Mauritius named Golfing Destination of the Year


December 7, 2018 2:30 pm

Mauritius was named Golf Destination of the Year for Africa, Indian Ocean and the Gulf States at the IAGTO awards. Picture: Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club.

Mauritius was named Golf Destination of the Year for Africa, Indian Ocean and the Gulf States at the IAGTO awards in Slovenia recently.

It won the same accolade in 2016. 

Known for its tropical island allure, with glittering cerulean waters, picture-perfect beaches lined with coconut palms and opulent luxury resorts that unfurl along magnificent stretches of this wonderful holiday destination, its magnificent golf courses are now also taking centre stage in the tourism sector.

In and amongst the undulating volcanic hills and tropical forests, there is a staggering number of sublime golf courses on the island, from 9-hole courses to world-class 18-hole championship courses designed by such golfing legends as Ernie Els, Peter Matkovich, Bernhard Langer, Rodney Wright, Hugh Biaocchi, Tony Johnstone and now South Africa’s own Louis Oosthuizen.

The success and interest in this spectacular golfing island is a testament to Mauritius’ efforts to boost the golf offering by creating magnificent golf courses and facilities that people are willing (and want) to travel far and wide for. 

The island is now home to over 12 exceptional courses, many of which boast challenging courses that are designed by legends in the golfing world, set in a paradise location.

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