P.O. Box 3453
If for you, golf is a vital ingredient for any good holiday then there are options in Vanuatu to ensure that you get your fix. There are a number of small courses at resorts around Port Vila as well as an established 18 hole championship course in Port Vila and a 9 hole course in Luganville on the Island of Espiritu Santo. Host to the PGA sanctioned Vanuatu Open, the Port Vila Golf & Country Club is Vanuatu's only 18 hole Championship course. The course is located less than 15 minutes drive from Port Vila town, on Mele Bay overlooking Mele Bay. It measures arouond 5500 metres. There are motorised buggies available or you can hire clubs, a pull buggy and a caddy from Mele Village who do an excellent job that will make you feel like a professional.
Green fees for 18 holes will set you back approximately VT2500 (AUD$30) (with a member or without VT3500 (AUD$40) whilst a caddie is an extra VT1,000. Clubs can be hired and transfers to and from your accommodation can be arranged by your hosts. If you are feeling competitive and want to give your skills a work out. Join in a local competition round the weekly timetable is as follows.
• Tuesday 1.00pm – Ladies 9 hole competition
• Wednesdays 3.00pm – Mens Barrett & Partners sponsored 9 hole competition
• Saturdays – Mens and Ladies weekly 18 hole completion. This is the main competition day for locals however there is always room for visitors.
• Sunday - ANZ Big Breakfast and 9 hole competition
Port Vila, Efate Island
On Efate there is also a 12 hole golf course at Le Lagon Resort & Spa across a hillside with views overlooking the resort and Erakor Lagoon. Motorized buggies and clubs are available for rent. Le Meridien Resort and Casino offers a 9 hole course in beautiful gardens, set along the water front with holes that play across and out onto a peninsula in the lagoon. Clubs and Buggies are available for rent.
Luganville, Espiritu Santo
If you are staying on the Island of Espiritu Santo then you can play on the 9 hole Santo Golf Course overlooking Palekulo Bay and Ambae Island. Non golfers can also enjoy swimming and snorkelling at the beach in front of the Club House. There is a tournament on the last Saturday of every month commencing at 9.00am with a BBQ lunch that follows. The Club House is not maned on non-tournament days so if you wish to play talk to reception in your hotel for details.