Santiago Luna relives past glories with a win at St Andrews

Spanish golfer Santiago Luna won the SSE Scottish Senior Open at the Fairmont Resort, St Andrews, last weekend, one point ahead of Sam Torrance.

Santiago Luna victorious at St Andrews

Santiago Luna victorious at St Andrews

Despite a determined battle from former Ryder Cup Captain and designer of the Fairmont course, Torrance, Luna finished on five under par taking the victory by only one stroke.

The win marks a dramatic return to St Andrews for Luna who famously beat Tiger Woods on the same course in the Alfred Dunhill Cup back in 1998 to put Spain through to the final.

For Torrance the SSE Scottish Senior Open marks his first top five finish since the MCB Tour Championship, held at Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius, in 2011.

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Ironman Steen Tinning wins his first European Senior Tour title

Danish golfer Steen Tinning celebrated his sixth appearance on the European Senior Tour with a win at the Berenberg Masters last week.

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Following a flawless round of 69 giving him an aggregate of nine under par at Refrath, Germany, he was able to hold off German golfer and home favourite Bernhard Langer.

Tinning made his debut at the end of last year’s tour at the MCB Tour Championship held at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius.

After a career plagued by accidents and injuries in his youth, Tinning has put his current Ironman training to good use to raise his fitness and as a result was able to join the European Senior Tour last year.

Bernhard Langer is currently leading the European Senior Tour Order of Merit 2013 and looks well placed for a place at the MCB Tour Championship this December.

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Wiebe ‘speechless’ after dramatic Senior Open Championship win

In the longest playoff in the history of the Senior Open Championship, US golfer Mark Wiebe won his first title at Royal Birkdale on Monday morning.

The Links, Constance Belle Mare Plage

The Links, Constance Belle Mare Plage

He beat German Bernhard Langer, a two-time Masters champion, at the fifth extra hole of a sudden-death playoff.

Wiebe, the eighth American winner, said he was “speechless”, continuing: “I just was luckier today and last night than Bernie I guess. I also feel like Bernie has won, what, a couple hundred tournaments. He’s won so many, I feel like this was my turn.”

David Frost, winner of MCB Tour Championship 2012, also played well and finished 3rd in the tournament.

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Paul Wesselingh wins ISPS Championship

English golfer Paul Wesselingh stormed to victory for the second year running at this years’ ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship.

Links golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Links golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Held at Mottram Hall in Cheshire last week, Wesslingh produced a stunning 20 under par total, including a flawless final round, to hold off all challengers and take the ISPS Championship.

The win sees Wesselingh climb to the top of the Senior Tour Order of Merit putting him in a strong position to make it to the MCB Tour Championship held at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius in December.

Wesselingh was reported as saying, ‘It’s unbelievable, I just can’t believe I’ve done it. Couldn’t believe I’d done it last year and I can’t believe I’ve done it again this year.’

Challenging Wesselingh for the top spot was Paraguay’s Angel Franco coming in second with 16 under par and fellow Englishman Ian Woosnam who came in third.

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Spotlight: Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

All of our luxury hotels are unique, situated in some of the most beautiful locations in the world.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius is ideal for anyone wanting a romantic and secluded getaway. You’ll find yourself immersed in a place that oozes refined and relaxed luxury.

Take a look at some photos of the overwater villas at Constance Le Prince Maurice on our Facebook page.

Accommodation is spread along the beach or on stilts above the lagoon.

There are:

  • 76 junior suites with private terrace or balcony
  • 12 senior villas complete with private pool and outdoor soaking bath
  • a princely suite made up of two Junior and one Senior Suite with garden, two swimming pools and three private terraces.

This five star luxury hotel is inspired by Prince Maurice of Orange and Nassau, who pioneered the discovery of spices in theIndian Ocean.The spice route theme is infused through the décor of the hotel and the wood, stone and thatch creates a mood of tranquillity.

Fine dining at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Fine dining at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

There are three restaurants offering gourmet food. Unique to the island is Le Barachois, Mauritius’ only floating restaurant. Le Barachois enjoys a breathtaking setting on the lagoon with panoramic views of a mountain range. Diners enter along a gangplank that meanders through the mangrove trees. The restaurant is open for dinner and offers daily specials including grills, seafood and Mauritian delicacies.

Other highlights at Constance Le Prince Maurice include the spa offering Guerlain and Spa de Constance products. Treatments soothe even the most tired bodies and minds, and include:

  • a range of Ayurvedic massages
  • shiatsu
  • Thai massage
  • natural body wraps and exfoliation
  • the deliciously tempting afternoon of massage for two on the beach, including champagne and sweet macaroons.

There’s even a spa for children and teenagers offering fun treatments such as the Little Prince (includes bubble foot bath) and Little Mermaid (includes flowers in your hair).

The fitness centre offers a fully equipped gym, tennis and squash courts, as well as yoga and t’ai chi classes. The Fitness Bar serves vitamin cocktails for an extra health boost. The beautiful infinity swimming pool has views across the ocean, while the most recent addition to the hotel is a helipad where guests can take a ride in an Air Mauritius helicopter over the lagoon.

Add to this superb diving and snorkeling, and free access to two championship 18 hole golf course, and you have a world class luxury hotel in one of the finest resorts in Mauritius.

See some of the celebrity guests who have stayed at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius.

Check out some of our other resorts too: our latest luxury experience in the Maldives– Moofushi, the Jewel Island, and the Constance Halaveli, floating on the North Ari Atoll in the Maldives.

Customer review: Can't wait to go back for golf!

Legends golf course at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legends golf course at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Forgive our pride, but a recent holidaymaker (Angelfish64) visiting the Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius just wrote us such a lovely review on Trip Advisor, we couldn’t help but share it with you.

As they were particularly enamoured with the golf on our Links and Legend golf courses, you might also like to read our other golfing blog articles.

Anyway, on to Angelfish64 and her holiday review from her  stay:

What a service!

“We were really impressed by the warm welcome we received at Belle Mare Plage, Hotel and Spa. We travelled there primarily for the golfing, which was excellent. The junior suite was very modern and well laid out with a balcony overlooking one of the many pools. The hotel is on a grand scale and we found the buffet-style catering suited our teenage son who is normally a fussy eater and allowed us to actually relax.

“As there was a chef on duty at each of the “themed counters”, it was a joy to find our son trying out guinea-fowl from the rotisserie and actually going back for seconds! He also loved watching the chef make his spaghetti carbonara for him, as a result it was a very relaxing holiday for me so well done Belle Mare Plage from a very thankful Mum!”

You can read the full review and others like it on the Trip Advisor website.