An Indian Ocean idyll known for its pristine beaches, turquoise waters and lush landscapes, this island nation has also gained a reputation as a golfing haven. With a growing number of world-class resorts catering to enthusiasts from around the globe, it provides the perfect blend of luxury, natural beauty and challenging courses… Tee off in paradise at these best golf resorts in Mauritius.
Heritage Awali Golf and Spa Resort
Leading with Le Château, a 27-hole championship golf course designed by Peter Matkovich, Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort is enveloped by UNESCO-protected land right beside the Indian Ocean. It also boasts an in-house PGA pro, coaching for juniors and adults and the refined O’Grill Restaurant and clubhouse. Offering a completely different golfing experience, and opened to great acclaim, is the newly opened La Réserve Golf Links course, which offers panoramic ocean views from every hole. Fees are free for residents and there’s a sheer village’s worth of amenities onsite, including a meandering thatched-roofed spa with indoor and outdoor facilities, a sports centre, multiple kids’ clubs, villa and suite accommodation and enough restaurants and bars to give you a different option every day of a fortnight holiday.
Constance Belle Mare Plage
Two 18-hole championship golf courses are tucked in a bay, within the shelter of an offshore coral reef at Constance Belle Mare Plage. It was crowned Best Luxury Golf Resort in the Indian Ocean at the World Luxury Travel Awards 2016 and remains a top choice with its Links Course designed by Rodney Wright and Peter Alliss, and Legends Course designed by South African Hugh Baiocchi to USPGA specifications and home to resident Java deer. Elsewhere in the resort, there’s a PADI dive centre, an extensive wine cellar, multiple restaurants, and pool villa accommodation.
Anahita Golf and Spa Resort
Located on the east coast of Mauritius at Beau Champ, the Anahita Golf Club offers a championship 18-hole golf course designed by Ernie Els. These beautifully manicured grounds are home to the Belgian Ryder Cup Player Nicolas Colsaerts, there’s an Italian restaurant overlooking the final hole and a fitness centre on the first floor of the clubhouse. Stay in one of 70 Junior and Prestige suites or 28 villas and make use of the kids and teens clubs, waterside swimming pool and tennis courts.
Paradis Beachcomber Golf Club and Spa
Situated on the southwestern tip of the island, the Paradis Golf Club boasts stunning views of the iconic Le Morne Brabant mountain and the crystal-clear waters of this peninsula. This 18-hole, par-72 course was designed by David Dutton and offers a mix of challenging and forgiving holes suitable for all golfers (play on a breezy day if you want to really test your swing). The low-rise resort meets the white sands of the Indian Ocean, with a palm-lined beach and sea view accommodation.
Ambre and Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club
Ile aux Cerfs, an island off the east coast of Mauritius, is home to one of the most iconic golf courses in the world. Designed by Bernhard Langer, the 18 holes are surrounded by lagoon and white sandy beaches. The course features challenging fairways and requires precise shots. Ambre Resort in Belle Mare offers free green fees and boat transfers, with catering provided for your day on the fairways. The all-inclusive hotel has a barefoot chic vibe, with a huge beachfront infinity pool, 297 bedrooms and suites, a tropical spa, three restaurants and three bars.