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13 good reasons to play golf at Heritage Golf Club

People often ask how is Heritage Golf Club different from other Mauritian golf courses. The answer in 13 points:
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Have you heard of the Mauritius ‘Golf Passport’? Thanks to this great invention you can explore all the island’s 18-hole courses at a uniform rate, until September 30, 2015. Let’s have an overview of these nine courses where you will be soon teeing off.

  1. Heritage Golf Club – The best Golf Course in Mauritius

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– Location: Domaine de Bel Ombre – South Coast

– Length: 6,498 meters

– Par: 72

– Designer: Peter Matkovich – 2004

– Facilities: Driving range, putting green, chipping green, pro shop, bar and restaurant, golf carts with GPS, equipment rental, caddies, changing rooms, golf academy, and pro instructor.

 

  1. Legend Golf Course

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– Location: Belle Mare – East Coast

– Length: 6,018 meters

– Par: 72

– Designer: Hugh Biaocchi – 1994

– Facilities: Pro Shop, golf academy, video analysis, equipment rental, caddies, golf carts, driving range, putting green, club house with restaurant and bar.

 

  1. Links Golf Course

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– Location: Belle Mare – East Coast

– Length: 5,942 meters

– Par: 71

– Designer: Rodney Wright & Peter Alliss – 2002

– Facilities: Driving range and putting green, golf academy, club house with restaurant and bar, equipment rental, golf carts with GPS.

 

  1. Anahita Golf Course

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– Location: Beau Champ – East Coast

– Length: 6,741 meters

– Par: 72

– Designer: Ernie Els – 2008

– Facilities: Pro shop, golf lessons, equipment rental, driving range, golf carts, club house, changing rooms, fitness centre, restaurant and bar.

 

  1. Gymkhana Golf Course

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– Location: Vacoas – center Region

– Length: 4,870 meters

– Par: 68

– Designer: The course was designed and built by the army of the British Royal Navy in 1902.

 

  1. Le Touessrok Golf Course

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– Location: Ile aux Cerfs – East Coast

– Length: 6,452 meters

– Par: 72

– Designer: Bernhard Langer – 2003

– Facilities: Club house, restaurant, refreshments on the course, golf carts, locker rooms, equipment rental, driving range.

 

  1. Tamarina Golf Club

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– Location: Tamarin – West Coast

– Length: 6.886 meters

– Par: 72

– Designer: Wright Golf Design – 2006

– Facilities: covered driving range, club house with restaurant & bar, refreshments on the course, pro shop, golf academy, changing rooms, and equipment rental.

 

  1. The Paradis Golf Club

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– Location: Le Morne – South West Coast

– Length: 5.924 meters

– Par: 72

– Designer: Tony Johnstone – 1992

– Facilities: Driving range, putting green, golf carts, equipment rental, GPS, pro instructor, golf academy, pro shop, club house with restaurant and bar.

 

  1. The Saint Geran Golf Course (9-hole – twice and different departures)

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– Location: Belle Mare – East Coast

– Length: 2540 meters

– Par: 33

– Designer: Gary Player – 1970

– Facilities: Putting green, golf carts, equipment rental, caddies, pro instructor, golf academy, club house, changing rooms, bar.

 

Fly for a 100% golf holiday and test your game on different types of courses that are both technical and magical.

Price: 50 Euros / Rs 2,000 per Green Fee (excluding golf cart)

Book your tee off at the Heritage Golf Club:

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We are a few days away from the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, the great golf tournament that will punctuate life at the Domaine de Bel Ombre between the 7th and the 10th of May. Here are some of the latest news in anticipation of this major event.

Get ready for an amazing show! As the first-ever golf tournament sanctioned by three of the main international tours – the European Tour, the Asian Tour and the Sunshine Tour, this golf event will not only make history, but also features the highest prize purse (1 million Euros!) to be paid out for any competition held in Mauritius. Besides, such exceptional sports events come with big names!

Among the ambassadors of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open are Hennie Otto (South-Africa), three-time winner of the European Tour; Thomas Levet (France) who won the Barclays Scottish Open, the Alstom Open and the Ryder Cup among others; and Max Orrin (England), champion of the 2014 National Bank of Oman Golf Classic.

Heritage Resorts is proudly emphasizing that this will be the first men’s professional golf tournament to have a lady as Tournament Director. Pauli van Meersbergen, a professional golfer of the Sunshine Tour, will be assisted by David Williams (European Tour) and Wanchai Meechai (Asian Tour) in the tournament management.

Among the top players are the winner of the BMW PGA Championship / DP World Tour Championship, Simon Khan (England) and winners of Race to Dubai tournaments with a prize fund over 1.5 million euros, Andrew Dodt (Australia), Thomas BJØRN (Denmark), Thorbjørn OLESEN (Denmark), Scott HEND (Australia) as well as Mikael Lundberg (Sweden).

Moreover, the event sponsors are pushing back the limits of creativity to reward the best players. Villas Valriche will award a one-million dollar villa to the first player who hits an eagle on the 17th whole (423 meter, PAR 3). Jaguar will take advantage of this tournament to unveil in all exclusivity its brand new Jaguar XE designed for the African market, and reserves a specialty prize to those who hit an Albatros during the Saturday and Sunday schedule of play: a Jaguar XE R-Sport.

Other sponsors of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open include Heineken, Vinta Bordeaux, Barons de Rothschild Champagne and Samsung.

A public-oriented event

The good news for golf fans is that the competition is open to the public! Heritage Golf Club will welcome visitors during the four days of tournament, with a daily rate or a four-day package. Those who wish to attend the game only need to head to the Domaine de Bel Ombre!

The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open also makes for an ideal family outing. Alongside the golf tournament, lots of fun and activities will be on offer at the Place du Moulin on the last days of competition, including wall climbing, a mini zip line, laser tag, quad-biking, buggy rides and a golf simulator.

While children will enjoy the funfair, parents will be able to attend (on invitation only) an exclusive conference on sports and ethics, held by former French Minister of Education and philosopher, Luc Ferry.

Could there be anything better than a scrumptious dinner at Le Château de Bel Ombre to end the tournament in style? A wine-and-dine banquet will be organised at the Château on Sunday 10th May, where the President of Château Lascombes himself will present the fine wines that will accompany the Chef’s tastefully elaborated five-course menu.

Hosting this large-scale competition is the Heritage Golf Club, which was ranked among the top ten courses in Africa by CNN, among the top 100 in the world and as Indian Ocean’s Best Golf Course at the 2014 World Golf Awards. It is part of the Domaine de Bel Ombre, which also features five-star Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort and Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, as well as Heritage The Villas.

Guests at Heritage Resorts can take advantage of Heritage Golf Club’s offers to improve their swing during their vacation at the Domaine de Bel Ombre.

Attention to all golf fans! Wonderful landscapes, championship golf course and PGA certified instructor: the ideal conditions are met for you to advance your game. Heritage Golf Club offers customized packages to guests who wish to learn and improve their swing.

They can choose between initiation courses to try a new sport, one-hour sessions to emphasize on specific technical aspects or true golf vacation to fully live their passion, with an instructor at their side. There is a package for every need and taste.

Mathieu Millet is a golf instructor at Heritage Golf Club. Member of the French PGA, he holds a State pro license and has over eight years of experience including at the well-known Dominique Larretche and David Leadbetter academies. He is dedicated to helping guests improve their game.

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Golf initiation courses for children at the Junior Academy.

Furthermore, weekly sessions are available to all amateur players: free practice for ranked players or a tour of the compact 9-hole course. The Junior Academy provides golf initiation courses for children between 6 and 14, introducing them to this demanding sport at a young age.

High quality infrastructures for a professional training

Heritage Golf Club offers the most incredible golf experience in the Indian Ocean based on its numerous technical assets. Rated as the best golf course in the Indian Ocean at the World Golf Awards 2014, it meets the expectations of golfers of all skill levels with an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole pitch & putt course ideal for junior players and beginners.

Designed by architect and ex-European Tour professional Peter Matkovich, Heritage Golf Course features amazing views on the lagoon and Frederica Nature Reserve. Set in the midst of luxuriant flora and prolific fauna, including protected bird species, deer, monkeys and wild boar, it will delight not only golf enthusiasts but nature lovers also.

This year, the Domaine de Bel Ombre, and most particularly the Heritage Golf Club, will be at the centre of an international golf event. The Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open, which will take place from May 7th to 10th, will bring together three of the major international tours – the Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour and European Tour – for the first time in golf history. It is a huge event to look forward to!