Mauritius: Golf at its most luxurious

Golf In Mauritius

Home to just over one million people, the tropical island of Mauritius is best known as a haven for tourists filled with luxury hotels, white sandy beaches and, of course, world-class golf courses.

Sitting fairly close to the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is one of the lucky places where you can enjoy year-round sunshine. Situated on the Tropic of Capricorn, it sees more sunlight than almost anywhere else in the world, which is exactly what you want on a golfing getaway.

Its peak season runs between October and April, with the island’s winter extending from May through to September.

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With luxury described as ‘surprisingly affordable’, it is more accessible than ever thanks to regular flights between Glasgow and Dubai, where you can then catch a connection to Port Louis.

Heritage Golf

The most well known stop-off in Mauritius is Belle Mare Plage, a five-star resort that hosts the Staysure Tour’s MCB Tour Championship. It is home to two fantastic 18-hole courses - Links and Legends. Built on bush-covered volcanic rock and low-lying food plains, its signature hole is the par-3 17th, which plays across a lagoon. It is absolutely stunning.

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Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club is set on its own island and is regarded as one of the most spectacular courses in the world. Formerly known as Le Touessrok, it’s a Bernhard Langer signature design that first opened for play in 2003 having reportedly cost around $11.5m to build.

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With all 18 holes offering views of the ocean and the pristine white sandy bunkers providing a contrast to the lush green grass, it really is a treat for the senses.

Tamarin

Described as the ultimate leisure resort in Mauritius, Paradis Hotel and Golf Club boasts a top-class golf course, five-star hotel, tennis courts, gym and so much more. The course is a mix of tropical scenery and stunning ocean views, where you are tested throughout by various hazards.

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Tamarina, pictured above, is one of the newer designs on the island and is the work of course architect Rodney Wright. The layout offers incredible sweeping views over the stunning Rempart Mountain and Tamarin Bay and is yet another example of why golf in Mauritius is anything but ordinary.

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If you’re in search of the golf trip of a lifetime, Mauritius will provide exactly that.

Fact-File

AVG FLIGHT TIME 15 hours 30 minutes (Glasgow - Port Louis, via Dubai) CURRENCY Mauritian rupee LOCAL LINGO French TIME DIFFERENCE GMT+3 HIGH SEASON October to April (24˚C - 30˚C) PRICE OF PINT £1.64 (Grand Baie average) MORE INFObeachcombertours.co.uk

Planning a golf break? 

If so, make sure you check out the 2019 Travel Guide from bunkered. Available to read online, it is a 48-page digital lowdown on the best holiday golf destinations on the planet.

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