Beau Champ, Mauritius
Situated within a very large 530-acre property on the eastern coast of Mauritius, between the hilly interior and the sparkling Indian Ocean, the golf course at Anahita Golf & Spa Resort was constructed to USGA standard in 2008 by Ernie Els in association with Ciel Properties. The Ernie Els-designed course makes the most of its tropical setting, and is set out on generously proportioned fairways on a former sugar plantation with two distinct loops of nine, incorporating some old dry-stone walls and a links-like stream into the layout. Backed by the lush Bamboo mountains and fringed by the crystal-clear lagoon, it has six stunning ocean-front holes with the final three fairways hugging the rugged coastline back to the clubhouse culminating in a final shot that is among the most spectacular in the world.
“One of the strengths of this golf course is we were able to maximise the visual impact of the surrounding scenery, but at the same time preserve the coastline’s natural beauty,” commented Ernie. “The hole routings move in and out of the trees, along the water, and back, giving players great variety and magnificent views of the ocean.”
Anahita Golf Club first hosted the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open (ABMO) in 2016 and most recently in November 2018 as the golfing world’s first Tri-sanctioned tournament endorsed by the European Tour, Sunshine Tour and Asian Tour. Golf is complimentary (excluding golf cart) and unlimited for all Anahita Golf and Spa Resort and Four Seasons Hotel guests.