Tim Thelan wins Senior Open de Portugal by one shot

Will Tim Thelan be gracing the Legend this December?

Will Tim Thelan be gracing the Legend this December?

American Tim Thelan celebrated his first victory since his winning streak in 2012 at the Senior Open de Portugal at Vidago Palace.

With a final round score of even-par 72 he beat his nearest competitor Carl Mason by just one shot.

Having come second at the Travis Perkins Masters and third in Moscow, Thelan was thrilled to take top place on the podium in Portugal with a score of 12 under par.

The win will aid the American in his progression towards the MCB Tour Championship at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius, in December.

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Colin Montgomerie wins at Russian Open Golf Championship

Golf at Constance Hotels and Resorts

Golf at Constance Hotels and Resorts

Colin Montgomerie continued his assault on the European Senior Tour record books with yet another win in the Russian Open Golf Championship (Senior).

The win at the Moscow Country Club marks the Scotsman’s fourth in just five outings this season.

‘I have had a lot of good runs of form over the years but I think this is right up there with the best of them,’ Montgomerie told interviewers.

Having started the final day two shots behind, seasoned golfer Montgomerie, finished on 14 under par to take the championship, three shots ahead of Canadian Rick Gibson.

The win secures Montgomerie’s place at the head of the order of merit which will be awarded at the MCB Tour Championship in Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius in December.

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Constance & Toyota make a young Mauritian’s dream come true

Constance Hotels and Resorts and Toyota are making an aspiring Mauritian chef’s dreams come true as part of the Toyota Get Going Challenge.

A dream come true for 19 year old Anais

A dream come true for 19 year old Anais

Nineteen-year-old Anais has always dreamt of ‘cooking like a chef’ and last week her dream came true when Toyota enrolled her at the Constance Hospitality Training Centre in Mauritius.

Anais will now get the opportunity to work in a world-class kitchen at Constance Belle Mare Plage learning from our leading chefs and organising and planning a lunch for a group of children.

Sharing Anais’ passion for cooking, the chefs at the training centre and Constance Belle Mare Plage will guide and teach the aspiring chef so that she is able to realise her dream.

The Toyota Get Going Challenge is a campaign by the car manufacturer to make young people’s dreams come true.

The company is putting US$1m behind the challenge, which invites young people from around the world to put their dreams for the future in their own words and then works to make them come true.

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Travis Perkins Masters win sees Montgomerie smash Tour records

Colin Montgomerie has smashed a number of European Senior Tour records with his win at the Travis Perkins Masters.

Golf at Constance Hotels and Resorts

Golf at Constance Hotels and Resorts

As well as shoring up his place at the top of the European Senior Tour order of merit, the win sees Montgomerie break the tour record for quickest player to win four events, having made only nine appearances so far.

Montgomerie has also become the first player to win more than €500,000 on the European Senior Tour.

The win came after Montgomerie was able to secure a ten-stroke victory at the Woburn Golf Club over his closest rival Austrian Gordon Manson.

With such substantial winnings Montogmerie is on course to win the Senior Tour Order of Merit awarded at the MCB Tour Championship at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius in December.

To read more about the Travis Perkins Masters victory and all the latest news from the European Senior Tour visit the tour website.

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Vote for Constance Hotels & Resorts in World Golf Awards

Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Lémuria have both been nominated to win the accolade Indian Ocean’s Best Golf Hotel 2014 in the inaugural World Golf Awards.

Golf at Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Golf at Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Battling it out for the top spot both Constance hotels offer dramatic courses spread over verdant, tropical landscapes with breathtaking ocean views so it’s up to you now to vote for your favourite. Vote now.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

With its two championship 18-hole golf courses it’s no surprise that the European Senior Tour has chosen Belle Mare Plage to host the tour’s dramatic finale the MCB Tour Championship since 2009.

Guests are able to play both the Links and Legend golf courses with limitless free green fees. Caddies, club cars, rental clubs and tuition from our resident Marc Farry Golf Academy pros are all available to guests.

After a day on the golf course guests can relax and unwind with a special sports massage at the sumptuous U Spa where our experienced therapists will revive and restore tired muscles.

Constance Lémuria

Constance Lémuria is proud to boast the Seychelles only 18-hole golf course. Hewn into the stunning, mountainous terrain of Praslin island, it is often described as one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses.

The front 12 holes lie on the flat land behind the beach while the back 6 holes climb steadily through the hilly jungle terrain to terraced tees dropping to perfectly manicured greens.

The 15th hole is something of a legend as golfers tee-off from a beautiful hillside spot with views over the stunning Anse Georgette and the Indian Ocean beyond, and watch their ball fall 50 metres to the green below. It’s a golf course that will live in the memory.

Again, guests can experience a special sports massage at the beautiful, secluded U Spa after a tiring round.

Vote for your favourite

If you share our passion for golf, we hope you will take the time to vote.

Vote for Constance Belle Mare Plage or Constance Lémuria as the Indian Ocean’s Best Golf Hotel 2014 on the World Golf Awards website.

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Recipe: Fish tartare with coconut milk

Dream about the Indian Ocean as you try this light tropical fish dish from Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Try our fish tartar and coconut milk recipe

Try our fish tartare and coconut milk recipe

Ingredients

  • 600g white fish fillet
  • 2 pieces lime
  • 150g white onion
  • 40g fresh coriander
  • ½ can of coconut milk
  • 1tsp of crushed ginger
  • 1 piece of endive or leaves of iceberg lettuce
  • 3tbsp of sliced chives
  • 3tbsp of olive oil
  • 2tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Method

1. Cut the fish into small dices.

2. Add salt, pepper, grated lime zest and juice from 1½ limes. Keep in the fridge for 20 minutes.

3. Peel the tomato, remove the seeds and cut the quarters in to small slices.

4. Slice the onion and add to the tomatoes. Add the juice from the remaining ½ lime, 2 tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of mustard, salt and pepper.

5. Take the fish out of the fridge, add the remaining olive oil, the coconut milk, the remaining mustard, chopped coriander, ginger and chives. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

6. Put a layer of tomato and onion salad on the plate, place the fish tartare on top.

7. Decorate with the endives or lettuce, coconut shavings and fresh herbs. Bon appétit

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