Having just spent a few days in Marakesh, i was lucky enough to play Al Maaden and Assoufid. This was in November 2019.
Assoufid is about 15 minutes south west of the airport, and has an unassuming entrance. Was given a nice welcome by the marshalls who took our bags and we went to the first tee around the corner of the nice looking club house. We had caddies who cost around £20 before tip. Round was about £60 which is great value.
The 1st hole is one of the tighter on the course with OOB on the left and trees to the right, and is actually one of the poorer holes on the course. Holes get more open (scrub land either side of fairways) and more hilly. Par 3s are good holes and the 9th and 17th probably the best. Both no more than 160 yards and both downhill. Best hole on the course i think is the 10th where a good drive avoiding the fairway bunker leaves a 160-170 yards approach over a dry river to the green well guarded by bunkers.
The greens were receptive and not too quick with subtle breaks. Fairways are still bedding in, and you can tell this is a relatively new course. But still perfectly playable.
Caddies were great and meant we could walk the course easily.
The marshalls obviously know how to start groups as we managed as a fourball to get around in 3.5 hours, which is great.
Assoufid was the best course we played on our trip by mutual agreement of our group ( as a group we played Samanah and Al Maaden also)
The club house at Assoufid is nice, with views over the course from the terrace, and guessing on a clearer day there will be nice views of the mountains.
We had a great lunch and a few beers after, and the golf manager from Scotland came and introduced himself to us and had a good chat about our day. I feel Assoufid is on the right path to making this the best course in the area and are doing everything properly. Well done, and will be back when i return in the coming years.
(gave excellent rating, but with a few more years maturity on the course, Outstanding rating is achievable).
Date: November 19, 2019