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Friday , January 11 , 2013
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Golf on water!

A Seychelles golf experience has rejected conventional grass driving ranges in favour of the Indian Ocean.

The Seychelles isn’t somewhere that typically features on golfers’ radars – the golf course on the mainland of Mahé has just nine holes.

Reconstructing the destination’s ocean setting and its islands’ limited landmass as a selling point, the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has launched a Sunset Golf experience that turns the surrounding Indian Ocean into a driving range.

With a 6pm tee-off time, the one-hour session on Petite Anse beach takes place as the sun sets.

During that time, golfers are invited to drive as many balls as they wish into the sea, starting as the sun sets on the west coast beach and finishing once darkness has fallen.

A number of yard markers have been erected in the bay to enable golfers to calculate their reach.

In order to fully adhere to environmental concerns, the resort uses Ecobioballs. Similar in appearance to conventional golf balls, the balls’ outer shell biodegrades within 48 hours, releasing fish food into the water.

Only one session takes place per evening, with each costing 40 euros.

The price includes 20 Ecobioballs, a cocktail, use of clubs and driving mats; service charge and local taxes are extra.