The mere mention of a championship course is enough to delight seasoned golfers looking to test their skills. Top it off with world-class service and the most extraordinary vistas, and you have yourself a winning combination! Here’s why you should look no further than Heritage Resorts to tee it up on your next golfing holiday:
1. A Championship Golf Course
Designed by Peter Matkovich, the 18-hole golf course has won acclaim for its beauty, technicality and international standards. The course ranks amongst the Top 10 African Golf Courses by CNN, Best Golf Course in the Indian Ocean by the World Golf Awards and the Top 20 Most Beautiful Golf Courses in the World by primelocation.com.
There is also a 9-hole pitch and putt, perfect for practicing one’s swing!
In 2015, Heritage Resorts was the first to host the only tournament endorsed by three tours – the European, Asian and Sunshine Tours – and will again host the competition at the end of this year.
Follow in the footsteps of some of the biggest names in Golf: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, George Coetzee, Thomas Bjorn, Hennie Otto… The idea of playing the same course as these legends is bound to have you feeling like a champion.
2. Stunning Vistas
Heritage Golf Club is tucked between the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and the bright green rolling hills and mountains of the southwest. Spread across the stunning Domaine de Bel Ombre, this 100-hectare golf course 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, your biggest challenge will be keeping your eyes on the ball!
3. Environmentally Sustainable
The golf course at Heritage Resorts is proof that luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand. Indeed, the greens are cared for in an environmentally friendly way: rainwater is used for irrigation, organic fertilizer and pesticides containing minimal toxicity replace traditional toxic chemicals and weeding is done with coarse salt.
This sustainable approach earned Heritage Le Telfair the Green Key ecolabel in 2016, a point of reference in the hospitality industry for all things green.
4. Staying in Style
You do not have to be a golfer to revel in the charm of Heritage Resorts. The hotels have the particularity of being set on the stunning Bel Ombre estate. The stylish hotel is a blend of Mauritian authenticity, African Heritage and 19th century colonial era.
The one-stop destination for golfers, couples and families, includes two luxury hotels (Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort and Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort), luxury villas (Heritage The Villas), 12 restaurants, 8 bars, 2 Seven Colours Spas, the Frederica Nature Reserve, the C Beach Club, a kitesurf school, activities for teenagers and a Baby & Kids Club.
5. Access to Other Golf Courses in the Area
What’s better than staying at a hotel with a world-class golf course? A hotel with access to four world-class golf courses! Heritage Resorts residents are also granted entrance to the neighboring championship golf courses at Paradis, Tamarina, and Avalon.
6. Golf Under the Stars
Don’t let nightfall keep you from playing those last couple holes: Heritage Resorts invites you to continue playing golf long after the sun has set for an unforgettable evening on the PAR 3 course. Practice your swing with fluorescent balls; the glow-sticks lining the course and the starry night make for a sensational experience.
7. Complimentary Green Fees
As a resident at Heritage Awali, Heritage Le Telfair or Heritage The Villas, you are entitled to complimentary green fees for the duration of your stay! Heritage the Villas even provides personal golf carts to their guests to wander around the estate, making their limitless golfing experience all the more exciting.
8. Ideal for Golfers of All Levels
Heritage Resorts makes golfing a family bonding moment. All holes have five teeing options, ensuring that both beginners and pros can partake in the game. Indeed, the Academy, led by certified PGA professionals, offers personalized coaching for players that are new to the game or simply want to perfect their swing.
Even the little ones can be initiated to golf through the SNAG (Starting New at Golf) program designed for kids age 6-12.
9. Indulge in a Game of Footgolf
Yes, you read that right: Footgolf. Heritage Resorts offers a combination of two of Mauritius’ favorite sports: football and golf. The game can be played solo or in teams on a 9-hole golf course with a size-5 football. The goal is to kick a football in large “golf” holes using the fewest possible shots.
If you are scoffing at the idea of this peculiar game, you should know that it is played in over 15 countries and they even compete in a Footgolf World Cup! If anything, a round of footgolf is a fun and exciting way to bond with family and friends.
10. The Restaurant Overlooking the Course
Whether you are looking to savor your victory or treat yourself to a comforting meal after a defeat, The Club House is the ideal spot to unwind. The restaurant, with its beautiful verandah and stellar views of the Domaine, is a mix of a sports bar and a brasserie, serving light cuisine as well as local delicacies. Recharge your batteries after a grueling round or even during your game: a drink cart tours the course and provides refreshments to golfers in need of some refueling!
11. Entertainment Away From the Course
If you are worried that your partner or child will be twiddling their thumbs while you are immersed in your golfing game, worry no more! Heritage Resorts offers a variety of options to keep everyone entertained: while sea lovers have at their disposal windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing and pedal boats, sports addicts can play tennis, beach soccer, badminton or go mountain biking. Golfers and non-golfers alike will both be reluctant to leave the gorgeous Domaine de Bel Ombre.