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A Unique Golf Experience in Mauritius at Sun Resorts

March 14 2020

Mauritius is known around the globe for many reasons; from its chequered colonial history to its melting pot of cultures, phenomenal, aromatic local cuisine, breathtaking and diverse tropical scenery and the veritable plethora of activities on offer. Hugely popular with active families, this magical country has also, in recent years, grabbed the attention of avid golfers.

Amongst dramatic volcanic mountains, lush tropical jungle and sugar cane plantations, and laced by mesmerising blue waters, golfing enthusiasts can find exceptional golf courses designed to perfection by some of the most esteemed players and course designers in the world.

Because Mauritius has quickly become a highly sought-after golfing destination, Sun Resorts has done its utmost to ensure that their golfing guests are able to have unforgettable golf-centric holidays. While Long Beach and Sugar Beach are known to be fantastic golf resorts, golfing guests at Ambre and La Pirogue can still enjoy certain golf privileges and offers.

Interested to know a little bit more about a golf holiday in Mauritius at one of the Sun Resorts hotels? Read on: 

Sun Resorts has partnered with some of the best golf courses on the island

The Sun Resorts group is widely known for their array of exceptional four- and five-star hotels, but what many don’t know is that the group also manages the iconic Ile aux Cerfs and the Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club. For golfing guests who have Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club on their must-play list, then staying at one of the Sun Resorts hotels is a fantastic idea! Apart from certain complimentary transfers to the island and free green fees (when opting for the all-inclusive package), golfers playing at Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club will be given privileged access and prime tee-off times. 

Ile aux Cerfs
Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club

 

To further ensure that guests have incredible and seamless golfing experiences in Mauritius, Sun Resorts has also partnered with two of the finest championship courses on the island. Apart from the special access to Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club mentioned above (for golfing guests staying at any of the Sun Resorts hotels), guests staying at Sugar Beach are afforded preferential access and special offers at Tamarina Golf Club and Long Beach guests are afforded the same at Anahita Golf Club. Guests will also receive complimentary green fees at these courses when staying on an all-inclusive basis.

Sugar Beach golf guests are able to make the most of the complimentary return shuttle transfers to Tamarina Golf Club (which is a mere seven-minute drive from the resort thanks to a private route through the Domain of Wolmar for Sugar Beach guests) and the free boat transfers from Pointe Maurice Jetty to Ile aux Cerfs.

Long Beach guests can enjoy complimentary land and water transfers to and from Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club and free return transfers to Anahita. Each of these three iconic courses are challenging, yet, exciting, and encompassed by unparalleled tropical scenery. Despite some shared aspects, each club here is wonderfully unique—rounds played at these courses are sure to never be forgotten.

You don’t need to bring your clubs to enjoy a game

While many golf connoisseurs prefer to travel with their clubs, it’s certainly not essential to do so when you stay at Sun Resorts. For example, if you decide to play the sensational 18-hole Bernhard Langer designed golf course at Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club, you can simply rent or buy gear from the on-site Pro Shop, as is the case at the other courses too. 

Pro shop at Ile aux Cerfs
Pro shop at Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club

 

Any equipment or must-have items (such as sunscreen, gloves or caps) you may need to ensure your game is at its strongest, you can find at the golf courses in Mauritius. World-class facilities and amenities are also available to ensure your experience is seamless and enjoyable (from on-course refreshments and towel to golf carts fitted with GPS systems, complimentary bottles of water and more). 

New to the game? Try a complimentary golf initiation

Sun Resorts guests are given the opportunity to get a taste for the game with a complimentary one-hour golf initiation (offered daily) that takes place at the Golf Academy’s practice range at the Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club. During this lesson, taken by a golf pro, you will learn the ins and outs of the game from how to hold a club to the correct swing posture. 

Golfers improving their swing, Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club

 

Golfers looking to improve their swing can also book a session with one of the pros who will use the latest tech and equipment to help analyze your swing and give you advice on how to improve. 

Sun Resorts hotels offer signature golf experiences

Golfing guests are treated like VIPs when they visit one of the Sun Resorts hotels, where a wealth of signature golfing offerings await. From golf-themed surprises on special occasions and access to Ile aux Cerfs’ exclusive golfers beach to golf-inspired cocktails, golfer-specific massages at the spa and more.

Kids are catered for too

Small golf fans are also able to get their very own introduction to the magical game of golf at the Sun Resorts hotel’s kids club. The kids clubs at the hotels are celebrated for their range of age-appropriate activities and excellent kids counsellors who will help your little one learn the very basics of the game. Children-sized golf equipment is available at these clubs for them to learn easily and comfortably. 

La Pirogue mini-golf
Mini-golf at La Pirogue - Photo by @cinthyiaji, our guest Matthieu

 

You can also head to La Pirogue to play mini-golf with your family or practice with them at the four holes located on Long Beach’s property—you never know, maybe your little one will be the next world champ. 

 Post-round, there’s so much to do and experience with Sun Resorts

Once you have finished a round on the perfect greens of one of the Sun Resorts golf courses, you can fully embrace the incredible facilities, offerings and experiences at your Sun Resorts hotel. From incredible spa experiences and culinary delights to sunset cocktails, beachside lobster barbecues, signature offerings, cooking and mixology classes, daily programmes, VIP beach experiences and more, there’s an endless choice of ways to spend your downtime with Sun Resorts.

If you would like to keep up with your fitness regime on holiday, you can also make the most of the state-of-the-art fitness centres and the services of the in-house personal trainers.

Post-round activities can also extend to the island as a whole, where you can explore Port Louis or roam around Trou d’Eau Douce, after a round on Ile aux Cerfs, where you will be able to take in the local fishing village and lifestyle. You can also explore the rest of the island, hike in the incredible Black River Gorges National Park, head out on a diving excursion or dolphin viewing trip, sample the local food at a nearby restaurant or visit religious and historical sites.

There are a host of wonderful annual golf tournaments

If you would like the perfect “excuse” to head to Mauritius for a golf holiday, then keep an eye out for the host of tournaments that take place each year. Sun Resorts hosts a range of their own tournaments (such as the Golf & Gourmet Trophy, a number of Suncare Charity Golf Competitions, the Sugar Beach Amateurs Open and even Sun Kids competitions). The group is also partners with other brands and organisations and is part of many of the big and exciting golf tournaments that take place on the island, making them one of the only hotels to do so.

One thing is for sure, a golfing holiday with Sun Resorts is sure to be everything you could dream of. Book your next golf holiday at one of the sensational Sun Resorts hotels and prepare yourself for a holiday of a lifetime.

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