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Mauritius Makes Golf History: 1st in Africa for Eco-Sustainability – GEO Certified®



Mauritius Makes Golf History: 1st in Africa for Eco-Sustainability - GEO Certified®
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La Réserve Golf Links, located at Heritage Golf Club in Mauritius, has achieved the prestigious title of being the first golf course in Africa to receive GEO Certified® Development Status.

This recognition is awarded to projects that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability by preserving nature, supporting local ecosystems, conserving resources, and benefiting the surrounding communities.

La Réserve Golf Links, which opened in December 2023 and recently hosted the DP World Tour’s Mauritius Open, designed by co-designer and Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, draws inspiration from the vast open spaces of the world’s finest seaside links courses.

With breathtaking views from every hole, it stands as the only contemporary links course in the Indian Ocean, harmoniously blending with the natural landscape of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve where it is situated.

Thierry Montocchio, CEO of Rogers Hospitality and owners of Heritage Golf Club, expressed his pride in the project’s remarkable achievement, emphasizing the vision, dedication, and collaboration that brought it to life.

He highlighted the importance of understanding and respecting the land, nature, and elements throughout the development process.

Sam Thomas, Developments Director at GEO Sustainable Golf Foundation, commended La Réserve Golf Links for joining an elite group of globally recognized golf developments and becoming the inaugural African recipient of GEO Certified® Development status.

The transformation of 104 hectares of sugarcane fields into a diverse native grassland environment showcases the project’s commitment to sustainability and responsible land management.

By promoting the regeneration of native habitats and implementing efficient irrigation systems that utilize gravity for water distribution, La Réserve Golf Links exemplifies a thoughtful and environmentally conscious approach to golf course construction.

Operating as part of Heritage Golf Club, the premier 45-hole destination in the Indian Ocean, it offers world-class golfing experiences and luxurious accommodations amidst the stunning scenery of the southern coastline of Mauritius.

As an integral component of Heritage Resorts, a globally recognized luxury golf and beach resort ranked in the World Top 100, Heritage Golf Club provides guests with the opportunity to enjoy exceptional golfing facilities and create unforgettable memories in one of the world’s most picturesque locations.

Source: Golf Business News

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