28TH ANNUAL PRO-AM CLASSIC

13.10.19 TO 17.10.19

  • Welcome
  • History
  • Past Tournament Winners
Welcome

The Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic is a prestigious golf event attracting players from across the globe. This 36-hole tournament played over two courses has been staged at world-class golfing resorts in South Africa, Spain, Portugal, the USA, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates since 1991.

To mark the 28th year of the Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic, the event is returning to the magnificent Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita from 13th October to 17th October 2019. Select Diners Club Cardmembers will have the opportunity to compete in this international tournament with exclusive access to two of the world’s most beautiful courses – Anahita Golf Club and Île Aux Cerfs Golf Club.

History

DINERS CLUB INTERNATIONAL • Diners Club began its proud history in 1950, all because a man named Frank McNamara had dinner in a New York restaurant but left his cash in another suit, leaving him unable to pay the bill. He resolved never to be embarrassed again and founded Diners Club.

Today, Diners Club International Ltd. is a direct banking and payment services company owned by Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), one of the most recognized brands in US financial services. We provide a range of payment options, benefits and exclusive offers – in partnership with leading merchants, restaurants and service-industry brands around the world. Diners Club membership is for the select global citizen who wants to experience the best the world has to offer.

To learn more, visit www.dinersclub.com

Past Tournament Winners

2018 • South Africa 155 pts Four Seasons, Mauritius

2017 • Peru 178 pts Four Seasons, Mauritius

2016 • Ecuador 172 pts Four Seasons, Mauritius

2015 • Serbia 168 pts Fairmont Zimbali , South Africa

2014 • South Africa 180 pts Abu Dhabi Golf Club, UAE

2013 • South Africa 174 pts Abu Dhabi Golf Club, UAE

2012 • South Africa 165 pts Four Seasons, Mauritius

2011 • Serbia 168 pts Four Seasons, Mauritius

2010 • Serbia 171 pts Four Seasons, Mauritius

2009 • South Africa 156 pts Fancourt, South Africa

2008 • South Africa 172 pts Vila Sol, Portugal

2007 • Hong Kong 176 pts Sun City, South Africa

2006 • Russia 164 pts La Manga Club, Spain

2005 • Hong Kong 174 pts La Manga Club, Spain

2004 • Switzerland 123 pts Dubai Creek, UAE

2003 • South Africa 166 pts La Manga Club, Spain

2002 • Spain 162 pts Dubai Creek, UAE

2001 • South Africa 171 pts Doral, United States

2000 • Hong Kong 168 pts Dubai Creek, UAE

1999 • Spain 189 pts La Manga Club, Spain

1998 • Qatar 182 pts La Manga Club, Spain

1997 • Spain 189 pts La Manga Club, Spain

1996 • Austria 171 pts La Manga Club, Spain

1995 • Benelux 180 pts La Manga Club, Spain

1994 • United Kingdom 176 pts La Manga Club, Spain

1993 • Denmark 167 pts La Manga Club, Spain

1992 • Italy 180 pts La Manga Club, Spain

Qualify

TO QUALIFY • Players are invited to participate in tournaments that are organised by their local Diners Club Franchise. The winners of these local tournaments will qualify to represent their country in the Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic in Mauritius.

TEAMS • Each national team consists of 3 qualifying amateur players who will be joined by a professional golfer.

To find out if your local Diners Club hosts qualifying tournaments, please contact us.

Location

  • Mauritius
  • Accommodations
  • ANAHITA GOLF CLUB
  • Île Aux Cerfs Golf Club
Mauritius

REPUBLIC OF MAURITIUS • This ancient volcanic island is a jewel in the South Indian Ocean, situated east of Madagascar and the Southern African coast. Come along and discover true island hospitality from the moment you arrive—from the crystal-blue lagoons that greet you to the vibrant bustle of local street markets and the gastronomic treat that is the hallmark of Mauritian food.

Accommodations

FOUR SEASONS RESORT MAURITIUS AT ANAHITA • This spectacular five-star plus resort will surround you in natural beauty and offer you a world class guest experience. Rooms offer sweeping panoramic views, natural sunlight and modern amenities just steps away from the tranquil gardens, private beaches and an award-winning spa.

ANAHITA GOLF CLUB

ANAHITA GOLF CLUB • The stage is set in a grand way with this 6,471-metre (7,372-yard) par-72 course. Designed by Ernie Els, the course leads you through 18 holes of lush mountain views and breathtaking oceanfront fairways to create one of the most spectacular golf courses in the world.

Île Aux Cerfs Golf Club

ÎLE AUX CERFS GOLF CLUB • On its own private island, this course is the masterpiece of German champion and golf architect Bernhard Langer. Play this 6,452-metre (7,056-yard), par-72 course with a view of the ocean from all 18 holes. A treat for all who experience it, you will quickly see why Île aux Cerfs was awarded Best International Golf Course by Golf Journal in 2017 and 2018 and Best Place to Play Golf by Golf World in 2019.

Itinerary

Sunday, 13th October

  • Arrive at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU); courtesy transport to the Four Seasons Resort at Anahita

  • Informal Welcome Reception

Monday, 14th October

  • Practice round, Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic at the Anahita Golf Club

  • Mauritian Beach Party

Tuesday, 15th October

  • First round, Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic at the Île aux Cerfs Golf Club

  • Evening at your leisure

Wednesday, 16th October

  • Final round, Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic at the Anahita Golf Club

  • Gala Reception, Dinner and Prize Giving Ceremony

Thursday, 17th October

  • Depart Resort; courtesy transport to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

Travel

  • Travel Arrangements
  • Visa Requirements
  • Resort Account
  • Weather
  • Attire
Travel Arrangements

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS • All travel arrangements, excluding flights but including hotel reservations and ground transportation, will be made on your behalf. Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport by a driver for courtesy transport to the Four Seasons Resort at Anahita.

Visa Requirements

VISA REQUIREMENTS • At your earliest convenience, please visit the Mauritius visa website at passport.govmu.org to find out if you or your guest(s) require a visa to enter the Republic of Mauritius. If you do, please follow the instructions on the website to apply for the visa prior to your trip. Upon request, we will provide you with a letter from the Four Seasons Resort at Anahita to confirm your stay in Mauritius. Click here to contact us for the letter.

Resort Account

RESORT ACCOUNT • As our guest, you will be provided with breakfast and lunch every day as well as dinner at organised evening events. All other expenses, including dinner on 15th October, bar drinks, mini-bar items, laundry, telephone calls, pro-shop purchases and spa treatments must be settled individually at checkout.

If you are departing early on the morning of 17th October, it is recommended that you check out the night before.

Weather

WEATHER • At this time of year the temperature in Mauritius ranges between 24°c to 29°c, with very strong sunshine and occasional heavy rain showers.

Attire

ATTIRE • October temperatures average 24°–29°C. You may like to bring a light cover for evening functions. The dress code is generally smart-casual around the resort and at the Welcome and Beach Party dinners, with smart evening dress for the Gala Dinner and Prize Giving. Golf attire is required on both courses and golf shoes must be fitted with soft spikes.

Motorised carts are provided for all players during their rounds of golf.

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