Full swing ahead for inaugural Mauritius event

Thu 09 Apr 2015

Full swing ahead for inaugural Mauritius event

Mauritius, April 9: Billed to be one of the most exciting professional golf tournaments on the global golfing calendar this year, the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open is the first ever tri-sanctioned golf tournament endorsed by the Asian, Sunshine and European Tours.
With just over one month to go, the tournament which will be played at the Heritage Golf Club from May 7 to 10, 2015 will draw top performing golfers from each of the three participating Tours.
“We are very privileged to be hosting the first ever tri-sanctioned tournament of the three Tours. This will shine the international spotlight on the world class facilities at Heritage Resorts and the idyllic Indian Ocean golfing destination.
“Mauritius boasts superb golfing conditions year round, combine that with a perfectly manicured golf course, the exceptional Mauritian hospitality, and you have all the ingredients necessary for an outstanding tournament,” said Ryan Dodds, General Manager at Heritage Golf Club.
The Heritage Golf Club was recently recognised as “The best golf course in the Indian Ocean” at the Inaugural World Golf Awards held in November 2014. The 18-hole, par-72 championship course was crafted with the utmost care to incorporate the features of a naturally hilly landscape.
“We are at advanced stages in the preparation for the tournament, and we are also currently running a consumer competition to give a lucky winner an opportunity to be a part of golf history in the making.  We have had an overwhelming response from the professional players and are already oversubscribed for the tournament. Once all details have been finalised an announcement on the final list will be made,” continued Dodds.
“The world’s top golfers will be involved in the tournament, and we at AfrAsia Bank wanted to seize this opportunity to promote the event worldwide. Our brand ambassadors Max Orrin and Hennie Otto will conduct golf clinics for our clients, and we are also planning to have a number of activities for non-golfers and children. We are expecting around 240 golf players to participate in the Pro-Am before the main tournament, and we are confident that both golf enthusiasts and the general public will seize this unique opportunity to come and see the top world golfers in action,” AfrAsia Bank General Manager Thierry Vallet said.
Visitors to Mauritius for the tournament will have the pleasure of staying at the Heritage Resorts which encompasses three separate luxurious 5 star accommodation establishments, namely; Heritage Le Telfair, Heritage Awali and Heritage The Villas. This unique holiday concept in Mauritius is a destination within the destination with 2 spa villages, a kite surf spot and school, 12 restaurants which offer a wealth of taste experiences from authentic local flavours to the culinary wonders of Asia, the Mediterranean, as well as fine international cuisine. The trendy C-Beach Club and a selection of bars that offer a wide selection of drinks – provide the perfect venues for entertainment, and to watch the amazing Mauritian sunsets. Visit http://www.heritageresorts.mu/en/ for booking information.
To add on to the excitement of the tournament for the spectators, additional fun activities will be made available at the Heritage Golf Club for the duration of the tournament. The activities will include a climbing wall, mini zip line, laser tag, quad-biking, buggy rides, and a golf simulator.
“We are also very excited to welcome our most recent partners – internationally renowned beer Heineken, wine maker Vinta Bordeaux, Coca-Cola, Vital water, telecommunication giant Orange and leading local destination management company Mautourco. They join the other sponsors who have all come together to make the inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open a success. Through their support, and valuable insights this indeed promises to be a thrilling tournament,” concluded Dodds.
Bookings for travel to Mauritius can be made through partner airline Air Mauritius on http://www.airmauritius.com/. For more information on the Tournament please visit http://www.afrasiabankmauritiusopen.com/.
Note to Editors

  • The tournament will be played at the Heritage Golf Cub on Domaine de Bel Ombre, voted one of the Top 10 golf courses in Africa, according to global news broadcaster CNN. The course was designed by Peter Matkovich, who has also presided over the construction of 20 top-ranked golf courses on the continent, such as Arabella Golf Club in South Africa, and Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club in Zimbabwe.  

  • This 27-hole facility which includes an 18-hole par-72 championship layout and a nine hole short course, is not only set in the middle of stunning natural scenery and dotted with small lakes and streams, but also possesses exceptional infrastructure and services.

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