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Morocco is situated on the north western corner of Africa with Algeria to the east and Mauritania to the south. The Moroccan coastline stretches from the Atlantic, past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea, giving the country significant strategic control over traffic entering and leaving the Med.

Most of the thirty-five million residents of “the Western Kingdom” – as its Arab name translates to – live to the west of the Atlas Mountains because the inhospitable Sahara desert lies on the other side of this range running down the spine of the country.

Marrakech attracts the bulk of the tourists and Fez is a major cultural and religious centre but the coastal cities of Agadir, Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier are where modern day Moroccan movers and shakers operate.

It’s also where many of the top Moroccan golf courses are located, with some long established courses (Royal Country Club de Tanger was formed in 1914) as proof of a strong golfing tradition dating back more than a century. It's a pity European golfers have been slow to recognise such an accessible, affordable, all year round destination lies right on their doorstep because Morocco has much to offer by way of top quality courses.

A trio of new courses has opened in the last couple of years but you’ll have to travel quite a bit if you want to play them. The Teelal course at Golf de Saïdia is situated in the northeast corner of the county, next to the Algerian border, where French pro golfer-turned architect Nicolas Joakimides has fashioned a very linksy layout.

Across in the northwest of the country, just a short distance from Tangier, the 18-hole layout at Al Houara is a new production from Graham Marsh Golf Design in collaboration with Vijay Singh which is due to open late 2020. On the other hand, 450 kilometres further southeast, at Ifrane in the Middle Atlas Mountains, the latest Moroccan Jack Nicklaus design at Michlifen has garned plenty of favourable press coverage, and rightly so.

We last updated our Top 20 Golf Courses of Morocco rankings in June 2020. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Morocco

Golf du Palais Royal d'Agadir

1st Morocco Ranking

A very private 18-holer that you'll not find listed in any Moroccan golf directory, Golf du Palais Royal d’Agadir is a Robert Trent Jones Snr design that lies within the heavily guarded ramparts of the Royal Palace...

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Royal Dar Es Salam (Red)

2nd Morocco Ranking

Morocco’s King Hassan II – a real golf enthusiast – commissioned American-based architect Robert Trent Jones to design Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in the late 1960s on a massive 1,000-acre site...

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Michlifen

3rd Morocco Ranking

Situated close to the small mountain town of Ifrane, Michlifen Golf & Country Club sits at an altitude of 5,500 feet above sea level within the stunning Middle Atlas Mountain Region of Morocco, between Fez and Meknes.

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Mazagan

4th Morocco Ranking

Gary Player is the architect of the 18-hole Mazagan golf course and it’s rather fitting that this golfing legend, who claimed his Open titles on championship seaside courses, should fashion this contemporary links layout on Morocco’s Atlantic coast.

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Assoufid

5th Morocco Ranking

The tee for the par three 17th is located at the highest point on the golf course – offering panoramic views of all the holes on the back nine – and it’s the starting point for the signature hole at Assoufid.

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Royal Dar Es Salam (Blue)

6th Morocco Ranking

For many years the tree-lined fairways of the Red and Blue courses at Royal Dar Es Salam co-hosted the Trophée Hassan II competition until the event moved to Mohammedia in 2010.

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Tazegzout

7th Morocco Ranking

The fairways of the Tazegzout golf course at the Taghazout Bay Resort occupy a massive 190-acre site that sits 250 feet above the Atlantic, with views of the ocean’s sparkling waters enjoyed from every hole on the layout.

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Samanah

8th Morocco Ranking

Samanah Country Club was to be the first of three Moroccan projects for the Golden Bear’s design team but the other two, at Michlifen Golf & Country Club and Tamouda Bay, have still to see the light of day.

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PalmGolf Ourika

9th Morocco Ranking

Designed by the Canadian duo of Neil Haworth and Stéphane Talbot, the course at PalmGolf Ourika is situated to the south of Marrakech, close to the snowy peaks of the Atlas Mountains...

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Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech

10th Morocco Ranking

Cabell Robinson designed the course at Fairmont Royal Palm Golf & Country Club, with input from former French professional and then Director of Golf Michel Besanceney…

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