At the start the Staff asked if I was a long hitter--generally yes although not always in the right direction--the reason for the question was that the tee colour determined the carry--sometimes as much as 180 to 200 yds. The yellow tees shortened the carry however I played of the whites to take up the challenge. Great day, great course, carried all the carries and finished with a par 4 at the 18th using the old green and not the bale out green for those who didn't want the challenge of the old green. This green had 140-160 approach over nothing but mangrove on all sides-you either hit the smallish green or you were dead. Fortuneatly I hit the green-2 putts-par 4. Great day on a great course. Great golfing days and also days to relax and chillout--what more do you want, the holiday ticked all the boxes--excellent experience.
Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club
When it comes to a DREAM golf holiday, Le Touessrok in Mauritius is well up there as a bucket list golf destination. What sounds more tempting than playing golf in paradise? Championship golf courses, luxury hotels, and beautiful beaches looking out onto the stunning Indian Ocean. Le Touessrok offers all of this plus much more.
The golf course at Le Touessrok is undoubtedly one of the world’s finest golf courses. Located on the IIe Aux Cerfs island, near the east coast of Mauritius, or in the context of your holiday, less than an hour from the airport. The Ile Aux Cerfs golf course was designed by two time major champion and the 2004 winning Ryder Cup Captain Bernard Langer who has an impressive list of courses to his name including The Dunes Course at Costa Navarino and The Portmarnock Links in County Dublin.
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Although it is quite flat, the views of the iconic Mauritian coastline are unimaginably beautiful. There are a number of incredible moments around Langer's layout, where the intrepid golfer must negotiate carries over great ravines and rocky outcrops, but retaining concentration amid such natural beauty may be the biggest challenge. The golf course at Le Touessrok is world renowned for its positively amazing surroundings, and features prominently on the list of the most desirable on the planet.
Our very own Tom Francis - Overseas Sales Consultant played the Ill Aux Cerfs course, and here is what he had to say about the experience.
Ile aux Cerfs is probably the most unique golfing experience you can have. From the power boat to the island and buggy chauffeur to the clubhouse you know you are in for something very special.
The course itself is well laid out and all holes offer a different challenge. Most would be a "signature" hole on any other course! The small greens and tight fairways are demanding but a selection of tee boxes make it playable for everyone - and even if you lose as many balls as we did you can't help but enjoy the course that is placed in such a stunning setting, with glimpses of the Indian Ocean at every turn.
Why not make a day of it, take an early morning tee time, have lunch at the club house and spend the afternoon relaxing on the Islands idyllic beaches.
David Leadbetter Golf Academy
Why not go for a lesson to sharpen up your game at The David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Facilities at the academy include a driving range, chipping & putting greens plus an indoor swing studio with video analysis software.
The course has won countless awards for its fantastic reputation of being one of the finest golf courses in the world including: Best Golf Resort in the Indian Ocean (World Travel Awards, 2013), Best Golf Resort in Mauritius (World Travel Awards, 2013), No.1 course in Mauritius (Top 100 Golf Courses) &100 finest things in golf (Golf International).
How far away is Ile Aux Cerfs?
- 50 minutes away from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
- 50 minutes from Port Louis, Capital City of Mauritius
- 5 minute drive away from the town of Trou d'Eau Douce.
What to do off the golf course?
A game of golf does not take up the whole day, so make the most your experience and enjoy all the fine things that Mauritius has to offer off the course. There is something for everyone to do at Le Tousserok with knowledgeable activity specialists who are able a unique experience to ensure you have an incredible holiday.
There is a wide range of complimentary land and water activities at the resort, including kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing, wake boarding and my personal favorite the banana boat. On land, Le Tousserok has their very own Tennis Club with 4 floodlit courts so you can play in the evenings when the temperature cools down. Other sporting activities which are available include football, badminton, volleyball, archery and yoga.
Perhaps you want to get off the resort, so why not head to Trou d'Eau Douce, a traditional fishing village, only 5 minutes away from the resort where you can experience the local culture and delicious cuisine. Trou d'Eau Douce was the first major settlement up the east coast of Mauritius, and is now of one of Mauritius's holiday hot spot destinations,
Simply said, Le Touessrok is the ultimate dream golf destination in of the world’s most beautiful settings. A championship golf course, luxury hotel and beautiful beaches with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, what more can a golfer ask for?
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