Contemporary links along the Indian Ocean

Contemporary links along the Indian Ocean

Peter Matkovich, Louis Oosthuizen are designing the new La Réserve Golf Links, scheduled for a December 2023 open at Heritage Golf Club Mauritius.

September 23, 2022

Heritage Golf Club Mauritius luxury golf and beach resort, will open La Réserve Golf Links — the Indian Ocean’s first and only contemporary links course — in December 2023. The new course is set in the South-West region of Mauritius and features panoramic ocean views from every hole.

La Réserve Golf Links — reserved for club members and residents of Heritage Golf Club’s two luxury beachside resorts and villas — has been co-designed by former Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen and course architect Peter Matkovich.

Alongside Le Château Golf Course, consistently among the Indian Ocean’s top golf courses, La Réserve Golf Links will become a new host venue for the DP World Tour’s AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open from 2023.

Inspired by the wild open spaces of the great seaside links, the course features elevated tees, raised greens and spectacular views over Mauritius’ tropical bays and southern shores.

“It’s a challenging course and not for the faint-hearted,” said Oosthuizen, who created a signature set of back tees to challenge the very best players. “We’ve worked with the land to create a strategic, undulating course that plays in the traditional links style, with running fairways, pot bunkers and long grasses. The location is breathtakingly beautiful with incredible views of the Indian Ocean.”

The course plays hand-in-hand with nature. Mindful of its location alongside a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, home to a myriad of birds and wildlife, former sugar cane fields have been sensitively cultivated with native island grasses, creating new, species-rich grasslands, encouraging ecological diversity and valuable carbon sequestration. All work is being monitored, contributing toward future GEO Certified Development status, the global standard for sustainable course design and construction.

The addition of a second 18-hole tournament course, which will host its debut DP World Tour event in December 2023, makes Heritage Golf Club the Indian Ocean’s only 45-hole golf destination.

“This piece of land, with panoramic views over the Indian Ocean, is extraordinary and fulfils our vision to create a world class course for global golfers seeking the purest golf experience in one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth,” said Heritage Golf Club GM Jonathan Menteath.