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Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Award-winning Assoufid Golf Club, recently named ‘Africa’s Best New Golf Course 2014’, has reinforced its growing global reputation by being nominated on the shortlist for The World Golf Awards as ‘Morocco’s Best Golf Course 2015’.
The desert-style 18-hole golf course is situated close to the vibrant city of Marrakech –ranked No.1 in TripAdvisor’s ‘2015 Travellers’ Choice, Top 25 Destinations in the World’ – and is set against the backdrop of North Africa’s snow-capped Atlas Mountains.
Assoufid Golf Club officially opened for play in October last year and is a debut design for Scottish PGA professional and former European Tour player, Niall Cameron.
Additionally, the club is a 10-minute drive from the city’s international airport and forms part of an exquisite 222-hectare development, which will include a hospitality and residential component. The development offers golfers an excitingly diverse challenge across a rolling desert landscape featuring cacti, palm and olive trees.
The golf club’s design concept included integrating the development into the existing landscape, meanwhile encouraging the site’s indigenous flora and fauna to thrive, whilst minimizing water consumption.
Guy Maxwell, Golf Director at Assoufid Golf Club, said: “Marrakech is rapidly emerging as one of the EMEA region’s must-visit golf destinations and the opening of Assoufid Golf Club continues to attract much interest. To illustrate this, since opening, we have welcomed over 40 representatives from international golf media and received over 50 ‘Excellent’, or ‘5-star’ reviews on Trip Advisor.
“We are proud to be nominated for the World Golf Awards’ ‘Best Golf Course in Morocco 2015’ as we are focused on delivering the country’s finest golfing experience through proper golf course maintenance and high levels of customer service.”
The 2015 World Golf Awards ceremony, hosted by Conrad Algarve, will take place in Portugal on November 7th.