Morocco’s varied landscapes, which range from a 3,500km (2,170mile) coastline to the forests, rivers and mountains of the Middle and High Atlas and the Sahara Desert, offer a wide choice of sports and leisure activities.
Samanah Golf Club (20 mins)
A World class course designed by Nicklaus Design. This championship course (6735m, Par 72) stretches for 100 hectares. There are fantastic views of the High Atlas Mountains. Definitely the best course in Marrakech.
Marrakech Royal Golf Club built in 1935 has 18 holes par 72 and 6,200 metres. It is a beautiful course with the Atlas mountains in the background.
Amelkis Golf Club has 18 holes par 72 and 6,657 metres. A relatively new course located in the heart of a magnificent olive grove.
Palmeraie Golf Club has 18 holes par 72 and 6,214 metres. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr. in the Palmeraie Golf Palace grounds, an exotic setting for one of Morocco’s most famous courses.
The great reservoir of Lalla Takerkoust is less than a 30 minute drive away. All types of watersports are available.
The foothills of the Atlas Mountains are less than an hours drive away where there is trout fishing, riding and trekking. You drive past fields of barley and corn, orchards full of olives, oranges, figs and pomegranate trees, and through the Ourika valley.
Oukaimeden, the best ski resort, is a 90 minute drive.
Mount Toubkal, 4,167 metres high, is the highest mountain in Morocco where you can climb or ski trek, and is a 3 hour drive.
Kite & Windsurfing, Bird Watching and Oysters
The charming seaside town of Essaouira is a pretty fishing port less than a 3 hour drive and is certainly worth a day trip to visit the old Medina or an overnight stay. It is always very windy but is a charming blue and white town with horseshoe harbour where the fishing boats unload their varied catch direct to the waterside street cafes. There is also the beautiful town of Oualidia with its lagoon which is famous for oysters, beaches and abundance of wild migratory bird-life.