A great round of golf depends on the alignment of certain factors; the right clubs, the perfect ball, ideal weather conditions and a carefully selected four-ball to play with. But the course itself, its facilities and the surrounds will make or break your round of golf—it can make any round of golf, simply exceptional. Imagine having everything you could possibly need for a spectacular round, but instead of playing on your regular greens, you are playing on a world-famous golf course designed by a golfing legend in the heart of paradise, on a magical, multi-award winning golfing island or surrounded by breathtaking volcanic landscapes, the likes of which you have probably never experienced before.
Mauritius is an exceptional holiday destination but it’s not solely reserved for adventurers looking to traverse the lush jungle-like volcanic terrain or those looking for luxury indulgence in the sun along some of the best beaches in the world. In fact, what many don’t know, is that it’s fast becoming a must-visit golfing destination, with exquisite championship courses designed by golfing ‘royalty’, some courses have even won awards and hosted some of the biggest and most important golf tournaments on the island, one of which is just around the corner; the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.
Sun Resorts is proud to be a part of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, deemed the biggest sporting event in the Indian Ocean, as well as other tournaments and initiatives that help to boost the golfing appeal of Mauritius. Here are some of the reasons why Sun Resorts is an integral part of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and how they are involved in the golf scene in general in Mauritius:
The incredible golfing oasis set just off the east coast of Mauritius is a must-visit for golfers of all abilities. Iles aux Cerfs Golf Club is perfectly maintained greens are surrounded by sensational tropical gardens that melt into crystalline waters, ensuring spectacular views from each of the 18-holes on the pristine course. This award-winning championship golf course, designed by Bernhard Langer, is managed by Sun Resorts, and the highly-skilled staff, world-class facilities (that include everything from bars and restaurants to state-of-the-art golf carts, training facilities and an exclusive golfer’s beach) and the carefully created, albeit challenging course, are all there to ensure golfers have an incredible golfing experience in paradise.
Ile aux Cerfs also has a breathtaking Leisure Island, where fine food and wonderful tropical cocktails are the order fo the day, where golfers and day revellers alike can enjoy the beach and the Leisure Island activities pre- or post-game. The island has also recently introduced limited accommodation in the form of the Ile aux Cerfs Bubble Lodges, where golfers don’t have to ferry home after a memorable day on the greens but can relish a night under the stars with this exclusive offering instead.
What’s more, this extraordinary golf course has just marked its 15th anniversary where its inception was commemorated with a memorable golf tournament and fantastic celebrations that made the most of the paradisiacal backdrop.
A favourable climate that promises perfect days of sunshine, seasons that are deemed practically wind still, stunning tropical surrounds and fabulous, exceptional golf academies and world-class greens; there’s no doubt that Mauritius is a phenomenal (and premium) golfing destination. This idea has been further emphasised by its most recent award, the IAGTO Golf Destination of the Year for Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf States.
Sun Resorts is committed to helping the destination distinguish itself as a golfing haven even further. The resort group has been involved with the golf sector in Mauritius for 15 years now, with a big presence in many golfing events both in Mauritius and abroad.
Golfing guests are treated like the VIPs they are at any of the four Mauritian Sun Resorts hotels with specially created golfers-only offerings, services and surprises. The aim with Sun Resorts is to create a truly unique golf course collection for keen golfers with four stellar resorts offering easy access to, and complimentary or discounted greens at, three of the island’s most incredible championship golf courses, namely, Tamarina Golf Course, Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club and Four Seasons Golf Club at Anahita.
Each of the four Sun Resorts in Mauritius—Ambre, La Pirogue, Long Beach and Sugar Beach—have excellent facilities perfect for golfers looking to wind down (at the spa for example), keep fit (at the fitness centres) or enjoy sensational pre- or post-round meals and tropical drinks, specifically created with golfers in mind. There are also a wealth of golfer-focussed Timeless Memories offerings and even golfing activities for children at the kids clubs (children under 12 stay free at Sun Resorts). At these sensational resorts, your golfing holiday is sure to be unforgettable.
At Sun Resorts, golf isn’t merely a fantastic sport and pastime, it’s used as a vehicle to do good. One of the many initiatives that Sun Resorts is a part of is their Sun Care programme. Through this, and tournaments like the Charity Golf Competition that was held on Ile aux Cerfs, they raise funds which are then donated to centres that help children with cancer.
As one of the pioneers in the Mauritian hospitality industry, Sun Resorts feels that it is their duty to support incredible initiatives that will help promote Mauritius as a fantastic destination on all levels. This is why it was an obvious choice for Sun Resorts to be a part of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open which undeniably has a huge and positive economic impact on the island and helps to put it on the map as both a stellar golfing destination and holiday idyll. It also affords world-renowned golfing professionals the opportunity to test their skills on first-class courses while being able to enjoy the incredible tropical surrounds as well as the Mauritian culture and hospitality.
If you are looking for an extraordinary golfing and holiday destination, then look no further than Mauritius—at Sun Resorts, we offer you a unique golf course collection from the sunrise coast to the sunset coast.
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