Located just 15 minutes from Agadir, Tazegzout Golf Club, not to be confused with the area of Taghazout Bay itself, takes pride of place on a dramatic patch of land that sits high above the Atlantic Ocean and offers golfers breaking views from start to finish.
Designed by Kyle Phillips, the par 72, 6,730 metre layout at Tazegzout golf course spreads across 76 hectares of land and is perched 80m above sea level, with each hole enjoying breathtaking views of the ocean. The course meanders through the natural Argan vegetation, rising to a crescendo on the final 3 holes, which are played over two deep rocky ravines and finally along the 80m cliff edge. The finishing holes at Tazegzout Golf are a spectacular test and will provide endless stories to retell on the terrace of the magnificent clubhouse.
An indication of the quality on offer here comes in the form of its designer. Tazegzout Golf opened for play in 2014 and before that, Phillips had completed work on the likes of The Grove, host of the 2006 WGC American Express Championship won by Tiger Woods, and Kingsbarns which is widely considered to be one of the best links courses in Scotland, not to mention many, many others.
Early holes take you inland up uphill, with fairways that cut their way through the rugged desert mountain landscape and between giant bunkers that are definitely best avoided. Eventually, the course turns towards the coast and comes to a crescendo over the final 3 holes which are among the most exciting in all of Morocco.
It’s a tough call due to the fact that there are so many standout options, but we’d argue the Signature Hole comes at the par 3 17th, where the tee shot is played over a rocky chasm to a dramatic green that seems perched on the edge of the world. This do or die hole is as tricky as it is beautiful, with the Atlantic just a few hundred meters to the left providing the perfect backdrop. The par 5 18th hole isn’t too shabby either, taking you all the way back along the coast to the clubhouse which, yes you guessed it, boasts spectacular ocean views.
Rated as the 7th best golf course in Morocco, Tazegzout is a must for anyone looking to embark on an Agadir Golf Holiday.