In 1844, while under British rule, Mauritius became the third country in the world to be introduced to the sport of golf. Our island boasts eight 18-hole and five 9-hole golf courses, each offering a unique golfing experience.
With its natural beauty, good climate and unique cultural blend, Mauritius is an island with so much to offer. Our destination constantly reinvents itself and proposes a wide range of experiences to visitors. Golf is one of them.
One of Mauritius’ key objectives is to position itself as the best golf destination in the Indian Ocean, year-on-year, and so become a major reference point for the global golf industry. In 2008, the island was awarded the title of Golf Destination of the Year – Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf States – by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). It is therefore well on the way to reaching its goal.
Here, the visiting golfer has the chance to practise his favourite sport in optimal conditions on spectacular golf courses, located on beautiful sites with the sea as a backdrop.
Some of the golf courses have been designed by prestigious players such as Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els and Rodney Wright.
Golfers who choose to visit Mauritius for their sporting holiday are set to enjoy much more than golf alone. They will experience, at first hand, the Mauritian people’s innate hospitality, friendliness and commitment to quality of service. They will have the opportunity to stay in excellent hotels, each offering a wide range of additional services, including wonderful spas and world-class cuisine.
They will also have the opportunity to visit the island’s lush and green interior, which provides a whole host of sports for those who fancy a day away from the course – including canyoning, mountain biking, horse-riding and zip-lining.
Mauritius is a safe and secure destination for the family, with no health hazards and good political stability. It is so beautiful that it is also recognised as one of the best destinations in the world to get married.
Discover award-winning, world-class golf courses in Mauritius, boasting premium golfing facilities and some of the world’s most stunning backdrops. Heritage Golf Club, flanked by rolling mountains on the one side and crystal blue waters of the lagoon on the other, has earned the top spot among the most beautiful golf courses in the Indian Ocean region. (www.heritageresorts.mu/en/golf)
Gymkhana Golf Club is the oldest golf course in Mauritius and, according to records available at the war office, it was the 4th country club in the world where golf was played.
Another stunning location is Ile aux Cerfs golf course, which covers the southern half of the Ile aux Cerfs island, boasting naturally undulating topography, volcanic rock outcrops, lakes and gullies, and a variety of tropical trees and plants.
The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius open is the only competition in the world to gather together the European, Asian and Sunshine tours during the same event. The 1 million Euros prize fund is the highest prize purse ever to be paid out for a golf tournament in Mauritius. (www.heritageresorts.mu/en/golf)
Mauritius Golf Tourism Association (MGTA)
Founded in 2009, the MGTA is an association which comprises Mauritius’ golf resorts, golf courses, the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, the Mauritius Golf Federation and Air Mauritius, the national airline...