Tamarina Golf Club
Designed by architect Rodney Wright, this splendid championship 18-hole, par 72 course is located on the West Coast of Mauritius. It combines technical challenges with sweeping views over the stunning Rempart Mountain and Tamarin Bay. With each hole offering five different teeing options, this golf course is for golfers of all levels: Professional, Championship, Club, Senior/Ladies Championship and Ladies tees.
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THE GOLF COURSE
HOLE 1 - MAMET
The opening hole is designed to let players get started on a positive note. Long Hitters should not get too aggressive with the tee shot or may find LHS sand bunkers. The Green is protected from RHS by a large sand bunker and framed rear RHS by 2 sand bunkers nestled into a cluster of mounds.
HOLE 2 - CLARENCE
A long dogleg right, Par 4, playing directly toward the dramatic silhouette of Mt. Rempart. This hole plays into the prevailing wind and invites players to use their Driver. Beware of bunkers on both sides that flank the generous fairway. The large Green lies on a diagonal to the line of play however has a large sand bunker protecting the Green’s LHS.
HOLE 3 - SUGAR FIELD
A true 3-shot Par 5 golf hole. Playing again into the prevailing wind, the tee shot must negotiate a boulder-lined stream. Two large fairway sand bunkers and another stream channel guard the second landing area. The aggressive second shot will carry the RHS fairway bunker to a gentle but slightly hidden landing area. The 640 square meter green is guarded by a smallish bunker front LHS and lies nestled in a setting of numerous deep grassy hollows and high mounds.
HOLE 4 - CASELA
This shortest Par 4 on the front nine requires finesse and placement rather than power. Tee shots will flirt with the boulder-lined stream channel than meanders along the RHS and defines the edge of the fairway. The smart play will be to hit an iron off the tee to place the ball on the RHS of fairway. This will result in a more open shot to the postage stamp green that falls away slightly to the back LHS.
HOLE 5 - YEMEN
Golfers must play their tee shots across the Riviere du Rempart to an elevated fairway and wide landing area bounded by a natural boulder escarpment. From there, the fairway splits into two separate fairways, separated by a natural boulder-laden slope. The narrow LHS “high road” fairway provides the most direct line to the Green. The more generous RHS “low road” fairway snakes its way down alongside the river and then doglegs left up a slope to the open side of the large Green.
HOLE 6 - RIVER CROSSING
This is the first Par 3 and the Tee complex is perched on the edge of the steep escarpment above Riviere du Rempart. Tee shots must carry the river cascades across below. The Tee shot may at first seem daunting, yet the actual carry to the fairway across the river varies from 65 meters for the ladies to 85 meters for the Pro’s. The smallish green is well fortified with sand, grass hollows and mounds on all sides. Those who miss the green will find trouble, trouble and more trouble.
HOLE 7 - LE REMPART
Perhaps the most demanding Par 4 on the course. This long hole is also one of the most scenic. It plays directly toward Mount Rempart then doglegs right, running parallel with Riviere du Rempart for its entire length. A large sand bunker protects the RHS of the Green. Watch out for the deep grassy hollows and large mounds LHS and behind that will spell trouble for shots that stray off the mark left or long.
HOLE 8 - LAKE SIDE
This is a dogleg right Par 4 hole that demands an accurate tee shot. A tee shot hit too far left or too far right will be stymied behind a tree. Watch out for the stream running across the fairway in your landing zone. A large lake stretches from the landing area to the Green along the LHS of the fairway. Two sand bunkers nestled between a series of mounds protect the front RHS of the Green. The Green’s backdrop consists of a group of large mounds and a deep grassy hollow.
HOLE 9 - BAY VIEW
From the back tee to a deep, 3-tiered Green, this finish hole demands a well-struck longiron (or possibly a wood) to reach home. The large tee complex steps gently down toward the Green. A boulder lined between stream channels crosses the fairway from right to left in front of the green, but should not pose a hazard for most players. DON’T MISS LEFT! A HUGE, DEEP sand bunker guards the Green’s LHS. Several sand bunkers are scattered on the RHS and behind the Green.
HOLE 10 - TAMARIN TREE
A Par 4 gentle dogleg-left hole playing from a tee complex set among a cluster of beautiful Tamarind and Acacia trees near the Clubhouse. A lone Tamarind tree stands in a natural boulder outcrop mid-fairway at the landing zone and sets up the strategy for the hole. Beware of a drainage channel that crosses the fairway about 35 meters short of the Green. The ideal drive will find the RHS of the fairway. This higher side of the fairway will provide good visibility to the Green and take the center Tamarind tree out of play.
HOLE 11 - SNAKE EYES
Aptly named as “Snake Eyes” this Par 5 is a textbook heroic golf behind that invites the player to take risk… and be rewarded of the tee shot is hit straight and long. Golfers need to negotiate across two bunkers to an alternative landing area on the RHS of the main fairway. The main fairway is very generous and doglegs to the RHS around a large tree covered, natural rock outcrop. Players taking on ‘Snake Eyes’ will be rewarded by a much shorter and advantageous second shot to attack the Green. The smart play will be to lay up just short of the lake with the second shot to attack the Green. The smart play will be to lay up just short of the lake with the second shot if taking the main LHS fairway route.
HOLE 12 - LA TOURELLE
The seemingly narrow fairway then doglegs right around a daunting cluster of sand bunkers and mounds to a well-protected Green. Large trees and natural rock outcrops he scattered along the LHS rough while the RHS is more open, enticing players to flirt with the fairway bunkers on their tee shots. The dominant fairway hazard of sand and mounds lies on the RHS on the inside of the dogleg. The Green is a generous site however shots hit beyond the Green will meet with disaster.
Hole 13 - LE BARACHOIS
Starting from an elevated Tee complex sculpted into the escarpment high above Riviere Rempart, this challenging golf hole provides a dramatic view to the Green, river and Barachoise some 25 meters in elevation below. The large Green struggles alongside the river and a huge sand bunker guards the front LHS. The approach is open on the front RHS, but a second large sand bunker supported by tall mounds lurks behind the Green to catch long shots. This is a camera hole for that memorable photograph.
HOLE 14 - BLACK ROCK
The shortest Par 4 hole on the course and the fairway layout does not place strong emphasis on distance of the tee. Players must carry a stream channel crossing the fairway between Tees and landing area. The Green is small and well protected in the front RHS by 2 sand bunkers and in the rear by a flat catch bunker trying into a natural boulder outcrop. Mounds and grassy hollows guard the Green’s LHS. The Green is very shallow by design and will prove to be a difficult target demanding accurate short iron play.
HOLE 15 - TROIS MAMELLES
Lying on a gentle uphill grade, this dogleg left hole plays into the prevailing wind off the Tee. The approach plays uphill to a deep Green, protected front LHS by a large sand bunker and RHS by a grassy hollow. A cluster of mounds and single sand bunker provide the Green’s backdrop. Those risking the LHS line of attack with their tee shot will have shorter iron shots to the Green. At the dogleg point, Mount Rempart comes into view as the backdrop scenery. This is just a beautiful golf hole, it is a real test of golf.
HOLE 16 - MAMZELLE ZABETH
The final Par 5 at Tamarina is the double doglegged hole. The landing zone of framed on both sides by a mature forests and at the end by a stream channel. A deep stream channel slices directly across the Green’s approach, then follows diagonally across the fairway, between the first and second landing zones. The perfect landing zone for the aggressive player will be the left-centre of the fairway. For most players, this hole will be an honest 3-short Par 5. Three large sand bunkers cut into a cluster of support mounds flanks LHS and rear of the Green.
HOLE 17 - LA MIRADOR
The Seventeenth is a beautiful, but man-size Par 3. This ‘natural’ golf hole is a framed on both sides of the tee complex by enormous trees, and then opens at the Green. The tee shot plays slightly downhill to a large Green protected in front by a wetland and a stream channel that meanders diagonally across the fairway from left to right. Your approach shot requires you to carry ball over this area to the green. Careless players will be in for a rude awakening here. Beware, as there is no ‘right-side’ to this hole!
Hole 18 - MONKEY GORGE
Known as Monkey’s Gorge, this Par 4 is a classic finish hole that offers risk and reward and culminates with one of the most dramatic and memorable Green settings in all of golf. From an elevated Tee complex sculpted into natural rock outcrops, the fairway slopes gently downhill toward the landing are, then falls steeply to the Green perched on the edge of a cliff above Riviere Rempart. An approach shot hit over the Green will absolutely find disaster in Riviere Rempart. The large flat catch bunker to the Green’s back RHS may provide the only ‘safe’ haven for balls missing the Green.