As the lovers of the small white ball know well, the pleasure of golf is to be found both in its technique and in the environment where it takes place. New Caledonia has embraced this and with four 18-hole courses, possesses facilities with a variety of strong points and features. This just multiplies the pleasure of golfing and discovering the courses.
Jewels of nature – from Tina to Déva, from Ouenghi to Dumbéa, Caledonian golf courses are first of all incomparable sites. Jewels of nature, each with an identity of its own, but always in a privileged environment. At Dumbéa, the course follows the river, while at Déva and Tina, playing certain holes; nothing keeps you from gazing at the Pacific Ocean. Lastly, at Boulouparis, the soft valleys of the course invite you to walk just as much as to play golf.
The annual PGA-Australasia and European tour affiliated ‘Fiji International’ golfing tournament is putting Fiji on the golfing map. The tournament is held at the spectacular Natadola Golf Championship Course and regularly attended by fellow Fijian and golfing great, Vijay Singh.
Other notable 72-par golf courses are found at Pacific Harbour, Denarau Island and Laucala Island – one of the world’s most remote and exclusive courses.
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The resort features 18 island-style bures nestled amongst beautiful tropical gardens, 100 meters from pristine coral reef with stunning ocean views. The resort houses the only PADI Dive Centre on the island and offers an exceptional range or touring options, making it the ideal base for exploring the island by day, or relaxing with a tantalizing cocktail as you watch the spectacular sunsets.