A golfing holiday in Morocco combines the serious business of golfing on superb courses created by professional golf architects like Robert Trent Jones senior, Gary Player and Jack Niclaus with the varied Moroccan countryside and the charms of the Marrakech Medina. The deep green of the course contrasts with desert sands, forests of oak and pine, coastal vistas and snow capped mountain ranges. Where better to stay than one of our luxurious Riads in the old town medina.
Domaine Royal Palm, Amelkis ,Noria and Al Maaden.Palmeraie Golf Club. Most courses are over 6,000 metres with 18 holes, Par 72 but some like the Atlas Golf club are 9 holes, Par 32 for a shorter less demanding game. Many golf courses also offer residential complexes and villas which offer all year round access to the golf course.These include Amelkis a residential golf course lined with luxurious villas which opened in 1995,Al Maaden designed by Kyle Philips is a challenging 72 par course with long fairways and strategically place bunkers and lakes.Sammanah with its desert style course and two large lakes ,Assoufid designed by Scotsman Niall Cameron opened in 2014, Palm trees blend into the desert scenery. The Palmeraie Golf Club designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior is a 27 hole course. The Noira Golf Club opened in 2014 was designed by Forrest and Hills and has 85 bunkers and two lakes and a basin feature. Its design reflects the traditional Moroccan
landscaped with orchards gardens and dunes and traditional architectural features. A visually stunning clubhouse with exceptional views of the Atlas mountains, Noria caters for experienced golfers and beginers with PGA pro tuition at its academy. Most golf clubs have a golfing accessories store and you can often rent a full golf bag of clubs.
The Montgomerie, built in 2013 is a 75 hectare courseof 6,260 metres with 18 holes coneniently close to the heart of Marrakech. It has a fabulous clubhouse with several restauants and a skybar.
Moroccan caddies are generally obligatory and an experienced caddy is a great advantage for those new to a course with helpful advice on how to plot the golfer’s strategy for a successful game.
A stay at any of the Marrakech Riad Group including Riad Star, Riad Cinnamon, Riad Papillon and Dar Habiba ensures 5 star traditonal accommodation in the Medina and you get a 20 per cent discount for booking online. Bring your family and enjoy your golf. Nothing is too much trouble and your Riad will be please to help book tee times.
The Royal Golf Club in Marrakech opened in 1933 and the course has full towering trees and fully matured greens. 9 holes were recently added to the exisiting 18.Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower played here so it has great historical associations. King Hassan II was an enthusiatic golfer who greatly encouraged the development of the game and the construction of new golf courses in Morocco which has continued to flourish under his son H.M.King Mohammed VI .
Most major cities including Rabat, Casablanca . Fes and Meknes have first class golf courses and there is no better way to enjoy Morocco’s natural beauty than a golfing holiday in the Kingdom.