7 Places to Play Golf in Morocco
If you are a golf enthusiast and heading Morocco we have put together some great places that you can hang out and enjoy your hobby. At these locations you don't have to isolate yourself from you family or partner. They there are spas to relax and rejuvenate or pamper yourself. There are kids club, tennis, bowling and water parks - activities for the whole family.
The Assoufid is set on a 7042-yard, undulating desert-style layout dotted with palm and olive trees a few miles south east of the city, and takes golf in Marrakech to a new level. A dry creek running through the course emphasises strategy, while big hitters will appreciate the back trees. the Assoufid grounds now consists of the golf course, clubhouse and practice facilities, private villas, a five-star Rocco Forte hotel and spa are part of the Master plan.
Part of the Beachcomber resort that lies in a olive grove o the Haouz Plain, 12km from the city centre, Royal Palm offers an immaculately prepared par-72 Cabell Robinson course, combining water features, large bunkers and a clever use of contours to create a thoroughly enjoyable and challenging track. The resort offers a choice of luxury accommodation, four restaurants, Clarins spa, and a sports centre.
SAMANAH COUNTRY CLUB
Built by Jack Nicklaus's design company in 2008, Samanah features wide fairways and not much in the way of rough, but the challenge ramps up the nearer you get to the sizeable and speedy greens. Playable between 5,700 and 7,300 yards, the course features huge bunkers, several carries over water and well-placed hazards.
PALMERAIE PALM GOLF
The five-star Palmeraie Golf Palace resort, just north of the city, offers 27 holes designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior. The newer nine is the more interesting of the three, with more undulations and strategic play required, but the original 18 offers entertainment holiday golf. Facilities at the resort include three separate hotels (Palmeraie Palace, Hotel du Golf, and the boutique Jardin d'Ines), a spa, 14 restaurants, a kids' club, 10 bowling, tennis and several large swimming pools.
Located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, the 18-hole layout is designed in three six-hole loops with a range of landscapes, garden, orchards and desert-style dunes, making for a varied challenge. The course's standout feature is a traditional oblong-shaped 'basin' that splits the 18th greens and 19th greens, while the stunning clubhouse features a canopy roof and a 200ft central watchtower, surround by a beautiful garden. The resort incorporate more than 1,000 apartments and villas, spa, tennis courts, shops, restaurants and a water park.
PALM GOLF OURIKA
Ourika is in the south of the city with a backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. Designed by Canadian architect Stéphane Talbot, and managed by Troon, the beautifully sculptured 18-hole course measures 7,100 yards from the back trees and features generous fairways guarded by large waste bunkers and six lakes. The club is part of the 150-acre Jardins de l'Atlas real estate project, with will include more than 1,200 properties. A hotel and cable water-skiing park.