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.