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Posted 5-2-2013

Top Five Golf Courses in Morocco

There are a plethora of golf courses in Morocco, which is about 3 hours by air from most European cities. The majority of golf resorts and clubs have luxury hotels, spas and adventure tourism that has been developing for years to provide a complete experience to any visitor. The top five golf clubs listed below are a must play for avid golfers.

The Tangiers Royal Golf Club

The Tangiers Royal Golf course wanders through Cypress, pine and eucalyptus trees while crossing a small hill. A challenging golf course with some tough holes. Built in 1917.


This golf club is located just 2 hours away from Tangiers the capital of Morocco. The golf club is one of the oldest in the world being established in 1914 and then redesigned by English architects and it has an Anglo-Saxon feel. The club in Morocco is nestled in the hills that overlook the coastal capital city of Morocco and is a true challenge for golfers due to the many slopes that it has to offer. Seasoned golfers will find this 18-hole course extremely interesting and challenging while amateurs can immensely improve their golf skills by playing this course.


Cabo Negro Royal Golf Club

Cabo Negro Royal Golf Club is a nine hole course designed by Hawtree & Sons. Greens guarded by dense shrubbery. Some water in play. Caddies are mandatory.


Cabo Negro Royal is situated behind the city of Tetouan in Morocco and is a perfect natural round shape that follows the chaste English golfing philosophy and traditions. This golf course is a dream for seasoned golfers as the greens are very slow which demands good drives. There are also dense bushes that are impossible to penetrate. Adding to the challenges are the coastal winds which make the golfer's calculations more complicated. Hole number 15 is one of the favorites to play on this course.


Fez Royal Golf Resort

Fez Royal Golf course offers a countryside olive grove setting with mountain views. Undulating fairways and sloping greens. Large lake in play on three holes.


Fez is a true golfer's paradise being meticulously designed by the famous Cabell B. Robinson. Apart from offering splendid views of the Atlas Mountains, the golf course has many obstacles in the form of bunkers, ponds, trees and bushes. The designer has perfectly placed each one of the obstacles in such a way as to provide the most stimulating golfing experience ever. A must play golf course in Morocco for all those golfers who pride themselves on their skills.


Royal Golf Dar Es Salam

The Royal Golf Dar Es Salam resort is nestled deep in the heart of a 1,000-acre forest of cork trees, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam's Red course is one of Robert Trent Jones' most unique creations. At roughly 7,400 yards from the back tees, the golf course is both lengthy and strenuous. The layout, designated as one of the most difficult in all of Europe, is not for the faint hearted. Shelf-like greens are well guarded by treacherous bunkers and water hazards come into play throughout. It is a very technical golf course that requires strategy in order to score well. For beginning and intermediate golfers, there is also the less intimidating but equally scenic Blue course.


The golf course, near Rabat, Morocco was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones. This in itself makes the golf club self-explanatory. It's a true historical marvel with Roman columns that have been brought from ruins acting as obstacles with wild ducks and rosemary bushes covering the entire course. With its 45 holes, it's the largest golf course is all of Africa and also one of the top 50 golf clubs in the world. People come here from all over the world as it holds the renowned Hassan II trophy every year.


Marrakech Royal Golf Club

Since 1933, the Royal Golf of Marrakech has been a true reference for international
players. A legendary course of 27 holes is waiting to be discovered alone, or with friends or family. Morocco is one of the most unique, exceptional and natural settings in the whole world.


The Marrakech Royal Golf Club has true international standards with breathtaking scenery of the white Atlas Mountains surrounding it. With a par 72 and having 27 holes, it's one of the oldest in Morocco and has hosted many famous personalities like Winston Churchill, Eisenhower and David Lloyd. The total length of the course is 6.655 yards and has 3 rounds and the biggest of them is the Menara at 3.360 yards.

 

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