The origins of the golf will always be debated though consensus amongst golf scholars suggests that in all probability, Scotland is the true birthplace. Reportedly, from there it spread first to England, India and then, quite remarkably, to the tiny Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius making it the 4th country where golf was played.
Records at the British War Office indicate that golf was introduced to Mauritius in 1844 by officers of the British military. The sport was played on the grounds of a military base, which is today the Gymkhana Club situated in the town of Vacoas.
Over the years Mauritius has developed into one of the finest golf tourism destinations in the world now boasting ten 18 hole masterpieces with designers such as Ernie Els, Bernhard Langer, Rodney Wright and Peter Matkovich.
The Mauritius Golf Tourism Association was founded to formally join these magnificent courses under one association that would have as its primary objective, the unified promotion of golf tourism in Mauritius.
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