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The 4 best golf courses in Marrakech

Written on : 12 February 2020
By : Colombe Taddei
The 4 best golf courses in Marrakech

While discovering what Marrakech has to offer, why not make a stop at one of its splendid golf courses for a moment of relaxation with your loved ones, in the middle of verdant vegetation? Golfing not only allows one to escape from their daily routine but allows the body and mind to unwind but is also a great way to stay in shape all year-round.

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Royal Palm Golf Club

Royal Palm Golf Club

This exquisite 18 hole golf course is located 13 kilometres away from the center of Marrakech, at the foot of the impressive Atlas Mountains. Designed by Cabell B. Robinson, the 6608 metre course is the ideal place to relax, in the heart of beautiful mediterranean vegetation. As well as being home to an amazing fauna and flora which contrasts delightfully with the white mountain tops, the Royal Palm also includes a country club which has the purpose of ensuring its guests' wellbeing. At your disposal you will find the restaurant Le Sabra, ideal to taste the fine Moroccan cuisine, the Legend’s bar to bond with your loved ones over drinks and a wellbeing center.

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Noria Golf Club

Located 10 minutes away from the center of Marrakech, within vicinity of the Atlas Mountains, Noria Golf Club welcomes guests and visitors in a unique setting. Designed by Steve Forrest from Hills & Forrest International Golf Course Architects, 18 hole Noria Golf Club reflects the Moroccan culture and landscapes with 3 different atmospheres; an oasis, a desert and an orchard with lavender fields. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, these themes within the course allow visitors to immerse themselves into the local culture. The main appeal of the 6859 metre course is the large water basin which separates the 9th and 18th hole and runs through the entire course. Nominated in the World Golf Awards in 2015, Noria Golf Club is ideal for all levels of golfing, with each hole ranging in difficulty and landscape.

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Royal Golf Marrakech

The Royal Golf Marrakech situated just outside of the red city’s center and is ideally located within vicinity of major sightseeing spots such as the Jemaa el Fna square where travellers can wander around the souks and bargain for what they wish to purchase. As the second oldest golf course of the kingdom, part of the appeal to it lies in its captivating history. Established in 1927 by Gustave Godias and Arnaud Massy, the Royal Golf Marrakech has welcomed visitors such as Winston Churchill and American president Eisenhower who were all fascinated by the course’s impressive fauna and flora which includes over 15 000 trees of all sorts ranging from palm trees to olive trees, ideal to protect golfers from the strong Moroccan sun. The Royal Golf Marrakech includes 2 courses, the ‘Old Course’ which includes 18 holes and a newer course, built in 2008, the ‘Menara’ course which includes 9 holes to create a total of 27 holes. For those who would like to initiate themselves to golf or perfect their technique, there is the Royal Golf Academy which offers classes for 4 different levels and is open all year round, ideal for families who want their children to learn!

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Assoufid Golf Club

Awarded the Best Golf Club in Morocco Award in 2019 as well as one for Africa’s Best Golf Course in 2017,  18 hole Assoufid Golf Club, located 10 kilometres away from the Medina of Marrakech, a UNESCO World Heritage Site welcomes golfers in a natural and ecological environment. Designed by Scottish designer who is also a former European Tour Player Niall Cameron, Assoufid Golf Club’ surface is 45% planted with a system that conserves water consumption. The 6400 metres of greens are ideal for golfers to practice all levels of golfing, from beginners to expert while connecting with nature in the heart of Moroccan vegetation.

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