The golf club staff at Constance Lémuria in Seychelles, the place to be this weekend as a golf enthusiast, have been on their feet making sure that all facilities and the ground of the golf course is operating perfectly as it readies to welcome participants of the final of MCB-Staysure 2018 Tour Season.
Having recently been awarded the “Luxury Golf Hotel” of the Indian Ocean at the World Luxury Hotel Awards, that took place in Bali on November 10, 2018, affirms the resorts capability to host an event of such caliber.
The General Manager of Constance Lémuria, Mr. Bruno Le Gac, said that the team responsible for the golf club “have been working extremely hard to ensure that we are ready for this prestigious international event, and they can be proud of what has been achieved so far.”
With the course covering about three quarter of Constance Lémuria’s property, the resort has 18 staff, whose job is to maintain the par-70, 18-hole golf course.
Improvements on the golf course includes the construction of new professional tees on the fifth, seventh, tenth and eleventh holes. The team, led by Mr. Wilson Volcere, the head greenkeeper and Mr. Gary Pouponneau, the Golf Director, has also been working on the surface of the course, enlarging green areas where possible.
Leading up to the final tour of the MCB-Staysure 2018 Tour Season, Mr. Pouponneau, a professional golf player himself, said that security would be tighten within the resort during the tournament.
“Badges will be provided to people with classification of access areas for people attending and participating,” said Mr. Pouponneau.
All across the course, selective underbrush, trees and vegetation have been cleared. The Lémuria golf facility spans over about 80 hectares, with half of the course located on mountainous terrain.
Despite the challenging grounds, the course attracts many players, especially recurring clients. Mr. Pouponneau said that some clients have been coming to the hotel since its opening in 2000.
Participants in the MCB-Staysure tournament will be offered a ‘Hole in One’ prize in the 15th tee for any pro achieving a hole in one during the competition days by Constance Lemuria.
Constance Lémuria is proudly working hand in hand with the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mauritius Commercial Bank Seychelles and other local partners to provide a truly Seychellois week of entertainment. The tournament will showcase the Seychelles to a global audience, putting the destination of the Seychelles on the map of world-class golfing venues.
The only 18-hole course in Seychelles, Lémuria organizes weekly competitions for their clients. Mr. Pouponneau takes the opportunity to interact with the clients by joining in the competitions. Every now and then, he also makes it a must to take part in tournaments organized on Mahé or at the hotel itself.
Mr. Pouponneau started playing golf at the age of ten, a passion that was inspired as he lived in close vicinity to the Reef Golf Club on Mahé, the first golf course to open in Seychelles. Two years after completing his studies, Mr. Pouponneau moved to Lémuria.
“I knew by then that I wanted to make a career out of the sport. In fact I joined the hotel one year after its opening,” said Mr. Pouponneau.
Participants in the MCB Tour Championship Seychelles competition will be offered a ‘Hole in One’ prize in the 15th tee for any pro achieving a hole in one during the competition days by Constance Hotels and Resorts.