Crafted along the southern shores of Mauritius, Heritage Golf Club is one of the world’s most sought-after golf destinations. For discerning golfers, there’s a new gem set to open in December 2023 at this World Top 100 luxury golf and beach resort: La Réserve Golf Links.
Let’s take a closer look at the defining features of the first and only contemporary links golf course in the Indian Ocean, co-designed by Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen.
La Réserve Golf Links has been designed by acclaimed course architect Peter Matkovich, known for creating some of the world’s most iconic golf courses, with the links expertise of Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen.
The 18-hole championship layout is designed to challenge golfers of all skill levels. With a par of 72, the course spans over 6,570 meters, with each hole offering multiple tee positions to provide challenging yet enjoyable experiences for golfers of any ability. For seasoned players looking to test their game, tee it up on Louis’ back ’57 tees’ if you dare!
The course features wide fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and undulating greens, which require precise shot-making and strategic thinking. The layout is designed to take advantage of the natural landscape, providing a variety of holes that will test golfers’ skills while offering stunning views of the surrounding scenery.Links-Inspired Design
One of the standout features of the course is its links-style design, a rare find in the Mauritius golf landscape, giving it a distinctive character that sets it apart from other golf courses on the island.
It incorporates elements of traditional links courses, with tightly-mown, firm and fast fairways, long links-style grasses, pot bunkers, undulating greens, run-off areas and natural hazards, promoting strategic ‘along-the-ground’ play typical of the world’s great links courses.Unique Features
Set against a backdrop of lush tropical vegetation and rolling hills, La Réserve Golf Links boasts several unique features – including panoramic views over tropical bays, sandy beaches and the Indian Ocean that are visible on every tee and green.
Golfers will descend a dramatic 200m elevation change from the highest point on the course to the Clubhouse, captivated by the never-ending views of the course and ocean. Adding to the unique playing experience, the back nine features three Par 3’s, three Par 4’s and three Par 5’s, two holes have split fairways, four holes have dramatic infinity greens, and the tricky 14th has a bunker carved into the putting surface itself, patiently waiting to seize any errant approach shots.Hand-in-Hand with Nature
Inspired by the wild open spaces of the great seaside links, La Réserve Golf Links plays hand-in-hand with nature, mindful of its location alongside a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Former sugar cane fields have been sensitively planted with native grasses to create rich rolling grasslands, encouraging ecological diversity, maintained by a state-of-the-art irrigation systems and sustainable water management practices. Every step has been carefully monitored, contributing towards future GEO Certified Development status, the global standard for sustainable course design.World-Class Amenities
La Réserve Golf Links, alongside its sister course Le Château, offers a range of world-class amenities to enhance the golfing experience of its visitors. The Clubhouse, designed in a contemporary style by the famous French architect Florent Richard, features luxurious locker rooms, a pro shop, and a restaurant serving delectable local fare.
Golfers can also take advantage of the practice facilities, including a three-tier driving range, putting green, chipping areas and Golfzon Leadbetter Academy to hone their skills before taking on the course.Spectacular Setting
As the first links-style golf course in Mauritius, La Réserve Golf Links offers a unique and unforgettable experience in a truly breath-taking setting.
Heritage Golf Club is the only 45-hole golf destination in the Indian Ocean, located within the luxury Heritage Resorts. Golfers can enjoy accommodation at the resorts’ two five-star beach hotels – Heritage Le Telfair and Heritage Awali – with access to the beach club, fitness centre, restaurants and bars, spa and much more, making it a perfect destination for a complete golf and leisure getaway.