tony Johnstone in the year 1992 and is the only golf course to be situated within the premises of a hotel, Paradis Le Morne. Apart from having a challenging yet enjoyable course, well suited for all types of golfers, the Paradis golf course also comes with mesmerizing views of the majestic Morne mountain and the brilliant blue Morne lagoon.
- Shandrani Golf Course
The 9-hole par 29 course at Shandrani resort is an ideal golf destination for people who enjoy the sport, regardless of their level of expertise. Very conveniently located adjacent to the beach, this golf course on the South coast of Mauritius offers a small yet challenging pitch with breath-taking views for everyone to enjoy. It is accessible free of cost to Beachcomber resort residents, including the Shandrani Resort & Spa.
If you are looking to spend your summer on a tropical island, relaxing and enjoying fantastic games of golf with your loved ones, then Mauritius is just the place to be! For exciting golf holiday packages to Mauritius, get in touch with us now.