Golfing in Mauritius is popular, with seven luxury golf courses there. Mauritius guarantees a five star golfing experience whether you choose the challenging course at Le Tousserok or perfect your technique at The Links course at Belle Mare Plage.
Locals say to avoid the last two weeks of July, however there are good year round weather conditions for golfers. The mid 20-degree temperatures in September and October are the chosen months for golfing enthusiasts.
The newest addition to the east coast is the Ernie Els designed golf course at the Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita. This 7440-yard, 18-hole golf course almost overlaps the sea with six ocean-side holes, wide fairways and elevated greens. One of the easier courses on the island, it is one of the best choices due to its exclusivity and attention to detail. Stay at the Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita to use golf carts and a one-hour introduction. Also offered are private and group tuition and well as full game analysis at an additional cost.
Constance Belle Mare Plage Hotel on the east coast owns the two most well known golf courses. Opened in 1994, The Legends Golf Club is the oldest in Mauritius and has been rebuilt to USPGA specification. Set within thick forest, known for its comfortable clubhouse where deer roam in the evening, The Legends course at Constance Belle Mare Plage is a classic. The venue for the Mauritius Open Professional Tournament every December, The Legends golf course is definitely demanding, however its signature 160-yard 17th hole with spectacular views is worth the challenge. Its only fault is the dense vegetation that can occasionally affect a game. The second and newer Links course is 2km from the Constance Belle Mare Plage Hotel and provides more space to perfect technique, with an area of over 5900m and several practice fairways. The big greens lay on the grounds of an old sugar plantation, and the undulating terrain make this an interesting course with several challenges. The double dogleg at the second hole where golfers can take on the blind spot across volcanic outcrop make The Links Golf Course a constant surprise to play.
The most challenging course in Mauritius, this 18-hole Bernhard Langer designed golf course at the Le Tousserok resort is unique. Located on the Ile Aux Cerfs island just off the east coast, it can only be accessed by boat. Made in 2003, this relatively new course has four different sets of tee decks for each hole meaning it is still playable for less advanced golfers. The intricate slopes need accurate play and make a short game quite tough. Not fun for a higher handicapped player, there are plenty of opportunities to lose balls, so it is important to relax and enjoy your game and take in some of the best ocean scenery in Mauritius. Being a guest at the Le Tousserok resort allows complimentary access to the golf course. The resort itself is a luxury to stay in, and the Frangipani Junior Suites at the tip of the Le Tousserok have the best views.