I was able to see the new course which is opening in 2023 – the La Reserve Golf Links at Heritage Golf Resorts, Bel Ombre in Mauritius.
Another superb course designed by Peter Matkovich and co designed with Louis Oosthuizen, set on a remarkable piece of land next to the Valriche Biosphere Nature Reserve on high land laid out over three plateaus with exceptional views of the sea and mountains.
It will be a contemporary links design, with only 3 up hill holes and mostly spectacular roller coaster down hill tee shots and the course launches from the highest point of the terrain! Holes 1 – 4 are absolutely sensational visually.
Eventually you twist down the terrain on hillsides to a dramatic final hole which is a downhill to a green beside a new and exciting golf clubhouse offering breathtaking views up the course to the mountains beyond, a UNESCO world heritage site.
The links style pot bunkers match the links greens which have loads of run offs and all varied shapes and sizes- so much variety.
The fairways are generous – but the approach play will challenge the very best players.
In mid December 2023 the La Reserve Golf Links will host the DP World Golf Tour Afrasia Mauritius Open Championship and will be beamed across the golfing world on TV.
Book early for 2024 to enjoy what will be the best course in Africa and a very unique design, La Reserve will only be open for Heritage Telfair and Awali guests and founder local members. The Clubhouse will not be open till the Mauritius Open week!