January 8, 2021
The Best Golf Courses in Mauritius
The tropical paradise that is Mauritius is known for its magnificent turquoise lagoons, its postcard-worthy beaches and the majestic hotels that dot it. In addition to being a dream destination for couples looking for a getaway or families looking for an unforgettable vacation, Mauritius turns out to be a perfect place for golf enthusiasts. Amid the rolling volcanic hills and tropical forests of Mauritius lies an incredible number of sublime golf courses ranging from 9 hole courses to world-class 18 hole championship courses designed by Ernie Els and Bernhard Langer.
After being voted “Golf Destination of the Year” for Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf States in 2016, it is clear that this island paradise is rapidly establishing itself as a remarkable competitor.
If you are a lover of the small round ball looking for extraordinary courses, here are eight sumptuous golf courses that will guarantee you a spectacular holiday in Mauritius.
Nestled along the east coast of Mauritius on a former sugar cane plantation, this incredible 18-hole course was created by Ernie Els in association with Ciel Properties, according to USGA standards. Anahita Golf Course enjoys a spectacular environment as it is ideally located between the sparkling azure ocean and volcanic surroundings so that golfers can fully enjoy the natural beauty of Mauritius.
The course winds between trees and along rivers and most of the holes offer magnificent sea views. Arguably one of the best golf courses in Mauritius, this course also has a pro-shop, a golf academy, driving range and clubhouse, as well as lockers and a fitness center, restaurant and bar. If you don't want to transport your golf equipment to Mauritius, be aware that a wide variety of golf equipment is available for hire, as are golf carts.
Designed by esteemed South African golf course designer Peter Matkovich, the Heritage Golf Club (formerly called Golf du Chateau) is certainly considered one of the best golf courses in Mauritius and, more generally, the Indian Ocean. It is technically a 27-hole golf resort, which includes an 18-hole championship course, as well as a 9-hole par 3 course.
This spectacular course, located along the southwest coast of Mauritius in the Domaine de Bel Ombre, fully deserves the many awards it has won over the years. A complex, yet absolutely breathtaking course, the Heritage Golf Club allows professionals to 'get their money's worth', while its 5 tee types on each hole allow casual golfers to have an enjoyable game throughout the course.
Those who want a little extra training can make the most of the driving range and golf academy, and visitors can benefit from the beautiful clubhouse, restaurant and host of other activities available at the Heritage Golf Club. . Although ambitious, it is a phenomenal experience for golfers with varying handicaps.
Located in the highlands of Mauritius, near the Black River Gorges National Park, the 18-hole par 72 course at the Avalon Golf Estate was also designed by the legendary Peter Matkovich with the intention of to create a golf course that perfectly preserves the integrity of the environment. Although less famous than the others, this sublime golf course takes players through lush tropical gardens made up of numerous native trees and streams. Also considered a mini "Garden of Eden", this course offers breathtaking views of the nearby tea plantations and the beautiful south coast of Mauritius (which can be seen in the distance). Due to its unique location in the highlands, wind plays a role in almost every game, but the course has been specially designed with this in mind. This is a fantastic course for professionals and amateurs alike looking for a sensational game of golf.
One of the most famous golf courses in Mauritius, the Tamarina Golf Course, was inaugurated in 2007 and was designed by the well-known architect Rodney Wright. This magical course, which is considered the first residential golf course on the island, represents the perfect balance between technicality and absolute natural beauty, with its breathtaking views of the Rempart Mountain and Tamarin bay. Indeed, this exquisite golf course sits at a point where the Rempart River meets the ocean and has breathtaking mountain scenery in the background. A pro-shop, academy, and restaurant are part of the additional services and infrastructure of the Tamarina golf course.
Sublime 18 par 72 championship golf course in Mauritius for professionals and amateurs alike, the Paradis Golf Course is located at Paradis Beachcomber on the Le Morne peninsula in the southwest of Mauritius. This course is considered by many to be one of the finest golf courses on the island, with its spectacular mountain backdrops that meet the stunning turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. This majestic course was designed by David Dutton (with improvements by Tony Johnstone) and was created to provide the ultimate game of golf.
One of the most recent 'newbies' in golf courses in Mauritius, the magnificent 18-hole Mont Choisy Le Golf is the third championship course designed by Peter Matkovich. Open only since the end of 2017, this spectacular golf course is the only one in the north of the island, close to the popular tourist spots of Trou aux Biches and Grand Baie. It was built on what was once a sugar cane plantation and is characterized by volcanic rock outcrops, stunning rolling meadows, bunkers and water hazards, as well as coconut palms. It is a course unlike any other on the island and well worth a visit.
Probably the most iconic of all the golf courses in Mauritius, Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club stretches across the beautiful Ile aux Cerfs, located just off the east coast of Mauritius. This sublime 18 hole par 72 golf course was designed by the famous golfer Bernhard Langer and spread over 38 hectares of the southern part of the island. It's challenging and accessible to players of all skill levels, winding through stunning endemic flora dotted with calm lakes and ravines. Plus, most of the holes offer amazing views of the sparkling ocean. This unmissable course also offers golfers access to a private beach, the clubhouse, the bar and the restaurant as well as the entertainment area of Ile aux Cerfs. One thing is for sure, if you had to choose just one golf course in Mauritius, it would be this one!
If you want to travel to Mauritius for an epic golf adventure, nothing better than to book a stay in a Bubble Lodge on Ile aux Cerfs or in one of the sublime hotels of Sun Resorts. By staying at a Sun Resorts establishment, golfers will be pampered with unique signature offers, privileged green fees and shuttles offered by the house to and from some of the best golf courses in Mauritius.