Official Launch of the First Tri-sanctioned Professional Golf Tournament in the World

Official Launch of the First Tri-sanctioned Professional Golf Tournament in the World

AFRASIA Bank Mauritius Open

Heritage Resorts chosen to host the first ever tri-sanctioned golf tournament endorsed by the European, Asian and Sunshine Tours.

Heritage Resorts was selected as the perfect venue to welcome the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open from 7 – 10 May, 2015.

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 the Heritage Golf Club over 4 days. This unmissable golfing event celebrates and shares the passion for golf across the globe.

Heritage Golf Club at the heart of the 2500 hectares 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 Peter Matkovich, from the renowned South African architect firm Hayes, Matkovich & Associates. Heritage Golf Club combines exceptional panoramas with a challenging course and world class infrastructure for a memorable golfing experience.

Heritage Resorts in the unspoilt south of the island offers more than a golfing experience, it is the ultimate combination of beach, nature, relaxation and adventure. Stretching from the hills to a turquoise lagoon, Heritage Resorts is a destination within a destination – 2 five star hotels and luxury villas, Frederica Nature Reserve, 12 restaurants & bars, 2 Spa Villages, C Beach Club, Kids and teens’ club, Kite surf spot and school. Attractive accommodation packages at Heritage Resorts will be made available for fans and golfers.

Heritage Resorts is one of the most spectacular settings any golfer could wish for, 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 days) 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 Resorts is hosting and co-organising the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open in collaboration with AfrAsia Bank. Other sponsors are on board, including Air Mauritius and the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.

Heritage ResortsAbout Heritage Resorts 
Heritage Resorts, a well established hospitality brand in Mauritius is situated in the south of island. Heritage Resorts are partof the stunning Domaine de Bel Ombre, a unique estate spread over 2,500 hectares featuring 3 choices of luxury accommodation: Heritage Le Telfair, Heritage Awali & Heritage The Villas, 12 restaurants, Heritage Golf Club, the Frederica Nature Reserve, the C Beach Club, two kids clubs and one teens club, two spas and fitness centres.

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