Reunion Island boasts a wide array of landscapes… and golf courses. It has three courses, which is a respectable number for an island of this size, especially as they complement one another well. The oldest the Golf Club de Bourbon, founded in 1970, covers an area of 68 hectares in the heart of the Étang-Salé forest to the south of the island. Its 18-hole course is a joy to play (with four par-five holes), covering more than six kilometres through the palm trees, filaos, poinciana, tamarind trees and bougainvillea. The lush vegetation and black sandy ground give it a truly exotic feel.
Well-being and sport
Nowhere near as flat but offering spectacular views over the Indian Ocean, the Golf de Bassin Bleu overlooks the west coast of the island. Its 18 holes are varied and selective, stretching from the shade of the eucalyptus to the edges of the ravines. In fact, at hole number 4, you even have to cross a canyon! After all that effort, you will want to relax: golfers can enjoy the Kaolin wellness area for massages and healing treatments.
Smaller but with some fine greens, the 8-hole Golf Club du Colorado is nestled in the Colorado leisure park at La Montagne, in the heights of Saint-Denis. As you may have guessed, this is a hilly course. In fact, it is the highest golf course on Reunion Island, sitting at an average altitude of 600 metres. The gradients mean it is a technical course, with plenty of slopes making for a physically demanding game when you have to climb uphill ... small but tough !