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WEST There are two championship courses on the island’s west coast. Paradis Golf Club (www.beachcomber- hotels.com/en/hotel/paradis-golf-resort- spa/golf) forms part of a Beachcomber resort complex with two golf and spa resort hotels, the Paradis Beachcomber and Dinarobin Beachcomber. It occupies one of the most beautiful tracts of land in Mauritius, on a peninsula tucked between a lagoon with white surf breaking on the reef beyond and the imposing Le Morne mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where escaped slaves sheltered in caves and on the summit. An enjoyable resort golf course, five of the back nine holes run alongside the lagoon with one hole jutting out into it and colourful bougainvilleas and poinsettias edge several greens. Tamarina Golf Club www.tamarina.mu/golf is a design by Rodney Wright in the shadow of sharp-peaked Rempart Mountain, resembling a mini- Matterhorn. That forms a stunning backdrop to the clubhouse and terrace as well as several holes including the par-4 7th and 15th. Also noteworthy is the par-3 6th hole, where you tee up from an elevated tee box and hit over a river to a small, protected green nearly 85 metres below with another mountain rearing up behind it. It is the longest course in Mauritius, measuring over 6,886 metres (7,500 yards) from the pro tees. The Tamarina Golf & Spa Boutique Hotel is adjacent to the clubhouse and course. 49