Heritage Resorts Hosts First Ever Tri-Sanctioned Professional Golf Tournament in Mauritius
Heritage Resorts has been chosen to host the first ever tri-sanctioned golf tournament, endorsed by the European, Asian and Sunshine Tours. The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open will take place from 7 until 10 May 2015 in Mauritius.
The tournament, the biggest sporting event ever organised in Mauritius, is expected to draw the top performing golfers from each of the three tours and will be played at Heritage Golf Club over four days.
The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open will attract not only top golfers, but also golfing fans from around the world. The 136 player field, comprising of 40 players from each of the participating tours, will be played as a 72 hole (4 day) stroke play championship. The scores from this tournament count towards the individual tours’ Order of Merit and World Ranking Points, Race to Dubai and Investec Cup. The total prize fund of 1 million Euros that will be for the taking, is the highest prize purse ever to be paid out for a tournament held in Mauritius.
Heritage Golf Club at the heart of the 2,500 hectare Domaine de Bel Ombre, is a spectacular championship golf course stretching out over 100 hectares and looking over the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The 18-hole championship golf course (PAR 72) was designed by renowned South African architect, Peter Matkovich. Heritage Golf Club combines exceptional panoramas with a challenging course and world class infrastructure for a memorable golfing experience.
Heritage Resorts, situated in the unspoilt south of the island, offers more than just a golfing experience – it is the ultimate combination of beach, nature, relaxation and adventure. Stretching from regal hills to a turquoise lagoon, Heritage Resorts features two five star hotels (Heritage Le Telfair and Heritage Awali) and luxury villas (Heritage The Villas), the Frederica Nature Reserve, 12 restaurants & bars, two Spa Villages, the C Beach Club, two kids and teens’ clubs, an excellent kite surf spot and school. Attractive accommodation packages at Heritage Resorts will be made available for fans and golfers.
Heritage Resorts, a Rogers enterprise, is hosting and co-organising the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open in collaboration with AfrAsia Bank. Other sponsors on board include Air Mauritius and the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.
“We are very grateful for the support we have received from our sponsors. We believe that these partnerships will only grow from here to deliver one of the very best golfing events in the world,” said Heritage Golf Club Manager, Ryan Dodds.
For more information on Heritage Resorts, please visit: www.heritageresorts.mu/en
Laura Bardell, P1 Communications
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