18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Woodland, open countryside and residential..
Above distances are for the championship course. Also at Heritage GC is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt par-3 course.
34 km S of Vacoas-Phoenix / 30 km S of Tamarin-Black River.
Heritage Golf Club (formerly Golf du Château, Domaine de Bel Ombre): Nestling down beneath a lush, verdant ridge, the Heritage Golf Club does much to evoke its sugar plantation origins. In a relatively open and always undulating environment, this excellent Peter Matkovich design has many holes lined by thick "cane-like" grasses. The key to success here is to stay on the good-width fairways and out of this uncompromising, ball-swallowing rough.
A liberal scattering of palms and other indigenous trees underlines the layout's tropical credentials, while an impressive line of "telfair" trees skirt alongside the water protected par-3 13th, uphill par-5 14th and wonderfully bunkered downhill par-3 15th. Water makes several telling appearances, not least on either side of the fairway at the short par-4 9th, and again as you make your final approach to the very good, risk-reward par-5 18th, another hole played from a wonderfully elevated tee.
The front-nine takes you to the layout's highest elevations, which together with the 17th and 18th holes on the back-nine, give you fabulous views across the course and beyond to the Indian Ocean. Inland, the sugar-cane covered hills rise up to an attractive ridge. In an area inspired by the famous Irish botanist, Charles Telfair, your golfing inspiration lies in the quality of this excellent course and its wonderfully varied and beautiful scenery.
Stay & Play at Heritage, Bel Ombre: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire. A limited number of caddies are available.
Heritage Golf Club is located in the Domaine de Bel Ombre, which takes its name from the "ombre", a sweetwater fish found in this historic region. Around the emerald waters of the Bel Ombre lagoon, the early 18th century saw the birth of large sugar estates in the wild South of Mauritius.
The reputation of the Domaine is attributed to an Irish botanist, Charles Telfair, who from 1816 to 1833 substantially enhanced the region with his social, botanical and engineering innovations. “In the small Eden of Bel Ombre” as he called it, Telfair nurtured new species of cane and botanical plants, while introducing many new social and mechanised concepts that reformed Mauritius.
Heritage Golf Club is part of the Heritage Resorts group, along with the Heritage Awali and Heritage Le Telfair hotels, just a couple of minutes drive from the golf course.
2020 Golf Digest rating: 3rd best course in Mauritius.
Domaine de Bel Ombre, Mauritius.Visit website
The Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort is known for its exceptional range of services tailored for the enjoyment of young and old. The rooms are spacious and perfectly fitted out, with an array of land and water-based sports on offer, including a spectacular 18-hole golf course and exclusive children’s club. When it comes to well-being and relaxation, you can enjoy the Seven Colours Spa. Either alone, as a couple, or with the whole family, there is magic in discovering the Château de Bel Ombre and the ‘green’ activities at the nearby Valriche Nature Reserve.
Heritage (1 km)
Domaine de Bel Ombre, Mauritius.
+230 601 1500Visit website
Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort is named after famous naturalist, Charles Telfair, who lived in the area in the 19th century. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this elegant and refined resort nestles at the heart of the Domaine de Bel Ombre, a former sugar plantation on the island's south coast. The hotel is inspired by Mauritian colonial architecture and the elegant style of that time. Opening out onto a magnificent tropical setting, through which the Citronniers River flows, this 5-star resort offers spacious rooms, decorated with fine white woodwork. The resort facilities include a Six Senses Spa, varied local and international cuisine, the Cavendish piano bar, water sports and land-based activities ... not least the Heritage championship golf course.
Heritage (o.5 km)
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