Morocco’s proximity to Southern Europe has helped it grow into one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations and in addition to this it isn’t short of a few world class golf courses either. At the heart of this beautiful country’s growth is Marrakech, which is a vibrant city rich in both fascinating culture and incredible cuisine. On top of the stunning tourist attractions, many of the world’s greatest golf course designers have flocked to the country to utilise its stunning natural landscape and create truly unbelievable golf courses.
The superb Moroccan climate has made Marrakech a fan favourite all year round with many people opting to escape the torrid winters of the U.K to play the array of stunning golf courses on offer. However, with incredible beaches and summer temperatures averaging in the 30s it is also a great place to take your summer vacation.
Situated just outside of Marrakech is one of the country’s most stunning desert courses. Assoufid Golf Club Marrakech has won an award for being both Morocco’s best golf course and Africa’s best golf course which is a true reflection of the sheer quality of the club. Since opening 2014, the desert course has gone from strength to strength with the sloping fairways and well guarded greens proving challenging for all golfers. With the Atlas Mountains for a backdrop, the course is a truly spectacular place to play.
|Designed by:||Niall Cameron|
Golf’s most celebrated player has an empire of stunning courses worldwide and none are more incredible than Samanah’s course. The course is set in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and is a great blend of high class course design and the already beautiful landscape. In true Nicklaus fashion, imagination and guile are required in order to safely navigate yourself around here with many holes featuring ‘risk & reward’ with cleverly placed water hazards. Ranked inside the world’s top 100 courses, the immaculate design and impeccable condition of the course means it is only going to continue rising up the list.
|Designed by:||Jack Nicklaus|
Designed by the man responsible for the likes of Kingsbarns and Yas Links, Kyle Phillips has created yet another beautiful golf course in the heart of Marrakech. The course incorporates the naturally undulating terrain and as a result has created a fascinating layout that tests every facet of a golfers game. Set in the foreground of the Atlas Mountains, players who travel to this stunning venue are treated to a glorious round of golf in a truly remarkable setting.
|Designed by:||Kyle Phillips with Fernando Caruncho|
Set in the foothills of the Atlas mountains, the course is renowned for its stunning views and impeccable condition. The course was originally opened in 1923 and has been a hallmark of Marrakech golf ever since and is now best known for being a favourite of his Majesty King Hassan II. The tree lined fairways are also littered with bunkers meaning that accuracy is imperative both off tee and in your approach shot. For those looking to play one of Marrakech’s true gems then Royal Marrakech Golf Club is a must play for you.
|Designed by:||Gustave Golias, Arnaud Massy and Bouchaib Stitou|
The 2010 Ryder Cup winning captain and 8 time European Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie certainly knows how to design a golf course with many of his creations featuring inside Europe’s top 100. The Montgomerie Marrakech is no exception to this as it winds its way through the stunning development that is Marrakech Golf City. The course measures in at 6,900 yards and is designed in such a way that players of all abilities can enjoy a round on here. The year round sun, proximity to the airport and incredible golf facilities make it a great place to play on your next group golf tour.
|Designed by:||Colin Montgomerie|
Any course managed by Troon Golf is going to be a serious golf place to play golf. Located just outside the buzzing city of Marrakech lies an oasis of pristine green grass and shimmering water features at this beautiful par 72 layout. The course is set in the foreground of the magnificent Atlas Mountains and measures in at 7,300 yards from the tips, just long enough to provide a test for even the bigger hitters out there. However, the course ranges in lengths depending on which set of tees you decide to play from and is a more than manageable challenge for the more social players amongst us.
|Designed by:||Neil Haworth and Stephane Talbot|