Tamarina Golf Club
The only course not attached to a hotel, it is best played from staying at Sugar Beach or La Pirogue (10 minutes away) - or perhaps Le Paradis and or the Le Telfair and Awali Heritage Hotels at Bel Ombre.(40 minutes away). Tamarina is on the west coast - a stunning test of golf over rugged terrain, with amazing backdrops of mountains and plenty of ravines and rivers to watch out for. Tamarina is stunning and many of the holes have incredible vistas from elevated tee positions. There is mature woodland on some of the holes and a few water features.
Le Paradis Golf Club
The easiest golf course on the island Le Paradis is also one of the most scenic - set in the south west tip of Mauritius on an amazing peninsular looking out over a lagoon on one side and the ocean on the other with a dramatic climax alongside the lagoon and then the ocean. The famous Morne Mountain dominates the holes of the front nine and keeps some of the golf course in shade in the mornings! Le Paradis is fairly easy palm tree holiday golf and definitely possible to play to your handicap.
You can access it for 20 euros per 18 holes by staying at Le Paradis or Dinarobin, but if you are staying at the Heritage Resorts - Awali and Le Telfair there is a special reduction payable via hotel reception (15 minutes transfer).
Golf Du Chateau
Located on the south coast of Mauritius on the Bel Ombre Estate. We believe that this is one of the strongest courses in Mauritius and a golf course which has almost every challenge in the book. The course has breathtaking scenery, lots of elevation changes with elevated tee positions, mountain and ocean views on every hole on the course and the course has plenty of tough water hazards, hole number 2 being one example. The par 5 14th double dog leg up the mountain followed by a postcard downhill at 14. The finishing stretch is simply stunning but really tough – hole 17 being the toughest par 4 over a brown of a hill and then a long carry across a valley. The rollercoaster downhill holes at 9 and 18 have the best sea views! If you stay in a junior suite at Le Telfair you can play free every day at Golf Du Chateau, or if you book Premium All Inclusive at Awali again golf is included. If you book the basic rooms or board basis golf is chargeable in advance at £29 per 18 holes. Not bad for such an amazing golf course. You could play here if you were staying at Le Paradis and again this would be chargable locally for about 55 euros.
Four Seasons Els Golf Club
This was the last golf course to open on the island – set on the east coast over mature woodland that was once hunting territory for wild deer, the Els Course is very close to the Indian Ocean. The final holes climax close to the Ocean. The main features of the Els Course are wide rolling generous fairways, lots of swails around the greens like links style natural fall aways from elevated greens and big bunkering. The bunkers are very prevalent on the fairways and around the greens - and are links style pot bunkers.
The Els Course is one of the island’s easier courses, but very enjoyable indeed and very exclusive, you could play here as a resident of Belle Mare Plage, Le Touessrok or Long Beach but the best places to stay would be (as it is included in the price of the hotel units) - either Four Seasons or the Anahita Residences. Non Resident will pay £98 per person including buggy.
Le Touessrok Golf Club
The toughest and most challenging golf course on the island of Mauritius. Special features of Bernhard Langer’s masterpiece include a golf course on its own unique island, superb sea views, very small greens, tough carries over ravines and really difficult water holes. The back nine have much more excitement with cracking holes which run alongside the Indian Ocean like holes 11 , 12 and 13.
The most challenging tee shots come on the final 3 holes, where there is an element of blindness as you cannot really see the fairway targets! If you stay at Long Beach or Le Touessrok Resorts the green fees here are only about £49 pp including buggy hire and transportation from Long Beach is also included as it is 15 minutes away. If you stay at Belle Mare Plage or Four Seasons the green fee will be circa £95 per person including buggy.
Belle Mare Links Golf Club
The newer of the two courses at Belle Mare Plage the course’s special features are big undulating and raised greens, making the short game really tough indeed. Lots of elevated tee positions and plenty of excellent dog legs around old sugar cane mounds. What is pleasing to the eye is the amazing and dramatic views of the Island from most holes, that really take the breath away. The Links also has a decent amount of holes with water features which can easily ruin your score. Golf is free for hotel residents of Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice but a mandatory buggy charge is payable only locally. The Links is a 5 minute transfer from the Hotel Lobby and 15 minutes from the Prince Maurice. It has a separate clubhouse and driving range to the Legends. Finally, it is playable from the other hotels like Le Touessrok and Four Seasons for £89 per 18 holes including buggy hire.
Belle Mare Legends Golf Club
The Legends is the oldest course on the island and it is also the shortest, but for all that, it is also the most played course by the visiting golf tourist. There are water features on 14 out of 18 holes on the course and although it is predominantly flat with 2 small exceptions, the problems are plotting your tee shots to avoid the water hazards. Watch out at holes 1, 2, 3 and 4 which all have water lurking down the right! On other holes later in the round the big problems are the dense vegetation – it is easy to lose balls here. The lovely old clubhouse nestles by the 18th green with a superb water hole to climax the round where the deer come and drink from in the evenings. Golf is free and exclusive only to Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice clients.