Best Golf Courses in Mauritius
Mauritius, a breaktaking haven of multicultural peace in the Indian Ocean, is home to remarkable volcanic formations, sublime white sandy beaches and lush nature reserves. With an ambient temperature all year round, it is the perfect location for golf.
There is an astonishingly high number of golf courses dotted all over the island, ranging from basic 9 holes courses to world class championship golf courses with 18 holes designed by the world leading golfers such as Ernie Els, Bernard Langer sprawls and David Leadbetter. Several of the golf courses have featured in the world’s top 100 golf courses.
Golf lovers should definitely consider this island paradise for their next golf tour. The blend of spectacular championship golf courses, luxury accommodation and marvellous sunshine are the perfect ingredients for a once in a lifetime golf trip. Mauritius has Golf Courses which are internationally acclaimed for their services and structure. A real treat for Golfers!
Below is a list of the best golf courses on the island.
Anahita Golf Course
Located in the South- East of the island, the Anahita Golf Course has been built to USGA standards. Carefully woven into the tropical sanctuary, the course is set against lush mountains and fringed by the vast crystal-clear lagoon. This course only opened in 2008, but has already established itself as one of the best on the island. The 7,372-yard golf course has been designed by Ernie Els and it comprises of 18-holes, par-72 championship course with large fairways and five sets of tees; furthermore there are six stunning oceanfront holes that culminate in a final shot among the most spectacular in the world.
It is in a magnificent setting and features some tough deep bunkers, numerous natural water hazards and 6 ocean-side holes and 5 sets of tees.The course comprises of a Golf Academy specializing in improving the game of guests at all levels of ability, from complete beginners to scratch players. Whether your goal is to learn the game, lower your handicap or win a club championship, the Academy can help you achieve it. Programs cover all aspects of the game, including the full swing, the short game, course management, practice techniques, mental training, golf fitness and properly fitted equipment.
The Anahita golf course clubhouse is situated near the 18th-hole and designed in contemporary Mauritian style. The clubhouse includes a fitness center, a golf academy, a driving range and professional golf shop where you find all the equipment you need. The Clubhouse restaurant is opened for breakfast and lunch, which is payable on site.
Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club
Located in the east, Ile aux Cerfs golf course is situated on its own beautiful tropical island across the water from the Le Touessrok resort and is reached only by the golf course's boat service. The course covers 38 hectares and is the second longest in Mauritius, with the holes snaking up and down the length of the island.
Bernhard Langer designed the 18 hole, par 72 championship course to challenge advanced players, while remaining exciting and playable for recreational golfers. Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club is a remarkable Golf Course which earned a reputation as one of the best golf course in the world. It was recently named 10th best golf course in the world by both Golf World magazine (UK) and Middle East Golf Magazine, as well as 19th by Golf Journal (Germany).
The island is just perfect for golf. It has a coastline of little bays, inlets and promontories - natural undulating topography, volcanic rock outcrops, lakes and gullies, and a profusion of tropical trees and plants. There are nine lakes in all, with a number of holes requiring tee shots across sea inlets to the fairways.
Mont Choisy Golf Course
Located in the North part of the island, Mont Choisy Le Golf perfectly suits the high expectations of a world-class course and includes a series of facilities and services where everyone can learn and improve their golfing skills. The 18-hole golf course is ideal for the professional player who is aiming at winning the next tournament or the regular golfer wanting to enjoy a weekly round.
The clubhouse of Mont Choisy Le Golf provides all the necessary conveniences and offers the best in terms of amenities & services. There is also a golf academy open to people as young as 4 years old and to all levels.
Mont Choisy le Parc offers a wide variety of leisure options; enjoy relaxing by the pool, awaken your senses at the Spa or walk barefoot between the thriving gardens and lush landscapes. The Parc facilities include a fully-equipped gym, a pool, a spa, a kids’ club, a café as well as restaurants.
Located in the serene garden courtyard, under beams of banyan trees, the Mont Choisy Restaurant will offer you an appealing array of satisfying and nutritious dishes prepared by skilful resort chefs.
Tamarina Golf Estate Course
The Tamarina Golf Course is situated on a beautiful estate of 206 hectares of land at Tamarin on the Western coast of the island. This 18-hole Championship course undulates over rugged savannah land framed with mature trees and crossed by the Rempart River.
The holes have been specially designed to give spectacular views of the impressive Mount Rempart and the towering mountain range. Some holes also offer great views over the crisp crystal clear blue lagoon of the Tamarin Bay.
Playing 6886 meters from the Professional tees, the course is laid out with standard four Par 3’s and four Par 5’s with remaining holes as Par 4’s. Each hole offers five different teeing options, catering for all level of golfers: Championship, Professional, Club, Senior Championship and Ladies tees.
A fantastic covered Driving Range is also provided with large putting greens as well as chipping and bunker facilities. Golfers will love the contrast between the rough surroundings and the smoothness of the rolling greens and wide fairways that adds to the experience of golfing at the Tamarina Golf Course.
At the golf academy, various individual and group lessons can be booked for beginners and advanced players seeking to improve their entire game or a particular facet. A PGA Golf Pro and the Assistant Pro are available to provide sessions of video coaching and playing lessons.
After the games, golfers can enjoy a drink and relax at the Club House restaurant & bar.
The Links Golf Course (Belle Mare)
The Links Golf Course is located on the East coast of the island and it has been designed by Rodney Wright and Peter Allis. Par 72 with 5942m, the 18th hole is the signature hole along turquoise waters. Like its twin the Legend, the Links offers a Golf Academy by professional and qualified instructors.
The natural setting of the course, over rolling links style terrain, is complemented by excellent fairways and firm greens. A special feature is the volcanic rock, piled high to form pyramid-like structures that dot the course.
Plenty of water makes for many challenges and afternoon sea-breezes can make a difference of 2 or 3 clubs to your selection. The longest put is located at hole No. 10 with a distance of 566 yd.
The Links has wide open spaces and rolling undulating terrain. You find water hazards in 6 holes, and some of these are very tough.
The clubhouse sits above the course and faces the mountains and setting sun but also gives panoramic views to the ocean. The clubhouse restaurant is open daily for lunch and offers a selection of sandwiches and salads.
There are no Green Fees for residents of the Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice hotel.
Le Saint Geran Golf Club
Located on the east coast, this pretty course is located very close to the Le Saint Geran Hotel and is laid out in a plantation of four thousand coconut palms, between the Indian Ocean and the Belle Mare lagoon. It has a 9-hole, 33-par course featuring fairways and greens lined with coconut trees, and with its own clubhouse with a changing room, bar and terrace, and a David Leadbetter Golf Academy.
Combining technique and relaxation, in a friendly atmosphere, the Le Saint Geran Golf course allows experts to challenge themselves and for beginners to improve their games. Water hazards, some of which are concealed, all contribute in making this course exciting and challenging, even for the best players.
Instruction for players of any level is available at the Golf Academy, from intensive training with video analysis, to fine-tuning game play on the practice range followed by 9 holes with the pro, to lastly a fun day on the greens with the whole family. All lessons are provided from well trained professionals.
The bar of the Club House is open all day and is located in the middle of the golf course; so you will be able to enjoy a relaxing moment between the games.
Heritage Golf Club - Golf Course
Located in the South, the golf course is attached to the Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort. It is a magnificent 18 hole course, situated in the heart of unspoiled nature. The course has scenery typical of Mauritius with its volcanic mountain backdrop and some breathtaking views out to sea.
The course landscape is interspersed with lakes, streams and tropical trees, the championship course (Par 72) which is both technically challenging and varied. Le Heritage Golf Club has the right balance and variation in length of holes, width of fairways, green sizes and ultimately the risk and reward element that is crucial on any Championship layout.
The golf course features mostly wide, undulating fairways, and large greens, strategically placed bunkers, and thick African elephant grass. A number of holes feature tricky elevations and blind greens. The course has two rivers, ‘Citronniers’ and ‘St Martin’, which cross the fairways at unexpected places.
This course is designed to challenge advanced players, but, with five tee positions for each hole, and generous fairways, also a beginner golfer will find it enjoyable and will crave more than just one round. Golf tuitions can also be arranged for both group and individual. These are offered by a PGA Golf Professional and lessons can be in the form of video analysis, private tuition or playing lessons.
Avalon Golf Club
Set in the nature of Bois Cheri in the South part of the island, The Avalon Golf Estate has both an 18-hole and a 9-hole international standard golf course. Peter Matkovich’s unique touch is characterised by lush green, all-season fairways and exceptional bunkering.
The championship tees (gold) measure 6318 metres, the Club tees (white) measure 5847 metres, the men’s tees (blue) 5499 metres and the ladies’ tees (red) 4899 metres. The course is perhaps best known for its hole #4. The tee shot is played from a tee along an elevated ridgeline, across a ravine, to a fairway situated well below the tees. A breath-taking tee shot, but demanding nonetheless.
The layout of the course was designed with the South-East Trade Wind in mind. All par 3’s and par 5’s play in different directions, thus providing the golfer with varying conditions throughout the round.
The course is the only inland golf course on the island and is therefore accessible to all. The stunning landscape with colourful plants alongside the fairways makes the course feel like a beautiful garden. Due to its distinctive natural features, some call the Avalon Golf Club the Garden of Eden.
It is the perfect place for golfers to freshen up after a round of golf, before sharing a well-earned drink at the bar or enjoying a relaxed meal at the unrivalled Magic Spoon restaurant.
Golf Course of Shandrani Resort
Located in the South East of Mauritius, the 9-hole par 29 “mashie” golf course spreads across 768 meters of the hotel’s grounds. The golf course runs adjacent to the beach, offering breathtaking views over the ocean
The Shandrani golf course is located on a private peninsula, overlooking the Blue Bay lagoon. The course runs adjacent to the beach, and it offers spectacular views over the ocean with a tee off just a 100 meters from the hotel reception.
The golf course is accessible on a complimentary basis to all residents of the Shandrani Resort & Spa and of any other Beachcomber hotels and the public can have access against a green fee.
Golf tuitions and lessons can also be arranged for both group and individual. These are offered by professional golf instructors.
Maritim Golf Course
Located in the North West of Mauritius, Maritim Golf Course is attached to Maritim Hotel, Balaclava.
Designed by the Australian company, Graham Marsh Golf Design and Atam Mohun, the Maritim Golf Course is a rather unique combination of 9 holes par 29.
The Maritim Golf Course is very well designed and will be a pleasure for any golfer to play. It gives an excellent opportunity to practice various levels of skills during a relaxing holiday.
A tremendous variety in length, elevation and angle is achieved by this Golf Course. Each hole can be played from two different tees. A wide range of shots will confront the golfer during his/her round.
Try the Best Golf Courses across Mauritius
For golf lovers, Mauritius is the perfect vacation spot for you. Several resorts around the island offer you access to golf courses along with a multitude of facilities. Additionally, several of the golf resorts around the island offer learning opportunities to apprentices through integrated golf academies. Even if you’re an absolute beginner the PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) specialists will be able to help you hone your skills.