Constance Belle Mare Plage Golf Resort
Mauritius, Indian Ocean, East Coast, Poste de Flacq
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Constance Hotels operates two exclusive properties on the island of Mauritius, Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice, both fifteen minutes away from each other on the east coast. Constance Belle Mare Plage is fringed by one of the most spectacular beaches on the island, protected by an offshore coral reef making it ideal for swimming and watersports. This exclusive five-star resort offers a large array of amenities, luxury accommodation, from junior suites to villas with private pool, and two splendid championship golf courses. Belle Mare Plage culinary offer boasts seven different restaurants ranging from buffet to gourmet, al fresco and beach venues.
For the health conscious, the Health & Fitness Centre provides a complete range of equipment and services, complemented by the Shiseido pavilion, with its own exclusive selection of health and beauty treatments. For the actives, there are four floodlit tennis courts, an air conditioned squash court and two kilometers of white sandy beach with a full range of water sports and activities.
Golfers will find their own piece of tropical paradise at Constance Belle Mare Plage, with two outstanding championship courses; The Legend and The Links. Green fees are complimentary for guests at the Resort ! Both courses boast their own clubhouse and practice facilities, while The Legend additionally features a state-of-the-art Golf Academy with a special teaching method designed by Hugh Baiocchi and Marc Farry.
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Belle Mare Plage Resort
The architectural concept of Constance Belle Mare Plage is to offer a feeling of spaciousness and contact with nature. Accommodation comprises luxury hotel rooms and suites as well as exclusive villas with private pool. All are tastefully decorated in contemporary style with noble materials such as wood, marble and glass, and feature a balcony overlooking the lush gardens.
Set between the lagoon and the two golf courses, the Private Villas offer the commodity of feeling at home while enjoying all the services of a hotel. In an oasis of privacy amidst lush gardens, freshwater ponds, coconut trees and frangipanis, the two and three bedroom villas boast a large living area and covered terraced overlooking a private pool.
Constance Hotels’ culinary programme "Culinary Spirit", uses the fundamentals from the tropical kitchens of the spice route, thus blending flavours from Asia, Africa and Europe. Belle Mare Plage culinary offer boasts with seven different restaurants ranging from buffet to gourmet, al fresco and beach venues. These are complemented by seven bars and the two clubhouses restaurants.
For the health conscious, the Heath & Fitness Centre provides a complete range of equipment and services, complemented by the Shiseido pavilion, with its own exclusive selection of health and beauty treatments. For the actives, there are four floodlit tennis courts, an air conditioned squash court and two kilometers of white sandy beach with a full range of water sports and activities.
5 Star Deluxe Golf Resort • 385 acre beachfront property
92 Prestige Rooms (45 m2) • 137 Junior Suites (68 m2), beahfront or seaview • 6 Deluxe Suites (96 m2) • 20 Pool Villas (375 to 525 m2) with private pools • 1 Presidential Villa (650 m2) with private pool & garden and 3 en-suite bedrooms
All Suites/Villas with A/C, minibar, safe, satellite TV, music channel, Direct dial phone, internet access and en-suite bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
24 Hour room service • Laundry/ Valet service • Excursion desk and car rental • Recreation counter • 9 Shops • Helicopter & Deluxe car airport transfers • A/C Function room accommodating 100 persons
La Citronnelle (Main restaurant - Food court in buffet style with exotic cuisine) • Blue Penny Café (International haute cuisine) • Indigo + La Kaze (Beach restaurants) • Deer Hunter (Golf course - Creole cuisine) • La Spiaggia (Al fresco Mediterranean cuisine) • Le Swing (Golf restaurant) • 7 Bars
Health & Fitness
Shisheido Spa • Weight & Fitness room • Yoga • A/C Squash court • Sauna, plunge pool, hammam, outdoor jacuzzis
Complimentary: Tennis (4 floodlit courts) • A/C Squash • Watersports (Waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing) • 4 Pools • Fitness centre • Golf
At a fee: PADI & CMAS Diving Centre • Deep Sea fishing • Kakoo Club (Children) • Shiseido Pavilion • Body Harmony Spa
Belle Mare Plage Golf
Each 18-hole golf course at Belle Mare Plage is a real challenge for professional and amateur golfers alike, recognised by the PGA and various other federations. The two courses in Mauritius were conceived in order to host International golf tournaments. In this respect, since December 2009, the Legends and the Links golf courses will also host one of the tournament on the the European Senior Tour calendar, namely, the MCB Tour Championship.
• The Legend Course
Hugh Baiocchi (1994) 18 holes - 6,611 yds - Par 72
Venue of the Mauritius Golf Open since 1994
Designed by South African champion Hugh Baiocchi, the course flanks one of the finest beach of the island. Its fairways wind through an indigenous forest that was originally used to breed deer. New greens have been built to USPGA specifications.
• The Links Course
Rodney Wright & Peter Allis (2002) 18 holes - 6,518 yds - Par 71
The 2nd championship course at the resort is slightly more forgiving than The Legend. The course has a links feel, with its exposed location and rolling terrain. However the back nine features a lot of water and requires more accurate approaches
• The Marc Farry Golf Academy
• Legend + Links Clubhouses
Golf in Mauritius
In 1844, under British rule, Mauritius became the third country in the world to be introduced to golf. Our island hosts eight 18-hole golf courses and five nine-hole golf courses, each of which provide a unique golfing experience to the visitor. With its natural beauty, good climate and unique cultural blend, Mauritius is an island with so much to offer. Our destination constantly reinvents itself and proposes a wide range of experiences to visitors. Golf is one of them.
One of Mauritius’ key objectives is to position itself as the best golf destination in the Indian Ocean, year-on-year, and so become a major reference point for the global golf industry. In 2008, the island was awarded the title of Golf Destination of the Year – Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf States – by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). It is therefore well on the way to reaching its goal.
Here, the visiting golfer has the chance to practise his favourite sport in optimal conditions on spectacular golf courses, located on beautiful sites with the sea as a backdrop. Some of the golf courses have been designed by prestigious players such as Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els and Rodney Wright.
• Heritage Golf Club
Peter Matkovitch (Matkovich & Hayes) 18 holes - Par 72 - 7,106 yds
At the heart of the Domaine Bel Ombre estate, the championship course at Golf du Château is a masterpiece of reputed South African architect Peter Matkovich. The fairways unwinds between mountains and sea in an undulating landscape interspersed with lakes, streams and tropical trees, beautifully integrating two water courses, and the stately Château de Bel Ombre and its formal French gardens. Peter Matkovich's design features mostly wide, undulating fairways, and large greens protected in many cases by water, strategically placed bunkers, and thick African grass. A number of holes feature tricky elevations and blind greens as well as narrower fairways lined by risky thick rough.
• Le Paradis Golf Club
David Dutton (1994) 18 holes - 6,451 yds - Par 72
Arguably the most spectacular of all in Mauritius, the Paradis golf course sits on its own peninsular under the gaze of the spectacular Le Morne mountain, and winds its way around a marina and the stunning shores of the hotel’s coral reef enclosed lagoon. The winds that swirl in different directions around the mountain can have a big effect on the front nine which finishes on the number 1 stroke hole. This requires an accurate drive and a long approach over water if you want to finish with a regulation par. The back nine, as beautiful as it is, is where you will suffer when hitting a wayward shot. With water on 5 holes and out of bounds on two, concentration and accuracy are a must.
• Tamarina Golf Estate
Wright Golf Design (2006) 18 holes - 7,436 yds - Par 72
Designed by Rodney Wright, Tamarina 18-hole Championship Golf Course is unmatched by its layout, location and beauty. This Par 72 challenging course undulates over 43 hectares of rugged savanna land framed with mature trees and crossed by the Rempart River. The landscaping of holes and surrounds have been contracted to an international team and the holes have been specially designed to give spectacular views of Mount Rempart and the towering mountain range. Some holes have great views over the crisp blue Tamarin Bay. Golfers will love the contrast between the rough surroundings and the smoothness of the rolling greens and wide fairways that adds to the experience of Tamarina golf course.
• Ile aux Cerfs golf Course
Bernhard Langer ( ) 18 holes - 7,115 yds - Par 72
Ile aux Cerfs Golf (stag island) lies on a small island the size of the course, across a coral lagoon and is reached by water taxi. All 18 holes have views of the ocean - some with glimpses across clearings through the trees; others by coming close to the shore. There are nine lakes in all, with a number of holes requiring tee shots across sea inlets to the fairways. The water and the expansive bunkers of indigenous white sand set off the natural backdrop of trees and vegetation.
• Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita
Ernie Els (2008) 18 holes - 7,440 yads - Par 72
Championship course with large fairways and five sets of tees. Six stunning oceanfront holes culminate in a final shot that is among the most spectacular in the world. Built to USGA standards, it is the first of its kind in Mauritius. Carefully woven into the tropical sanctuary, the course is set against lush mountains and fringed by the vast crystal-clear lagoon.
• Gymkhana Golf Club
Architect unknow (1918) 18 holes - 4,870 yds - Par 68
The Mauritius Gymkhana Club lies in the middle of the island on the central Plateau. Its scenery is in direct contrat to the drier coastal regions with it lush grass and luxurious tropical vegetation, and the mountain peaks seen in the distance make a very attractive addition. The course itself is relatively difficult with at time very narrow fairways, thick rough and close out-of-bound.
Mauritius is an island nation off the southeast coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 870 kilometres (540 mi) east of Madagascar. Mauritius Island is part of the Mascarene Islands, with the French island of Réunion 170 km (110 mi) to the southwest and the island of Rodrigues 570 km (350 mi) to the east. The area of Mauritius is 2.040 km2 and its capital city is Port Louis. The island was successively governed by the Portuguese, Dutch, French and the British.
Mauritius’ white beaches are protected by a coral reef barrier that encircles almost all of the coastline, with the exception of the southern end, where it falls away and where wilder waters and dramatic cliffs can be observed. From the northern plains, the land rises to a central plateau dotted by lakes and extinct volcanic craters. A few uninhabited islets area are scattered around the main island.
The island of Mauritius was unknown and uninhabited before its first recorded visit, by Arab sailors during the Middle Ages who named it Dina Arobi. Portuguese navigator Diogo Fernandes Pereira was probably the first European to land on the island at around 1511. In 1598 a Dutch squadron under Admiral Wybrand Van Warwyck landed at Grand Port and named the island "Mauritius", in honour of Prince Maurits van Nassau, stadtholder of the Dutch Republic.However, it was not until 1638 that there was a first attempt of Dutch settlement. France, which already controlled neighboring Île Bourbon (now Réunion), took control of Mauritius in 1715 and later renamed it "Île de France", literally, Island of France.
The United Kingdom took control of the islands in 1810, from France during the Napoleonic Wars, and Mauritius became independent from the UK in 1968. Mauritius' present mixed population is descended from the French settlers and their East African, Indian and Indochinese slaves, who were brought in as labour force after 1848, when slavery was abolished. The main languages spoken in Mauritius are Mauritian Creole, French and English. English is the only official language but the lingua franca is Mauritian Creole and the newspapers and television programmes are usually in French.
Address & Contact
Constance Belle Mare Plage
Poste de Flacq
North East Coast
Port Louis (Capital), 35 km.
Mauritius Plaisance International Airport (MRU), 45 km.
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Tropical, modified by the Southeast trade winds: Warm, dry winter (May-Nov) + Hot, humid summer (Nov- May)