Mauritius Golf Holidays
Mauritius Golf Holidays have always had the reputation of being a high class. Great 5 star resorts, beautiful beaches, exclusive golf courses and fine dinning. This generally comes with a price tag to match. The picture perfect postcard views from your hotel and the historic remoteness of the islands give the Island of Mauritius a mystique that it is keen to hold on to.
Mauritius Golf holidays – Why go to Mauritius?
Mauritius was first discovered by the Arabs, who named the island Dina Arabi. Since then the islands were an important colony for most of the seafaring nations over the next 500 years. Portugal, Dutch, France and the British have all governed the island nation. Britain gave Mauritius its independence in 1968 and in 1992 Mauritius became a republic.
Mauritius is located in the south west of the Indian Ocean, approximately 2000 km from the south eastern coast of Africa and lies to the east of Madagascar. The country covers an area of 1865 km2 with 330 km of coastline. Mauritius is 45 km in width and 65 km in length.
Port Louis is the current capital and its largest town. The island has a population of 1.25 million with a blend of cultures and religions; consisting of Hindus, Creole, Chinese, Muslims and Europeans.
The official language is English but most people are bilingual and are equally fluent in English and French. Creole is the main languages in the everyday environment and several oriental languages are also spoken. The English influence is evident on the roads as Mauritius drive on the left-hand side of the road and give way to the right.
The temperature on the coastal areas varies between 22°C in winter and 34°C in summer. In the central part of the island, the maximum daytime temperature varies from about 19°C in August to about 26°C in February.
Rainfall as a general guide is higher as the heat increases as with many tropical locations around the world, these are normally short thundery showers. The best time of year for the travelling golfer is during the Mauritian Winter (European Summer) when cooler and dry days are the norm. Occasionally tropical storms do occur these are generally confined to the summer months.
The monetary unit is the Mauritian Rupee which is divided into 100 cents. As a rough guide there are approximately 50 Rs to 1 £ Stirling
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport 25 miles from Port Louis is the main international airport for the island, the country has a 90 day free Visa exemption policy for all European Union countries.
For passport holders of other nations 60-14 day Visa are granted on arrival, with a few exceptions for some of the world’s more troubled nations. Regular direct flights from the UK are available with British Airways and Air Mauritius. if you don’t mind changing en-route Air France and Emirates are both good options.
Golf in Mauritius
The island has some of the best golf courses in the world that have been designed by well-known golfers like Gary Player, Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els, Peter Matkovich and Rodney Wright. Each designer did an exceptional job at bringing out the best out of these golf courses.
The Golf courses on the island are meticulously manicured to maintain the international standard level that it has been famous for.
The Island of Mauritius to date has nine 18 hole and four 9 hole golf courses. In 2018, Mont Choisy le Golf is a new 18 hole golf course designed by Peter Matkovitch, which will open its doors to the public. Each of the golf courses has something very unique and leaves the golfer to experience something different each time they play.
Tamarina Boutique Hotel – Mauritius
We have chosen one specific resort which we feel gives our client’s the best combination of luxury hotel accommodation, a superb beach front location and great food, everything you need for a perfect Mauritius Golf Holidays. The Tamarina Boutique Hotel is one of the few 4 star resorts on the Island, however the service is comparable with most 5 star properties around the world.
The Tamarina is smaller than many of the more well know resorts on the island however we feel this is one of its best features. Choose from Half board or all inclusive Options and has the added benefit of being partnered with the adjacent Tamarina Golf Club where Quality Golf Destinations guests enjoy complimentary green fees included in their Mauritius golf holidays package.
Tamarina Golf Club – Mauritius
Tamarina Golf, Spa and Beach Club is the first residential golf estate on the island. Carved into the rugged south-west Savannah land coast of Mauritius, with a spectacular mountain backdrop.
The 18-hole par 72 Championship golf course designed by Rodney Wright, measures 6,886m from the back tees. Tamarina has a classic lay out with four par 3’s and four par 5’s with the remaining holes par 4’s. Each hole offers five different teeing options, catering for all levels of golfers.