THE NINE - AZURI GOLF
The Nine Azuri Golf Voted Best Par 3 Course in the World
Mauritius and its talents once again shine on the international stage, this time in the world of golf. The prestigious Azuri golf course, The Nine, distinguished itself at the 10th World Golf Awards by winning the title of the best par 3 course in the world! This award ceremony took place on Monday, October 23, at the Radisson Blu Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Golf in Paradise
The words elegance, chic and spectacular are frequently used to describe Azuri, one of the world’s most picturesque resort destinations. Azuri now has another outstanding amenity to offer its guests – a spectacular 9 hole signature par 3 golf course designed by IMG, one of the world’s leading golf course design companies.
Set inland along the Riviere du Rempart, the golf course has a total length of 1,348 yards and offers a fun, enjoyable and challenging experience that will have golfers lining up for additional rounds. The spectacular golf course has many holes with views of the Rivière du Rempart. The golf course was designed with sensitivity to the land in mind as it makes its way along the steep river bank for a couple of holes, then around some volcanic rock outcroppings and uses all of the existing natural features to great effect, making the course a good test, but enjoyable for the entire family and golfers of all skill levels.
This course is unlike anything else in Mauritius, with 9 world class par 3 holes and a dramatic finishing hole of 147 yards that plays to an island green in front of the clubhouse, that makes it truly memorable. This gentle yet terrifying hole will test the very best players, and your heart will be pounding on the tee in anticipation of the tee shot that awaits. The tricky wind that Mauritius is known for, adds to the difficulty of landing your ball on the green.
The course is easy to walk but golf carts are available and offers a great test for your short game and putting due to challenging greens. It is a fun and flexible alternative to a traditional 18 hole round of golf.
A small but stunning clubhouse complements the magnificent golf course to create a very enjoyable golf experience for players of all skill levels.
We promise that it is truly a course in which you, your family, and friends will enjoy!
Hole by hole
Everyone agrees that playing golf is fun! Today’s player looks for shorter games so they can move on with other activities. This is true for executives, families with children, those who are retired, as well as amongst experienced golfers and pros taking holiday.
The only par-3 signature course on the island!
Some may ask “why build another golf course on Mauritius when there are already several along the east coast and in the north?” Blue Life Limited, the developer and promoter, feels there is a compelling need for a signature par-3 9-hole golf course, and has designed a unique model for Azuri that allows all levels of players – including the best – to enjoy a full and challenging game of golf in 90 minutes, on a 1,350 yard course, that respects worldwide standards of championship courses. Challenges include a diversity of settings, such as four downhill holes alongside the river, and greens combining technical and aesthetic character. Great for families who already play, or want to learn, and for those who are used to 18 holes yet prefer to fit in a round of golf in their busy week, each hole offers three tee options: back for pros; forward for the regular player; ladies tee.
This signature par-3 golf course will be the very first on the island, which adds enormous value to existing structures at Azuri, and the Village setting, as well as to residential projects in the pipeline. Many of Azuri’s homeowners play golf, and appreciate the concept of an immense green space at the heart of the community, ensuring sustainability of the environment.