Heritage Golf Club in Mauritius is planning for a new course, La Réserve Golf Links designed by golf course architect Peter Matkovich with Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, to open in December 2023.
Featuring panoramic ocean views from every hole, La Réserve will join the resort’s other eighteen-hole layout, Le Château.
The new course will feature elevated tees and greens to give plenty of vantage points to look over Mauritius’ tropical bays and southern shores.
“It’s a challenging course and not for the faint-hearted,” said Oosthuizen. “We’ve worked with the land to create a strategic, undulating course that plays in the traditional links style, with running fairways, pot bunkers and long grasses. The location is breathtakingly beautiful with incredible views of the Indian Ocean.”
Jonathan Menteath, general manager of Heritage Golf Club, said: “La Réserve Golf Links is a game-changing course for Mauritius and Heritage Golf Club as a select global golf destination. This piece of land, with panoramic views over the Indian Ocean, is extraordinary and fulfils our vision to create a world-class course for global golfers seeking the purest golf experience in one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth.”
The environment has been carefully considered for this project with La Réserve located alongside a Unesco Biosphere Reserve. Former sugar cane fields have been sensitively cultivated with native island grasses, creating new, species-rich grasslands, encouraging ecological diversity and valuable carbon sequestration. All work is also being carefully monitored, with a view towards GEO Certified Development status.
La Réserve will be reserved for members and Heritage residents only and the the club plans to host a DP World Tour tournament in 2023.