A golf holiday in Morocco will whisk the golfer into a rainbow of raucous colours and enlightening Islamic culture. It is one of the most popular destinations along the North African Coast, with virtually guaranteed sunshine.
Home to some of the latest championship courses from well-known designers, high-quality hotels and plenty of off-course activities it is the perfect destination for a well-rounded trip.
Best Regions for Golf in Morocco
Marrakech is home to several world-class golf courses, making it a popular destination for golfers. The city is known for its beautiful, challenging layouts that are designed to take advantage of the natural landscape. Golf Club Rotana Palmeraie Marrakech, located in the Palmeraie area of Marrakech, is one of the most popular courses in the city. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., this 27-hole course features lush greenery, water hazards, and challenging bunkers.
Another popular course in the region is the Royal Marrakech Golf Club, which was designed by Gustave Golias and Arnaud Massy. This 18-hole course features panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains, as well as challenging greens and fairways.
Assoufid Golf Club has won an award for being not only Morocco’s best golf course but also the best in Africa which is a true reflection of the sheer quality of the club.
Overall, Marrakech offers excellent golfing opportunities for players of all skill levels, with its beautiful courses and stunning natural scenery.
Agadir, located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, is a popular destination for golfers due to its warm climate and beautiful golf courses. Home to several world-class golf courses, including Golf du Soleil, Golf Tazegzout, and Golf de l’Ocean.
Golf du Soleil, designed by Fernando Mueller & Gerard Courbin, is an 27-hole layout that is located in the heart of the Taghazout Bay. The course offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Atlas Mountains, making it a unique and challenging course for golfers.
Golf Tazegzout, designed by Kyle Phillips, is another 27-hole course located in Tazegzout Bay, just 10km from the city center of Agadir. The course is characterized by its rolling fairways, challenging greens, and beautiful natural scenery.
Golf de l’Ocean is located in the heart of the beautiful Tamraght Ouzdar area. The course is designed by Belt Collins, and it offers a challenging and spectacular game with a beautiful view over the Atlantic ocean.
Overall, the Agadir region of Morocco offers excellent golfing opportunities for players of all skill levels, with its challenging courses and beautiful natural scenery. The region’s warm climate also allows for year-round golfing, making it a popular destination for golfers from around the world.
Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco, is also home to several world-class golf courses. The region offers a variety of golfing options for players of all skill levels, with its challenging courses and beautiful natural scenery.
One of the most popular courses in the Casablanca region is Royal Golf El Jadida, located in El Jadida, a coastal city south of Casablanca. Designed by the famous architect Cabell Robinson, this 18-hole layout offers a challenging game and beautiful views of the Atlantic ocean.
Set alongside stunning resort accommodation is Mazagan’s world-renowned 18-hole golf course, designed by golf legendary Gary Player. This par-72, 18-hole links sits right next to the beach and follows the contours of the dunes and natural features of the land. Player focused on respecting the environment, conserving its natural character and the wonderful sea views.
Overall, the Casablanca region of Morocco offers excellent golfing opportunities for players of all skill levels, with its challenging courses and beautiful natural scenery. The region’s mild climate also allows for year-round golfing, making it a popular destination for golfers from around the world.
There are options for travelling to Morocco from the UK by air. The most common way is to fly to one of Morocco’s major airports, such as Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca or Marrakech-Menara Airport in Marrakech.
Several airlines offer flights from the UK to Morocco, including Royal Air Maroc, EasyJet, Ryanair, British Airways, and TUI. When flying from the UK to Morocco, it is important to have a valid passport but visitors from the UK do not need a visa to enter Morocco for stays of up to 90 days.
Best time to go
The best time to visit Morocco for golf is from October to May with the peak season running from November to April.
During this time, the weather is generally mild and comfortable, with daytime temperatures around 20°C-25°C, making it ideal for golf. The courses are less crowded and well-maintained between December to February although the weather can be quite cool and wet.
Overall, the best time to visit Morocco for golf depends on your preferences and your tolerance to the weather conditions.
Morocco is blessed with wonderful beaches lapped by both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean – its
Med coastline alone stretches 500km. Between Agadir and Essaouira, lies Taghazout Bay, where
golfers who also enjoy riding waves will find one of the best surfing spots in Morocco. Surfing is year
round (as is the sunshine) with summer waves for beginners and winter rolling waves to tempt those
with more experience.
Wander across Marrakech, nicknamed the Red City for the colour of its fortified city walls and find
your way to the heart of the medina as the evening draws to explore the colourful Jemaa El Fna
square and watch snake charmers, musicians and anything that can be sold exchange hands.
You can enjoy a walk through the labyrinth-like souks of Marrakech but also other cities including
Essaouira, Rabat, Fez, Meknes, Tetouan and Tangier. Not only can you buy (or haggle) anything as a
memento of your visit but you can also see craftsmen busy creating their goods made of metal,
leather or cloth.
Hammams are such an intrinsic part of Moroccan culture and life. You can find traditional ones
throughout the country. Many hotels from large resorts to small boutique riads offer spas, generally open for both guests and non-guests. Hotels by the coast may also have thalassotherapy centres, using sea water for their pools and treatments.
Morocco’s cuisine is legendary. Try the famous ‘pastille’, traditionally made as a pigeon pie dish
cooked with almonds in a filo pastry case. And if you are by the sea there will be a seafood version which is not to be missed.
Grilled seafood and meats can be enjoyed anywhere in Morocco alongside gorgeous and colourful
salads but the true stars are the delicate and flavourful tagines, with lamb, chicken or beef slow-
cooked in those iconic pots with conical lids.