A golfing experience like no other in Mauritius, with a feeling of total freedom and endless views.
Avalon is an open, rolling layout designed by Peter Matkovich that is surrounded on all sides by breath-taking views. To the south is the ocean, where early starters can catch the rising sun as they start their game. A peek in the opposite direction provides a view of the majestic mountains that surround Grand Bassin – the largest natural lake in Mauritius, which was created by a now-extinct volcano.
The elevated nature of the course means that low clouds and cooler, breezy conditions are often to be expected. This was incorporated into the course’s design, with Matkovich creating a perfect balance of holes playing both with and against prevailing winds. Very few trees line the course, adding to its feeling of openness and playability, while numerous Tree ferns supplement the local flora and add a soft theme to the unique layout.
The course has a natural flow around the estate with numerous changes in elevation, combined with the breezy conditions, making club selection an important part of the experience at Avalon.
The course is well balanced and has something to offer every level of golfer, with some shorter par fours to entice the longer hitters and a number of reachable par fives. The collection of memorable par threes showcases the brilliance of the course design and, given the panoramas of the area, spending some extra time on the tees to take in the views is advisable.
From the first hole, it is noticeable that the fairways are wide enough to allow plenty of forgiveness for the odd miss-hit shot. The risk-and-reward par four fourth is the course’s signature hole, and for good reason. From an elevated tee, a river cuts across the start of the fairway below, with a small pot bunker peeking out from the left. Thick natural vegetation line the fairway’s left flank, while the right side consists of a slightly more forgiving steep hill. At only 238 metres long, the green is well within range for most players, but so is a lot of the surrounding danger. Such is the nature of Avalon.
A number of tee options cater for all level of golfer, and from the club tees the course is an enjoyable 5 847 metres. For the proficient player, true tournament golf conditions can be experienced from the championship tees, which stretch the course to a hefty 6 318 metres.
A fairly demanding opening hole, played downhill to a wide, inviting fairway, Avoid the bunkers on the right off the tee, and you should have a medium to short iron into the green. Beware of the ravine running all the way along the left side of the hole. The green is protected by a bunker short left and long right, with some soft slopes short right to feed your ball onto the green.
A par 5 hole playing slightly downhill, with a ravine along the right side of the hole, and some mounding along the left to bring your ball back in play should you stray a little too far left. A good drive will position you in the fairway with a possibility to reach the green in two if you are a longer hitter. Your approach shot to the green – whether it be your second or third shot, is played to a very long green, running diagonally from right to left, and it could be partially obscured by a large mound if you are on the left side of the fairway. Better players will try and position themselves to the right side of the fairway to have a more open shot to the green. Make sure you aim for the correct area, or you could be facing a monster putt…
This long par 4 is situated on a beautiful ridge, with great views of the ocean in the distance from the green. A long par 4, which requires a good drive, to have a long to medium approach shot into a wide and open green. A large swale protects the green front right, and should you end up in this low area, you could be playing a very interesting pitch to the green. Par will always be a good score on this hole.
A short par 4 which could be drivable in favorable conditions. Your tee shot is played from a tee along an elevated ridgeline, across a stream, to a fairway situated well below the tees. A breath taking tee shot, but demanding none the less – players need to avoid the ravine along the left side of the hole. A definite scoring opportunity, and hopefully a lot of fun.
The first short hole on this nine is played along the edge of a ravine, so stay right! Players can use the natural contours to feed their balls in from the right, but the brave would need to fly a portion of the ravine to get close to any pin placement on the left side of the green.
This longer par 4 has a slightly uphill tee shot, where players can use the natural contours on the right of the fairway to feed their balls back to the middle. Your approach shot requires accuracy to avoid the swale and bunker protecting this green.
A dramatic medium to short iron shot across a deep gorge, to a small, well protected green. This should get your adrenaline flowing!
A beautiful par 5 with some interesting movement across the fairway. After a good tee shot, players will have to choose if they want to have a go at the green, or lay up short of a large swale in the fairway, which protects the front of the green.
An uphill hole played to the halfway house. Keep your tee shot on the fairway, avoiding any fairway bunkers, and you should have a medium to short iron into the green.
This short par 4 is played to a fairway, protected by a fairway bunker on the right hand side. Most players will be wise to play safe on this hole, as the second shot requires an accurate short iron to this well protected green.
This hole is played to a small green, which is protected by a bunker on the left just short of the green. The left side of the green is very tight, with the right side offering a deeper, more forgiving target off the tee. With a longer club in your hands, the wise play would be to the right centre of the green.
A fun hole, played to a wide fairway, with a ravine coming into play on your second shot. Be sure to stay left of the ravine on your approach shot.
A tough driving hole, with bunkers protecting the left and right side of the fairway. A good drive will leave most players a short iron across a stream, to a green which is well protected all around by bunkers and grass swales.
A medium iron shot is played to a green with a small stream running along the right hand side of it. One bunker also protects the left side of the green, so the conservative play might be to the area short left of the green, where a mound could direct your ball back onto the front of the green. Three is always a good score on this hole.
A good testing par 4, where players would need to play an accurate tee shot to avoid the stream on the left, and some severe mounding cutting into the fairway on the right side. Your approach shot is then played to a green protected by a deep swale and two bunkers on the right side of the green. Be prepared to play some interesting chip shots should you miss the green, as several slopes and swales surround this green.
A relatively short par 5, where better players would be looking for a birdie. A wide fairway awaits your tee shot, from where players who are in a good position would be able to take on the stream and bunker running along the left side of the green. The other option would be to lay up to the right of the green, which would then leave a short pitch across some fairway and greenside bunkers. A classic risk and reward par 5, where a lot of birdies can be made, but beware, it is also just as easy to end up with a 6 on your card.
A short par 4, where players have got a couple of options: aggressive players can try to get their drives on or as close to the green as the can – they would have to negotiate the stream along the right of the fairway, as well as a deep fairway bunker which splits the fairway into a direct and lay up area. Conservative play is to the left side of the fairway, from where a short iron or pitch shot to a small green could give you a birdie opportunity.
The finishing hole requires a good drive between mounding on the right, and a small bunker on the left edge of the fairway. The approach shot to the green is played through two high mounds either side of the fairway, and needs to negotiate a fairway swale short of the green, and some strategic bunkering. A tough finishing hole to a rewarding day out on the course.
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Membership to Avalon Country Club entitles the member to enjoy the golf course and its facilities with a sense of exclusivity that befits a world-class golfing destination. Members have full access to our 18-hole championship golf course, putting greens and practice facilities, as well as the Country club’s leisure facilities: 22m long heated swimming, pool, tennis court, beach volley, football and petanque, etc…
Different categories of membership are available, please see below.
In a continued effort to provide value to our membership, Avalon Golf Estate has joined the exclusive Pacific Links Golf Network since 2017, which therefore allow our members privileged access to more than 200 reciprocal golf clubs worldwide.
Avalon Members are able to access the Affiliate clubs through a dedicated golf concierge service that will make bookings on their behalf. At more than 70 of these clubs the green fees will be complimentary! At the remaining reciprocal clubs, members will enjoy privileged access and a discount of 50% off the normal green fee rate. The golf club network consists of high level clubs from across the globe with designers such as Greg Norman, Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus.Read More (PDF document)
An Individual Lifetime Membership offers the opportunity for the admission of one (1) member in the exclusive Country Club of Avalon Golf Estate, against payment of a membership fee. The spouse and minor children of the member will benefit from all the privileges of a membership. Lifetime memberships are transferable.
* Dependent children up to 21 years are members automatically under their parent’s membership. They pay no annual subscription fees but enjoy all the privileges of being a member. After turning 21 years, the child can exercise his/her right to join at a once-off fee of Rs 100,000. He/She would still fall under the Property Owner or Individual Lifetime membership of their parent but now they would be liable for separate annual subscription fees.
An Individual Annual Membership offers the opportunity for the admission of one (1) member for a period of one year only in the exclusive Country Club of Avalon Golf Estate. The minor children of the members will benefit from all the privileges of a membership.
Our unique membership fee at Rs 48,000 (Single) and Rs 75,000 (Family), includes ALL-IN green fee and golf cart for a whole year! Annual memberships are not transferable or refundable.
A Corporate Lifetime Membership is issued in the name of a corporation or other business entity for the admission of two (2) members in the exclusive Country Club of Avalon Golf Estate. The spouse and minor children of the members will benefit from all the privileges of a membership. Lifetime memberships are transferable.
Avalon Golf Estate offers unbelievable golf packages to the Corporates in Mauritius. We have made our name on the market and what better way to attract golfers to our magnificent golf course and the non-golfers to our Country Club and restaurant. 2 Corporate Membership Packages are available:
Gold Corporate Membership Package Rs 220,000 per annum:
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Platinum Corporate Membership Package Rs 350,000 per annum
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Avalon Golf Estate provides golf programs for every level of golfer, from those wanting to learn the wonderful game of golf to the advanced players seeking more technical advice.
On one Sunday each month we host a special "Learn to play golf" day at a very special rate. This monthly event is targeted at the public.
Having enjoyed the golf initiation and wanting to continue learning, we provide all participants with the opportunity of booking a Golf Lesson package over a period of 3 months, which includes: 12 lessons, equipment and unlimited use of the practice facilities.
With state-of-the-art practice facilities, PGA Qualified golf coaches to guide you every step of the way and the best rates on the island, Avalon is the best place to learn to play golf in Mauritius! Our products include:
Avalon boasts some of the finest facilities on the island, whether you are looking to learn the game or hone your skills. A full length driving range of 280 metres, with grass or synthetic mats, is available and the range has good quality practice balls. A large chipping green, designed to USGA specifications, with two bunkers, is also available for warm up or to sharpen your short game. Two putting greens complete the practice facilities, providing a space for you to fine-tune your putting stroke.
An undercover area allows one to practice regardless of the weather conditions.
The Islander Golf Academy (TIGA).
Two fully qualified PGA coaches are on hand for lessons or a quick tweak to your swing. With years of experience, the coaches can take you from a novice golfer to a single-figure handicapper with the help of the latest technology and Avalon’s world-class facilities.View info on TIGA