Your Morocco guide
No matter what you're after, Morocco will have it covered. Whether it's world-class cuisine, colourful Souks, or amazing beaches, this handy guide will tell you the best places to visit.
As one of the most popular tourist destinations on the North African Coast, Morocco is known for its year-round sun, unique culture and rich heritage. The country houses some of the highest-quality hotels and championship golf courses providing a great option for golfers looking for a well-rounded holiday that includes relaxing, sightseeing, trying out some local Moroccan cuisine and of course playing top-quality golf.
It’s fair to say that the city of Marrakech reigns as supreme when it comes to Morocco’s hottest regions, featuring some of the best golf courses in the country. Agadir, which is based on the seaside provides a great alternative to Marrakech with the stunning luxury hotels lined along the promenades, boasting spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. Let’s not forget, Agadir also houses some great golf courses.
Dominated by quaint political buildings, the capital city of Rabat, with its elegant French-designed gardens overlooking sandy beaches and deep blue waters is also worth visiting.
Flights to Morocco go out of all major airports around with Marrakech and Agadir having the most frequent direct flights. Times are generally around 3 and a half hours into Marrakech and just under 4 hours into Agadir. Due to the location of the airports, it is a short transfer to any of the hotels that are in and around the cities.
When to go
The country is especially hot during the summer months but gets down to a more pleasant 20 degrees over the winter period. Morocco is known for its hot summers averaging 29 degrees through July and August but also with highs around 40 degrees on its hottest days with minimal rainfall and cloud cover. Over the other months of the year, the temperatures become more pleasant averaging in the teens over the winter period, this makes for more enjoyable golfing weather.
Boasting incredible culture and architecture, providing an insight into the everyday life of the locals, Marrakech is a must when it comes to travelling to Morocco. Many of its finest hotels are situated in the suburbs of the city away from the busy streets of the city centre and providing fast, easy access to the golf courses nearby.
A city well known for its markets and unique lifestyle, taxis into the middle of the city are generally cheap but it is also accessible via walking meaning that bed and breakfast is a viable option allowing people to experience the local cuisine and have the complete experience.
It is well worth making the journey into the city whether it be for an evening meal or to experience the market and shops during the day. There are also all-inclusive options providing the possibility of a resort-based break with all the luxuries you need for a perfect holiday at your fingertips.
Marrakech is home to some championship golf courses which are all short transfers from the hotels, including PalmGolf Marrakech Ourika -which boasts beautiful wide fairways lined with Palm and Cypress trees. There are enough courses in Marrakech to provide variety throughout a weeklong stay and challenge golfers of all abilities while enjoying the views and hospitality on the courses and in the clubhouses.
A coastal city on the South-Western coast of Morocco, located next to the magnificent Atlas Mountains- Agadir is a resort destination with many of its hotels being located on the promenade overlooking the North Atlantic Ocean and hourglass sandy beaches.
The promenade provides direct access to the bustling fishing port which is home to stylish restaurants, bars and shops and is ideal for a day out away from the golf course to experience a taste of the amazing local culture and excellent nightlife.
The weather is generally slightly cooler here than in Marrakech, being further away from the Sahara and closer to the cool breeze coming off the ocean. Agadir is also known for its golf with its courses all located near the coast and a short distance from the hotels meaning there is no need for long journeys to experience a variety of interesting courses.
As a major city located between Agadir and Casablanca on the North-Western coast, El Jadida is home to Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, which is ideal for a resort-based holiday. Conveniently, it has an onsite golf course designed by the legendary Gary Player, casino and nightclub. But El Jadida has so much to offer beyond the golf.
Regarded as a highly historic town with beautiful Portuguese inspired architecture, it is awash with quaint colonial-era buildings to explore. why not step into the past and discover El Jadida’s unique history? Stroll along this old Portuguese town and discover 16th-century Mosques, synagogues and well-preserved fortresses.
Renowned for its delectable seafood dishes, El Jadida town is lined with several charming seafood restaurants and a beautiful small harbour where you can watch the fisherman collect their catch for the day. The hospitality is truly top-class in the friendly family-run guesthouses. So, if being pampered and trying out Moroccan-style dishes is your thing, then El Jadida is the ideal place for you.
Located on Morocco’s stunning Atlantic coast, Essaouira is a port city with an extensive crescent beach and is home to some great golf courses including Golf de Mogador which looks over the ocean. Also designed by Gary Player and regarded as one of the finest courses in Morocco, it's a great golf option for those looking for a fun challenge. The city is perfect for a quiet break with its palm-lined roads and old fortified Medina with its European influence.
With lively local markets bursting with traditional colourful clothing, pottery, tapestries, and the scent of Moroccan spices filling the air, Essouraia is a truly enchanting town. Steeped in history, the Had Dra market is well worth a visit. It's one of the largest in Morocco and truly provides an insight into the lives of the locals.
If you’re a fan of the hit tv series Game of Thrones, be sure to check out the ramparts where a few significant scenes were filmed.
Team Leader, Mid Haul