Morocco nestles on the north-western tip of Africa, separated from the rest of the continent by the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert.
Its climate, geography and history are more closely related to the Mediterranean than to the rest of Africa and its fine beaches, lush highland valleys, and evocative old cities can make you feel like you haven’t quite reached the African coast. Steeped in tradition, culture and beauty, Morocco is a distinct contrast to its European neighbours and gives you the feel of being in a far more distant and exotic location without the hassle of a long haul flight.
With the majority of low cost airlines now offering direct flights from the UK to Morocco and a guarantee of all year round sunshine, not only has golf in Morocco soared in popularity as a golfing holiday destination, Morocco, one of North Africa’s most welcoming countries is now well established as great alternative golfing holiday choice to Spain and Portugal and offers something a little different for the golf lover looking for a change from the normal European golf packages on offer.
Marrakech is probably the most popular Golf destination in Morocco offering a well established golfing infrastructure and a great choice of golf courses that would rival some of the best courses in the USA and Europe, whilst Agadir, which is located on the Atlantic coast with is perfect climate is the second largest golfing area in Morocco and perfect for all year round golf.
From walled Imperial cities with bustling “Souks” the traditional open air markets where you can find all sorts of food, clothing and rural handicrafts and practice your bartering skills to Grand Palaces, the towering Atlas Mountains and the solitude of the legendary Sahara Desert, Morocco with its eclectic mix of music, culture and some intriguing culinary dishes, offers an unrivaled experience for the short haul golfer.
The biggest event on the Moroccan calendar is the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the day time and break the fast at sunset. Most restaurants are closed for lunch with the exception of those catering specifically to tourists and things generally slow down during this time.
The Moroccan Government has realised that golf tourism is an important part of its economy and has ensured ongoing modernisation and better security within its borders to help boost its popularity so if you’re looking for an alternative to Spain and Portugal for your next golfing holiday then Morocco could be just what you’re looking for.