It’s that time of the year again… 156 players, 30 countries, 4 days, 3 tours, 1 prize. That’s right, Heritage Resorts is hosting, for the second time, the highly-anticipated and prestigious AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open (ABMO) – the only tri-sanctioned golf tournament in the world.
The scene for the most beautiful week in golf is set at Heritage Golf Club, where elite golfers will gather for a tournament endorsed by the European, Asian and Sunshine Tours. From November 30th to December 3rd, 156 of some of the world’s most illustrious names in golf – Asian Tour star Scott Hend, reigning Indian Open legend Shiv Sankar Prasad Chawrasia, South Africa’s emerging champion George Coetzee and former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, amongst several others – will be vying for a whooping €1 million grand prize. The Official Practice Round, which begins on November 29th, will be an opportunity for each one of them to soak up the technique and strategy of their contenders.
As the countdown to the big day begins, this event promises to be even more electrifying than previous years as football fanatics are also in for a massive surprise. A group of ex-pro footballers is making their way to ABMO 2017 to kick-start the tournament on November 27th with a special charity game. Picture this: Ian Rush, Patrick Berger, Vladimir Smicer and Gary McAllister engaging in a friendly challenge of footgolf with the pro golfers.
This impressive group of legends is gearing up for what is sure to be a riveting game, on what has long been considered one of the most breathtaking courses in Mauritius – and in the world. Tucked between the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and bright green rolling hills and mountains, Heritage Golf Club boasts spectacular vistas of the Black River Gorges and is interlaced with streams, wetlands and lush greenery. With almost every hole providing awe-inspiring views, one thing is sure – their biggest challenge will be keeping their eyes on the ball.