The ultimate golfing destination with an abundance of culture
Whether you're looking for five-star luxury or an all-inclusive experience, Morocco has become an affordable yet enchanting destination for a golf holiday. It’s a country filled with colour, culture and mouth-watering cuisine. As well as year-round sunshine, the luxury resorts are complimented by magnificent courses and spectacular scenery, providing the perfect setting for your next trip.
Popular regions that our Golf Travel Experts recommend for a Morocco golf holiday include the thriving city of Marrakech, the majestic coastline of Agadir, and the charming towns El Jadida and Essaouira.
Why choose a Morocco golf holiday?
- Challenge yourself at high quality championship golf courses
- Discover incredible cultural heritage & fascinating traditions
- Benefit from airport & golf course transfers during your stay
- Indulge in an all-inclusive package at a luxurious resort
- Soak up the year-round sun thanks to the fantastic Mediterranean climate
- Travel with a group & add on unique excursions like camel riding
Popular golf destinations in Morocco
Is Morocco good for golf?
If you're seeking an exceptional golfing destination for your next trip that won’t break the bank, look no further than Morocco. This vibrant country is quickly becoming a popular hotspot among European golfers. Given the great selection of courses with phenomenal greens, manicured fairways, and stunning views of the Atlas Mountains, this comes as no surprise.
Classic layouts like Al Maaden, Samanah Golf, and Palmeraie are a testament to the supreme golfing quality available in Morocco, with the views and overall experience bringing golfers back time and time again.
The staff at the resorts are incredibly knowledgeable and will do their utmost to ensure that you have a memorable trip. Morocco is easily accessible from the UK, and with flight times under four hours, it is the perfect destination for your next golf holiday.
Some of the best golf courses in Morocco include:
Assoufid Golf Club Niall Cameron's desert golf course at Assoufid Golf Club is a high-quality, private 18-hole facility with stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. The course offers a delightful layout that showcases the landscape and mountain views on the back nine. The well-maintained fairways, coupled with the surrounding desert, create a truly spectacular golfing experience.
Royal Golf Marrakech The Royal Golf Marrakech is among Morocco's oldest golf courses, once cherished by the late His Majesty King Hassan II. The 18-hole par 72 course, constructed in 1923 and expanded in 2008, offers magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains and is nestled amid cypress, eucalyptus, and olive trees.
The Montgomerie Marrakech Designed by Colin Montgomerie, the impressive layout covers 75 acres, just a 5-minute drive from the center of the city. The Montgomerie Marrakech features elevated tee boxes, rolling greens, and diverse holes, it stands out as one of Morocco's finest courses. Designed to accommodate various handicaps, the use of different tee boxes provides a unique challenge for every golfer.
Royal Palm Golf Course Set on the grounds of a five-star resort, this is a world-class course worth adding to your itinerary. Designed by Cabell B. Robinson, it spans 7,226 yards and features five significant water features, providing a challenging golf experience. The Royal Palm Golf Course has multiple signature holes, such as the 1st hole, a tough 450-yard par 4, which sets the course's tone. Hole 6, the first par five, demands strategic club selection due to water along the left side. The 9th hole, a formidable 600-yard par 5, features a challenging left-side gully.
Golf Du Soleil Discover the impressive 27 holes of quality golf set in the middle of a eucalyptus forest. Offering a challenging round with strategically designed features. Golf Du Soleil is home to the Championship Golf Course, designed by Fernando Mueller & Gerard Courbin, which stands out with its superb 18-hole layout in the midst of a Eucalyptus forest. Complemented by two sets of nine holes in Florida golf style, this venue excels in combining quality with the flexibility to accommodate various group sizes and handicaps.
Michlifen Golf Course Jack Nicklaus’ first course in North Africa, this parkland layout is as beautiful as it is challenging. The Michlifen Golf Course presents a challenge in both length and skill, featuring tight fairways that demand various shots for a competitive score. Designed to seamlessly blend with the landscape and scenery, the three signature holes on the 9th, 17th, and 18th provide awe-inspiring views.
Taghazout Bay Golf Course Expanding Agadir's golf legacy, Taghazout Bay Golf Course presents an 18-hole golf course for both residents and visitors. Crafted by Kyle Philips, this eco-friendly course spans 76 hectares and is positioned 80 metres above sea level, offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean from every hole. The facility also provides excellent amenities for pre- and post-round activities.
If you’re considering a golf holiday to Morocco but need some additional help to choose between all the sensational courses, then we highly recommend you check out our Morocco Golfing Adventure series on YouTube.
Nathan and Fordy took a recent golf trip to Morocco and tested out all the top-rated courses in the area, alongside a selection of stunning hotels and iconic cultural experiences. Check them out on YouTube here: PART 1 & PART 2
Discover the beauty and culture of Morocco
Whether you're looking for a cultural trip, a rejuvenating escape, or simply somewhere with fantastic golf courses, a Morocco golf holiday promises an unforgettable experience for you and your group. Full of fantastic local cuisine and delicacies, Morocco offers some of the best dishes across the continent, as well as being rich in fascinating architecture.
Spices & Delicacies Beyond the manicured fairways, Morocco offers a plethora of exciting activities with an enchanting culture to match. It’s a country filled with colour, culture and mouth-watering cuisine, which is best explored through one of the numerous all-inclusive packages available. The lively souks of Marrakech are filled with aromatic spices, handmade crafts, and intricate textiles, the perfect place to find a souvenir for your trip.
Architecture & History For fascinating architecture, a trip to Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque comes highly recommended and is a great way to soak up the culture. If you're feeling adventurous, then a camel ride in the Sahara Desert is certainly an experience like no other.
Relaxing in Morocco For those hoping for a tranquil golf holiday then the traditional villages, marvellous mountains, and amazing beaches of Agadir are a perfect fit. There is a wealth of things to see and do in the city, made all the better by the year-round sun that Morocco offers—perfect for anyone planning a winter sun escape. Some of the best beaches include, Plage d'Agadir and Taghazout Beach. For those golfers looking to experience Morocco’s captivating history and culture, the charming town of Essaouira awaits. Lose yourself in its narrow streets lined with ancient villages, adorned with vibrant textiles, exquisite pottery, and mesmerizing tapestries.
Golf & Nightlife When on a Moroccan golf holiday, their are several places to visit to enjoy good nightlife. Agadir, situated along the Atlantic coastline, is a favoured tourist hotspot renowned for its vibrant nightlife. The city boasts an array of beach clubs and bars that present diverse music and entertainment options. Essaouira is another ideal location when exploring Morocco's night scene, with several top bars to enjoy live music and entertainment.
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Stay in lavish Moroccan-style resorts & villas
Morocco offers a diverse range of hotels that will cater for every golfer’s needs. From luxury resorts to boutique hotels and budget-friendly options, Morocco has it all.
In cities like Marrakech, you'll find a variety of opulent hotels, ranging from renowned international chains to lavish resorts with extensive amenities. These hotels showcase exquisite architecture, opulent interiors, and impeccable service, providing an unforgettable experience.
For those yearning to immerse themselves in the country's rich heritage, traditional hotels in cities like Essaouira offer an authentic Moroccan stay. Morocco's coastal region of Agadir boasts a wide range of beachfront resorts with complementing ocean views.
Some of the best hotels in Morocco include:
Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech The Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech stands among the top-tier resorts in Marrakech. Spanning across a 231-hectare estate lined with ancient olive trees, this esteemed retreat draws inspiration from Berber culture. Offering luxurious villas and suites, a spa, a sports centre, and an 18-hole golf course, the resort provides a haven of both relaxation and leisure in the heart of Morocco.
Kenzi Menara Palace The Kenzi Menara Palace is a luxury five-star, all-inclusive hotel nestled in a serene 10-acre park in Marrakech, conveniently situated 10 minutes from the Old City, with a complimentary shuttle service available. This luxurious hotel seamlessly combines classic Moroccan design with a contemporary flair, providing a range of exceptional amenities and easy access to nearby golf, making it an ideal hub for your golf retreat in Morocco.
Tikida Golf Palace The Tikida Golf Palace is ideally situated on the well-known Golf du Soleil, featuring 36 holes. Its modern blend of contemporary architecture and Moroccan elements create a highly enjoyable place to stay. With stunning views, a spacious central pool area, and a relaxing atmosphere, it is highly sought after by golfers in the Agadir region.
Michlifen Golf & Country Club Set in the mountains this chalet-like resort boasts breathtaking panoramic views. This luxurious five-star retreat is adorned with evergreen oak and cedar forests, create a picturesque setting for guests. The Michlifen Golf & Country Club pays careful attention to its natural surroundings, incorporating traditional Timahdite stone column decor.
Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort Overlooking the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, the five-star Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort boasts it's own private beach area, 500 elegantly decorated Moroccan-themed guestrooms, a courtyard, and a swimming pool. The hotel offers a blend of luxury and relaxation. Guests can enjoy entertainment at the casino and nightclub, as well as indulge in various fine dining options in the evenings, including traditional seafood restaurants that showcase the finest local cuisine.
These accommodations all provide comfortable rooms, friendly service, and convenient access to a range of popular courses, making them an ideal choice for a Morocco golf holiday.
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"Featuring frequent flights to a relatively undiscovered golf destination, Morocco is perfect for your next golf holiday. Besides the courses and picturesque scenery, there are also numerous quality resorts offering all-inclusive packages."
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What are the best golf holiday locations in Morocco?
Morocco, located in North Africa, is a country known for its rich cultural tapestry, diverse landscapes, and historical significance, as well as its array of stunning golf courses. With a blend of ancient traditions and modern influences, Morocco offers a unique and vibrant experience for visitors.
Marrakech Marrakech Golf is steadily gaining popularity as North Africa's leading golf holiday destination and aims to compete with giant destinations like Turkey. The golf courses in Marrakech are renowned for their exceptional quality, outstanding design, and pristine fairways, making them among the best in the continent. Marrakech's highlights include the scenic backdrops of Assoufid Golf Club, the masterful design of The Montgomerie Marrakech Golf Club, and the formidable challenge at Fairmont Royal Palm Golf and Country Club. Marrakech is famous for its busy square and popular souks, with an underrated nightlife in New Town. We'd highly recommend finding as many rooftop bars as you can during your trip and enjoy an authentic mint tea.
Agadir Situated along the picturesque Atlantic coastline, Agadir has been a customer favourite beach holiday destination for a long time. However, the exceptional quality of golf courses in this region has elevated Agadir's status, making it a golfing hotspot that now rivals Marrakech in Morocco. Renowned courses such as Golf Les Dunes, Golf Du Soleil, Taghazout Bay Golf Course, and Golf de l'Ocean are among the country's finest. With convenient direct flights into Agadir, this area is the perfect destination when planning a golf holiday in Morocco. Outside of the course, Agadir offers a wide range of activities and experiences, including Souk El Had. It is one of the best ways to experience Moroccan culture by shopping in this stunning traditional market. There is also the chance to visit Agadir Medina, where the traditionally designed buildings and museum showcase the local artistic and architectural talents.
Essaouira A mere two-hour drive from Marrakech, the Atlantic Coast region emerges as an ideal spot for a golf getaway in Morocco, featuring stunning beaches, historic towns, and exceptional golf experiences. Essaouira is home to the luxurious Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, a luxurious five-star resort. This standout resort boasts Gary Player's outstanding Golf de Mogador on-site, presenting a brilliant package for a fulfilling golf holiday in Essaouira. Packed with lively local markets bursting with traditional colourful clothing, pottery and tapestries, Essouraia is a truly beautiful town. Steeped in history, the Had Dra Market is a must-visit. Fans of the TV series Game of Thrones need to explore the ramparts where significant scenes were filmed.
El Jadida The town of El Jadida is rich in history. Situated on the northern coast of Marrakech, the highlight of golf holidays in El Jadida is the remarkable Mazagan Beach Resort, crafted by the legendary Gary Player. This course provides stunning views and a hospitable environment, making it an ideal choice for golf enthusiasts eager to experience one of the hottest new resorts in the game while in Morocco. El Jadida is rich in history and features charming Portuguese-inspired architecture. The city boasts picturesque colonial-era buildings, including impressive mosques. Among the captivating sights is the Mosquée De La Cité Portugaise. Other notable attractions include markets, the fishing port, and the Sidi Bouafi Lighthouse.
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