Cape Town - The Mauritius Open celebrates its fifth anniversary this year,
and some of the world's leading professionals are set to return to one
of the most spectacular destinations on the
Race to Dubai when they battle it out at Heritage Golf Club.
European Tour winner Marcel Siem of Germany attended the official
launch of the 2019 Mauritius Open on August 1 to take in
the beauty of Mauritius during a two-week break
in the European Tour schedule and following the busy summer period.
strong field will gather at the Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort
on Domaine De Bel Ombre from December 5-8 for a tri-sanctioned
tournament - alongside the Sunshine Tour and Asian
Tour - which is driving the growth of Mauritius as an increasingly
popular destination for the world's leading professionals.
year, four-time Major winner Ernie Els made his debut in the tournament,
joining 2010 Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen, 2011 Open Champion and
2016 European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke,
2018 European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Björn, and a host of former
Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup players as well as multiple Sunshine Tour,
European Tour and Asian Tour winners.
September, Heritage Golf Club will break ground on the construction of
its second championship course - a design collaboration between Peter
Matkovich and Louis Oosthuizen - that will further
enhance the island's status as a growing powerhouse in world golf
scheduling of the tournament as the final event of the year on the
Sunshine Tour - the next event after the Nedbank Golf Challenge and the Alfred Dunhill Championship - and the second tournament on the European Tour's Race to Dubai for
the 2020 season, has also made it a highly attractive way for the
professionals to end their year, with golf in paradise.
has been remarkable to witness the growth of the Mauritius
Open, which has provided the perfect platform to showcase Mauritius and
our award-winning resorts in Domaine De Bel
Ombre to the rest of the world. The positive feedback from the players
is that this is indeed golf in paradise,"
said Francois Eynaud, CEO of Veranda Leisure and Hospitality (VLH).
are excited to be starting with the construction of our second
championship golf course at the Heritage Golf Club this September and it
will add significantly to a hospitality and golf offering
which we believe rivals the best in the world."