Luxury golf holidays in paradise

Lemuria Golf Course

Take in the view at Lemuria Golf Course

If you’re looking for a luxury golf holiday in an idyllic location, Constance Hotels Experience offers 3 championship golf courses in Mauritius and the Seychelles.

Imagine having free access to a top quality golf course, while staying at a luxury beachside resort set against a beautiful tropical backdrop.

Mauritius – two world class golf courses

Constance Belle Mare Plage is located on the East coast of Mauritius, along one of the most beautiful stretches of beach on the island.

Golfers at the Legend Golf Course

Golfers at the Legend Golf Course

The Legend Golf Course is an 18 hole course with a par 72. It has superb fairways, and each of the holes has distinctive characteristics set in the heart of an indigenous forest. The greens have been rebuilt using Tif Dwarf grasses to ensure a perfect surface.

The 17th hole (par 3) is in a stunning location and can prove a test for the nerves, looking across the water and trees to the 18th.

Find out more about the holes at Legend and the course map.

The Links Golf Course

The Links Golf Course

The Links Golf Course is the second Constance Belle Mare Plage championship golf course. It was designed by Rodney Wright and Peter Allis, and its 18 hole course measures 5,942m with a par 71. It sits beneath the West facing clubhouse, and is equipped with a practice Fairway.

It’s also the location of the MCB Tour Championship, a key tournament on the European Senior Tour calendar. This year, the championship runs from 5-11 December 2011.

Find out more about the holes at the Links and the course map.

Guests can take advantage of the excellent Marc Farry Golf Academy, where golf pros give individual and group lessons on grip, posture, alignment and ball position.
 
Lemuria Golf Course

Award winning Constance Lemuria Golf Course

 

Seychelles – award winning golf course

Golf enthusiasts can head to the only golf course in the Seychelles at Constance Lémuria Resort.

The award winning 18-hole course is a par 70, and covers an area of 5,556m. It offers a great challenge to all levels of players, professionals and amateurs alike.

Lémuria Golf borders enchanting beaches along the Small Kerlan Cove and Grand Kerlan Cove, and incorporates a series of waterways with margins of endemic palms and broadleaf woodland.

Find out more about the holes at Lémuria Golf and the course map.

Read more about the golfers’ paradise at Constance Lémuria

Book your lessons or tee time online

Registered hotel guests can use our online concierge service to book your lessons at the golf academy in Mauritius, or your tee time for any of the courses:

 

The DNA of a Golf Course

More than 60 million people play the little white ball game, making golf the most practised individual sport in the world.

But what’s the anatomy of a golf course? Are they just naturally stunning greens in luxury locations or is there a strategy behind a good golf course?

Golf courses – a balance between nature and design

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Lemuria luxury golf course - not just nature!

‘A golf course must be interesting to a player, the player must fight against it, it must be a challenge, not an ordeal!’ says Michel Benedetti – and he should know. He conceives and builds golf courses. In fact, he’s built more than a hundred courses in the world, including The Links and the Lémuria.

A golf course has 9 or 18 holes, fairways, roughs, greens, trees, flowers and a host of other wildlife. But underneath this delightful and seemingly effortless veneer of nature, lies meticulous planning and strategy.

The whole course has been designed and constructed, hole by hole, yard by yard, to ensure a varied and exciting golfing experience. It has to work for both professionals and amateurs.

A truly great golf terrain is thought out in meticulous detail and is a delicate marriage of design, architecture and nature.

Design and architecture of a golf course

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Lemuria luxury golf course - design and landscaping

A great golf course unites the elements: water, the lines of the ground, the subsoil – all in an area of fifty hectares for an 18-holes.

To begin with, designers need a good plot of land. The lie of the land itself and its irrigation systems will affect the end design of a course. But land can and is shaped by designers and architects to create the golf course they have in mind.

Like a car, a golf course can be a Ferrari, a Mercedes or simply a good touring car – it’s all down to good design and architecture.

Earthwork, drainage, canalisation, irrigation, grass, turf and fairway covering, sandpits – the list of things that go into creating and building a complex, luxury golf course are numerous.

Michel Benedetti says of his designers and architects: “we are a like experts out when we build a golf course; it’s a sum of our knowledge and experience which speaks.”

The maturity of a golf course

When it comes to nature, it’s not just the view and location that are important – so is the grass, plants, trees and foliage.

If you think of the earth and grass as the ‘mattress’ the golf ball bounces on, you can start to see how different grasses and soils have an effect on the ‘bounce’ of your little white ball.

The development of the roots and the density of the different types of grass selected for a golf course is essential – as is the soil quality. The maturity period or “growing establishment” of grass is also vital – get this wrong and the whole course could fail.

Ecology and golfing

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Ecology and golfing can go hand in hand

In the coming years, ecology is going to become more and more important to golf courses all over the world. A lot of research is already taking place to develop hybrid types of grass which will need lees fertilizers and less water – perfect for golf locations in hot, dry enviroments.

Equipment for golf course will increasingly rely on solar energy to offset the use of oils and motor engines or diesel which are currently favoured.

Saving endangered species of plants is also something many golf course designers are thinking about.

By combining natural beauty with expert design and architecture with an eye for conservation and ecology, golf course designers are able to give to golfers the best of everything: the feeling of playing among trees, an exceptional environment and the perfect technical golf course.

About Constance Hotels Golf Resorts

Constance Hotels Experiences has contributed a number of our own courses in our  hotels in Mauritius and Seychelles – they are renowned destinations for golf in the sun.

The Legend and The Links in Mauritius and The Lémuria in Seychelles are recognised the world over for both their architectural excellence and their idyllic settings.