The most beautiful places to play golf
Golf continues to appeal to many people, it is now the most practiced individual sport in the world. Like all outdoor activities, it improves blood circulation, strengthens cell oxygenation and promotes relaxation. In addition, it stimulates concentration, improves the coordination of the senses and facilitates meetings.
The architects compete with creativity to build sublime courses, exploiting the diversity of landscapes. Some countries are thus distinguished by the presence of several renowned fields. Let’s take stock.
Mauritius, a golfer’s paradise
Mauritius is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Specialized magazines call it a “golfer’s paradise”, it counts 8 international class courses. And above all, in addition to golf, you will have the opportunity to do many activities.
Heritage Golf Club
Located in the south-west of the country, the 6498 meter circuit occupies a total area of about 1,000 square meters a 100 hectare estate. The initiators of the project entrusted the development to Hayes, Peter Matkovitch & Associates, an illustrious South African architectural firm. The players play in an unforgettable setting, between rivers, mountains and lagoons.
Fours Seasons Club Mauritius at Anahita
The 18 holes are linked on 6828 meters. Ernie Els has varied the pleasure by proposing 5 departures. Several holes guarantee a breathtaking view of the ocean.
The Fours Seasons Club is best known for its breathtaking finish.
Morocco offers an amazing cocktail
Every year, the Kingdom of Morocco attracts many visitors. The beauty of the landscape, the historical monuments and the cultural richness are important assets. The country has also become a Mecca for golf, hosting international competitions.
Mazagan Golf Course
Mazagan Golf Club is located in El Jadida, a city known for its beautiful bay and the “Portuguese city” listed in the World Heritage List world heritage of UNESCO. Gary Player, the famous South African golfer designed a 6885 m course, facing the ocean. The site also stands out for its ecological management, using recycled water for irrigation.
Palm Golf Marrakech
Built at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, the Palm Golf Marrakech provides a quiet retreat during your golfing vacation. Neil Haworth and Stéphane Talbot have combined bunkers, lakes, palm trees and olive trees.
Scotland, a return to the roots
The practice of golf dates back to the 13th century in the Netherlands. However, it is the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews which codified the rules in 1754. Scotland has over 500 courses.
Many have a worldwide reputation.
Loch Lomond golf club
Created in 1993, this 6492 m course has conquered the fans of the little white ball. Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish have made the most of the the assets of the landscape. The game starts near the water, continues through the park before returning to the shore for a magnificent finish.
Natural obstacles such as streams and wetlands add spice.
Boat of Garten, a century-old site
The course welcomed its first golfers in 1898. 30 years later, James Braid has brought his personal touch. Surrounded by mountains and nestled in a birch forest, Boat of Garden offers a great challenge to players.
They must concentrate on each shot to avoid trajectory errors.
France, a historical destination
The Hexagon has more than 600 pitches, you have the choice between those located by the sea or arranged in a green setting. Some stand out from the crowd and are considered among the most beautiful in the world. Here are two spots in France :
Morfontaine Golf Club, 100 years of excellence
The development work began in 1913, Tom Simpson designed a 9-hole course. He also designed the 18-hole “grand parcours” in 1927. Later, Kyle Philips kept the same guideline when he did the renovations in the mid-2000s.
Morfontaine is a feast for the eyes, each element complements the other and golfers feel like they are playing in a park.
Chantilly Vineuil, a soothing setting
The Vineuil golf course covers an area of 50 hectares, the 18 holes are linked together on 6000 meters. M. Taylor made the first laid out in 1909, Tom Simpson redesigned it ten years later. Set in the middle of a forest, it inspires tranquility.