The 2010 European Senior Tour season will begin with an inaugural trip to Mauritius for the Mauritius Commercial Bank Open hosted by Constance Belle Mare Plage from December 11-13, 2009.

Lying along two kilometres of white sandy beach on the eastern coast of Mauritius, Constance Belle Mare Plage is set in a 15 hectares tropical garden and will provide a spectacular backdrop for some of the leading Senior players. 

The €230,000 tournament succeeds the Mauritius Open which has been played at the spectacular resort since 1994 and which was won in 2008 by European Tour player Jamie Donaldson. 

Patrice Binet Décamps, Managing Director, Constance Hotels Experience, said: “Constance Belle Mare Plage is proud to welcome the European Senior Tour for the first time to Mauritius and we hope this is the start of a long relationship.”

Constance Belle Mare Plage, which founded the Mauritius Open 15 years ago, will promote the tournament, with the support of title sponsor Mauritius Commercial Bank, and it will be the first event to count towards the 2010 European Senior Tour Order of Merit. 

The 54-hole event will be played over Constance Belle Mare Plage’s Legend Course. Preceding the professional tournament, a field of international amateurs will contest a Pro-Am over the Legend and Links courses on December 8 and 9 and then move on to the Links course on December 10 and 11.

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