Assoufid Golf Club - Golf

 

Golf Course

Set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Assoufid Golf Club’s 18-hole, par-72 golf course winds its way through a unique, naturally undulating desert landscape. Located 10 km from Marrakech’s Medina – a UNESCO World Heritage site, Assoufid Golf Club provides golfers with an exceptional golfing experience that is excitingly diverse and challenging.

     

 

Design

As his first golf course design project, Scottish designer and former European Tour player, Niall Cameron, had the vision to create a desert-style golf course that would look and feel as natural and as integrated into the existing landscape as possible, while maximizing the beautiful views of North Africa’s Atlas Mountains to the south.

 

 

 

Nature

Assoufid Golf Club recognizes the importance of protecting and enhancing its natural environment, in which only 45% of the golf course was planted to minimize water consumption. During construction, a significant number of trees found growing on site were retained, and many more have since been planted, including palm trees, cacti and olive trees.

 

 

Please move your mouse cursor over the hole numbers in this interactive map for a hole by hole description

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HOLE 1 : Par 4
A par 4 with a delicately arched fairway, facing south. There is a commanding view of the Atlas Mountains.

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HOLE 2 : Par 5
This is a long straight par 5, that requires both distance and accuracy from the tee. A well placed second shot will allow access to attack the flag.

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HOLE 3 : Par 3
The first of the par 3’s is no slouch. A long kidney shaped green tapers off to the right on this long par 3.

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HOLE 4 : Par 4
Long par 4 uphill, downwind, featuring the Atlas Mountains in all its splendor.

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HOLE 5 : Par 4
An inviting tee shot is followed by an uphill second towards the mountains.

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HOLE 6 : Par 4
Short ‘risk and reward’ hole. Long hitters can attack, but take care, the longer you go, the narrower it gets.

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HOLE 7 : Par 4
Impressive dog leg to the left, your second shot must carry over a desert zone. The green is big, but don’t miss it left or long.

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HOLE 8 : par 5
Long par 5 dog leg to the left with an ample fairway, providing a safe progression to attack a small green which is well protected.

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HOLE 9 : Par 3
Do not get us wrong: it’s short and downhill, but miss the green and you will be faced with a difficult up and down.

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HOLE 10 : Par 4
Although not a long hole, the second shot is all carry over a dry river (shaaba). A poor drive may mean eating some humble pie and lay up.

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HOLE 11 : Par 4
Scenic gentle dog leg to the right, plenty of room on the left from the tee.

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HOLE 12 : Par 3
Against the prevailing wind but slightly downhill, a gentle slope from the right can offer a friendly kick.

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HOLE 13 : Par 5
Reachable par 5 with a beautiful second shot from a slightly elevated fairway.

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HOLE 14 : Par 5
A demanding test. Accuracy from the tee is a must on this split fairway. Right is good, left is fine, but don’t go straight!

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HOLE 15 : Par 4
Visually very intimidating and the view is wow from the tee. But don’t despair - there is plenty of room on this attractive dog leg to the right.

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HOLE 16 : Par 4
What you see is what you get. A short par 4 with a premium on precision approach to this elevated green with little depth.

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HOLE 17 : Par 3
This tricky shot over the shaaba is our signature hole! Stunning panoramic views from the elevated tee. Distance control a ‘must’ to avoid the bunkers in front and behind the green.

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HOLE 18 : Par 4
A generous fairway awaits you on this dog leg to the right. The uphill second shot is in an avenue of olive trees.

  • Club Rules

    Assoufid Golf Club has outlined general rules to ensure a private, relaxing and enjoyable experience for all its guests and members. Click here to view the General Club Rules. Click To Download

  • Etiquette

    The golf etiquette guidelines identify courteous and sportsmanship manners for golfers to display at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. Click here to read the Golf Etiquette Guidelines. Click To Download

Facilities

 

 

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ClubHouse


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Restaurant


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Practice Facilities


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Reviews

    "Exploring the ridges and swathes on the edge of Marrakech, Assoufid is a new jewel in a very old crown. This is a ‘proper’ golf course and one that challenges, tempts and teases as well as entertains."  
  • Peter Masters, Freelance Journalist, UK
    "When I first visited Assoufid in 2011, I could tell the golf course would be among the best in Marrakech; it occupies the best property in town and Niall Cameron did a fine job. Returning in 2014 to see the completed complex, it was good to see the rest of the operation is of equal quality."
  • Adam Lawrence, Editor, Golf Course Architecture
    "Of all the courses in Marrakech, Assoufid is my favourite. The land is perfect for golf, with gentle slopes of lush green surrounded by the barren desert. It looks stunning. And with the iconic Atlas Mountains in the background, you can’t help but feel inspired."
  • Kaia Means, photojournalist, Norway
    "Assoufid Golf Club is extremely mature, ecologically sound and very well-maintained, and its hilly layout is both strategic and enjoyable. A real bonus for Marrakech, as an ever-growing golf destination."
  • Paul Mahé, journalist, Journal du Golf, France
    "With spectacular views of The Atlas Mountains, Assoufid Golf Club is a unique and must-play desert course in the Marrakech region - great design with lots of variation making for a guaranteed memorable round."
  • Sietse Herrema, Golfers Magazine, The Netherlands

Awards

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  • “Africa’s Best New Golf Course 2014”, World Golf Awards, 2014  
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  •   "Assoufid is very proud to have been awarded ‘Morocco’s Best Golf Course’ in 2015 & 2016 at the ‘World Golf Awards’. Please help us make it three in a row by voting for us here."      

About Us

Assoufid Golf Club, Marrakech is one of Morocco’s finest, new golf clubs that presents an exceptional experience for the discerning golfer by delivering high levels of service in a unique, indigenous setting. The Golf Club is one component of Assoufid, a larger mixed-use, gated development that will spread over 222 hectares and that will include a residential villa community and a hospitality component.


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