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Golf and Gourmet Trophy; Combining Two of Life's Greatest Pleasures

December 06 2018

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Golf is a wonderfully unique game, one that allows you to perfect the subtle art of it while being afforded the opportunity to enjoy memorable moments with fellow golfers as you embrace the phenomenal tranquillity of the course’s surrounds. If you are a golfing fan who has an inexplicable love for both good food and epic golfing adventures, then a trip to Mauritius in March 2019 may just be the thing for you. Next year, from 25 March to 1 April 2019, Sun Resorts, in partnership with Swing (a golfing events consultancy) and the esteemed French Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, will be offering a phenomenal experience; the 5th Golf and Gourmet Trophy (previously known as the Tee and Toque Trophy). 
From the sunrise to the sunset coast, avid golfers will be spoiled with incredible gastronomic dishes and unparalleled golfing experiences on four of the island’s most impressive courses. 
Curious to find out more? This is what you need to know about this unparalleled offering: 

It’s an exclusive experience unlike any other
As a golfer, choosing holiday destinations with incredible golf courses is a stellar way to play the game while you explore the world. But this offering takes the golfing experience to a new level; the Golf and Gourmet Trophy beautifully fuses some of life’s greatest pleasures: an exotic island paradise, delicious culinary delights, extraordinary golf courses and, naturally, ample rounds of golf itself. With this experience, you have the opportunity to explore the island of Mauritius and the game of golf in a way that is not normally afforded to guests.



As part of the Golf and Gourmet Trophy, guests can look forward to exclusive gourmet lunches, exquisite dinners and cocktail evenings, activities (such as a magical catamaran cruise and lobster lunch) not to mention cooking classes and an unforgettable gala dinner hosted and prepared by celebrity chefs.
The fabulous package deal for the Golf and Gourmet Trophy includes return flights, four nights of accommodation at Long Beach followed by three nights of accommodation at Sugar Beach (both stays will be on a half-board basis), green fees, four tournament rounds, transfers, (airport and inter-hotel transfers), practice balls, golf carts, welcome gifts and cocktails, specified meals, which include two lunches, a gala dinner with drinks included and a lobster lunch that forms part of the magnificent catamaran cruise along the west coast, this is an event not to be missed.

Golfers will play on some of the island’s most extraordinary golf courses
Mauritius offers travellers many reasons to explore its shores—from exceptional beaches to phenomenal outdoor activities and world-class golf courses. If you partake in the Golf and Gourmet Trophy, you will have ample opportunity to indulge in blissful hours spent on four of the island’s most coveted golf courses—Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club, Anahita Golf Course and for the first time ever as part of this experience, Tamarina Golf Club and Avalon Golf Club. 
The Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club is an extraordinary 18-hole, par 72 championship course designed by the famed Bernhard Langer and is located on its very own tropical island—Ile aux Cerfs. It’s renowned for its technically challenging course and unbelievable natural surrounds. The Anahita Golf Course is equally stunning with its dramatic mountain and sea views. This phenomenal 18-hole, par 72 golf course was designed by Ernie Els and offers avid golfing fans an incredible game of golf in a magical setting. 


Ile aux cerfs

Tamarina Golf Club, designed by architect Rodney Wright is another stellar 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course celebrated for its fabulous facilities and its intricate course. Sweeping views of Tamarin Bay and Rempart Mountain make this course a must-play. Last but not least, Avalon Golf Club is distinctly different from the other courses in that it is situated in the heart of Mauritius, surrounded by tea plantations, undulating landscapes, ravines and mountains. Designed by the fabled South Africa architect Peter Matkovich, this gorgeous course is truly something to behold. 
Guests partaking in the Golf and Gourmet Trophy are afforded free shuttles to and from the golf courses as well as complimentary green fees for all four courses during the official tournament rounds. The different rounds held on each course during the tournament which will include the following formats:
- 4-ball/best ball
- 2-ball shamble
- Individual Stableford
Not only will you be able to revel in the sheer beauty of Mauritius’ top courses but you will be doing so along with Christophe Ravetto (a former European Tour player) and three celebrity chefs—your entire golfing experience as part of the Golf and Gourmet Trophy is sure to be nothing short of exceptional.

The accommodation is sure to impress 
Golfing fans eager to partake in this event will be able to relish their stay at two exceptional five-star resorts, Long Beach and Sugar Beach, that boast prime locations along the sunrise and sunset coasts respectively. Long Beach recently won the esteemed title of Indian Ocean’s Best Golf Hotel at the World Golf Awards, making it the ultimate venue for a golfing event in paradise and Sugar Beach is a tropical haven that promises exceptional luxury treatment for all guests. At both of these exclusive resorts, you are able to balance incredible activities and sun-soaked adventures with exquisite culinary offerings and a solid dose of island luxury. 

Golfers will be treated to the culinary delights from three renowned chefs
If you are equal measures golfer and epicurean, then this tournament is definitely for you. While you are guaranteed exceptional dishes and delights of every kind, you will also be rubbing shoulders with three phenomenal chefs who are taking part in the once-in-a-lifetime experience with you; hailing from France, Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, from South Africa, Chef Ruben Riffel and from Germany, Chef Fabio Haebel. 
Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato is renowned for his incredible cuisine and his esteemed Restaurant Apicius, which is part of the Relais & Châteaux group. This sensational restaurant is located in a private 19th-century mansion on the ground floor of what was previously the Hôtel de Talhouët-Roy in the heart of the romantic city of Paris. The experience at this restaurant is particularly special in summer when your meal can be enjoyed in the stunning garden of the property. 


Chef Jean Piere

The acclaimed South African chef, Reuben Riffel, comes from the charming town of Franschhoek set in the gorgeous Western Cape, which is now also home to one of his three exemplary restaurants, the other two being in the sleepy seaside town of Paternoster in the Western Cape and at the One and Only hotel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Reuben Riffel describes his cuisine as “eclectic” and “unpretentious” and creates sumptuous simple dishes with the freshest ingredients that deliver on flavour. Not only does Reuben Riffel enjoy the exquisite art of cooking, but the joy of a phenomenal round of golf in sublime settings.
Fabio Haebel is an ambitious chef who is currently in the process of starting his second restaurant. He opened his first restaurant, Haebel, after having run the Tarterie St. Pauli for a solid six years, after which he transformed it to his current restaurant. His restaurant centres on a French Bistro type of cuisine created with a Nordic flair and dishes that are presented in style. He also dedicates a lot of his time to cooking videos and is in the process of writing his cookbook. 
Be swept away on a gastronomic adventure with these esteemed chefs and play alongside them as you make the most of the breathtaking Mauritian greens in the exclusive Golf and Gourmet Trophy. When you are not enjoying a memorable meal in some exotic destination or playing a round of golf, you can make the most of the culinary and leisure activities offered at the gorgeous Long Beach and Sugar Beach hotels, such as a golfer’s massage at the world-class Cinq Mondes Spas or an activity from the daily programme. Relish the finer things in life in unbeatable settings next March and April in Mauritius. 
If you would like more information about the Golf and Gourmet Trophy, please don't hesitate to contact us or have a look at the extensive brochure, complete with a breakdown of the full programme. This is a golfing trip you won’t want to miss.

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