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Amelkis - clubhouse and High Atlas Amelkis - bunkers protecting 2nd green Palmeraie putting green The 12th at La Palmeraie Amelkis - 2nd shot on the testing 15th! Al Maaden - practice ground and Marrakech Al Maaden clubhouse and Atlas backdrop

Golf in Marrakech

Marrakech is a great destination for a short golfing tour both for the standard of the courses, laid out by some of the top names in golf course design, and, no less important, for the ideal winter climate, temperatures being in the low twenties to thirties from November to late April. There are currently no fewer than five excellent 18 or 27 hole courses to choose from (a sixth 9 hole course, The Atlas, opened in October 2010), all some 15 to 20 minutes from the hotel, where exotic flowering shrubs as well as palm, eucalyptus and other trees flourish against the splendid backdrop of the Atlas mountains, snow-capped from November to May. Each course has an impressive range of facilities including a clubhouse with restaurant and bar, a practice ground and/or driving range and the services of a professional as well as caddies.

Les Borjs de la Kasbah is happy to organise golfing breaks for small groups and larger societies (maximum capacity 33). As well as accommodation, we can arrange transfers to and from the courses, pre-book tee times and on-course meals. We are also able to set up a special 'Gala Evening' finale at the hotel combining presentation of prizes with a traditional gastronomic dinner accompanied by Moroccan musical entertainment, dancers and other performers.

Contact Us to request further details and we'll be happy to quote you for the creation of a tailor-made package to meet your specific requirements.

 

MARRAKECH GOLF CLUBS

The Royal Club (opened 1923)

Woodland course, 5,888m, par 70. Picturesque, narrow fairways flanked by palm, cypress, olive and orange trees which make this shadier than other courses. Practice area/driving range. Open plan restaurant/bar. Interesting 9 hole extension opened in 2006. (The Royal course will close at the end of March 2011 for extensive redevelopment work).

The Palmeraie (opened 1993)

Parkland course, 6,214m, par 72. Created from a palm and olive grove the course features several acres of lakes as well as fine views of the Atlas. Excellent practice area. Large clubhouse with good restaurant, spacious bar and terrace.

Amelkis (opened 1995)

Parkland course, 6,657m, par 72, designed by Cabell Robinson. Open fairways lightly bordered by palms and olives with extensive shallow sand features and some deep bunkers and numerous water hazards. Grass driving range (not mats). Impressive kasbah style clubhouse with bar, dining room and sunny terrace. First 9 holes of 18 hole extension opened in 2008.

Samanah Country Club (opened October 2009)

Designed by the Jack Nicklaus company, the course is set against the splendid spectacle of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. A state of the art drainage system, in line with US PGA recommendations, has created greens of exceptional quality. Tony Jacklin is already a regular visitor here. The Samanah Club is located 14 km to the south of Marrakech. 

Al Maaden Golf Resort (opened in March 2010)

The 18-hole Al Maaden Golf Resort, located right next door to the Royal, features a flat, grassy terrain combining indigenous vegetation with sand and water hazards, in the shape of two large water features each divided into numerous individual pools, the signature feature of the course. The views of the Atlas are uninterrupted and breathtaking. As its inaugural event in February the course hosted the EPD (European Professional Development) Tour prior to opening to the general public.  The Al Maaden Golf Resort, with its impressive modern clubhouse facilities, is located just 4 km outside Marrakech.

Golf Equipment Hire and Caddies

We can arrange for the hire of clubs locally, full or half sets. The cost varies between 250 and 300 dh for a full set and 150 to 250 dh for a half set, depending on the standard of equipment chosen. A range of clothing and other items may be purchased from the pro shops on site. While it's compulsory at the Amelkis and Palmeraie to employ caddies (unless you hire a buggy), the 100 dh charge is but a modest extra for the benefit of their local knowledge and ball finding skills! It's also worth having a caddie every time you play in Marrakech for the relief of not having to carry one's own bag around on a hot day!