Travel and Lifestyle
Jun 9th, 2017
Louis Oosthuizen to design second Heritage course
The original Heritage course
Heritage Resort has announced that their second 18–hole championship course will be co–designed by Major champion Louis Oosthuizen and renowned designer Peter Matkovich.
Heritage Golf Club has been awarded the title of “Best Golf Course” in the Indian Ocean for the past three years at the World Golf Awards. The quality of the course is well known in the industry and a need for a second golf course in this region of Mauritius has become apparent.
This course will be Louis Oosthuizen’s first ever golf course design and he explains:
“My passion for playing golf has now led me to explore my passion for golf design and I am thrilled to be co–designing this incredible second golf course at Heritage Resorts with Peter Matkovich.
Our first project together could not be more exotic; who would not dream of designing a course on the paradise island of Mauritius and in none other than one of the most beautiful resorts on the island, Heritage Resorts. I am really looking forward to working on the luxurious land of Bel Ombre and to creating a golf course which perfectly balances the challenge of a championship layout with the element of fun that needs to be incorporated into any golf course.”
Turning professional in 2002 at 19 years old, Louis has had a successful career winning eight European Tour events including the Volvo Golf Championship (2013, 2014) and his first major tournament, The Open Championship at St Andrews (2010).
He also made history by scoring the first Double Eagle on the second hole at Augusta, the first in the history of the Masters championship.
Louis is now 20th in the world golf rankings (June 2017) and his rich golfing career will greatly contribute to the design of the course, making it a must play for any golfer visiting Mauritius and the Indian Ocean region.
Since his first design in 1975, Matkovich has established himself as one of the world’s leading golf course designers with a trademark ability to use the natural surroundings to create timeless layouts fit for golfers of all levels. Using his passion of nature and experience as a professional golfer he has created some of Africa’s most spectacular courses: Arabella Golf Club, Pinnacle Point, Leopard Rock Golf Club, Silver Lakes Golf Club and Heritage Golf Club amongst others.
“Designing the second golf course at Heritage Resorts with Louis Oosthuizen was the perfect fit and as partners we will be working on many more projects together to continue the legacy of the love of the natural environment and in this case for the beautiful land at Heritage Resorts in Bel Ombre on the rugged and preserved southern coast of the island” said Peter Matkovich.