Mauritius – Golf Destination – A Golfer’s Paradise
As an ever larger proportion of the world’s population joins the middle class, the number of people interested in golf (often considered an elitist sport) has skyrocketed and with that, so have golf vacations. As a top tourist destination, the island of Mauritius has not been left behind despite the obvious space constraints. Being in the topics, the island has a rainy season. Even then, rainfall rarely exceeds 2 hours.
Constance Belle Mare Plage Resort
This five star resort is home to two of Mauritius’ four 18 hole golf courses. Legends is the main course and hosts the Mauritius Open each year in December. The 17th hole provides a dramatic view of the ocean. Every now and then Javanese deer dash across the course fairway. The second course is a links course opened in late 2002.
Both the main and links course are well maintained. Unlike the sometimes crowded golf resorts in Western Europe and North America, you never have to wait to long to tee off.
On the south western end of the island, the luxurious Le Paradis resort is home to what is often considered the most scenic golf course on the island. The imposing hills form a spectacular backdrop to the 18 hole course.
The only 18-hole golf course on the island that is not owned or part of a resort is at the island’s Gymkhana Club. It is popular with the local political and business elite
Non-18 hole courses in Maurituys include Saint Geran and Maritim Balaclava.