Good course but bunkers in awful condition.
Samanah Country Club, with its stunning Nicklaus Design desert-style course, is a great addition to the burgeoning number of golf facilities around Marrakech and one you shouldn't miss on a golfing trip to this area.
Please note that a Caddy or a Golf Buggy is compulsory for playing on the course.
This beautiful course is situated around eight miles from Marrakech airport near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Like many Marrakech courses, it is a visual treat with the Atlas Mountains framing fairways lined by indigenous trees such as olive and palm as well as cactus.
This is not only one of the most spectacular courses in Morocco it's also one of the very best. The 18 hole layout is both challenging and fun with typical Nicklaus risk-reward shots - often combined with water hazards - cropping up all through the round and wide rolling fairways leading to huge well protected greens. The course was also built to USGA standards, which ensures a consistent high standard of conditioning all year round,
Samanah has installed a modern watering system which uses minimal water by measuring the exact amount required by the vegetation, while a special variety of grass has been used here that is suitable for the Moroccan climate, needing less water and making it an ecologically sound resort.
Want to improve your game? The complex also includes a nine-hole practice putt area and David Leadbetter golf academy.
The clubhouse is a lovely place to retire to after your round, and lives up to the grandeur of the course with architecture inspired by the city walls of Marrakech. The interior features fountains, beautiful Moroccan mosaics and wood carvings and boasts an impressive bar, restaurant, bridge lounge, pro-shop and well-equipped changing rooms for men and women. There's also a large terrace overlooking the sweeping fairways and distant snow capped mountains.
Good course but bunkers in awful condition.
We thoroughly enjoyed our whole experience at this golf club and would say it was our favourite out of the three we tried. The service from start to finish was brilliant and the course lovely.
The first fairway was likened to your living room carpet and this was the standard on every fairway .It is an outstanding course of varying degrees of difficulty and was immensely enjoyable to play . However , the greens are lightning fast and it took time to adjust to the speed . They were true greens and the ball rolled straight but the speed was a nice problem .Once again , caddies coaching and giving lessons on the course slowed everything down .Although we spoke to the marshall who tried to encourage people ahead to speed up it was to no avail and you also have to be aware of golfers behind you getting frustrated and teeing off too early .
The best course we played
A well presented golf course in great condition. Challenging though!
Beautiful course with big open fairways and well placed fairway bunkers. Greens were fast and a true test. Definitely going back
The fastest greens we have played for some time, at home or in Europe, a real enjoyable challenge. Facilities were excellent, again the range balls were included in the green fee. The transfers were spot on too. Thanks Joe for a great trip.
We thoroughly enjoyed playing golf here.
Smart, spacious clubhouse with extensive practice facilities. The undulating layout with interesting holes but spoilt for us once we hit the turn catching up very slow French groups who dawdled and we decided to stop after 15 - we estimated it would have taken 4 hrs 50 mins at least to complete our round. Despite speaking to the Marshall, nothing improved. Best check to see how clogged is the course ahead of your tee time.
Very enjoyable. Compulsory caddies was unexpected, but helpful with finding our way round. Good food and service in the clubhouse.
Long sweeping fairways with large areas of desert forming shallow bunkers. Very fast greens and beautifully maintained.
Well maintained, great but challengingly fast greens. Very quiet when we played. Only downside is their “caddies or golf cart” policy. An expensive extra cost.
A very enjoyable course. Generally in very good condition, but the greens were excellent. They were very fast and well-contoured making them very difficult. Nothing was a’gimme’ on these greens. A very enjoyable day, a very testing course, with some lovely stretches of water towards the nd of the course.
Played this course twice and I really enjoyed it. Whilst the course is flat compared to our home course, the greens were the challenge Good facilities and 19th good value
What a course...again in the top 5 for Marrakech!!! Contrary to previews we read, staff were friendly and welcoming - sometimes I think its the language barrier and culture that frustrates others, but for me - top top course!
My best round of the week./
By far the best course of the 3 played. Interesting layout with some challenging fairways and greens due to sand traps lay out. Good experience with pro hop check in & caddy master.
From start to finish we received a very warm welcome and the course was in very good condition, it was very quiet on the day we played.
A good course but found it hard scoring off the white tees. Quite tough greens to read
Not in the best condition when we played. Greens very fast.
one of the best courses we have ever played. excellent .
Played off the back tees - a real challenge at 7500 y and little run on the ball. Nice starter course but of the 4 played it was the least memorable.
Great golf club with helpful staff and excellent facilities. Millionaires golf for us as very quiet. Close to Marrakesh so no long journey. A good challenge for a mixed set of golfers. Best round of our week. Best burger eaten outside Blas in Cornwall
Agin early tee times a bonus. Very desert type course with large areas of sand around the fairways. As in all courses buggy essential.Millionaires golf. Not matched up with anyone. Certainly best time of year to play. 3.5 hour round.
The course was in very good condition bunkers greens fairways superb well done
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