Golf Infographic: The Road to Mauritius – MCB Tour Championship 2013

Infographic: The Road to Mauritius MCB Tour Championship 2013

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As the countdown begins to this year’s MCB Tour Championship at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius on 13-15 December, we’ve created this golf infographic to tell the story of The Road to Mauritius.

Using stats from the events in this year’s European Senior Tour, and ahead of the season finale in Mauritius next weekend, we’ve got the lowdown on who’s who at the 2013 MCB Tour Championship.

Find out who we predict the key players will be. How did they get there? And what challenges will they face as they play for the title of tournament champion, for the Order of Merit, and the Rookie of the Year crown.

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Constance Luxury Golf Offer

Book the Constance Luxury Golf Offer in Mauritius or the Seychelles, and you can look forward to unlimited complimentary green fees, golf car, three specialised golf massages and daily complimentary lunch per person at selected restaurants.

Try Lémuria's legendary 15th hole with our luxury golf offer

Try Lémuria’s legendary 15th hole with our luxury golf offer

Mauritius

Book the Constance Luxury Golf Offer in Mauritius at Constance Belle Mare Plage or Constance Le Prince Maurice and you’ll be following in the footsteps of golf legends including Colin Montgomerie. You can play on the Legend course, home to the MCB Tour Championship or head to the 18-hole Links course.

Seychelles

And if it’s the Seychelles that’s on your bucket list, at 5* Constance Lémuria in Praslin, you can indulge your love of golf at the only 18-hole golf course in the archipelago.

What’s included in the offer:

  • 2-way transfer from local airport to hotel
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Unlimited green fees
  • Golf car
  • Daily lunch at selected restaurants
  • 10% discount on spa products
  • 3 specialised golf massages:

Pre-Game Back & Shoulder Massage – focus massage to prepare the back and shoulders for golf with flexibility and ease

Performance Sport Massage – vigorous massage to keep muscles fresh and flexible

Recovery Relax Massage – muscle soothing and recovery massage after many days play

Don’t forget to contact the hotel at least 7 days prior to arrival to make sure you get the tee times you want. Spa treatments should be booked upon arrival.

Book now

Offer available all year round. Terms and conditions apply. Visit our website to book now.

Alternatively telephone our Central Reservation Office on (230) 402 2777 / 402 2772.

 

Top spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Sketch a scene in your mind of palm-thatched treatment rooms floating above turquoise lagoons or tucked into secluded verdant gardens. The spas at Constance Hotels & Resorts are tranquil oases far removed from the melee of everyday life.

spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Tend to the soul body & mind at our spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Flop on vast daybeds, relax by soothing plunge pools and enjoy a huge range of treatments from our top team of therapists.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Choose between sensual, holistic treatments at Spa de Constance or the renowned Phyto-Aromatic treatments at our Sisley Spa.

Give your feet and hands a health and beauty makeover with an out-of-this-world pedicure or manicure designed by leading podiatrist, Brice Nicham. Or enjoy a session of one-to-one yoga on the beach as part of our Pure Fitness offering with Isabelle Lamant.

Highlights include:

  • Sisley Spa’s Restorative Phyto-Aromatic Facial – An intensely rich, balancing treatment for damaged or irritated skin
  • Spa de Constance’s Princes’ Stress Relief – one of our ‘signature’ treatments this ultimate 4-hand massage uses long strokes to relax muscles and relieve stress.

Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Book a massage at dusk in the secluded beach treatment pavilion, or visit the Shiseido Spa and experience holistic treatments combining Oriental traditions such as Japanese hot towels with modern innovations to balance your body’s vital energy.

Add to this yoga and meditation sessions held on the beach as well as health walks and sunset beach workouts, and you’ll leave here grinning from ear to ear.

Highlights include:

  • Shiseido’s signature treatment exclusively designed for Lémuria featuring Japanese foot rituals, invigorating back scrub, gentle steam, deep back, neck and shoulder massage and a 75 minute Qi facial
  • Spa de Constance’s Priadara Thai Ritual – an enriching aromatic treatment combining a warm-oil herbal massage and Thai herb compress.
Spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Unwind at Spa de Constance

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Set on a secluded section of Halaveli’s beautiful jetty, our therapists will give a Wellness Consultation to create a program that’s exactly right for you.

We use hand blended, organic, natural ingredients, many of which are gathered locally, alongside the Ila range of products and treatments also 100% organic.

At the Valmont Spa, the Swiss skin-care specialists have created a range of treatments that combine the latest scientific discoveries with pure, natural ingredients to revive your skin’s natural radiance.

Highlights include:

  • Valmont’s Complete Energy Ritual – Revive dull skin with a treatment that promotes cellular renewal leaving your skin looking radiant
  • Spa de Constance’s Soulful Soothing – Over 2 hours of blissful nurturing massage, skin polish and a rosewood wrap.

Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

The Spa Village at Ephélia is a luxurious commune of wellbeing in a secluded area of the resort.

The vast Spa Village includes a Shiseido Spa with a private garden and Japanese bath as part of each room, 14 treatment rooms, a yoga pavilion, three pools and hammam.

Highlights include:

  • Shiseido’s Zen Bathing Ceremony – Over 2 and a half hours with Japanese foot bath, invigorating body exfoliation and hydro-therapy bath
  • Ephélia’s Signature 4 hands massage – Based on traditional Ayurvedic massage techniques.
Spa Village, Constance Ephelia

The Spa Village, Constance Ephélia

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Enjoy the serene ambiance of the Spa de Constance or the Oriental tranquillity of the Shiseido Spa.

Highlights include:

  • Spa de Constance’s Serenity package – volcanic clay body scrub and relaxing green tea wrap
  • Shiseido’s Kuroho Body Bliss – body exfoliation, cleanse and polish followed by a heavenly Qi body massage

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Savour the castaway chic of Moofushi as you lose yourself in an underwater world while our therapists ease your troubles away with windows in the floor so that guests can see down to the ocean below.

Highlights include:

• The rainforest rejuvenation ritual – 100% natural ingredients are used to draw deep toxins from the cells to improve circulation of the lymphatic system and promote healing of the body’s energy
• Couples’ massage workshop – Learn the pleasure of giving and receiving massages. We teach the basic strokes which promote harmony and wellbeing

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Who are the top contenders at MCB Tour Championship 2013?

Golf journalist Matt Cooper reports on the forthcoming MCB Tour Championship in Mauritius

The MCB Tour Championship, held at The Legend, Constance Belle Mare Plage

The MCB Tour Championship, held at The Legend, Constance Belle Mare Plage

It may not be branded quite as obviously as the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, but the conclusion of the Senior Tour has its own version of a yellow brick road and a destination every bit as thrilling at the main tour. The aim for the seniors is to make the season’s final hurrah in Mauritius – at Constance Belle Mare Plage for the MCB Tour Championship.

It’s an event which seals the deal for 2013. After three days of competition on the Legends course the elite field will have been separated and we will know not only the identity of the tournament champion, but the Order of Merit winner and Rookie of the Year will have been crowned too.

In the last three years the trophy has twice been lifted by South Africa’s David Frost, either side of a win by American Tom Lehman. Both men are major championship winners, proof that the cream rises to the top in this event and that’s good news for Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie, who has been a new addition to the senior ranks in 2013.

Known to golf fans across the globe as Monty, he completed 31 victories on the European Tour (only three men have ever earned more) and he wasted little time adding a first senior win, claiming the Travis Perkins Masters at Woburn during the summer, only his third start on the Senior Tour.

The 50-year-old Scot has become a regular member of the Sky Sports commentary team in recent years, but he retains a fierce competitive spirit and has joined the senior ranks with specific aims. Unlike Frost and Lehman he famously never won a major title, but he intends to correct that in the senior versions of those events.

With that in mind he is keen to end the year with another win, as will his fellow Ryder Cup captains Sam Torrance and Ian Woosnam who join him in the field alongside the reigning champion Frost.

In my time as a golf journalist I’ve been to many countries (from Finland to Turkey and Tenerife to Kazakhstan), but this will be my first visit to Mauritius and I’m buoyed by its reputation on tour as one of the best of the year. No-one seems quite sure what to rave about first – the golf course, the hotel, the location or the food.

They also look back to those past winners and remember one of golf’s oldest adages: quality venues reap quality winners. Follow #MCBGolf on social media to see if the trend continues.

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Read more from Matt on Twitter @MattCooperGolf or visit the blog Curious About Golf

 

Vogue recommends a trip to Le Prince Maurice this winter

Vogue magazine has recommended Constance Le Prince Maurice to readers looking to escape the European winter.

Vogue recommends Spa de Constance

Vogue recommends Spa de Constance

The Wonder of Winter supplement in its December issue describes:

‘Le Prince Maruice is a luxurious but laid-back resort, where you can relax in solitude, catch local bands in the bar and swim under the stars after a long dinner at one of the many restaurants.’

It goes on to advise readers to visit the spa, where guests can revive winter skin by having the Sisley Phyto Aromatic Radiance Facial during their stay.

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Paul Wesselingh tops Order of Merit with Taiwan win

With only the MCB Tour Championship left to play, Paul Wesselingh has moved to the top of the European Senior Tour Order of Merit following a win at the Fubon Senior Open in Taiwan.

Paul Wesselingh

Paul Wesselingh

The Englishman has pushed Denmark’s Steen Tinning into second place in the Order of Merit, promising to make the fight for the coveted John Jacobs Trophy at the MCB Championship a dramatic one.

The MCB Tour Championship is held at Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius in December and its prize fund of €400,000 could make the crucial difference in deciding which player gets to raise the trophy.

Wesselingh is reported as saying, ‘It’s great to be back on top of the Order of Merit with a nice lead. It’s going to be between me and Steen to win. I love to play in Mauritius and it’s going to be a very exciting event.’

Wesslingh won the Fubon Senior Open at the Miramar Golf and Country Club in Taiwan with a one shot victory over home favourite Le Wen-the.

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