Interview with Marc Farry on golf in Mauritius

When golfers visit Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius the resort has one major advantage over others on the island: two golf courses.

The Legend - The training ground for the Marc Farry Golf Academy

The Legend – The training ground for the Marc Farry Golf Academy

It’s a key factor in the decision-making for many because it offers plenty of variety – and more tee times – over the length of their stay.

But there is another tick in the box: the on-site Marc Farry Golf Academy, which gives golfers of all standards the opportunity to improve their game.

Farry, winner of the European Tour’s 1996 BMW International Open and a two-time Senior Tour winner, is aware that his love of the sport fits the Constance theme because he is inspired by his passion for golf.

“Oh yeah, definitely,” he said during the 2013 MCB Tour Championship, where he finished in a tie for ninth. “I’m deeply in love with the game and I’m passionate about learning new things, or remembering things I may have forgotten”.

“Golf is an amazing sport because you don’t stop. You can play so long and you can always keep improving. You know the guys out on the Senior Tour could have stopped trying to get better, but we never do – we’re always looking to enhance our game and that should apply to everyone, whatever their standard.”

Farry knows that guests want to enjoy their golf, but that they will especially do so if they play well – which is where the academy can offer assistance.

“The academy is a great support for the golf clientele. We have a very good teaching staff who can deal with the fundamentals of the swing and guests have the option of group, individual or on-course lessons.

“I’m passionate about the evolution of the golf swing. It has changed over the last 25 years. What I was taught when I took up the game has changed. That is not because it was wrong but because we have learned more, it is an evolution towards the best methods. It’s an exciting process.”

Farry is keen to stress what is distinct about his teaching methods.

The Legend, Constance Belle Mare Plage

The Legend, Constance Belle Mare Plage

“The academy staff use my vision of the importance of on-course strategy.

“At the launch press conference for the MCB Tour Championship we discussed what we, as senior golfers, have learned over the years. Perhaps the most important lesson is to be more patient and more smart with our game plans – and that fits directly with my way of teaching.

“In the early 1980s, as a young man, I hit the ball a long way. I was desperate to play well and I attacked every pin. But it was costly to be honest. In time I learned to be more patient and maybe not always take the driver off the tee.

“That remains the same with all players of all standards – anyone can play simple golf and score much better. When guests ask for lessons I show them that they don’t need to be aggressive to score well. Some are amazed until they see the results.

Legend and Links golf courses

“The two courses we have at Constance Belle Mare Plage are excellent layouts to prove my point.

“At the Legends it is tight and you can miss the fairway and lose a ball. The Links is more open but there are many shortish par fours. So on both courses the sensible play might be to hit for position from the tee.

“Some golfers think they are limiting themselves this way, but they are not. They are actually often opening up more opportunities, just not in ways they expected.

“When you see golfers understand this lesson it is so much fun.”

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The Times recommends Le Prince Maurice in 50 best spa holidays 2014

The Times has rated Constance Le Prince Maurice, with its special Kick Fast Diet program, as one of the best places to go to lose weight in 2014.

Kick start The Fast Diet at one of the best spa holidays of 2014

Kick start The Fast Diet at one of the best spa holidays of 2014

In its round up of the 50 best spa holidays for 2014, Caroline Sylger-Jones writing for The Times says:

‘What better place to get the hang of the intermittent fasting proposed by the best-selling The Fast Diet than at a cosseting tropical hotel? Co-author Mimi Spencer has devised a ‘Kick-start the Fast Diet’ pack for guests at Constance Le Prince Maurice with nutritious and tasty menus.’

The article points out that at this 5* hotel in Mauritius, you can also enjoy treatments at the Sisley Spa, sunrise and sunset yoga, Pilates and sessions with a personal trainer.

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Cocktail recipe: The Nature

Cocktail recipe: The Nature

The Nature

What better time to try a new cocktail recipe than on New Year’s Eve. Hailing from Constance Le Prince Maurice, this delicious cocktail will give you plenty of reason to celebrate.

Ingredients

4 cl Vodka Absolute
2 cl Liqueur Midori
1 cl sugar cane syrup
1 cl lemon juice
Top with champagne

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Ultimate luxury hotels in Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles

Share in our passion for the very best from stunning Indian Ocean locations to warm attentive service and world-class food and wine.

Our Ultimate Hotels in Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives offer it all.

Watch our video and discover more about Constance Le Prince Maurice, Lemuria and Halaveli.

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Le Prince Maurice leads on latest trend for medical pedicures

A growing trend among spa guests for medical-based treatments shows a greater emphasis on spas as places for wellbeing rather than indulgence.

Brice Nicham, podiatrist

Brice Nicham

One area where we’ve seen this shift is in the rise of medical pedicures. At the centre of this trend is celebrity podiatrist Brice Nicham, whose medical health pedicures, manicures and posture treatments are available at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius.

Brice Nicham says, ‘My goal is to democratise these types of qualitative treatments around the world and within 5 stars hotels by providing an unparalleled result with a simple pedicure. Some VIPs such as Nicole Kidman, Eva Longoria, John Travolta and Bradley Cooper have already tried my pedicure and loved it!’

Brice Nicham treatments at Le Prince Maurice

Available at Constance Le Prince Maurice’s Spa de Constance, Nicham’s program combines medical treatments for feet and hands alongside massage and traditional beauty techniques.

How it works

The idea behind Nicham’s medical pedicures is not only to cure current conditions but to prevent potential future foot issues through a series of efficient and relaxing treatments.

As part of the medical approach, Nicham’s pedicures and manicures include treatment for skin and nail pathologies such as corns, calluses and ingrowing nails as well as an elimination of the rough periungual zones around the fingernails.

In order to create a holistic feeling of wellbeing clients are then given an invigorating scrub followed by a massage of the region (toe to knee for a pedicure, hand to elbow for a manicure) to relieve stress and improve blood circulation.

Nicham’s approach, and the treatments he has created, has earned him a loyal following.

My Posture by Brice Nicham

In an attempt to cure a range of possible strains on key joints, Nicham also offers a postural check-up system already used by many football clubs and tennis leagues around the world.

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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.