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Mauritius Gymkhana Club

Suffolk Close,

Vacoas,

  • Office

    +230 660 1844
  • Pro shop

    +230 660 1844
  • Fax

    +230 698 1565

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Golf was played here by the British Military from around 1844. The first officially documented nine-hole course dates from 1902. It was extended to 18-holes in the 1950s.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
4870
4734
4389
Par
68
68
68
SSS or slope
66.5
65.7
68.5

Location

Latitude:

-20.289219

Longitude:

57.499384

How to get there:

In between the neighbouring towns of Vacoas and Phoenix.

Mauritius Gymkhana Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1844

Mauritius Gymkhana Club is one of the most affordable golf courses in Mauritius and reputedly the world's fourth oldest golf club outside the British Isles. Located in the centre of Mauritius in Vacoas, this relatively short par-68 layout, measuring just over 5,300 yards from the tips, places a high premium on accuracy.

Although you'll not be troubled by any water hazards here, out of bounds is a factor on several holes. The typically small hard greens 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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  • Photo of Mauritius Gymkhana Club
  • Photo of Mauritius Gymkhana Club
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holess is Rs1850 (approx €42).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Limited.

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, although the first documented nine-hole course was constructed in 1902, by members of the British Forces. The Mauritius Gymkhana Club claims to be the fourth oldest golf club in the world outside of the British Isles, and the oldest in the Indian Ocean. It's non-British predecesors would likely include Royal Calcutta (1829), Bothwell GC (Ratho Farm Links) in Tasmania (1839) and A.N. Other GC?

Where2Stay

  • La Pirogue Resort4-star

    Wolmar, Flic en Flac, Mauritius.

    +230 403 3900

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Tamarina

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Paradis; Mauritius Gymkhana.

  • Sugar Beach Resort4-star

    Wolmar, Flic en Flac, Mauritius.

    +230 453 9090

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Tamarina

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Paradis; Mauritius Gymkhana.

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