The most beautiful week in golf is back as the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open returns to Heritage Golf Club from December 14th to 17th, 2023. Since its first playing in 2015, the event has been a highlight on the international golfing calendar, producing champions who have gone on to conquer the DP World Tour and PGA Tour. This year marks a thrilling new chapter with the debut of the stunning La Réserve Golf Links, offering an unparalleled experience of pure golfing drama.
A NEW CHAPTER
Co-designed by Major champion Louis Oosthuizen and course architect Peter Matkovich, our second layout will make its grand entrance onto the championship stage as it welcomes the leading professionals from the DP World Tour and Sunshine Tour for four-days of world-class competition.
Set against the pristine fairways and panoramic ocean views of La Réserve Golf Links, nestled alongside a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this year’s AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open serves as the grand finale of the DP World Tour’s Opening Swing, heralding the start of a new season.
The final round’s play promises a double celebration, crowning not only a tournament champion but also an Opening Swing Order of Merit winner. The event’s growing popularity, often hailed as ‘the most beautiful week in golf,’ underscores its prominent status on the international golfing calendar, offering a career-defining moment for those who rise to the occasion in Mauritius this December.
In 2015, Heritage Resorts, Heritage Golf Club and AfrAsia Bank etched their mark in golfing history as the founding partners of the inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, the first ever tri-sanctioned tournament in the history of the DP World Tour, Asian Tour and Sunshine Tour.
The event has inspired the rise of many of its champions, with every single previous winner of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open now a multiple winner on the DP World Tour, with some also going on to win on the PGA Tour.
Danish professional Rasmus Højgaard made his DP World Tour breakthrough when he won the 2019 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, becoming the third youngest winner (18-years old) in DP World Tour history after Matteo Manassero and Danny Lee, and in just his fifth start on the tour. He went on to win a further three DP World Tour titles and was in contention for a place on the European Ryder Cup team this year.
Frenchman Antoine Rozner lost the playoff to Højgaard in 2019 when he was still competing on the European Challenge Tour. He returned in 2022 to win the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open by a commanding five strokes – the largest margin of victory in the tournament’s history – to cement his status as a rising star of the DP World Tour. The victory in Mauritius marked a personal record for Rozner having won a tournament every year for three years in succession since earning his DP World Tour card in 2020.
South African Dylan Frittelli’s victory in 2017 was his second DP World Tour title. It was a win that lifted him to just outside the top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking, and it put him on a path to winning on the PGA Tour a year later in the John Deere Classic and challenging in the Majors with a finish of tied fifth in The Masters in 2020 and fifth in The Open in 2021.
American Kurt Kitayama claimed his maiden DP World Tour title in the 2018 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on his way to later winning the 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour and finishing tied fourth in The PGA Championship this year. He now occupies a place in the top 30 on the Official World Golf Ranking in 2023.
For early champions George Coetzee (2015) and Wang Jeung-hun (2016), the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open also formed part of multiple DP World Tour wins in their careers.
The tournament’s results have contributed towards the individual tours’ Order of Merit, Official World Golf Ranking Points, Race to Dubai and Investec Cup since its inauguration in 2015, adding to the tournament’s pedigree on the international stage.
THE INDIAN OCEAN’S GOLF DESTINATION
The 2,500-hectare Bel Ombre estate in Mauritius’ south-west corner is one-of-a-kind; enveloped by a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, guests can encounter all of the wonders of the culture in this small pocket of southern Mauritius with a wealth of experiences and adventures on offer.
Heritage Resorts, Mauritius offers visitors the choice of two five-star beach hotels as well as luxury villa accommodation, all on the doorstep of Heritage Golf Club, with the resort’s Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort recently named among the Top 100 Golf Resorts in the World by Golf.com.
As a dream destination for discerning travellers, Mauritius eagerly awaits the arrival of the world’s best golfers and anyone looking to experience the enchantment of our island paradise during the seventh edition of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.
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