Golf was first introduced into Morocco at the beginning of the century, even before football, and has since become a national passion. The number of courses throughout the country is on the increase, some of which have been designed by international masters such as Robert Trent Jones, Cabell B Robinson and Jack Nicklaus. This craze for the game is also a reflection of royal favour, since golf was the favourite sport of the late King Hassan II, who acquired international ranking by creating the competition for the elegant and much-prized Hassan II Trophy.
Golf in Morocco is hot stuff in every way - glorious weather and glorious courses - and all this a mere three hours from London - less time than it takes to play nine holes at some of the overcrowded Spanish and Portuguese courses, and a good deal less expensive. Green fees are generally lower than in Europe and vary from about £8-36 (9-42 EUR), and caddies, all shrewd and knowledgeable, only charge about £6 (7 EUR). Most courses offer club hiring facilities as well as caddies or electric carts.
All the golf clubs described are open to the public, even if access to them is sometimes limited to players possessing a handicap card. Pre-booking is recommended and some courses may be closed one day a week.
Golf courses are a living oases in the middle of Agadir. Their lush vegetation is in direct contrast with the arid environment of the region. Agadir boasts three international-calibre courses located adjacent to each other.
of the Sun (Golf du Soleil)
Golf of the Dunes (Les Dunes Golf)
Some superb courses have been created in tourist cities, thus allowing visitors to go there for both sport and tourism. Marrakech today has three such courses. In winter, three hours from cloudy European skies, golfers can enjoy their sport in the midst of palm groves, with a fairy tale view of the snow-capped Atlas mountains.
Marrakech Palmeraie (Palm Grove) Golf Club
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Date last edited:
12 November 2012