Golf: Mark Mouland to go fishing for Champions Tour glory

Welshman Mark Mouland, the first player to win back-to-back Mauritius Golf Open titles, has earned himself a regular place on the lucrative USPGA Champions Tour next year.

Mark Mouland

Mark Mouland

Mouland has been a regular visitor to Constance Belle Mare Plage for many years and followed his first win in 2002 by successfully defending his title 12 months later.

The 51-year-old former European Tour player – who has often indulged in his passion for big-game fishing while on the island – joined the senior ranks last year and scored his maiden title success, in the Portuguese Senior Open, a few weeks before flying out from England for the inaugural MCB Tour Championship.

This year Mouland made a limited number of appearances on the Champions Tour after winning a conditional card at the 2011 National Qualifying Tournament. Vut an outstanding performance in this year’s gruelling event in Florida earned Mouland third place with only the top-five finishers being guaranteed full playing rights for 2013.

Of the other MCB Tour Championship entries this year, Sweden’s Anders Forsbrand gained conditional exemption for next season while Australian Peter Fowler and Englishman Barry Lane finished high enough in the final placings to give themselves opportunities of securing a limited number of appearances.

Find out more about the MCB Tour Championship 2012 at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius.

Golf competition: Week 2, The Result

It’s week 2 of our golf game challenge, and the results are now live on Facebook.

Constance Legend Golf Course, Mauritius

Constance Legend Golf Course, Mauritius

Did you choose the right option? Visit our Facebook page to watch the video of our golf pro play the three shots, and find out who is this week’s winner.

It could be you next time

Come back on Monday19 November to test your golf skills in next week’s challenge.

As we count down to the European Senior Tour MCB Championships in Mauritius this December, we’re running a new fun golf challenge on Facebook each week.

Last week’s results

And if you missed the results for Week 1 – a blind shot on the 9th hole - watch what happened here.

Tom Lehman sounds a warning to MCB Tour Championship hopefuls

Tom Lehman has just ensured that there will be some sleepless nights among his challengers for the MCB Tour Championship next month as they strive to discover a way of overcoming him.

Lehman wins Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Tom Lehman

Tom Lehman

On his first visit to Mauritius a year ago, Lehman emerged victorious on the Legend course at the Constance Belle Mare Plage and he will arrive back on the island in arguably the best form of his life after destroying a quality field in the USPGA Champions Tour finale, the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, this weekend.

The tournament, just held on 1-4 November 2012 at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, is the American equivalent of the MCB Tour Championship.

The 53 year old Lehman left the likes of Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Jay Haas, Fred Funk, David Frost and Corey Pavin chasing his shadow with a final round five-under-par 65 that left him with a six-stroke advantage at the close.

The $440,000 that Lehman picked up for a thoroughly clinical performance secured his place at the top of the Champions Tour order-of-merit for the second year in succession, making him the first player in the Tour’s history to achieve the feat.

Englishman Roger Chapman, winner of two Senior Majors this year, finished a highly creditable fourth in the season’s rankings after a disappointing final day at Scottsdale.

But it was Lehman who occupied centre stage in the latter part of the tournament. He trailed on the first 2 days after his rounds of 68 and 62 were eclipsed by the 66 and 60 of Jay Haas. But the man from Minnesota began to exert his authority in round 3 with a 63 and started the last day a shot ahead of Couples and two in front of Haas.

That was as close as anyone got to Lehman in the final round as he strode majestically to victory.

In the process, he served notice of intent to anyone good enough or brave enough to take him on in Mauritius. Now there’s an invitation.

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Competition: Play our golf game and win a bottle of wine

Play our new golf game on Facebook and you could win a bottle of Art de Vignes wine, specially selected by Constance.

Golf at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Golf game on Facebook

We’re counting down to the European Senior Tour MCB Championships in December hosted at the Constance Legend Golf Course in Mauritius.

On Monday each week for the next 5 weeks we’ll post a fun golf challenge on our Facebook page.

Week 1 – Let’s play

This week, we’re kicking off at the 9th Hole of the Constance Legend Golf Course. It’s a blind shot with 80m to the flag, and the wind is coming from the right. How would you play it?

Visit our Facebook page to enter the competition, watch a video sequence of the shot played at the course, and select which option you think is the right one.

Come back on Friday 9 November to watch a Constance Pro play all the options and see if you won.

Those who state correctly which shot gets closest to the flag will be entered into a prize draw to win a bottle of Art de Vignes wine, with the winner announced on Friday.

Visit Facebook to get started

Go to our Facebook page to get started on our new golf game set at the Legend Golf Course, Mauritius.

Golfer’s paradise at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Already pioneers of golf in the Indian Ocean, at Constance Hotels we’ve just launched a new deluxe golf experience at Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius.

Legends course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legends course

Visitors to this jewel in the Constance crown will know Le Prince Maurice attracts a discerning clientele, offering unparalleled service in a discreet and understated manner.

Guests can now enjoy a first class golf holiday at this idyllic boutique-style hotel.

Play on championship golf courses

Our 2 championship golf courses in Mauritius, the Legends and the Links, are recognised by the PGA and other federations.

Situated at Constance Belle Mare Plage, a short drive from Le Prince Maurice, these 2 courses have been hosting the MCB Tour Championship, one of the tournaments on the European Senior Tour calendar, since 2009.

Stay at Le Prince Maurice, and you’ll enjoy the following luxury golf services:

  • Unlimited green fees at the Legend and the Links golf courses
  • Blocked tee off times on Legend and Links – 8.30, 10.30 & 13.30
  • Unlimited advance bookings for tee-off times before guest arrival
  • Free dedicated Constance Le Prince Maurice club cars on each course (including GPS, upon reservation & availability)
  • Complimentary high quality golf material (Cleveland 2012) available for use
  • Shuttle available non-stop for resident golfers every hour from 7am to 7pm
  • Limousine transfer to golf courses (payable, upon reservation & availability)
  • 30 minutes complimentary course discovery with a local professional (upon reservation on either course – The Links or The Legend)
  • Weekly complimentary golf clinic with a golf pro on the hotel putting green
  • Welcome pack: tees, pitch remover, score cards & golf brochures
Le Barachois restaurant, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Dining at Le Barachois, Le Prince Maurice

The Legend course, the first of its kind in Mauritius, designed by South African champion Hugh Baiocchi, is the crowning achievement of Constance Belle Mare Plage, located along one of the most superb beaches on the island.

The Links, opened in November 2002 was designed by Rodney Wright and Peter Allis.

Find out more

 

Weekly roundup, 18-22 July 2011

This weekly feature offers a roundup of the content on our blog from the past week, in case you missed anything. Split into categories, it’s another way for you to easily find the posts of value to you.

Competitions

Sea anemone, Maldives

Sea anemone, Maldives

Name that sea creature: win champagne, perfume and wine

Our latest competition has been a huge success. We asked for your help to give a pet name to our friendly sea creatures, featured in photos on the blog. They live in the Indian Ocean off Constance Halaveli in the Maldives. Deadline: Friday 22 July.

Culinary

Recipe: Dark chocolate tart served warm with ginger milk foam

Want to create some of our chef’s amazing dishes yourself at home? Every Friday, we post some of the most amazing, delicious and popular recipes online. Try this delicious dessert from the Constance kitchen – it’s a chocoholic delight, and the ginger milk foam will wow your dinner guests.

Insider tips

Catwalk model in bikini

Summer wardrobe tips

Top tips for your holiday wardrobe

Our wardrobe tips from the experts, including Vogue.com and Style.com, will have you packing the sass in time for your holidays.

News and events

Constance Hotels Experience Sommeliers at VinExpo 2011, France

Our top sommeliers travel the world to find the best wines for our guests. Find out about their trip to the VinExpo 2011 in Bordeaux.

Inspiration

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Luxury golf holidays in paradise

Our 3 championship golf courses in Mauritius and the Seychelles are a big draw for our guests. Get the low down on each course, and find out how you can book golf lessons and tee times before you even board your plane.