A Guide To Golf In Morocco

If you fancy mixing a great climate, a culture that blends Arab, Mediterranean and African influences, as well some exceptional fairways, then look no further than Morocco for your next golf holiday!

Our experts have drawn on their own experiences in Morocco to put together this golfing travel guide, giving you the lowdown on this increasingly popular golfing destination.

Discover the best time to travel to Morocco, which courses to play in Agadir, Marrakesh, and Essaouira, and what to do away from the fairways!

Royal Golf Marrakech with bunkers and trees surrounding the green

More Information For Your Morocco Golf Break

  • Location: Morocco is situated in Northwest Africa. The three main regions for a golf holiday are inland Marrakesh, and coastal Agadir and Essaouira.
  • Closest Airports: Marrakech Menara Airport & Agadir Al-Massira International Airport.
  • Flight Time: Flights from the UK to Morocco range from three hours 30 minutes to four hours, depending on which airport you depart from
  • Best Time For Travel: Morocco is incredibly hot in the summer, so we advise travelling in the cooler months between October and April, making it the perfect winter destination. The peak season for a golf holiday is usually October to December and February to March.
  • Climate: Traveling between October and April will see temperatures range from 20°C to 28°C


The Best Golf Courses In Morocco


Golf Club Le Soleil (Agadir)

Club house in distance of Golf Le Soleil

Positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Atlas Mountains, this golf club features 36 holes spread over 85 hectares.  The classically designed Tikida course is surrounded by a eucalyptus forest.

The Championship course is an American-style design that golfers of all abilities will enjoy, whether they’re negotiating water hazards, digging out of big bunkers, or trying to land on the raised greens.

  • Holes: 36 (18 Hole Tikida Course & 18 Hole Championship Course)
  • Par: 72
  • Designer: Fernando Muella & Gerard Courbin
  • Opened: 2000


Golf De L’Ocean (Agadir)

Putting green with red flag at Golf De L'Ocean

Just 15 minutes from the centre of Agadir, and with three loops of nine, this is the perfect addition to any itinerary for a golf holiday in Morocco. Belt Collins, the course designer, has constructed The Dunes Course, The Garden Course and The Desert Course over 90 hectares next to Royal Golf Club, just inland from the ocean and running next to the Sousse River.

Key characteristics are the lush green fairways and greens that Collins has crafted on top of the sand dunes below. You’ll find numerous trees lining the fairways as well as a handful of lakes that decorate the course.

  • Holes: 27 (9 Hole The Dunes Course, 9 Hole The Garden Course, & 9 Hole The Desert Course
  • Par: Various
  • Designer: Belt Collins
  • Opened: 2010


Golf Les Dunes (Agadir)

This Cabell B. Robinson designed course is considered one of the best in North Africa. It sits within a eucalyptus forest with various water hazards, is only a short distance from the sea.

  • Holes: 27
  • Par: 72
  • Designer: Cabell B. Robinson
  • Opened: 1991


Golf de Mogador (Essaouira)

Designed by the legendary Gary Player, this course is located just two miles south of Essaouira, providing spectacular views of the ocean.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Designer: Gary Player
  • Opened: 2009


Assoufid Golf Club (Marrakech)

Assoufid Golf Club

Located south west of the centre of Marrakech, this 18-hole golf course – with a Par of 72 – was designed by former European Tour player Niall Cameron. It opened in 2014.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Designer: Niall Cameron
  • Opened: 2014


Golf Al Maaden (Marrakech)

golf al maaden 1

Another course with stunning views of the Atlas Mountains is Golf Al Maaden, which has a reputation for being a long course as it stretches over 7,000 yards from the back tees.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Designer: Kyle Phillips
  • Opened: 2008


Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech Golf And Country Club (Marrakech)

Club house in the distance at Fairmont Royal Palm Marrkech Golf And Country Club

Another Cabell B. Robinson designed-course in Morocco is Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech Golf And Country Club. So you can be assured of its quality given his record with previous designs around the world. Located southwest of Marrakech, once again you’re treated to stunning views of the Atlas Mountains.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Designer: Cabell B. Robinson
  • Opened: 2013


Royal Golf Marrakech (Marrakech)

Fairway leading to green at Royal Golf Marrakech

Considered the oldest golf course in Morocco, this course has a unique English feel to it despite it being at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Main features of this course are the huge number of trees – it is decorated with over 15,000 trees, including eucalyptus, palm, olive, and orange trees.

  • Holes: 27
  • Par:72
  • Designer: Gustave Golias & Arnaud Massy
  • Opened: 1927


What Else To Do In Morocco


This coastal city is the place to be for those looking for a beach holiday to combine with their golf break. It’s the perfect place to unwind away from the fairways and re-charge while basking in the glorious sunshine.


This port city is a three-hour drive from Marrakech, but is worth it for its historical medina, which is watched over by seafront ramparts called Skala de la Kasbah. This region is renowned for kitesurfing and windsurfing.


This city is bustling with life, souqs selling anything and everything, bars and restaurants aplenty, and tourists exploring the sights.

Away from the centre are the Atlas Mountains, which offer a scenic backdrop to many of the golf courses in the area, with their snow capped peaks creating a sharp contrast to the lush green golf courses lined with palm trees and humid temperatures.

For those looking for a daring adventure, head to the desert where you can ride camels and quad bikes!


Top 5 Travel Tips For Your Morocco Golf Holiday


  • Consider All-Inclusive: There are some amazing restaurants in all Morocco’s major destinations – but you can find great value if you opt for an all-inclusive board basis. This is especially good for large groups so you don’t have to negotiate how to split the food bill each night.
  • Book Tee Times Early: We could say this for every destination really, but as Morocco is becoming more popular, the prime tee times between 10am and 12pm are starting to fill up earlier and earlier.
  • Buggy Rental: Morocco has a great climate all year round, so conserving your energy and finding shade under the roof of a buggy in between your shots might be a sensible decision.
  • Try a Caddy: Unlike many other destinations, the use of a caddy is common in Morocco – even mandatory on some courses – and definitely worth trying if you haven’t experienced hiring one before! Local caddies can give you golf course insight to help lower your score as well as take the load of carrying your clubs.
  • Book Airport & Golf Transfers: We generally recommend car hire for small groups or couples when booking a golf holiday due to the cost savings. But we’ve found that private transfer costs in Morocco are reasonably priced irrespective of group size – meaning you don’t have to navigate the roads here yourself.


Top 5 Golf Holiday Deals Playing Morocco’s Best Golf Courses

We’ve hand-selected some of our favourites, as well as the most popular golf  holiday deals in Morocco that cater for a wide range of budgets, across numerous destinations and play the best golf courses:


How We Can Help Find The Best Morocco Golf Courses For You

Call our friendly and knowledgeable team on 01904 406550 or email info@glencorgolf.com and let our expert advice guide you through booking the ultimate golf holiday to this incredible destination.

We can ensure you end up playing the best courses in Morocco to suit you and your group as well as match you with the perfect accommodation. Plus, we can arrange all of your transfers so you are never late onto the first tee!