Ile aux Cerfs
Ile aux Cerfs, Mauritius
The morning rays of sunshine reveal an exotically picturesque island off the East coast mainland of Mauritius. Uninhabited and relatively unspoiled, it’s not surprisingly a tourist dream playground. But beyond the sun seekers on the private south side of the island – accessible from the mainland by either the exclusive golfing boat shuttle from Pointe Maurice jetty or by a scenic helicopter flight – is home to a golf course as beautiful as one is likely to find anywhere on earth. Designed by Bernhard Langer, the spectacular 18-hole course promises an unforgettable experience.
Surrounded by one of the biggest lagoons in Mauritius, and winding across 38 hectares of natural beauty, there are incredible ocean views from virtually every hole. White sand bunkers are liberally scattered everywhere, whilst craggy volcanic outcrops, lush tropical vegetation and lakes and mangrove forests flank the fairways, all adding enormously to the aesthetic appeal and challenge of this spectacular golfing island. Improve your golf at the Golf Academy, which offers state-of-the-art facilities and training using innovative technology. There is also a driving range, on-course refreshments, GPS golf carts, an equipped pro-shop as well as rental facilities.
A wide array of dining outlets are available on the island, including Langers’ Bar and Grill at the clubhouse which overlooks the 18th hole, famous for featuring with two greens. Excellent service and a superb menu combine to create an extra special experience in the most magnificent of settings. For golf enthusiasts who appreciate the finer things in life, the peak of the day is to enjoy the sublime exclusive golfers’ beach.