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Golf Courses in Marrakech

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

If you love golf, you’ll be in your element in Marrakech because it boasts one of the best selections of top courses to be found in any single city location.

To demonstrate the remarkable growth of golf in Marrakech, in 2010 there were just three courses whereas today there are no fewer than twelve, many of them designed by some of the top names in the sport. All the courses are listed in Trip Advisor’s ‘Top 20 courses in Morocco’.

The Royal Golf Club – commissioned by a former Pasha of Marrakech, the Royal Golf Club, opened in 1933, has played host to many prestigious visitors, including President Eisenhower, Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George and, notably, late King Hassan. The oldest course in Morocco, less than ten minutes from town, it benefits greatly from its colourful vegetation and mature plantations, especially eucalyptus and palms, with most holes being shaded, and fairways lined, by lofty trees. Originally designed as an 18-hole course, the Royal Golf Club was recently extended by an additional nine.

The Assoufid Golf Club - this exclusive 18-hole course, opened in 2012, is set in a naturally undulating, semi-desert landscape within sight of the High Atlas. The Assoufid Golf Club has a luxury club house, a first class pro shop and golf academy.


Themed Break Bargains in Marrakech

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

While enjoying a short sunny break in Marrakech there are many activities you can indulge in, from golf to trekking in the Atlas Mountains and shopping in the souks. But there are many other options for getting the most out of that precious weekend away.

At Les Borjs de la Kasbah, for example, in the Marrakech medina, one can join a cookery class on Moroccan cuisine, enjoy a series of spa treatments including the traditional hammam bath, or visit Marrakech and its surroundings with a series of excursions.

There is even a Romance package with champagne, flowers and more for that special occasion.

The big difference at Les Borjs, however, is that these themed activities are included – i.e. there is no charge at all beyond the cost of a room!


Palmeraie Golf Club, one of Marrakech’s many golf courses

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Situated within the city’s upmarket green belt, the Palmeraie Golf Club, one of no fewer than eight such venues boasted by Marrakech, all designed by some of the top names from the world of golf, is situated just 15 minutes (by taxi) from the centre of town.

The Course

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, one of the world’s most distinguished golf course architects, the course features a number of hazards in the shape of 7 lakes, white sand bunkers, clusters of palm trees, many dog leg fairways and fast greens. The low lying terrain, extending over 77 hectares, is set  against the majestic backdrop of the Atlas Mountains,

Choice of Play

Originally designed as an 18 hole, par 72 course, Palmeraie Golf Club, first opened to the public in 1992, was recently extended by the addition of another 9 holes, giving golfers the option of playing eighteen holes or three nines in any combination.


Four of the best Golf Courses in Marrakech

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Little more than 3 hours by air from most Western European cities, Marrakech is the perfect location for a winter golf holiday. It’s also nice to escape the hurly-burly of Marrakech for a quiet round during a short break amid beautiful, rural surroundings against the backdrop of the snow-capped Atlas mountains.

The climate is perfect, typically 18-23 degrees from November through March, with minimal interruptions from rain, quite a contrast with the European winter!

Here we take a brief look at four of our favourite Marrakech golf courses from the current total of six – and there are more on the drawing board!

Amelkis Golf Club – situated a stone’s throw from the old Royal Club (currently closed for refurbishment) and dating from 1995, this is a 27 hole course (with a final 9 under construction), renowned for its many, often fearsome bunkers and large picturesque water features.  Although short on shade, the course is punctuated by palm trees and flowering shrubs and bordered, in part, by some extravagantly stylish villas. There is a driving range and practice area and an evocative, kabash-style clubhouse with bar and restaurant terrace overlooking the 18th.

Palmeraie Golf Club – another 27 hole course, designed Robert Trent Jones, this one is situated in the fashionable Palmeraie district 10km north of Marrakech. With its numerous bunkers and lakes, the latter attracting egrets and other water fowl, the 6200 m course is a serious golfing challenge in a scenic location. Run by the former Director of golf at Deauville, the Palmeraie club, with its practice ground and terracing overlooking the 9th and 18th, has an excellent restaurant and lounge bar.


6 Reasons to Visit Marrakech

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Marrakech is gaining in popularity for many good reasons. Here are just six of them.

1)       Just a three hour flight from UK with British Airways (started March 2011), Easyjet, Ryanair, Royal Air Maroc, Atlas Blue, Air France, Alitalia, KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss Airlines. An increase in weekly flights from 39 to 100 a week has followed a major upgrade for Marrakech airport to provide much improved facilities for the larger numbers of arrivals.

2)       Your money goes further! The cost of living in terms of everyday items is significantly lower in Morocco than it is in Europe, not least as far as food, handicrafts and souvenirs are concerned. Of all short haul sun destinations available to Europeans Marrakech is one of the shrewdest choices.