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Golf in Mauritius

A popular destination in the middle of the Indian Ocean for its beautiful beaches and its unique culture, Mauritius offers today the possibility to spend a dream holiday with class. With the evolution of tourism in the world, Mauritius is not famous today for its vast expanses of white sandy beaches, its ambient temperatures, its permanently pleasant weather and its typical dishes. Over the years, Mauritius has become a popular destination for its world-class golf courses.

Mauritius is the 3rd country in the world where golf is practised.

Did you know that Mauritius is in fact the third country in the world where golf is practiced after the United Kingdom and India? Nowadays, golf has become one of the best sports in Mauritius and one of the main attractions for visitors to the island. Golf has been played in Mauritius since 1902 when the first golf club, The Gymkhana Golf Club in Vacoas, was opened by members of the British Royal Navy. The Mauritius Gymkhana Golf Club is the oldest golf club in the southern hemisphere and the fourth oldest golf course in the world. Since those early days, Mauritius has become the ultimate golf destination for any golfer.

There are a surprisingly high number of golf courses scattered throughout the island, ranging from basic 9-hole courses to world-class championship golf courses with 18 holes designed by the world's top golfers such as Ernie Els, Bernard Langer Extended and David Leadbetter. Golf courses in Mauritius are designed to test the efficiency and accuracy of golfers. From bushes to bunkers and water hazards hidden by greenery, golf courses in Mauritius offer an exciting experience in a beautiful natural setting. Many of these courses offer spectacular sea views and open coastal panoramas.

The best golf courses in the world designed by renowned golfers

Our island has some of the best golf courses in the world designed by renowned golfers such as Gary Player, Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els, Peter Matkovich and Rodney Wright. Each designer has done an outstanding job in bringing out the best in these golf courses. The courses are meticulously maintained to maintain their international standard. Mauritius currently has nine 18-hole golf courses and four 9-hole golf courses. In 2017, Mont Choisy le Golf, another 18-hole golf course designed by Peter Matkovitch, will open its doors. Each of the golf courses has something very unique and lets the golfer discover something different every time he plays.

Below you will find the list of golf courses in Mauritius :

Anahita Golf Course 18 holes
Le Touesserok Golf Course 18 holes
The Legend 18 holes
The Links 18 holes
Gymkana Golf Club 18 holes
Tamarina Golf Estate Course 18 holes
Paradis Golf Club 18 holes
Mont Choisi Le Golf 18 holes
Avalon Golf Estate 18 holes
Shandrani Golf Course 9 holes
Maritim Golf Course 9 holes
Le Saint Géran Golf Club 9 holes

Golf packages in Mauritius

As mentioned above, a wide range of golf packages can nowadays be found in Mauritius. For inexperienced golfers, there are professional coaches who offer basic golf courses to tourists, while experienced golfers will find challenging championship level golf courses that will test the skills, efficiency and accuracy of even advanced golfers. For the benefit of our visitors, we offer a wide selection of golf packages so that you can enjoy a remarkable golfing experience during your holiday in Mauritius.

Some hotels offer complete golf holiday packages including flights, 6 nights (or more) accommodation, airport transfers, green fees, transfers, meals and also some additional "must-do" items in Mauritius. Others offer accommodation and golf packages that include local golf services, including green fees for all major courses, as well as club hire, golf carts, trolleys and land/boat transfers to all golf courses.

How to choose the ideal golf destination?

Due to the great demand and the wide range of choices available we recommend that you consult the services of an experienced golf service provider who will help you not only to choose the course but also the perfect package.

Golf tournaments in Mauritius

Mauritius Open (MCB Open)

The Mauritius Open is a tournament that has existed since 1994. However, since 2009, the tournament has been sponsored by the Mauritius Commercial Bank, hence the name European Seniors Tour (Mauritius Commercial Bank Open). The Mauritius Commercial Bank Open is the successor to the Mauritius Open which has been played in the spectacular Constance Belle Mare Plage complex since 1994. The 54-hole event is played on the Legend and Links Golf Club courses. Situated along two kilometres of white sandy beach on the east coast of Mauritius, Constance Belle Mare Plage is set in a 15-hectare tropical garden and provides a spectacular backdrop for some of the best senior players.

Mauritius Golf Masters

The Four Seasons Resort Mauritius hosts the Mauritius Golf Masters at the Anahita Golf Course. The resort invites fans to get into the swing with all the golf action and to enjoy luxury accommodation at the resort. With a golf championship designed by Ernie Els, breathtaking holes by the sea and bright sunshine, the Mauritius Golf Masters provides the ideal setting to enjoy a round of golf alongside the pros. This golf course offers a total of six holes on the seafront along the beautiful east coast of Mauritius. Completely woven into the natural landscape and offering spectacular views of the lagoon and mountains, the course is the only one in the Indian Ocean built to USGA (United States Golfing Association) standards. The Mauritius Golf Masters is the professional golf tournament organised by Canal + Events in Mauritius. This three-day tournament brings together the twenty best golfers of the Allianz Golf Tour (French Professional Circuit) and ten guest players of the European Tour (European Professional Circuit).

The game is played in stroke play (every shot counts). On the first two days, an original pairing (one professional and one amateur) is established. Moreover, the competition is preceded by two PRO-AMs; the PRO-AMs mix professionals and amateurs in a first round.

Pro or amateur tournaments

In addition, the Mauritius Golf Federation offers the possibility to participate in numerous pro or amateur tournaments including :
- The Nearest at Mont Choisy (June period over 14 days)
- Grand Bay Golf Club Round 5 ( July period over 35 days)
- The Driver Cup at Ile aux Cerfs (July period over 42 days)
- Grand Bay Golf Club Round 6 (August period over 91 days)
- Expats Golf in Anahita (August period over 91 days)
- The Nearest in Anahita (September period over 112 days)
- The Driver Cup Final R1 in Anahita (October period over 132 days)
- The Driver Cup Final R2 in Anahita (October period over 133 days)
- The Nearest R2 in Anahita (October period over 147 days)

The Ile aux Cerfs course

Designed by the famous golfer Bernhard Langer, the golf club is accessible to players of all levels. The course covers 38 hectares on the southern half of Ile aux Cerfs with holes meandering along the island, naturally boasting rolling topography with volcanic rock outcrops, lakes and ravines, and a variety of tropical trees and plants. The 18 holes of this golf island have ocean views - some with glimpses through clearings through the trees; others as you approach the shoreline.

Vast white sand bunkers and water have perfectly enhanced the natural setting of trees and vegetation. Water is an essential feature of the course. There are nine lakes in all, and three of the holes require tee shots across the coves from the sea to the fairways. The succulent grass is Salam Seashore Paspalum, which is resilient in the tropical climate and allows the highest standards of course conditioning.

In 2013, renovation work was carried out on the nine front holes to provide a better golfing experience for golfers. Since then, feedback has been enthusiastic and positive. In June 2014, the back nine holes began to be reviewed and improved.

In 2019, IAC was ranked among the top 100 golf courses in the world by Golfscape.

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