Are you bored with teeing off in your city and looking for something new? Did you know Morocco is home to prestigious golf resorts and courses that attract avid golfers from around the world? A golf vacation is the one of the best ways to relax and put your golfing skills to the test, especially when it’s in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. These golf courses are worth playing on your next Moroccan vacation.
Mazagan Golf Course
The world-famous South African golfer, Gary Player helped design this golf course in El Jadida (an hour and a half drive from Casablanca), an ancient port city where buildings are still standing from the 16th century. Mazagan Beach Resort overlooks the ocean and is simply a beautiful place to be even if you weren’t there to play golf. The golf course is reputed to be the longest in the country at 6,885 yards and golfers love the use of Paspalum, a high-quality dark green grass that’s ideal for golf courses. Looking to brush up on your golfing? Join the hotel’s own Golf Academy where lessons can be taught in a single course or in a week-long training session. The academy caters to people of all ages and skill levels. Not to mention, golfers love staying in this lavish hotel with an Olympic-sized pool and top-notch room service.
Assoufid Golf Club
When exploring the popular tourist hub, Marrakech, you’ll want to visit Assoufid Golf Club. Imagine swinging your club on a soft green field with scattered palm trees and the stunning Atlas Mountains in the background. You’ll find that here. The golf club has won multiple awards including being named as Africa’s Best Golf Course in 2016 and earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. This 18-hole, par-72 golf course has many traits of the desert but with added greenery to give it a garden-like feeling. The course was designed by Scottish golf architect, Niall Cameron who wanted the landscape to feel as natural as possible.
Royal Golf Dar Es Salam
We know that King Louis XIV designed his famous building and gardens, the Palace of Versailles for his friends and family to enjoy. But you can golf in a similar environment in Rabat at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam. The story goes, King Hassam II was so obsessed with golfing that he commissioned Robert Trent Jones to build a glorious golf course in the 1960s. The golf course is littered with exotic plants, picturesque ponds, and towering trees, giving golfers an idyllic retreat to play their favorite game.
Surround yourself with exotic palm and olive trees in this pristine golf course in Marrakech. PalmGolf Ourika maintains its desert-style landscape and was designed by Canadians, Neil Haworth and Stephane Talbot. Golfers will see the Atlas Mountains in the distance while enjoying the 18-hole course. The golf club is so high-end that visitors can rent out their own caddies. Keep your eyes peeled for the new and upcoming golf club that’s scheduled to open on the premises soon.
Noria Golf Club
Also in Marrakech, Noria Golf Club is a gem of a find for golfers. The courses have several designed routes for different skill levels so first-timers are welcomed as much as avid golfers. The course has a long reflection pool and in certain seasons, the landscape is surrounded by lavender fields and olive orchards (can you smell it now?). Come hungry, there is a clubhouse with its own restaurant and bar for golfers to enjoy delicious meals in between rounds. The clubhouse was designed by famed architect, Youssef El Melehi who is known for his abstract and modern touches.
A short drive outside of Agadir will take you to Taghazout, where a pristine golf course dwells. Golfers will be hitting the balls surrounded by Argan trees (the same kind as the Argan oil you use) with the Atlantic Ocean bordering the course. The course is Berber-inspired and the clubhouse is situated on a hill with spacious patios facing the sea. Stay at the Taghazout Bay Resort for a luxury stay to continue your game over the course of a few days.
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