Golfing holidays are a great way to unwind yourself and is often enjoyed by the rich and famous. And this trend is also catching up with other forms of tourist too. The on-course experience along with travel memories is something that one would cherish after their trip. Be it professional golfers or amateurs, planning for a holiday among likeminded people and teeing off some exciting courses in Marrakech can be simply fascinating. Exploring the lush green golf courses with serene surroundings can be the best part of your Morocco luxury tours.
With 300 plus days of bright sunny day annually, Marrakech is rapidly becoming the new golfer’s destination. There are no less than six golf courses within a 20 minutes’ drive of downtown Marrakesh. Apart from being the most important of Morocco’s four former imperial cities, this historic city has some fascinating golf courses that cannot be missed on your trip to Morocco.
Marrakech currently has almost 20 golf courses which are beautifully designed with the Atlas Mountains in the milieu contrasted with olive, palm and eucalyptus trees are worth a walk alone. The Red City actually looks greener when you explore these captivating courses.
- Royal Golf Marrakech
Established in 1927, this one is city’s oldest golf club and had seen some dignitaries like Winston Churchill and Ike Eisenhower as its visitor. A green expanse with over 15000 trees of Aleppo pines, palm, eucalyptus, olive and orange trees makes it a visual retreat. The original course features 18 holes with a par of 72 while the Menara course consists of 9 holes with a par of 36. A wonderful outdoor Clubhouse under the shady palms completes your Morocco holidays.
- The Montgomerie
With the majestic presence of Atlas Mountains in the background, along with the Koutoubia Mosque in the forefront, the views throughout make this course as one of the delightful one in town. Architecture Colin Montgomerie designed this golf course as a part of sprawling residential development between the airport and the town. Verdant green cover with water bodies in between makes this course an ideal one for amateur and professional golfers. This 18-hole, par 71 unique course is a must try on your Morocco vacation.
- Assoufid Golf Club
Voted as the ‘Best new course in Africa’ this 18 hole course is just 20 minutes from city centre of Marrakech and was designed by Neil Cameron and nomenclated after a village in the vicinity. A rolling desert landscape featuring cacti, palm and olive trees appeals a lot of golfers to try their luck in this latest addition to Marrakech’s growing golf clubs.
- Royal Palm Golf Club
Nestled within the Beachcomber’s Domaine Royal Palm Resort, this golf course is just 13 kilometres from Marrakech and displays the region’s native flora in form of bougainvillea, roses and hibiscus shrubs providing a vibrant colour while the olive trees around provide much needed shade. This 18-hole, par 72 course was designed by Cabell B. Robinson and is spread over a large expanse and can be one of the places to visit in Morocco to swing your club.
- Noria Golf Club
This unique golfing oasis at the foot of the Atlas has an interesting design, where a central basin separates the 9th and 18th hole. You will come across three separate zones across the course – desert, orchard and lavender. This combined with a reflection of the water bodies and lush gardens popular in the Riads and some Moroccan architecture, provides a delightful experience.
- La Palmeraie
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, this course is located in the centre of Palmeraie Resort in Marrakech. Sprawling over 120 hectares featuring 11 lakes, this 27-hole course hosts some of the largest professional tournaments. The Riad clubhouse with views of the ample greenery will make your stay a soothing one.