Golfing in Mauritius

Written on : 28 September 2017

Discover golf in the heart of the Indian Ocean

Located in the South-West of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is the ideal destination for many recreational activities such as hiking, watersports and golf. Indeed, apart from its magnificent beaches, the country shelters numerous courses in the middle of an environment of an astonishing beauty. For this reason, the island is nowadays one of the ten favourite destinations for golfers.

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A historical journey

Created by the English in 1844 in the heart of the island, in Vacoas, the golf course of the Gymkhana Club is the oldest in the Southern hemisphere and the fourth oldest in the world. Over the years, golf has gained notoriety. It now offers 18 holes in a paradisiac setting bordered by palm trees embellished by the shimmering colours of bougainvillea and the perfumes enthralling tulips. But Gymkhana Club does not only offer a golf course. You can also enjoy the swimming pool and hit a few balls on the tennis court. A squash court and a fitness centre are also available.

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Île-aux-Cerfs Golf Club

On the Eastern coast of Mauritius, Île aux Cerfs Golf Club will open its doors to you where you can enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Ranked in the top 10 of the world's most beautiful golf courses by Golf World Magazine, this splendid golf course will enchant lovers of breathtaking panoramas. As it is an island, the course is only accessible by boat. Crossed by a magnificent lagoon with turquoise waters, the Île aux Cerfs Golf Club occupies an area of 38 hectares. The second largest golf course in Mauritius, the latter has 18 holes par 72. In addition to its extensive course, the club also offers an introduction to the golf academy at the putting green and bunker.

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Avalon Golf Estate: a new interesting route

And if you appreciate the exotic scenery of Mauritius, why not take a short detour to the Avalon Golf Estate. With its 18 varied holes, you will certainly be able to gain performance, whatever your level. As a bonus, you will have a breathtaking view of the Southern coast and the Indian Ocean. This new golf course, located on the Southern heights of the island, opened its doors in December 2015. In addition to the course, Avalon Golf Estate also offers a clubhouse with a restaurant offering a varied gastronomy and Mauritian specialties: spicy flavours, such as the famous Fried Mine, a dish made from noodles, eggs, cabbage and meat or shrimp.

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