Golf Holidays to Marrakech
A golf holiday in Marrakech is hard to beat. Marrakech is justly known as one of the most legendary cities in the world. Capital of the Great South, it is the first of Morocco's four imperial cities - Rabat, Fez and Meknes are the three other ones. The city lies on a fertile plain with the majestic backdrop of the High Atlas. Golf breaks to Marrakech offer great golf courses as well as time to exploere this wonderful garden city surrounded by palm, olive and orange groves, Click info tab for more.
Beachcomber Royal Palm MarrakechThis superb hotel of the highest quality boasts a spectacular location with manicured gardens, the majestic Atlas mountain range in the background and a fantastic golf course to keep fit in the same property and at guests' disposal. Marrakech downtown can be found just a few kilometres away, allowing its guests to discover this magical city full of secrets and incredibly beautiful historical and cultural jewels. The lavish suites' and villas' design is based on the Berber culture and at the same time offer exclusive and luxurious amenities to guarantee a really comfortable and unique experience. The different accommodation options showcase luxurious private bathrooms and panoramic views over the Atlas range, the hotel or the golf course. This exclusive hotel's facilities include 3 mouth-watering restaurants, a large spa and a sports centre with a semi-Olympic swimming pool.MORE INFO
Naoura Barriere-Lucien BarriereThis hotel is set amidst the heart of the Marrakech Medina. The hotel is beautifully located just a few steps away from Jemaa el Fna Square. Guests will find themselves within easy access of many of the city's most prominent attractions. The hotel is conveniently located just 2 km away from Marrakech Menara Airport. Agadir is just a 90 minutes' driving distance away. This hotel exudes a welcoming, relaxing environment. The guest rooms offer elegance and style. The hotel features stunningly-designed independent riads, which offer guests a truly unrivalled experience. The hotel also features 2 restaurants, for a spectacular dining experience. Guests will experience an combination of Oriental style and comfort, and French refinement at this hotel.MORE INFO
Kenzi FarahSituated at the heart of Marrakesh, this magnificent city hotel is a beacon of beauty and style amidst its culturally rich surroundings. The hotel enjoys an enviable setting at the heart of the trendy, cosmopolitan district of L'Hivernage, allowing guests easy access of this enchanting city's captivating attractions. Set amidst luxuriant greenery, this magnificent hotel boasts a sophisticated architectural style, alluring guests into the opulence and decadence of the interior. The hotel enjoys a charming blend of contemporary style with traditional Moroccan influences in elements of the decor. The guest rooms are beautifully appointed and offer refined style and relaxing surroundings in which to lie and unwind at the end of the day. The hotel provides an array of excellent leisure options for guests' enjoyment.MORE INFO
Kenzi Menara Palace Resort and SpaThis hotel faces the mythic ramparts and luxuriant royal gardens of Agdal, an enviable setting in the red capital of Morocco. Just 10 minutes from the principal tourist attractions of Marrakech and its surroundings, the hotel is near the atmospheric Jamaa El Fna Square, the colonial quarter of Gueliz and all of the renowned golf courses. This haven of peace and tranquillity is set in a luxuriant park of 5 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens and decorated with Arabo-Moorish architecture. This city spa resort welcomes holidaymakers and business travellers alike, with a wide array of facilities available. Business guests can take advantage of the well-equipped conference facilities which are offered by this establishment. After a busy day, guests can retire to their fully furnished rooms which offer a spectacular view of the Atlas Mountains from the balcony.MORE INFO
Es Saadi PalaceSurrounded by 8 hectares of private gardens, the luxurious Es Saadi Gardens & Resort – Palace is a wonderful oasis in the centre of Marrakech, just a short stroll away from the quaint streets of the bustling Medina. In its long history, it was home for the likes of Josephine Baker, Catherine Deneuve, the Rolling Stones or Leonardo di Caprio as well as artists, politicians and business leaders. With its delightful decoration in traditional Moroccan style, the fantastic hotel evokes the dreams and histories of 1,001 nights. Dotted with works of art, it offers beautifully appointed accommodation. The 3,000 m2 spa & wellness area with a state-of-the-art fitness centre enables guests to rejuvenate and indulge in total relaxation. Two fine restaurants and various bars leave no culinary desire unfulfilled. At night, guests can visit the legendary Casino or the TheatrO Night Club. A true gem in a beautiful city.MORE INFO
Palmeraie Golf PalaceThis golf hotel is nestled in a peaceful oasis, near the snow-covered summits of the Atlas. Menara airport is roughly a 15-minute drive away. Within 10 minutes guests will reach the centre of Marrakech, a train station and numerous attractions. This hotel comprises a total of 314 rooms over 2 floors. Disabled guests will be happy to know that there is lift access available to the upper floor. The hotel houses several gourmet restaurants which are ready to satisfy the most demanding palate, serving French, Moroccan, Italian and Chinese cuisine. The hotel has become a must for every tourist and golfer. Its golf course has been designed by the international master Robert Trent Jones Sr. The enchanting rooms are luxuriously furnished and each have a private balcony overlooking the pool, the golf course or the mountains.MORE INFO
Riu Tikida GardenCentrally located in the mystic city of Marrakesh, at only 3km distance from the Old Town with its narrow streets and charming buildings, this superb resort offers an ideal base from where to discover the Red City and its local attractions. The hotel presents a luxurious interior design with stylish furniture and excellent facilities to make guests' stay as enjoyable as possible. The rooms are elegantly equipped with comfort bedding and modern amenities such as a mini fridge, a flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. The main restaurant invites travellers to enjoy an extensive and varied buffet with delicious Moroccan dishes, while snacks and light meals can be served by the swimming pool. Visitors may enjoy an array of sport activities such as tennis, mini golf or volleyball and keep their gym routine in the on-site fitness area. The wellness centre offers a huge variety of treatments and massages as well as a sauna and a Hamman.MORE INFO
Riu Tikida PalmeraieThe hotel enjoys an ideal location in a magnificent setting, full of the splendour of the city and just steps away from its centre, with all the colourful bustle of Jemaa El Fna Square. Menara Airport in Marrakech is just 13 kms away. This peaceful hotel offers a wide range of leisure facilities and activities. Guests can explore all the famous attractions and delightful villages nearby and experience real Moroccan hospitality. Facilities on offer to guests include a lobby area housing a variety of facilities. Younger guests can have fun at the children's playground or kids' club. All rooms come fully equipped with all amenities needed for a comfortable stay, including a balcony or terrace treating guests with an extraordinary view. In addition to the 3 swimming pools, leisure options include live music and an evening programme.MORE INFO
Suite novotel MarrakechThis hotel is located at the heart of Hivernage Square. The establishment offers 112 suites. Guests are welcomed into a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out services. There is a safe and lift access. The hotel has a business area with free Internet access, 2 bars offering light snacks and a breakfast room. Guests can use the hotel's laundry service and garage. All rooms have a bathroom with a shower, bath and hairdryer. The units are furnished with a double bed and 2 single beds, Internet Access and a phone. TV and safe are also available. Further facilities include kitchenette with a microwave, a fridge and ironing set. Air conditioning and heating, and a terrace are standard features in all rooms. The hotel offers a gym and guests can also use the swimming pool. Parasols are also provided. Amelkis Golf Club is only a few kilometres away. The hotel serves breakfast each morning.MORE INFO
Kenzi Club Agdal MedinaThe hotel is situated in the area of Agdal on Boulevard Mohamed VI, near the largest discotheque in Africa, 'Pacha'. Marrakech-Menara Airport is approximately 5 kms away. This hotel-club provides a full range of activities, together with the best contemporary design by architect Imaad Rhamouni, and is located in the middle of 10 hectares of centenarian olive trees. Dining options include a café and restaurant, and drinks are served in the bar and pub. Guests can watch TV or make use of the Internet access from the comfort of their rooms, all equipped with an en-suite bathroom and a balcony or terrace. A poolside snack bar serves refreshments, while guests may enjoy swimming or sunbathing on the sun terrace. SPA and sport facilities are available to contribute for a special stay.MORE INFO
Four Seasons Resort MarrakechSituated between the airport and heart of the city, this elegant hotel provides the ideal base for all visitors of Marrakesh. Its guests will be at just a 3-minute drive from the famous Menara Gardens, which date back to the 12th century and were built by the Almohad ruler Abd al-Mu'min. As soon as one sets his/hers eyes on the hotel and the palm lined road that leads to it, he/she will be impressed by its beautiful traditional architecture and stately elegance. The sophisticated atmosphere can be felt through its interior, from the beautifully decorated rooms to the 4 restaurants. Guests who want to taste the mouth-watering Moroccan cuisine will be at the right place, they can also have their choice between Andalusian or Italian specialities. The active types can exercise with a game of tennis or enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool followed by a few treatments in the wellness centre.MORE INFO
Hivernage Hotel & spa"This magnificent hotel is located within the Hivernage residential neighbourhood, close to the famous La Mamounia Hotel and only a few minutes away from Jemaa Lafna square. In this sumptuous hotel nothing stands in the way of harmony, fine style, grace and delicacy, a warm, peaceful atmosphere and discreet service. This SPA hotel offers a gorgeous full-view terrace overlooking the Bab Jdid ramparts and Agdal Gardens, and provides a breath-taking view of the ochre city and the snowy peaks of the Atlas Mountains. The hotel has a total of 85 rooms, as well as a hairdressing salon and a bar. Each room provides an individual ambience, combining soothing moods with the finest traditional materials. Christopher Leroy, the head chef of the famous ""Table du March� restaurant, welcomes all guests to explore the thousand and one flavours of his cuisine known all over the world."MORE INFO
Sofitel Marrakech Lounge and SpaThe hotel, situated at the heart of the dynamic Hivernage residential district, is right by the medina and the famous square Jamâa el Fna. Opened in 2002, this hotel comprises a total of 139 rooms and includes a hotel safe and a lift. Guests may choose to pay a visit to one of the two bars: Bar Darkum and Lawrence Bar. The hotel also offers meeting rooms which can be employed by guests on business trips. These guest rooms come with a terrace or balcony and views of the mountains, swimming pool or gardens. The individually regulated air-conditioning in all rooms ensures the guests' ultimate comfort. There is a swimming pool available for use outside. Guests may also make use of the indoor swimming pool, sauna and Turkish steam bath. Sports enthusiasts may pay a visit to the in-house gym. The hotel is home to an international restaurant, which also serves local cuisine.MORE INFO
Marrakech is known as the "red city" for the colour of its buildings made of beaten red clay. Its walled Medina, the ancient Moorish town, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Founded in the 11th century, Marrakech was the capital of the Almoravides and later the Almohades, a dynasty of desert warriors who rode from here to conquer Spain. The lively Medina contains an impressive number of architectural masterpieces, including its ramparts and monumental gates, the Kutublya Mosque with its towering minaret and the Saadina tombs. But the city's most famous landmark is probably its huge Djemma el Fna Square, with its magical array of dancers, musicians, storytellers, fortune-tellers, magicians, snake charmers and street food outlets operating day and night.
The modern Gueliz quarters west of the Medina, built under the French protectorate, is reputed for its parks, especially the Menara olive grove and the walled, 1,000 acre Agdal gardens. The irrigation system built under the Almoravides is still used to water the city gardens. Marrakech al so has an incomparable Palmeraie, a palm grove extending over 32,000 acres. The ever present Atlas Mountains are an easy drive away from the city and Mount Toubkai is Morocco's highest and, at 13,890 feet (4.167 m.), the third tallest peak in Africa. At the foot of Toubkai and less than fifty miles from Marrakech, Oukaimeden is the country's foremost alpine resort and offers excellent skiing facilities in winter. Marrakech Golf Courses
La Palmeraie Course : An oasis within an oasis
La Palmeraie Golf Course, Morocco was designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior and it is the third layout of this great master in Morocco. His work in the country also includes Royal Dar Es Salam’s two layouts, the world famous Red course and the Blue course, in a lovely wooded setting at the outskirts of Morocco’s capital, Rabat. Millions cubic meters of earth have been moved to mould the layout and shape the fairways. The best varieties of grass were imported from the USA in order to create optimal playing conditions throughout the year. The green were built in accordance with USGA specifications and seeded with Bermuda grass, grown in American nurseries in similar climatic conditions. An automatic sprinkle system and state-of-the-art green keeping maintain fairways and greens in perfect conditions at all seasons, even during the hottest summer months.
La Palmeraie is a championship course, venue of LPGA European Tour events. Nevertheless, it is accessible to all handicappers, thanks to its several tees allowing players of all abilities to enjoy its challenge. Several large lakes highlight the visual pleasure and create a striking contrast with the desert like surrounding, while providing technical difficulties.
Although stretching on the side of Les Jardins de la Palmeraie estate, real estate properties were kept at bay and only a few of these run along some of the fairways. Yet the resort facilities are conveniently close at hand when needed.
Caddies are available and mandatory for players not using a buggy, an option highly recommended as the course is nearly totally flat and best enjoyed walking.
Amelkis Golf Club : The most eye-catching of all Moroccan courses
Moroccan golf courses are reputed for their visual appeal, Amelkis is probably the most eye-catching of all and perhaps the most exciting to play. This American style layout design of Cabell B. Robinson presents a striking contrast with the adjacent Royal Marrakech. Set on wide, open grounds, this magnificent and visually pleasant course is punctuated by papyrus reeds, palms and olive groves. It has big target areas, seductive mounding, large sand and waste bunkers, several lakes and expansive, undulated fairways.
Amelkis has integrated in its design the original Khettaras, an irrigation system built by the Almoravides dynasty in the 11th century which still provides water for several of Marrakech's gardens. The overall impression at Amelkis is reminiscent of the finest Scottsdale courses in Arizona, such as Grayhawk or Troon's North, with its desert/oasis look, contrasting greens and earth tone colours and the backdrop of snow capped mountains.
Perfectly manicured fairways and visually pleasant greens and bunkers provide a pleasant and challenging round of golf for players of all abilities. Amelkis is part of a purpose built, discreet tourist complex and the course is surrounded by lavish, although unobtrusive villas. The clubhouse is set in an impressive and singular Kasbah style building and provides superior facilities and amenities. Accommodation is available on site at the luxurious, bungalow style Amanjena Resort, an all suite exclusive resort where guests enjoy preferential rates and clubhouse privileges at Amelkis.
Royal Marrakech Golf Club: Parkland layout of dazzling beauty
Royal Marrakech Golf Club, Morocco Built in the 1920's by the Pasha of Marrakech, the Royal Golf Club is one of the longest established in the country, together with Royal Mohammedia and Tangiers. In 1923, after a trip to England where he discovered golf, the Pasha immediately became fond of the game to the point of setting up a course in his hometown and founded the Royal Marrakech. Ten years later, in 1933, Gustave Gollias, Bouchaib Stitou and Arnaud Massy, the only Frenchman so far to have won the British Open back in 1907, transformed the original and turned it into the little gem golfers can play today.
Churchill and Eisenhower played here together in 1943 after the famous Casablanca conference during World War II. Marrakech was also one of King Hassan II's favourite golf course, and with good reason. Royal Marrakech is a parkland layout of dazzling beauty meandering through lush and scented eucalyptus, olive, palm and orange groves, with the mighty background of the snow capped peaks of the Atlas mountains looming in the distance. The charming clubhouse is an harmonious mix of simplicity and elegance, with its colonial style building decorated with typical Moorish details and its large terrace opening up onto a beautiful panorama.