The Tee and Toque Trophy: A Golfing Experience like No Other
January 15 2018
January 15 2018
Golf is an incredible sport. You are able to perfect the art of the game while enjoying memorable moments with like-minded people as you immerse yourself in nature and the phenomenal tranquillity of the elegant sport. If you are an avid golfer and are on the lookout for more than just a phenomenal new golf course to explore, but an extraordinary golfing experience that also plays to your love for food, then you would do well to head to Long Beach, set along the gorgeous sunrise coast of Mauritius, in March. Why? Because they are hosting the 4th edition of the exclusive Tee and Toque Trophy which promises to be not only an exceptional journey through golf on two of the island’s most coveted golf courses—but a gastronomic golfing adventure. Here’s what you need to know about this extraordinary event:
It’s bound to be memorable
As a golfer, choosing holiday destinations with incredible golf courses is a stellar way to play the game while you explore the world. But opting to partake in a golfing experience in a paradisiacal location is even better than that. The Tee and Toque Trophy truly combines some of life’s greatest pleasures: an island paradise, sublime culinary delights and cocktails, extraordinary golf courses and of course, golf itself. Not only that, you have the opportunity to see and explore the island and the sport in a way that is not normally afforded to guests.
As part of the Tee and Toque Trophy, guests can look forward to exclusive fine dining lunches, exquisite dinners and cocktail evenings, activities (such as a catamaran cruise with a lobster lunch) not to mention cooking classes and an extraordinary gala dinner hosted and prepared by the celebrity chefs part of the event. This fabulous package deal for the Tee and Toque Trophy includes flights, accommodation at Long Beach on a half-board basis, golf, prize-giving cocktails, the specified meals and an unforgettable catamaran cruise—this is a golfing and gastronomy event not to be missed!
Golfers will get to enjoy two of the island’s most outstanding golf courses
Mauritius offers travellers ample reason to explore its shores—from exceptional beaches to phenomenal outdoor activities and world-class golf courses. In fact, Mauritius has some of the most sublime golf courses in the world—Ile aux Cerfs in particular—which is why many people are prepared to travel far and wide to experience them. And the best part? If you partake in the Tee and Toque Trophy, you will have ample opportunity to indulge in blissful hours spent on two of the island’s most coveted golf courses—Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club and Anahita Golf Course.
The Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club is an extraordinary 18-hole, par 72 championship course designed by the famed Bernhard Langer and is located on its very own island—Ile aux Cerfs. It’s renowned for its technically challenging course and unbelievable natural surrounds. The Anahita Golf Course is equally stunning with its dramatic mountain and sea views. This phenomenal 18-hole, par 72 golf course was designed by Ernie Els and offers avid golfing fans an incredible game of golf in a magical setting.
Guests partaking in the Tee and Toque Trophy are afforded free shuttles to and from the golf courses as well as free green fees for both courses. As part of the tournament, there will be different rounds held on each of these two golf courses and will include the following formats:
4-ball better ball
Not only will you be able to revel in the sheer beauty of each of these courses, but your entire golfing experience as part of this tournament is sure to be nothing short of exceptional.
The accommodation at Long Beach is outstanding
Golfing fans eager to partake in this event will be able to relish their stay at the phenomenal five-star Long Beach resort, perfectly situated along the east coast. Long Beach recently won the esteemed title of Indian Ocean’s Best Golf Hotel at the World Golf Awards, making it the ultimate venue for a golfing event in paradise. Here, you will be able to enjoy the incredible active lifestyle, ample dining options and the phenomenal stretch of beach pre- and post-tournament activities at this phenomenal hotel that has just been rebranded (with the Long Beach Chapter 2 initiative) to make it even more exclusive and incredible than ever before. Large, modern rooms have been decorated with an elegant, modern, beachside flair, with all of the creature comforts you could need for the ultimate island (and golf) holiday.
Golfers will be rubbing shoulders with two renowned chefs
This year’s event will be the perfect marriage of two of the world’s finest inventions: golf and gastronomy (the latter being one of the major pillars of Long Beach Chapter 2) and if you are a golf fan and a foodie, this competition is for you. Naturally, this means that guests can look forward to some delicious cuisine, but it doesn’t stop there. Taking part in the experience (and spending the full week with the golfers) will be two exceptional international chefs who share a passion for both culinary delights and golf; French chef Jean-Pierre Vigato and South African chef (known for his excellent restaurants as well as his appearance on the South African MasterChef) Reuben Riffel.
Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato hails from France and his esteemed Restaurant Apicius, which is part of the Relais & Châteaux group. This sensational restaurant is located in a private 19th-century mansion on the ground floor of what was previously the Hôtel de Talhouët-Roy in the heart of the romantic city of Paris. The experience at this restaurant is particularly sublime in summer when your meal can be enjoyed in the exceptional garden of the property.
Known for his delicious dishes inspired by “bourgeois” cuisine, chef Jean-Pierre Vigato uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to create food that is absolutely magnificent. His creative cuisine centres on fresh, high-end ingredients such as langoustine, white truffles, game and John Dory which are then are perfectly paired with fresh vegetables in phenomenal dishes that are undeniably created with love. This self-taught chef embraces a modern approach to cooking with a focus on incredible textures and dishes that are infused with aromatic spices (while keeping them simple and honest) which add to incredible dishes that are nothing short of sensational and are bound to thrill gourmets. And the best part? He loves a good round of golf too!
The acclaimed South African chef, Reuben Riffel, comes from the picturesque town of Franschhoek set in the gorgeous Western Cape, which is now also home to one of his three exemplary restaurants, the other two being in the gorgeous sleepy seaside town of Paternoster in the Western Cape and at the One and Only hotel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Reuben Riffel describes his phenomenal cuisine as “eclectic” and “unpretentious” and creates sumptuous simple dishes with the freshest ingredients, that deliver on incredible flavour. Not only does Reuben Riffel enjoy the exquisite art of cooking, but the joy of a phenomenal round of golf in sublime settings. Allow these two international chefs take you on a gastronomic adventure and enjoy their company as they play alongside you during the magnificent Tee and Toque Trophy.
If you are looking for an incredible golf and gastronomy experience, then be sure to contact us to find out more about our Tee and Torque Trophy experience. During this unique and exclusive event, you will be able to enjoy the phenomenal golfing opportunities as well as the wonderful cuisine provided to you as part of the experience, as well as that offered at any of the exceptional Long Beach restaurants. Relish the finer things in life in unbeatable settings this March at Long Beach.