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Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita Back

The newest championship golf course on Mauritius, and one that could quite quickly become the best on the island, is the Ernie Els designed Anahita golf course, part of the Anahita Resort on the island's east coast. par 72 layout can play to 6,828 metres (7,467 yards) from the back tees, or to a variety of shorter distances from different sets of tees right down to 5,588 metres (6,111 yards) from the gold tees, or 4,971 metres (5,436 yards) from the ladies' tees. With wide fairways and friendly rough the course will not be too hard for average golfers, depending on which tees they choose to use, but the further back you go the more challenging Anahita becomes for even the very best of golfers. Els himself, currently ranked third in the world, teeing it up from the back at the short eighth, a par three that plays down towards the Indian Ocean usually into the teeth of a stiff breeze, could not reach the green here, 233 metres away, even with a full blooded driver. Deep bunkering, on the fairways and around the greens (in some of the greenside bunkers you can barely see the top of the flag let alone the bottom), makes for a major hazard whilst large, natural ponds come into play on three others. The Indian Ocean also comes into play occasionally with six oceanside holes, most notably at the par three fifth where, from the back tee, you face a tough 200 metre carry to the green across the sea.

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