Royal Golf Club, Marrakech
Built in the 20's by the pasha of Marrakech, the Royal Golf Club is one of the longest-established in Morocco. Constantly renovated and improved, it is also one of His Majesty King Hassan ll's favorite courses.
With good reason. How magical for a golfer to play on this par 72 course at the feet of the snow-covered Atlas mountains! And what a delight to stride the length of its 6,200 meters where grow such a profusion of cypress, eucalyptus, palm, olive, orange and apricot trees!
But don't let the extreme beauty of the course put you off your game. Be doubly vigilant at hole number 15. The green is hidden behind two grassy mounds separated by a bunker.
Plus an additional hazard: the angles are blocked by high palm trees. Once the game is over, seasoned players often remember some of the eminent men who have played on this world-famous course; men like Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George and Ike Eisenhower...