IN­DIAN OCEAN GOLF­ING PAR­ADISE

Mau­ri­tius pro­vides world-class des­ti­na­tions to en­joy with the Mau­ri­tius Golf Pass

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Mau­ri­tius is syn­ony­mous with pris­tine white beaches, beau­ti­ful azure seas and lux­u­ri­ous re­sorts. It has now es­tab­lished it­self as a golf des­ti­na­tion par ex­cel­lence, with a col­lec­tion of world-class cour­ses to en­gage and awaken all the senses.

Set in spec­tac­u­lar scenery and a beau­ti­ful nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment, this In­dian Ocean is­land boasts an un­ri­valled col­lec­tion of cour­ses in im­pec­ca­ble con­di­tion, in a trop­i­cal set­ting with per­fect year-round golf weather. Golf rounds in Mau­ri­tius are grow­ing at be­tween three and five per­cent each year.The is­land is recog­nised as a pre­ferred golf tourism des­ti­na­tion, with top re­sorts that are backed by great cham­pi­onship cour­ses.

The 10 mag­nif­i­cent 18-hole cour­ses and three 9-holers, de­signed by leg­ends such as Ernie Els, Bern­hard Langer, Peter Matkovich, Hugh Baioc­chi, Peter Al­liss, Rod­ney Wright and Louis Oosthuizen, count among the most beau­ti­ful world­wide, and sought af­ter for the orig­i­nal chal­lenges and unique ex­pe­ri­ences they pro­vide.

The is­land of­fers pro­fes­sion­als, pas­sion­ate am­a­teurs and be­gin­ners alike a golf­ing par­adise.Whether it be low sea­son or high sea­son, the Mau­ri­tius Golf Pass is the best way to play mul­ti­ple cour­ses on your next visit.This multi-course pass gives you ac­cess with dis­counts of up to 60%.

Mau­ri­tius was named the 2016 Golf Des­ti­na­tion of theYear for Africa, Gulf States and In­dian Ocean re­gion in the an­nual IAGTO Awards. It is the sec­ond time Mau­ri­tius has won the cov­eted award, voted for by golf tour op­er­a­tor mem­bers of IAGTO, hav­ing pre­vi­ously won the hon­our in 2008.

Mau­ri­tius has hosted the AfrAsia Bank Mau­ri­tius Open each year since 2015. It draws pro­fes­sion­als from the Sun­shine, Euro­pean and Asian Tours to com­pete in the world’s most beau­ti­ful open cham­pi­onship.The 2018 tour­na­ment takes place at Anahita Golf & Spa Re­sort from Novem­ber 29 to De­cem­ber 2 and is a cel­e­bra­tion not only of this an­cient sport that re­mains uni­ver­sally pop­u­lar to­day, but also of this awe-in­spir­ing golf­ing des­ti­na­tion.

The 2018 Stay­sure Tour sea­son for se­nior leg­ends ends in De­cem­ber on the par­adise is­lands of Mau­ri­tius and Sey­chelles, with the MCB Tour Cham­pi­onship played across two events in con­sec­u­tive weeks.

The first stage of the in­au­gu­ral In­dian Ocean Swing will be at Con­stance Belle Mare Plage in Mau­ri­tius from De­cem­ber 7-9, and the new sec­ond stage tour­na­ment at Con­stance Le­muria on the is­land of Praslin in Sey­chelles from De­cem­ber 14-16.

Mau­ri­tius Com­mer­cial Bank, ti­tle spon­sor of the MCB Tour Cham­pi­onship since 2011, has signed a three-year agree­ment in­cor­po­rat­ing the new two-stage Fi­nal Series, which will draw a close to the Stay­sure Tour sea­son un­til 2020.

Then there is Con­stance Le­muria, a 5 star se­cluded par­adise that is el­e­gantly nes­tled in its sur­round­ings, and also the site where you’ll find Le­muria Golf Course.This par70 (5 580m) course is lo­cated on site at Con­stance Le­muria on the is­land of Praslin in the Sey­chelles, and is the only 18-hole cham­pi­onship golf course in the Sey­chelles. De­signed by in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned Amer­i­can ar­chi­tect Rod­ney Wright and in­flu­enced by French Cham­pion Marc An­toine Farry, it has stun­ning ter­raced greens and jaw-drop­ping views.The first 12 holes sit in the val­ley of Grand Anse Ker­lan, leav­ing the last 6 holes el­e­vated on a small slope of­fer­ing spec­tac­u­lar views. Tee­ing off from the sig­na­ture hole (15th) of­fers a breath­tak­ing view of one of the most beau­ti­ful beaches (Anse Ge­or­gette)

Mau­ri­tius is leg­endary for its gor­geous beaches, amaz­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion of­fer­ings (that in­clude ev­ery­thing from rus­tic to high-end, lux­u­ri­ous 6-star com­fort), easy ac­cess (a four-hour flight from home, with no visa re­quire­ments); mouth-wa­ter­ing cui­sine; scenic beauty; a range of ad­ven­ture ac­tiv­i­ties (from mild to ab­so­lutely-out-there-wild); and the warm and wel­com­ing lo­cal cul­ture.

In Mau­ri­tius you can truly tai­lor your dream golf­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The is­land is the ideal place to chal­lenge your golf­ing prow­ess un­der a warm and wel­com­ing Mau­ri­tian sky.

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