Mauritius Island offers more than beaches and scenic views. It is a golfing holiday destination as well, with resorts combined with sun-drenched golf courses having amazing fairways winding through luxuriant tropical flora or set between mountains and the sea.
The first golf club in Mauritius, Gymkhana was founded in 1844 during the British period and it looks like it’s the world’s fourth oldest! Today the 26th of February, the Mauritius Gymkhana Club, located in Vacoas hosted a junior competition organised by the Mauritius Golf Federation, unveiling rising stars.
On the green
Among the most famous golf competitions held at MGC are the Ireland Cup (first played in 1932), the Island Cup and the Highland Cup.
The MGC golf course is 5.6 kilometers long and is a par 68. Despite the fact that it is a relatively short course, it is full of character and offers great challenges to players as it is very tight and thus precision and technical shots are called for.
The course is comprised of six holes of par 3, two holes of par 5 and ten holes of par 4. The longest is hole 6 at 497 metres long and the shortest hole is 5 at 132 metres. The course can be compared to the iconic St. Andrews in Scotland considering its natural features. MGC course is appreciated by many top professionals and among whom, the world-famous Gary Player, Nick Faldo and Jean Van De Velde.
Tee time with Shashi
Shashi Goburdhone, the Golf Manager proudly presents this historic golf club… let’s watch the video.
Facilities at MGC :
Golf/Restaurant offering continental and local cuisine/Bar/Gym/Swimming/ Pool/Tennis
Open to Members & Non-Members
Practice Area : Putting and Chipping Green / Practice Net / Night Driving Range
Email Shashi on email@example.com
Or call on +230 6986302
Address: Suffolk Road, Vacoas.
GymKhana is probably from Hindi gẽdkhāna & Urdu gendkhāna, which literally means, ball court.
By A.V.TAYER, February 2017.
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