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Where to play golf in Marrakech: Our selection of the best golf courses

Written on : 30 November 2023
By : Steve Dunne
Make the most of your golfing break in Marrakech

Make the most of your golfing break in Marrakech

The city of Marrakech is famous for its numerous golf courses, designed by experts in the matter and ideally located at the foot of the Atlas mountains, making it the perfect destination for golf lovers.

The international influence of the city’s golf courses is undeniable since 2015, when the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) designated Marrakech as the best golf destination of the year for Africa, the Gulf Countries and the Indian Ocean, placing it in front of countries like Mauritius or the United Arab Emirates, long-accustomed to topping of the ranking.

Here is our selection of the best golf courses in Marrakech, so you know where it is best for you to play golf according to your preferences and characteristics.

Al Maaden Golf Resort, an exotic haven

Al Maaden Golf Resort, an exotic haven

Among the must-see golf courses, is the renowned Al Maaden golf, located near the Agdal gardens. This golf course features 18 holes par 72, and has an extension of 6,249 metres, in a setting home to lakes, palm trees, almond trees and olive trees.

Offering a very varied course, playing golf here will be possible for apprentices, beginners and professionals.

Moreover, you can also enjoy its restaurant and taste some Moroccan specialities or take a short stroll on a buggy.

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Royal Golf, an oasis of peace near the city

Royal Golf, an oasis of peace near the city

The Royal Golf of Marrakech is also one of the most pleasant golf courses in the city. Located on the old road of Ouarzazate, at the foot of the High Atlas, it is one of the oldest of Morocco. Open since 1923, the club now comprises 27 holes, 72 and 9 by 36, for a total of 9,000 metres.
The Royal Golf of Marrakech is surrounded by palm trees, orange trees, eucalyptus and row pines will bring you some shade whilst you are playing golf, giving you the impression of being in the middle of a splendid oasis.

Magnificent Palmeraie golf course - one of the most beautiful in Morocco

Magnificent Palmeraie golf course - one of the most beautiful in Morocco

Known for its beautiful landscapes, this 77 hectares golf course located in the heart of the Palmeraie includes 27 holes, a clubhouse, a tennis court, a swimming pool and a fitness complex. Stroll in the park or ride on a buggy while marvelling at the scenery.

Moreover, once you're done with the fairways and greens for the day, you must try their delicious couscous, found in their various restaurants.

The Almakis golf club - play a round in the shadow of the Atlas Mountains

The Almakis golf club - play a round in the shadow of the Atlas Mountains

Made up of 27 holes and located in a spectacular setting close to the Atlas Mountains, the Almakis golf course is full of surprises.

Crossed by numerous bumps making the terrain technical, come and take up the challenge of overcoming its obstacles!

The renowned Assoufid golf club - an award-winning course

The renowned Assoufid golf club - an award-winning course

Named the best golf course in Africa in 2017 and the best golf course in Morocco in 2019, Assoufid golf club is a must for golf lovers. With the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, this course resembles the desert and blends perfectly with its surroundings.

Located only 10 km from the famous Medina of Marrakech, you must come and enjoy this unique experience while playing golf with your loved ones.

Samanah Country Club – A challenging course set on 100 gorgeous hectares

The golf course at Samanah country club offers a world class, par-72 championship course set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the breath-taking Atlas Mountains. Beautifully designed and presenting a challenging course which asks more of the players’ intelligence than simply their power, this sumptuous golf course includes a training facility with a 5-hole putting green and a 9-hole pitch-and-put. A great course one not to be missed on your golfing holiday in Marrakech.

 

Stay at our villas near the courses for an unforgettable golfing holiday

If you are planning a trip to Marrakech and would like to stay close to the golf courses, check out our wide offer of luxurious villas near the Amelkis estate and Royal Palm.

Located on the first line of some of the best golf courses in the region, you will enjoy stunning views of the Atlas Mountains as well as comfortable and luxurious accommodations. Heated swimming pool, spa, hammam, delightful patios, cinema and staff available; everything is designed so that you can rest and improve your handicap on the course the next day.

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