Mauritius Gymkhana Club


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   Mauritius Gymkhana Club Est. 1902

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Mauritius Gymkhana Club: One of the most affordable golf courses in Mauritius and reputedly the world's fourth oldest golf club, the Gymkhana Club is situated in the centre of Mauritius in Vacoas. This relatively short par-68 layout, measuring just over 5300 yards from the tips, places a high premium on accuracy, even though you'll not be troubled by any water hazards. Out of bounds is a factor on several holes, while the typically small, hard putting surfaces will need good quality approach work, first to hit them and then to hold the ball on them. One or two holes criss-cross over each other on this relatively compact parkland layout. A course that lays down an enjoyable and testing round, although not in the same class as the coastal championship courses in the south and east of Mauritius, which are making the island an outstanding and varied golf destination.

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Making Contact

Mauritius Gymkhana Club
Suffolk Close,
Vacoas,  
Mauritius
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Office   +230 696 1404
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +230 698 1565

Email   recep.mgc@intnet.mu
Website   www.mgc.intnet.mu
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Originally a 9-hole course created by the British military, increased to 18-holes in the 1950s.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 4870 4734 4389
Par 68 68 68
SSS or Slope 66.5 65.7 68.5
 
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How2Get There?

In between the neighbouring towns of Vacoas and Phoenix.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holess is Rs1500 (approx €38). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
Limited.
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Did you know?

The Mauritius Gymkhana Club was founded as a leisure club for British officers serving in Mauritius in the first half of the 19th century. The precise date when the Club was established is not known, however historical events point to sometime between 1834 and 1844. Golf was played in Mauritius from the club's earliest days, with the first official 9-hole course constructed by members of the British Forces, and opening in 1902. The Mauritius Gymkhana Club is reputedly the 4th oldest golf club in the world and the oldest in the Indian Ocean.

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Location

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Latitude: (-20.289219)
Longitude: (57.499384)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

La Pirogue Resort 4-star
Wolmar, Flic en Flac, Mauritius.
+230 403 3900
www.lapirogue.com

Located at Flic en Flac on the west coast of Mauritius, La Pirogue sits alongside its sister resort, Sugar Beach. La Pirogue's uniquely styled cottages, open out onto the resort's palm grove of over 1000 coconut trees, in which a huge 1000 square metre pool sits at the heart of the resort. Around the pool with its cosy inlets and open play areas, you'll find the Beach bar, as well as Thatches and Paul & Virginie restaurants.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Tamarina
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Golf within 30 km Paradis; Mauritius Gymkhana.
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Sugar Beach Resort 4-star
Wolmar, Flic en Flac, Mauritius.
+230 453 9090
www.sugarbeachresort.com

Exuding timeless plantation style elegance, the Sugar Beach Resort is on the leeward west coast of Mauritius, well placed for the nearby commercial centres of Port Louis and Curepipe, the Marlin Fishing Clubs of Black River, and the Tamarina 18-hole championship golf course. With over half a kilometre of sandy beaches, the resort covers more than 12 hectares, featuring beautifully landscaped tropical gardens and contemporary plantation-style architecture. Guests have access to the facilities of La Pirogue which is within walking distance.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Tamarina
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Golf within 30 km Paradis; Mauritius Gymkhana.
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