Java Deer at the Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Herds of Java Deer (Cervus timorensis rusa) are found in only a few places on earth. One of these is on the Legend golf course at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius.

Java Deer taking a soak in the lake at Legend golf course

Java Deer roam at the Legend golf course

Playing golf on this beautiful course, you’re likely to see some of the 120 Java Deer that roam the wooded areas. If you’re playing an 8 hole round, you’re most likely to see them at holes 2 and 3.

And if you’re playing the full course, they may stand watching your swing between holes 13 and 18.

Come sundown, the deer like to wander to the lake near the Club House. If you’re eating dinner at our Deer Hunter restaurant, you may see them drinking from the lake and playing by the water.

It’s a beautiful sight to see these elegant creatures roaming the golf course in the last sunlight of the day.

Have you seen the deer at the Legend golf course?

If you have photos of the deer at the Legend, we’d love to see them. You can post them to our Facebook page or tweet them @constancehotels.

7 reasons why kids love golf

Fresh air, wide open spaces and the chance to hit a ball. These are just some of the reasons why children love playing golf at Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Girl playing golf at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Chlidren’s golf at Belle Mare Plage

More and more children are trying the game while on holiday with us. Here’s why kids and golf are a perfect match.

1. Much has been written on how playing sport is good for children – it develops confidence and self-awareness, as well as respect for others.

2. Playing golf gives children the chance to spend time in beautiful natural landscapes, soaking up the fresh air and sunshine.

3. Children love to be active, and playing golf is a great way to learn how to exercise while having fun.

4. Kids love hanging out with other kids, and playing golf together is a great way to make friends.

5. Sport helps kids learn how to manage their emotions. Everyone has good and bad days on the golf course. The game teaches children to stay calm and focused on one thing at a time.

6. Golf teaches a certain etiquette – there are no referees in golf, golfers negotiate among themselves and play to the rules.

7. Holidays spent together give families many treasured moments they cherish forever. Children love sharing experiences with adults, and playing golf together is a great way to do this.

Children's golf competition at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Children playing golf at Belle Mare Plage

Golf team at Constance selected to play for Mauritius

Two members of our first-class golf team at Constance Belle Mare Plage will be representing Mauritius in the Zone VI Golf Competition at Lilongwe Golf Club, Malawi from 24-28 April 2012.

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course

Sarran Ramsarran, Golf Supervisor at the Legend Course and Rakesh Channoo, Golf Operations Assistant at the Links Course, have been selected to play in the Mauritian Golf Team as amateurs. Sarran and Rakesh both won several competitions to reach this stage. They will be accompanied by 2 other Mauritians to play in the Mauritian Team.

Thirteen countries are taking part in this golf tournament: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Botswana, Madagascar, Reunion Island and Malawi.

Golfer Bill Longmuir coaching at Belle Mare Plage 24 March-6 April

There’s a treat in store this coming week for golf enthusiasts at Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice as Scottish professional golfer, Bill Longmuir, will be offering personal coaching courses to guests from 24 March to 6 April 2012.

Bill Longmuir

Bill Longmuir

Book your lesson with Bill Longmuir

If you would like to book a lesson with Bill, visit the Club House at the Links or Legend Golf courses during your stay, or pre-book by using our the contact us form on our website.

Winning titles

After joining the European Senior Tour in 2003, Bill finished runner up in the Order of Merit that same year winning 2 titles.

He has won the following European Seniors’ Tour titles:

  • 2003   De Vere PGA Seniors Championship, Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open
  • 2004   Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open, Mobile Cup  
  • 2005   Scandinavian Senior Open          
  • 2007   Midas English Seniors Open       
  • 2008   DGM Barbados Open         
  • 2010   Handa Senior Masters       

Other wins:

  • 1976 – Nigerian Open, Southland Classic (Nouvelle-Zélande)
  • 1980 -Nigeria Open
  • 1983 -Ivory Coast Open
  • 1985 -Nigeria Open
  • 1996 – British PGA Club Professional Championship

Find out more about golf holidays with Constance

Luxury golf holidays in Mauritius and Seychelles

Golf enthusiasts can combine playing their favourite sport while holidaying at a beachside paradise. And for those of you who have never played before, where better to learn than on 2 idyllic islands in the Indian Ocean?

Legend Golf Course

Legend Golf Course

At Constance Hotels Experience, we offer 3 championship golf courses – 2 in Mauritius, and 1 on the island of Praslin, Seychelles.

Golf in Mauritius

Guests at Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice have access to 2 stunning golf courses:

  • Legend Golf Course – par 72, with superb fairways and greens using Tif Dwarf grasses to ensure a perfect surface
  • Links Golf Course – par 71, with practice fairway, the course was designed by Rodney Wright and Peter Allis

Throughout 2012, guests can enjoy free green fees and free club cars on the Links.

In December each year, both courses play host to the internationally renowned MCB Tour Championship.

Read about journalist Charlotte Cripps’ golf holiday at Belle Mare Plage online on The Independent website.

Take lessons at the Marc Farry Golf Academy

Our golf pros offer individual and group lessons on grip, posture, alignment and ball position.

Golf in the Seychelles

Lemuria Golf Course

Lemuria Golf Course

On the breathtaking island of Praslin, you’ll find the only golf course in the Seychelles. In 2011, Lemuria Golf Course won the World Travel Awards title for Leading Golf Course in the Indian Ocean for the 4th year running.

This beautiful course borders the beaches along the Small Kerlan Cove and Grand Kerlan Cove, and incorporates a series of waterways and woodland.

Find out more in our article: Spotlight – Constance Lémuria Resort, Seychelles  

 

Golf: Highlights from MCB Tour Championship 7 December 2011

Mike Maclean and Phil Golding

Mike Mclean and Phil Golding

As the MCB Tour Championship gets underway at Constance Belle Mare Plage, our golf journalist, Neil Webber is keeping you up-to-date with the latest happenings from the Legend and Links golf courses.

Local knowledge proved invaluable in the first round of the Constance Hotels Pro-Am as resident professional Vishnoo Seeneevassen led his all-Mauritian team to top spot in the Net section at the Links.

Find out more from the MCB Tour Championship website. You can watch Vishnoo in action with our videos of golf pro tips.

Two familiar faces were in evidence on the Legend course yesterday when former Mauritius Open champions Mike McLean and Phil Golding made guest appearances in the Constance Hotels Pro-Am.

As Barry Lane and Peter Fowler go head-to-head for the John Jacobs Trophy in this week’s MCB Tour Championship, we take a closer look at the leading two players on the European Senior Tour Order of Merit.

Frenchman Marc Farry is bidding for a sentimental double at this week’s MCB Tour Championship as he attempts to win a second European Senior Tour event he has helped to organise. Farry has been attached to host venue Constance Belle Mare Plage for the past ten years and was instrumental in attracting the Senior Tour to Mauritius in December 2009 for the Mauritius Commercial Bank Open, which paved the way for the 2011 season-ending MCB Tour Championship.