05 Dec 2019

Constance Lemuria in the limelight as the Staysure Tour arrives at the Seychelles

The stunning 18-hole Championship course at European Tour Destination Constance Lemuria will once again play a huge role in deciding who will be crowned this year’s Staysure Tour No.1 as the course hosts the MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles for the second year in a row and takes its place as the penultimate event on the schedule.
The postcard par 3 15th hole at Constance Lemuria … it’s only a wedge on a calm day but when the wind gets up watch out!



Constance Lemuria

Constance Lemuria features the only 18-hole golf course in the Seychelles with stunning views of the idyllic Indian Ocean and it was here last year where England’s Roger Chapman clinched the inaugural tournament (right) with a score of 30-under-par. This month, another elite field of seniors is set to descend on the course with the tournament set to be held on December 5 – 7.


Staysure Order of Merit leader

Current Order of Merit leader Phillip Price (above teeing off down the final hole of the opening round) will be looking to stamp his authority on the coveted John Jacobs Trophy and become Staysure Tour No.1 for the first time in his career having finished second in the rankings last year.

Roger Chapman pictured with the 2018 trophy at Constance Lemuria. But who will lift the iconic trophy in 2019?

Ryder Cup 

The former Ryder Cup star, who famously downed Phil Mickelson in the singles at the Belfry in 2002, won his second Staysure Tour title earlier this year at the prestigious Staysure PGA Seniors Championship at fellow European Tour Destination London Golf Club, and holds the Order of Merit lead ahead of two-times senior Major winner Paul Broadhurst.

Price was edged out in a play-off at Constance Lemuria last season by Chapman and with the Order of Merit title in his sights, he’ll be one to watch this year.

Stars in the title chase

England’s David Shacklady has had a season to remember with two wins and is currently fifth in the Order of Merit. Shacklady won The Sinclair Invitational in September and followed it two weeks later with a win at the Druh Belts Paris Legends Championship by Renault Z.E. Fellow Englishman Barry Lane has had another successful season, winning the Senior Italian Open for his seventh title since joining the Staysure Tour in 2010.

Former Order of Merit champion Clark Dennis will also be in the field along with European Ryder Cup stars Paul McGinley, Peter Baker, Costantino Rocca and Steven Richardson.

  • McGinley below drains an eagle on the final hole of the 2019 opening round at Lemuria 

Lemuria History

Originally opened in 1999, Constance Lemuria, which is situated on the paradise island of Praslin, recently underwent a full renovation and the luxury hotel was re-opened in 2016.

Built with a modern approach to design and quality, Constance Lemuria lives up to the expectations of guests who enjoy pure luxury and the preservation of nature. Away from the stunning vistas on the course, the elegant, spacious suites and villas offer place to unwind.


Lemuria Scenery

Indulge in fine dining and customised spa treatments at the 5-star hotel where a cocoon of luxury has been created amidst vibrant nature, using materials such as wood, stone, pink granite, marble and thatch palm to ensure a modern and welcome feel. Seychellois’ flavours can be savoured in all the restaurants and bars of the hotel and the warmth can be felt in all the suites and villas.

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