The Vanilla islands: ideal destination for golfers of all levels
For several years now, the Vanilla islands have been known for their golf courses. No matter which island you visit and how good you are at golf, you will always find a golf course to welcome you in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Today, we would like to introduce you to the golf courses that could be the most adapted to your level.
Beginning alone or guided: introductory courses for all tastes
In Madagascar, the Foulpointe Golf Club offers a superb learning ground. In addition to its 18-hole competition course, the club has a practice range and a putting green, allowing its visitors to learn how to play or to improve their technique. Everyone is free to sign up for the lessons given by the Academy, which offers group or individual sessions, for all levels and from 6 years old. Each session is supervised by professionals and allows participants to develop their technique on the whole game.
Famous for its numerous golf courses, Mauritius offers circuits designed for all levels. The Maritim Golf Club and its sublime 9-hole course is ideal for beginners. Indeed, each hole can be played from two different tees, allowing everyone to choose the difficulty of their shot. The club also offers lessons, which will allow you to master the circuit designed by the Australian player Graham Marsh.
In Reunion Island, beginners will more easily go to the Golf Club de Bourbon. First of all for its family and friendly aspect, but also for the numerous initiations and training courses it offers. The historical club of Reunion Island features two courses, a 9-hole and an 18-hole, which makes it perfectly suitable for everyone.
The technical courses, for dynamic and strategic games
Experienced players will also find their happiness in Mauritius, which is home to several courses, as sublime as technical. The Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club, for example, is the perfect combination of technicality and aesthetics. Located in the heart of a lush nature, this Par 72 offers a complex course, for players looking for a challenge.
Not far from the Ile aux Cerfs Golf Course, the Anahita Golf Club will give its players a hard time, especially with its wide fairways, which require power and skill. The club’s academy also offers a complete range of courses, using the latest technological innovations. Players will be able to improve their swing thanks to a video and computerized swing analysis system.
The most expert golfers will undoubtedly prefer the Legend Golf Club, designed by the champion Hugh Baiocchi for the most experienced. The course, which stretches over 6,018 meters in length in the east of Mauritius, is very technical and offers a real challenge to the players who come to play it.
The Bassin Bleu Golf Club, the most technical of the golf courses on Reunion Island, will also offer its visitors its share of difficulties. Its layout, designed by Robert Berthelet, makes it a complex and atypical circuit, suitable for competitions. Every year, the golf course hosts the International Open of Reunion Island.
If the two golf courses in the Seychelles are accessible to all, the Lemuria Resort Golf Club is more suitable for experienced players. Often referred to as the most beautiful in the world, the course designed by architect Rodney Wright and champion Marc Antoine Farry is as technical as it is beautiful. The course, which hosts several championships, will require precision and strategy from its visitors.
There are golf courses for everyone in the Vanilla islands! We can only advise you to go there, to discover by yourself the courses nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean. The inter-island trips give you the opportunity to vary the pleasures, on circuits always adapted to your level and your desires. Don’t hesitate any longer, the Vanilla islands are waiting for you for a wonderful and unforgettable golfing stay!