Marrakesh

Local Experts: Marrakesh, Maryam Montague

By Local Expert Maryam Montague

5 Best Golf Courses in Marrakesh

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Royal Golf Club

Royal Golf Club

This golf course, commissioned by the Pasha of Marrakech, opened in 1933, making it the oldest golf course in Morocco. Churchill and Eisenhower have played here, too, so you’ll be in good historical company.  Another nine holes where recently added to the original 18 holes.  Royal Golf has the most mature plantings, with towering trees lining most holes and providing shade for restaurants and outdoor seating area. 

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Al Maaden Club

Al Maaden Club

This club features 18 holes of golf raised to an art form.  Besides a superbly beautiful landscape, Al Maaden’s sculpture park of 12 large-scale installations decorates the course landscape.  It’s located just five minutes around the corner from Royal Golf, too, just in case you want play 36 holes in one day. 

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Samanah Country Club

Samanah Country Club

Villas and townhomes surround this 18-hole, 6,800-meter, par-72 course.  This is a “Desert Golf” design; fairways and several feet of rough on either side are lush, but outside of that playing zone there is typically only sand, rock, scrub brush and cacti. Two large lakes add to obstacles. Watch your aim!

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Amelkis Golf Club

Amelkis Golf Club

Just across from Royal Golf, discover a completely different experience at Amelkis’ 27 holes.  Another “Desert Golf” design—and lacking the trees of the Royal Golf—Amelkis’ beauty comes from landscaping and plantings around luxury villas lining the fairways.  It was designed by Cabell B. Robison, one of Europe’s top golf architects, who worked for Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (designer of the Palmaraie golf course). Relax afterwards with a cool drink at the clubhouse.

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Palmeraie Golf

Palmeraie Golf

Keep your slice or hook in check—or bring lots of extra balls—if you’re playing here, as there are 11 lakes on the 27 holes. Designed by Trent Jones, Sr., this course surrounds the Golf Place hotel complex.  Bring the whole family to the hotel and when you tee it up, the rest of family can swim, play tennis or enjoy the restaurants while play the course.


Visit the 5 Best Golf Courses in Marrakesh

Palmeraie Golf
Marrakesh, Morocco
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Amelkis Golf Club
Km 12 route de ouarzazate, Marrakech, Morocco
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Samanah Country Club
Route d'Amizmiz, km 14, Marrakech Menara, Morocco
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Al Maaden Club
Marrakech, Morocco
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Royal Golf Club
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