Golf

A golfer’s paradise, the Seychelles boasts an 18-hole championship Golf Course resort on the island of Praslin. The golf course, a Par 70 covers an area of 5,556 metres and offers a great challenge to both professionals and amateurs. This spectacular course borders the enchanting beaches of Petit & Grand Kerlan Cove. Palm trees, allowing the light of intermittently filter through, fringe the first 12 holes. From the 13th hole, the course extends over the steep slopes of a thickly forested hill with breathtaking vistas.

Head to the second island of Praslin and enjoy a round of golf on one of the most scenic courses in the Indian Ocean where the last hole overlooks one of the Seychelles’ gem beaches.

Golfers can take their choice of a brace of courses. Formerly a coconut plantation until it was converted to its present role some 30 years ago, the Seychelles Golf Club on Mahé features nine picturesque holes. Be careful – the local crabs have been known to make away with stray balls.

On Praslin, the spectacular par-70, 18-hole championship Lémuria course has been attracting players in droves since in opened in October 2000. Designed by Rodney Wright and Marc Farry, it borders Kerlan Cove Beach. The first 12 holes are fringed by palm trees, after which the course extends into the thickly forested slopes of a steep hill. At the signature hole – the 15th – players have to tee off from a rocky ridge that overlooks Anse Gorgette, driving at least 150 metres to hit the green below.

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