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Mauritius – new routes to a golfing destination

Mauritius has long been known as a luxury holiday destination – but perhaps it’s less well known for its adventure sports, and golf. Golfing in Mauritius

Air Mauritius is increasing flights to the island from Mumbai as part of a push to promote wider interest.

So says this piece over on The Times of India.

‘The number of Indian tourists visiting Mauritius has been increasing every year, with 86,300 travelling to the island nation in 2017’, it says.

‘The island’s all-inclusive resorts such as the Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa are a big draw, where guests can enjoy water sports, traditional cuisine and enjoy a comfortable stay for a flat fee.’

And golf is one significant part of this.

It’s long been a tradition on the island, and today there are ten 18-hole golf courses, and five nine-hole courses, most ‘in idyllic locations between the sea and the mountain or at private islets’, the piece quotes Vivek Anand, Country Manager, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority India.

‘The British Royal Navy members opened the first Golf club – The Gymkhana Golf Club in 1902’. This makes it the oldest golf club in the Southern Hemisphere, and fourth oldest course in the world.

‘The country also hosts many tournaments’. See the full piece over on The Times of India.

We’d certainly agree that for golfing fans, there’s nowhere to tee off quite like Mauritius.

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