Golf monthly visits Constance golf courses in Mauritius

Jeremy Ellwood of Golf Monthly reflects on his week of golf at Belle Mare Plage in December, and playing in the Constance Hotels’ pro-am before the MCB Tour Championship.

Constance Legend Golf Course, Mauritius

Constance Legend Golf Course, Mauritius

Watch the video on You Tube: Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius: the Links and Legend courses or read more on Golf Monthly.

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Foodie holidays in Mauritius

Indulge your passion for food and join us for the celebrated Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau in Mauritius this March.

Delicious food at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Delicious food at Constance

The renowned annual festival takes place at Constance Belle Mare Plage from 18-25 March 2013.

This exciting event sees 6 European Michelin star chefs team up with 6 of our island chefs to create outstanding dishes using local ingredients before having a final cook-off competition to see which team wins.

Culinary holidays with Constance

Enjoy one of these special festival packages, and immerse yourself in a week that will be filled with culinary delights and surprises.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

  • Prestige Room – Package of 7 nights including a  6 star dinner orchestrated by Michelin star Chefs.
  • Single: €2,200  inclusive of Half Board
  • Double: €3,000  inclusive of Half Board
  • Extra nights will be charged at  €360 for Single and €460 for Double

Constance Le Prince Maurice

  • Junior Suite – Package of 7 nights including a  6 star dinner orchestrated by Michelin star Chefs.
  • Single: €3,600 inclusive of Half Board
  • Double: €4,300 inclusive of Half Board
  • Extra nights will be charged at  €  700 for Single and € 750 for Double

Offer valid for all stays from 18 to 28 March 2013

Book now

Visit our website to check availability and book your holiday at the Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau.

Find out more about Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Indulge a taste for truffles with a special Mauritian dining event

Savour the exquisite taste of one of nature’s most delectable delicacies with an evening dedicated to truffles at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage.

L'Archipel, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

L’Archipel, Le Prince Maurice

The gastronomic event will take place on 31 January and will celebrate the versatile nature of truffles with a special menu at L’Archipel at Le Prince Maurice, and the Blue Penny Café at Belle Mare Plage.

Highlights of the Wine and Truffle menu at L’Archipel will include:

  • Canapés of ‘lollipop’ of foie gras and truffle, a spoonful of truffle risotto, a tartare of seafood in truffle oil
  • Scallops with truffle
  • King prawns in jelly with black truffle
  • A roulade of poultry and foie gras with a julienne of truffles
  • A range of delicately made truffle-infused desserts

Highlights of the Truffle menu at Blue Penny Café will include:

  • Crisps of traditional pain au beurre with black winter truffles
  • Soft boiled eggs with asparagus and truffles
  • A risotto of scallops, artichoke and truffles with a mushroom foam
  • Sweetbread with ‘black diamond’ truffle and gnocchi
  • An iced truffle tiramisu

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Tee off in ultimate luxury at Constance Hotels

For the definitive luxury golf holiday look no further than Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Lémuria in the Indian Ocean.

Golf pro at Constance Lemuria

Golf pro at Constance Lemuria

At Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius and Lémuria in the Seychelles our ultimate luxury holiday experience means keen golfers can indulge their passion without compromising on style.

The elegant 5 star hotels offer discreet, attentive service, stunning accommodation, sumptuous spas and refined fine-dining combined with beautifully conceived 18-hole championship golf courses in stunning locations.

Golf at Constance Lémuria

Winner of the 2012 World Travel Awards Leading Golf Resort in the Indian Ocean for the fifth year running, Lémuria truly offers the opportunity to play golf in paradise.

Boasting the only 18-hole golf course in the Seychelles, the hotel’s course with its terraced greens and stunning views across three beaches is often described as one of the most beautiful courses in the world.

After your round, sit back and enjoy the view with a glass of champagne at the clubhouse or meet up with friends to enjoy a sophisticated fine-dining experience at The Seahorse restaurant overlooking the 11th green.

Luxury golf at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Champagne at the 15th hole, Lemuria

Golf at Lémuria includes:

  • Free green fee for resort guest
  • Free club cars
  • Coaching sessions with golf pros by arrangement
  • Golf equipment available to rent
  • The chance to book tee-off times with the online concierge service before you arrive

Constance Le Prince Maurice

At Le Prince Maurice golfers will find luxury both on the course and off, with two 18-hole championship courses to play and all the facilities to enjoy at this elegant boutique-style hotel.

Celebrate your love of the game with our deluxe golf experience. Enjoy a welcome pack of tees, pitch remover, score cards and brochures and a 30 minute complimentary ‘course discovery’ with one of our pros when you make a reservation for either course.

Legend golf course, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Legend golf course, Le Prince Maurice

The Legend Golf course offers the very latest in modern golf advancement built to USPGA specifications and using Tif Dwarf grasses to ensure a perfect playing surface. Designed by Hugh Baiocchi the course is a par 72 set in the stunning heart of an indigenous forest.

Together with the hotel’s other 18-hole course, The Links, the resort has hosted the MCB Tour Championship since 2009.

Golf at Le Prince Maurice includes:

  • Unlimited green fees at both courses
  • Coaching from pros of the Marc Farry Golf Academy
  • Blocked tee-off times
  • Unlimited bookings for tee-off times before arrival with our online concierge service
  • Free club cars
  • Shuttle to courses available non-stop from 7am-7pm
  • Limousine service to golf courses bookable
  • Weekly complimentary golf clinic with golf pro

Indulge after your game

Take time to relax after your game with a trip to the Spa de Constance where a masseur will work specifically on golf-worn muscles. The ‘Golfer’s Tonic’ at Le Prince is particularly popular.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

If you’re looking for luxury golf at a larger resort why not try Constance Belle Mare Plage. Set on one of Mauritius’ most beautiful beaches, and renowned for its family friendly vibe, it shares the stunning Legend and Links golf courses with Le Prince Maurice.

 

Food for thought

Foodies looking for new and exciting culinary experiences will find what they’re looking for in Mauritius.

Asian tapas, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Asian tapas, Le Prince Maurice

The restaurants at Le Prince Maurice and Belle Mare Plage epitomise Constance’s culinary spirit combining traditional haute cuisine with the flavours and spices of the Indian Ocean.

Our menus are based around the very freshest local produce, whether it be fish caught that day or herbs and spices grown on the island. Across our restaurants we then prepare these delicacies using a variety of local and international culinary traditions.

Guests can indulge their taste for European fine dining one evening and then shake things up with a traditional Mauritian beach barbecue the next.

At Le Prince Maurice highlights include:

  • L’Archipel – Chef Michael Scioli celebrates local Mauritian cuisine with his lunchtime barbecues and light, spice-infused evening menu.
  • Le Barachois – One of the most romantic restaurant in the Indian Ocean floating on pontoons on the lagoon, diners can enjoy fresh-from-the-sea seafood cooked in local herbs and spices.
  • Laguna Bar – fans of Asian food should visit the new Asian Tapas Corner where Chef Li Junwei prepares the freshest sushi, noodles and dim sum.

At Belle Mare Plage diners can experience:

Crab curry, Deer Hunter restaurant, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Crab curry, Deer Hunter restaurant

  • La Spiaggia – the finest Mediterranean cuisine cooked in the classic traditions of France, Italy and Spain. Once a week La Spiaggia hosts a lobster menu offering a variety of lobster dishes.
  • Deer Hunter – a celebration of Mauritian cuisine. Chef Rajesh Payanandee uses traditional recipes and cooking techniques to create a taste of Mauritius for his guests.
  • Blue Penny Café – the epitome of fine dining, head chef Frederic Goisset sets the culinary standard extremely high with his creation of elegant dishes, beautifully presented. He also frequently opens his kitchens to Michelin-star chef’s from around the world.
Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival

 

In March every year Belle Mare Plage attracts foodies from around the globe to the famous Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival. Six European Michelin-starred chefs compete in teams alongside Constance chefs to create award-winning dishes using only local produce.
Our chefs are given the opportunity to work alongside these European masters, watching and learning from the best of the best. In return the European chefs return to Europe with a hint of Mauritian spice they’ve learnt from us.

Make mine a double, says Italian Tosi

Italian Franco Tosi landed an outstanding double in the Air Mauritius Amateur Trophy at the Links course last week.

Franco Tosi wins Air Mauritius Amateur Trophy

Franco Tosi

The scratch golfer comfortably maintained his advantage in the Gross (0-9 handicap) category, scoring the day’s best 37 points in the third round.

Five strokes back came runner-up Ludovic Bax, of Mauritius, with another Italian, Niccolo De Lucis and England’s Marcus
Ferguson Jones joint third on 103 points.

Tosi’s 37 points haul also earned him top spot in the Net event, in which he overhauled nine-handicap Olivier Lagesse, from Mauritius, by two points after Lagesse could manage only 34 points.

England’s Steve Hurst came out on top in the Gross 10-18 handicap category.

The 10-handicapper dropped only five strokes to sign for 31 points, six more than Sydney Lasri, of Mauritius, to gain the verdict on countback after both had a total of 69 points.

Frenchman Jacob Chekib (h15) took the Net 10-18 handicap section title after his 34 points saw him home by two points over
Mauritian Mark Cridland (h13),

Italy’s Giuliana Colavito was never under threat in the Ladies’ Gross competition and extended her winning margin to 15 points
over Ginger Delacretaz, of Mauritius.

A final round 34 in the Net category was just enough to secure the title for Priscille Li Yuen Fong (h18), but only on
countback from fellow Mauritian Prabha Saddul (h9) after both finished on 100 points.

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Visit the MCB Tour Championship website for full round up of the event.