Golf Courses in Mauritius
June 03 2018
June 03 2018
The magical island paradise of Mauritius is known for its tropical island allure, with glittering cerulean waters, picture-perfect beaches lined with coconut palms and opulent luxury resorts that unfurl along magnificent stretches of this wonderful holiday destination. But over and above being an extraordinary destination for loved-up couples looking for a superb escape or families seeking memorable holidays, Mauritius is an outstanding golfing destination for avid fans. In and amongst the undulating volcanic hills and tropical forests there is a staggering number of sublime golf courses in Mauritius which include anything from 9-hole courses to world-class 18-hole championship courses designed by the likes of Ernie Els and Bernhard Langer.
Having been awarded “Golf Destination of the Year” for Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf States in 2016, it’s clear that this island paradise is fast establishing itself as a remarkable golf destination.
If you are an avid golfer looking to play on some truly spectacular courses, then here are eight of the wonderful golf courses in Mauritius to make your trip the island particularly special:
Anahita Golf Course
Situated along the east coast of Mauritius on an old sugarcane plantation, this outstanding 18-hole golf course was designed by Ernie Els in 2008 in association with Ciel Properties and was created according to USGA standards. The Anahita Golf Course boasts spectacular surrounds—it’s ideally situated between the scintillating azure ocean and volcanic interior which allows golfers to truly make the most of the gorgeous natural beauty of Mauritius.
The course snakes between trees, along rivers and offers sea views at many of the holes. Undoubtedly one of the best golf courses in Mauritius, this spectacular course also has a pro shop, golf academy, driving range and clubhouse on the property, as well as lockers and a fitness centre, a restaurant and a bar. Don’t want to lug your golfing equipment to Mauritius? No problem, there is a huge array of golfing gear available to hire along with the golf buggies.
Another of the best courses in Mauritius, The Links course at Belle Mare Plage is one of two 18-hole courses attached to this luxury hotel, situated in the east of Mauritius—the other being the Legend Course, which is strictly reserved for resort guests. This par 72 championship golf course was designed by Rodney Wright and Peter Allis and has its signature 18th hole alongside the gorgeous Indian Ocean waters. It offers a golf academy, stunning fairways and sturdy greens, equipment for hire and a clubhouse that boasts sensational panoramic views and offers hungry golfers excellent meals.
Heritage Golf Club
Designed by the esteemed South African golf course designer, Peter Matkovich, the Heritage Golf Club (which was previously called Golf du Chateau) is certainly seen as one of the best golf courses in Mauritius, and in fact, the Indian Ocean. It’s technically a 27-hole complex, with an 18-hole championship golf course as well as a 9-hole par 3 course.
This spectacular course, situated along the southwest coast of Mauritius in the Domaine de Bel Ombre, has won multiple awards over the years and it’s clear to see why. An intricate yet absolutely breathtaking course, the Heritage Golf Club certainly lets professionals get their “money’s worth” while the five tee positions on every hole allow casual golfers to have an enjoyable game on the course as well.
Those who wish for a little extra training can make the most of the driving range and golf academy, and visitors can make the most of the wonderful clubhouse, restaurant and a host of other activities that take place at the Heritage Golf Club. It’s a phenomenal, yet challenging, experience for golfers of varying handicaps.
Avalon Golf Estate golf course
Situated in the highlands of Mauritius close to Black River Gorges National Park, the Avalon Golf Estate’s par 72 18-hole course was also designed by the fabled Peter Matkovich with the intention to create the golf course that perfectly maintains the integrity of the surroundings. This sublime, albeit lesser known, golf course takes players through lush tropical gardens with a collection of indigenous trees and streams. Also seen as a mini “Garden of Eden”, this course also offers staggering views of the nearby tea plantations and of the stunning south coast of Mauritius (which can be seen in the distance). Because of its unique location in the highlands, wind does play a part in pretty much any game, but the course has been designed with that in mind. It’s a fantastic course for both professionals and amateurs to have a sensational game of golf.
Tamarina Golf Course
One of the most famous golf courses in Mauritius, the Tamarina Golf Course was unveiled in 2007 and was designed by acclaimed architect Rodney Wright. This magical course, which forms part of what was known as the first residential golf estate on the island, has the perfect balance between being technically challenging and absolutely beautiful, with unparalleled views of Rempart Mountain and Tamarin Bay. This exquisite golf course sits at a point where the Rempart river meets the ocean and has stunning mountainous backdrops—it really is a breathtaking property. A pro shop, an academy and a restaurant form part of the additional services and infrastructure of the Tamarina Golf Course.
Paradis Golf Course
A wonderful par 72 18-hole championship golf course in Mauritius for both professionals and amateurs, the Paradis Golf Course is found at the Paradis Beachcomber on the Le Morne Peninsula in the southwest of Mauritius. This course is said by many to be one of the most beautiful golf courses on the island, with stunning and dramatic mountain backdrops and flanked by the stunning blues of the Indian Ocean. This majestic course was designed by David Dutton (with enhancements by Tony Johnstone) and has been created to offer the ultimate game of golf.
Mont Choisy Le Golf
One of the newest “kids on the block” when it comes to golf courses in Mauritius, the stunning 18-hole Mont Choisy Le Golf comes in as the third championship golf course designed by Peter Matkovich. Having only opened towards the end of 2017, this spectacular golf course is the only course in the north of the island, close to the popular tourist hot spots of Trou aux Biches and Grand Baie, and was built on what was once a sugarcane plantation. Characterized by volcanic rocky outcrops, stunning rolling grasslands, volcanic sand and water hazards and coconut palm trees—it’s quite unlike any other course on the island and well worth a visit.
Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club
Possibly the most iconic of all the golf courses in Mauritius, the stunning Ile aux Cerfs (translated as “island of the deer”) is situated just off the east coast of Mauritius and is wonderfully unique in that it is located on its very own island. The sublime par 72 18-hole golf course was designed by the famous golf player Bernhard Langer and spans 38-hectares in the southern portion of the island. This challenging hole is accessible to players of all levels, with a course that meanders through stunning endemic flora, alongside serene lakes and gullies with many of the holes boasting sea views. This must-play golf course also offers golfers access to a private beach, the clubhouse, the onsite bar and restaurant as well of those on the Leisure Island portion of Ile aux Cerfs. There are also stunning Bubble Lodges located near the course, which make up the only accommodation offering on the island and are seriously incredible. One thing is for sure, if you play on only one golf course in Mauritius, this should be it!
If you are looking to head to Mauritius for an epic golfing adventure, then look no further than a stay at the Bubble Lodge on Ile aux Cerfs or at one of the stunning Sun Resorts. Golfing guests who stay with Sun Resorts are spoilt with unique signature offerings as well as free green fees and complimentary shuttles to and from some of the best golf courses in Mauritius.