GOLF

GOLFING IN MOROCCO

In morocco, where nature presents such a majestic spectacle, golf has found its roots and its culture with more than 200 holes to delight the dedicated player. At Marrakesh, the fairways are laid out on a plateau dominated by the eternal snows of the Atlas mountains, snake their way between the cypress and pine trees on the hills at Tangier, stand surrounded by a forest of century-old oaks at Rabat and by the joyful colours of the heather, tamarisk and gorse at Cabo Negro, follow the dunes at Agadir and even extend to the heart of the imperial city of Meknes where they form, part of the Royal Palace park. Fourteen golf courses in all, and fourteen masterpieces … which will number thirty by the year 2000, designed by such international masters as Robert Trent Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Cabell B. Robinson.

Golf was first introduced into Morocco at the beginning of the century even before football – and has since become a national passion. This craze for the game is also a reflection of royal favour, since golf, the king of sports, is the favourite sport of His Majesty King Hassan II, who has acquired international ranking by creating the competition for the elegant and much-prized Hassan II Trophy. All the golf clubs described in this website are open to the public, even if access to them is sometimes limited to players possessing a handicap card. The green fee varies between 100 and 500 dirhams. Most courses offer club hiring facilities as well as caddies or electric carts. Some are closed one day a week.


Golf : Agadir | Casablanca | Benslimane | cabo negro | Rabat
El jadida | Fez | Marrakech | Meknés | Mohammedia
Ouarzazate | Tangier