The Seychelles mainland of Mahé with its small 9-hole course may not be the golfer’s first choice destination, but Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has created a new Sunset Golf experience that is sure to compensate.
With the setup along the stunning Petite Anse beach, entirely encompassed in the horseshoe-shaped bay that the Resort surrounds, this mini-driving range is one of the most spectacular in the world. Guests can drive golf balls into the ocean, and try and reach the different yard markers set out in the bay. This is, of course, accompanied by delicious, refreshing sunset cocktails. With a start time of 6:00 pm, the hour-long sunset can be enjoyed in full from the moment the sunset begins on this west coast beach until it has dropped well below the horizon, throwing beams of orange, red and purple light across the sky.
General Manager Alex Porteous explains more: "The Ocean is the perfect expanse in which to drive golf balls, but going against our Living Values by polluting the ecosystem with hundreds of golf balls is simply not an option, so we use Ecobioballs. This product is 100 percent safe to any plant and animal marine life thanks to its cleverly-designed outer shell that biodegrades in less than 48 hours, releasing fish food into the water. So while you’re enjoying a fabulous evening of sunset golf, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are providing a sumptuous dinner for our local marine life."
Only one session can take place every evening, offering an exclusive experience, as the Resort’s Leisure Experience Manager Diarmuid Connolly explains. "This is the ultimate one-in-a-lifetime golfing experience and a truly unique evening in Seychelles. Even if you’re not a golfer, or you’re travelling with a golfer, you can try it out, and even if you discover you’re not the next US Masters champion, you can still enjoy a beautiful sunset and a cocktail."