Assoufid Golf Club, Marrakech, officially opens for play
Marrakech, Morocco – Assoufid Golf Club , situated close to the vibrant ‘Red City’ of Marrakech, and set to become one of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region’s finest golf experiences, has officially opened.
Set against the backdrop of North Africa’s snow-capped Atlas Mountains, the desert-style 6,440-metre (7,042-yard), par-72 golf course, complete with luxury golf clubhouse and international-standard dining, is a debut design for Scottish PGA professional and former European Tour player, Niall Cameron.
The eco-friendly course was sympathetically designed to be integrated into the existing landscape and to encourage the site’s indigenous flora and fauna to thrive, whilst minimizing water consumption. This uniquely designed golf course officially opened for play on October 1, 2014 and is now accepting membership applications.
Guy Maxwell, Golf Director at Assoufid Golf Club, said: “Our objective is to provide the finest golfing experience by delivering a beautifully maintained golf course and exceptional levels of service whilst protecting the integrity of the indigenous natural landscape.
Already, feedback from visiting local and international golfers has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are confident Assoufid Golf Club will quickly establish itself as one of Morocco’s finest courses, and become a must-visit stop off for the discerning golf traveller.”
Assoufid Golf Club forms part of an exquisite 222-hectare development, to include a 5-star hotel and residences, and offers golfers an excitingly diverse challenge across a rolling desert landscape featuring cacti, palm and olive trees. The development is situated just 20-minutes from the old town (medina) of vibrant Marrakech – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and a 10-minute drive from the international airport.
Morocco is among the fastest growing golf destinations in the EMEA region and Marrakech, within a three-hour flight time of most European capital cities and famed for its souks, world-class cuisine and clubs, is a legendary haven for artists, fashionistas, movie stars, business people and statesmen.
The city’s must-visit sites include the Djemaa el Fna Square, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Tower, the largest mosque in Marrakech with a 70-metre high minaret, and the Saadian Tombs.
For those with a taste for the outdoors, skiing, walking and 4x4 driving in the Atlas Mountains is a 90-minute drive away, while the beach is a two-hour trip. Lake Lalla Takerkoust, just 30km from Marrakech, offers a wealth of water sports including jet skiing, water skiing, kite surfing and wind surfing.