Heritage Golf Club reveals plans for new La Réserve Golf Links clubhouse with one-of-a-kind ‘green’ rooftop terrace
Heritage Golf Club, Mauritius, the World Top 100 luxury golf and beach resort featuring two DP World Tour hosting courses, has today revealed details of its new architect-designed clubhouse at La Réserve Golf Links, the Indian Ocean’s first and only contemporary links.
Designed by world-renowned architects Perrot & Richard, whose projects include Le Grand Palais in Paris and Monte Carlo Opera in Monaco, the clubhouse will be created from an environmental design that focuses on sustainability and minimal environmental impact.
Due for completion when the highly-anticipated La Réserve Golf Links opens for play in December of this year, the clubhouse’s standout feature will be its panoramic ‘green’ roof terrace.
This will not only provide members and visitors with spectacular tropical views of the Indian Ocean and golf links beyond, but it will also offer additional rainwater retention and improved thermal insulation, thanks to its planted rooftop vegetation.
Florent Richard, Associate Director at Perrot & Richard, explained: “The rooftop’s green terrace symbolises nature’s ability to reclaim and occupy every space. Views from different areas are carefully framed to offer spectacular perspectives, with walls adorned with rocks and overhangs towards the bay beyond.
“The Clubhouse is designed to promote natural ventilation – this approach allows for better integration of the natural heritage and endemic plant resources, showcasing the natural character of the site.”
Jonathan Menteath, General Manager of Heritage Golf Club, said: “The addition of vegetation on the roof will create a one-of-a-kind clubhouse experience, with a very special touch of luxury. It will be the perfect environment for our Heritage Resort resident guests and golf club members to relax and enjoy this very special location.”
Inspired by the unique characteristics of the surrounding nature, raw and natural materials such as rock and wood will be a key design element for the clubhouse. This will produce incredible features for both the interior and exterior, allowing the clubhouse to reflect the quality of the golf course through an organic and authentic feel.
“The surrounding landscape has been shaped specifically for the viewing of the DP World Tour’s 2023 AfrAsia bank Mauritius Open,” added Jonathan Menteath. “The undulations surrounding the 18th green provide a natural seating area, which allows for easy viewing of the golfers playing out the finishing hole.”
In addition to a private members lounge and a public restaurant, which members and Heritage Resort resident guests can enjoy, the clubhouse offers a wide range of practice facilities, all within 100 metres.
These include separate putting, bunker and chipping greens, a two-tier grassed range, an outdoor GolfZon Leadbetter coaching studio, the only one of its kind in the Indian Ocean, and the Savanne putting course – all making for an integrated, yet exclusive experience.
La Réserve Golf Links plays hand-in-hand with nature alongside a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, home to a myriad of birds and wildlife. Former sugar cane fields have been sensitively cultivated with native island grasses, creating new, species-rich grasslands, encouraging ecological diversity and valuable carbon sequestration.
Designed by Peter Matkovich and Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen, the golf course, set to open in December 2023 will provide panoramic ocean views from every hole.
For more information, on Heritage Golf Club or La Réserve Golf Links, please visit www.heritagegolfclub.mu