MARRAKECH GOLF HOLIDAYS – SHORT GOLF BREAKS IN MARRAKECH

With over 300 days of sunshine per year on average,
Marrakech has become Morocco´s leading golf destination.
With play both possible and pleasurable all year round

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Most of our villas are located close to the golf courses in marrakech and a good number one situated on a golf course itself. Please click on the “Our Properties” button for full details.

Marrakech golf holidays or short golf breaks in Marrakech, must be most golfers idea of heaven. What could beat a few rounds of golf with friends, especially in the winter months in Marrakech, when you can enjoy warm sunny weather and courses which are always in superb condition. Follow this with a hammam, massage, a dip in the pool or a glass of wine or two at your rented villa, and afterwards, if you still have the energy, enjoy the excellent restaurants and vibrant nightlife for which Marrakech is justifiably famous. Alternatively you can eat in and linger over a delicious Moroccan meal prepared by the cook at your villa or riad. For any non-golfers in your party (wives, girlfriends…), Marrakech has so much to offer in terms of sightseeing, excursions, ´well-being´ and shopping that they won´t even miss you while you are on the golf course!

Une journée tout simplement inoubliable !!
Et pour les non-golfeurs, la “ville rouge”, cité de tous les contrastes, vous offre,
un panel infini de dépaysement, de distractions et d´activités.

GOLF IN MARRAKECH

Whilst some will argue that, in purely golfing terms, Marrakech is some way behind the Algarve and the Costa Del Sol, Marrakech is catching up fast. The recent opening of two more world-class golf courses, the Samanah Country Club and the Al Maaden Golf Resort, brings the total of 5, all within a short drive of the city centre. We are more than happy to arrange tee off times and transport to and from each course.

TOP 5 GOLF COURSES IN MARRAKECH:

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The Royal Golf: 6200 metres – Par 72

Built in the 1920´s by the last Pasha of Marrakech the Royal Golf is one of the oldest courses in Morocco. Best described as an ´English style´ course, The Royal has fairly narrow undulating fairways which wind through mature Eucalyptus and Cypress trees. An additional 9 holes were added in 2007 (bringing the total to 27 holes). The Royal Golf is being touted as a possible venue for the 2013 Moroccan Open, so expect a major makeover soon.
Facilities: Driving range, putting and pitching greens, pro shop, club hire, club house, lovely outdoor & indoor restaurants, changing facilities, golf lessons, caddies.

Golf Amelkis: 6657 metres – Par 72

Amelkis is quite literally across the road from the Royal Golf. Designed by Cabell Robinson, and opened in 1995, the course has an unsurprising American feel to it. The course is fairly open with wide undulating fairways and the greens are defended by large bunkers. The stunning Atlas Mountains act as an impressive backdrop and the fairways are lined with luxury villas.
Facilities: Practice green, driving range, pro shop, restaurant/bar, club house, changing facilities, golf lessons, club hire, caddies, buggies.

Palmeraie Golf Palace & Resort – 6200 metres – Par 72

Located in the middle of the Palmeraie, an ancient palm grove, the course is set in 120 hectares and is a 15 minute drive north from the centre of Marrakech. Created by Robert Trent Jones, this American style course was opened in 1993. The course combines sand, water (there are 7 lakes) and subtropical vegetation. Different tee positions enable the course to be played by golfers of all levels. At the heart of the course is the Moorish-style Club House- a veritable palace with restaurants and terraces facing the Atlas Mountains.
Facilities: Putting + chipping greens, driving range, ProShop, restaurant, bar, club hire, caddies, buggies

Samanah Country Club – 6800 metres – Par 72

Samanah Country Club is located 14 km from Marrakech on the road to Amizmiz. Opened in October 2009, the course was created by the Jack Nicklaus design group. As with all Nicklaus designed courses players are presented with real challenges but without pointless hazards. Set against the spectacular Atlas Mountains this ´desert style´ course is accessible to players of all levels. Sophisticated watering and drainage systems comply with US PGA standards and the greens are of exceptional quality. The club house is truly impressive (some 2000m² in area) and comprises a players bar, TV lounge, restaurant, bridge salon, and changing facilities of the highest quality.
Facilities: David Leadbetter Golf Academy, putting + chipping greens, pro-shop, restaurant, bar, clubhouse, caddies, buggies.

AL Maaden – 6540 metres – Par 72

Designed by the Scotsman Kyle Philips (also responsible for The Grove, Watford, England) considered by many to be the ´hottest´ designer at the moment, Al Maaden´s championship course opened in 2010. Located a mere 4 kilometres from Marrakech and adjacent to both Amelkis and the Royal, the course is already getting excellent reviews. The course combines both sand and water hazards and has uninterrupted views of the Atlas Mountains. The Clubhouse features a stylish restaurant and bar with a lovely ´al fresco´ dining area.
Facilities: Putting + chipping greens, driving range, restaurant, bar pro-shop, club rental, changing rooms, buggies, caddies, golf academy.