Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club Wins the esteemed IAGTO Golf Experience Award
October 21 2019
October 21 2019
Just off the east coast of Mauritius lies a wondrous tropical idyll; the stunning Ile aux Cerfs, which seems to ascend out of the Azurite-blue waters of the Indian Ocean like a mirage. This amazing island spans some 87 hectares of lush tropical terrain and flawless flour-white beaches, lapped by shimmering lagoons, and is home to excellent restaurants, unparalleled activities and experiences and of course, the world-famous Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club.
The magnificent 18-hole championship golf course is fast becoming a favourite for many golfers from around the world. Apart from the challenging nature of the course and the island’s natural beauty, Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club also boasts an exceptional Pro Shop, academy, clubhouse and stellar golf facilities.
Another great thing about Ile aux Cerfs? It’s won a few prestigious awards and it’s with great pleasure that we announce the course’s latest recognition: the “IAGTO Golf Experience Award.”
Here’s what you need to know about Ile aux Cerfs and this amazing honour:
Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club is the first course to win this award
This sublime achievement, which was announced on the 17th October 2019 in Marrakech at the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) gala dinner, was created in celebration of the 20th edition of the IAGTO Awards along with the IAGTO Hotel Experience Award. This makes Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club the first course to win such a prestigious title and one we are immensely proud of. The entire Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club team do their utmost to ensure that guests have consistently amazing experiences when they visit this unique course, and it’s wonderful to see that their hard work has paid off.
The awards are peer-reviewed
What makes this award all the more humbling is that the IAGTO awards are decided by IAGTO’s 700+ golf tour operators who vote for their favourite option in each category. All of these people are important “players in the game” and fully understand the difference between an “exceptional” and “okay” golfing experience. This global recognition by professionals in the golf industry is an incredible honour.
This is the third year in a row Mauritius has been a part of the top awards
As mentioned previously, Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club has won several esteemed awards over the years and Mauritius itself has been highlighted as a top golfing destination. For the past two years (2017 and 2018), Mauritius was named Golf Destination of the Year for Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf States at the prestigious IAGTO. These awards all prove that Mauritius is further proving itself as an extraordinary destination for golfing fans, and Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club is thrilled to be a part of that journey.
Ile aux Cerfs offers an unparalleled and unique golfing experience
Apart from its award-winning status, there are many reasons to visit this stunning golf course. Because of its unique location on an island, there’s just no other course quite like it - after all, you can only reach it via boat or helicopter. Needless to say, everybody feels like a VIP when they play at Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club.
The 18-hole course (with two playable greens on the 18th hole), designed by golfing legend Bernhard Langer, itself is equal parts enjoyable and technically challenging, drawing golfers of all abilities from around the world to test their skills on the perfectly manicured greens. Each hole boasts a different view, be it that of the turquoise ocean, the volcanic mountains in the distance or the undulating course itself, crisscrossed by water features and lush tropical gardens and enhanced by wonderful birds that sometimes grace the players with their presence.
The island itself also offers excellent ways to unwind pre- or post-game: golfers can embrace the exclusive golfers beach, take a dip in the lagoon, grab a bite to eat at Langer’s Bar & Grill (the signature Sydney’s Burger is a firm favourite) or partake in some of the amazing sea- and land-based activities available at the “Leisure Island” part of the Ile aux Cerfs - there are so many things to do here.
The golfers and their needs have been very carefully considered at Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club, with excellent facilities and amenities available. From famous homemade cookies and refreshments at the starter kiosk, a special golf academy (with personalised swing analysis video equipment and complimentary golf initiations for beginners daily), state-of-the-art golf carts and more, you can rest assured that you are in good hands here.
If you don’t want to leave at the end of a fabulous day, you don’t have to! The island’s unbelievable Bubble Lodges are the perfect place to rest and relax after an amazing day on the greens. One thing is for sure, if you are a golfing enthusiast, Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club should definitely be on your must-experience list.
Interested to find out more about playing on this course or booking a stay at the Bubble Lodge? Then get in touch with us. We will do our utmost to ensure that you have the golfing trip of a lifetime.