Palmeraie Golf Resort
Morocco, Marrakech, Marrakesh, La Palmeraie
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La Palmeraie is a fully integrated resort spreads over a 500 acre palm shaded estate, capturing the romance and magic of Marrakech nestling amidst a genuine palm grove oasis on the northern outskirts of the legendary town of Marrakech. These idyllic surroundings play host to no less than six hotels; Palmeraie Golf Palace, Marrakech Hotel du Golf, Secret Garden Villas Resort, Pavillon du Golf and Jardin d'Ines Boutique Hotels and Pameraie Village Apartments & Villas, not to mention its famous R.T. Jones golf course, offering a wide range of accommodation for all tastes and budget.
The array of leisure facilities at Palmeraie Resort include the Palmeraie Equestrian Club, Health & Fitness Centre, five swimming pools, tennis and squash courts. There is also a Shopping Mall and a bowling alley, while the International Conference Centre caters for business needs.
Golfers enjoy preferential green fees and golf packages at the Palmeraie Golf Club. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and a regular stop in the past of the LPGA European Tour, this championship course extends over 175 acres of rolling fairways dotted with lakes and swaying palm trees. The clubhouse is a genuine little palace reflecting the local Moroccan architecture and life style. The club also has a golf academy and a nine hole course.
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Palmeraie Hotels & Resort
Palmeraie Golf Palace
Built around a spectacular landscaped pool, Palmeraie Golf Palace is a 5-star deluxe Moorish style haven of fountains, alleyways and shaded patios nestling amidst colourful gardens. Each guestroom has a private balcony or terrace overlooking the fairways, pool or gardens. The Golf Palace offers an amazing choice of restaurants, with menus inspired by culinary traditions from around the world, backed by several bars and a night club.
5 Stars Deluxe Golf Resort (golf front) • 312 Rooms & Suites • All rooms with balcony/terrace, A/C, DDL phone, satellite TV/Radio, minibar, safe & marble bathrooms
Le Pavillon du Golf
Adjacent to the palace, Le Pavillon du Golf is an intimate all-suites hotel featuring 44 suites, each with a fireplace and terrace opening onto the greens, where guest can benefit from all the facilities at the Palmeraie Golf Palace while enjoying utter privacy.
All suites Hotel (golf front, adjacent to Palmeraie Golf Palace) • 44 Suites with fireplace and balcony/terrace • Gastronomic restaurant
Les Jardins d'Ines
Within walking distance, Les Jardins d'Ines is a dreamlike boutique hotel and romantic hideaway nestling in a quiet corner of the palm grove and featuring just 26 suites, its own gourmet restaurant and swimming pool.
Boutique Hotel (walking distance from Palmeraie Golf Palace) • 26 Exclusive Suites • Swimming pool • Poolside restaurant (gourmet market cuisine)
La Palmeraie Village
A bit further down the resort, La Palmeraie Village is a residence hotel with one, two and three bedroom apartments, swimming pool and two restaurants.
Residential Hotel (3 km. from Palmeraie Golf Palace) • 170 Apartments (1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments) • Room service • Swimming pool • 2 Poolside restaurants
Secret Villas Garden Resort
With its 23 villas, Secret Garden is a haven of refinement. A unique combination of legendary Moroccan hospitality and the highest levels of service and comfort offers absolute privacy to its most demanding guests. The villas all feature a heated pool, a private spa with steam room and sauna, a private access for service, a kitchen and an equipped bar. Butler service. All villas overlook the fairways and enjoy a superb view of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.
3 bed-room villas: Master, children and King size bedrooms, each en suite with bath • çspacious living room with fireplace • Library • Spacious terrace with Jacuzzi overlooking the Golf course
Hotel du Golf - Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Marrakech Hotel du Golf is a masterpiece of design and modern Moroccan art craft in the heart of the Marrakech scenic palm grove. Designed by the French famous architect and interior designer, Jean Baptiste Barian, Holiday Inn Marrakech Hôtel du Golf offers a modern take on traditional Moroccan design in the middle of the Palmeraie of Marrakech. Accommodations are very modern with typical Moroccan doors. Each of the spacious guest rooms and suites has its own balcony or terrace overlooking either the golf or the swimming pools.
315 Rooms & Suites from 32 to 47 m2 • King Size bedded Room & Double Bedded Room • 48 Connecting Rooms • In Room Facilities : Free Wifi, High Speed Internet, Flat TV, IP Technology
5 Swimming pools • 4 Tennis + 2 Squash courts • Spa & Beauty Centre (Hammam, jacuzzi, fitness room, massages, face and body treatments, hairdresser) • Palmeraie Equestrian Club • Niki Beach • Mini Club (Kids)
CICP International Conference Centre
25 Function Rooms, from 20 to 540 sqm. and accommodating 15 to 1.500 persons • Full audiovisual and banquet facilities • Business Centre
24 Hour room service • Concierge • Laundry/Valet service • Travel desk • Airport/City shuttle service • Shopping Mall (25 shops)
8 Restaurants & 5 Bars • Leroy's Kfé (All day dining) • Le Signor Santi (Italian) • Dar Ennasim (French gastronomic) • Le Narjis (Moroccan) • Le Kiotori Club (Japanese) • Sports Bar • Le Niki Beach • Le Palace Night Club
• Championship Course
Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1990) 18 holes - 6,653 yds - Par 72
La Palmeraie golf course itself covers and area of 175 acres of rolling fairways dotted with seven lakes and several tall palm trees. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior and it is the third layout of the great master in Morocco. Millions cubic meters of earth were moved to mould the layout and shape the fairways, while the best varieties of grass were imported from the USA in order to create optimal playing conditions throughout the year, even during the hottest summer months. La Palmeraie is a championship course and a regular stop of the LPGA European Tour. Nevertheless, it is accessible to all handicappers thanks to its several tees.
• Nine hole Course
Stephan Talbot (2008) 9 holes - 3,707 yds - Par 36
Buggies or Caddies mandatory
Handicap certificate required
• Palmeraie Golf School
At the heart of the course and adjacent to the Palmeraie Golf Palace, the clubhouse is a genuine little palace reflecting local Moroccan architecture and providing beautiful views across the course to the distant snow capped Atlas mountain range. It has an excellent restaurant, the Legende, with a terrace overlooking the fairways. Preferential green fees are offered to Palmeraie Hotels & Resorts' guests, who also offer a range of golf packages.
Golf in Marrakesh
• Royal Marrakech Golf Club
Founed 1923 - Arnaud Massy, Gustave Gollias & Bouchaib Stitou (1933)
Set up in 1923 by the Pasha of Marrakech, the course was transformed to show its present aspect in 1933 by Arnaud Massy, Gustave Gollias and Bouchaib Stitou. They turned the original design into a real golfing paradise, nestling in a thick groves rich with the scents and fragrances of eucalyptus, olive, orange and palm trees. Marrakech is a parkland layout of dazzling beauty meandering through lush groves with the mighty background of snow capped peaks of the Atlas mountains looming in the distance. Nearly totally flat and not overlong, it is a very pleasant course to play. Being long on this course is a real problem as it is an old fashion layout, with tight fairways lined by thousands of specimen trees which represent a deadly hazard. A tight, solid and precise game is a definite advantage at Royal Marrakech, and in particular around the well protected greens.
• Amelkis Golf Club
Cabell B. Robinson (1995)
Set on wide, open grounds, this magnificent and visually pleasant course is punctuated by papyrus reeds, palms and olive groves. It has big target areas, seductive mounding, large sand and waste bunkers, several lakes and expansive, undulated fairways. One of the characteristics of Amelkis are its waste bunkers, made of autochthonous reddish crushed rocks matching the earth tone colour of Marrakech countryside and buildings. Amelkis has integrated in its design the original Khettaras, an irrigation system built by the Almoravides dynasty in the 11th century which still provides water for several of Marrakech’s gardens. Perfectly manicured fairways and visually pleasant greens and bunkers provide a pleasant and challenging round of golf for players of all abilities.
• Samanah Country Club
Nicklaus Design ( 2009)
Desert course designed by Jack Nicklaus' golf architecture studio. Autochtonous vegetation including cactus, palm and olive rees. Quite long from the back tees but welll scaled tees to cater for all levels of play. Top quality greens that will play an important part on the final score card. David Leadbetter Golf Academy on site.
• Al Madeen Golf
Kyle Philiips (2009)
On the outskirts of Marrakesh in a splendid site with the stunning background of the Atlas Mountains, Kyle Phillips' layout blend perefectly into its wooded setting where flat grounds and hills alternate. The varied design, adapted to all levels of play, includes water hazards, elevated tees and greens, the laters often surrounded by cyresses palm and almond trees. A splendid layout smoothly combining nature and technique.
• Assoufid Golf
Niall Cameron (2012)
The latest addition to Marrakesh golf offer. A true desert course with only 75 acres of planted grass area. Opening on 1st March 2012, Assoufid's 18-hole, world-class golf course has been designed by Scottish golf professional Niall Cameron. Idyllically set on amazing natural contours against a stunning backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, it features an inviting Club House and Golf Academy. The Golf Academy offers cutting-edge technology, including computer studio suites and club-fitting analysis, plus a dedicated driving range with shaded tees and practice area.
A city steeped in legend and history, Marrakech has developed into Morocco's foremost golf destination, boasting four championship courses. First of Morocco's four imperial cities, Marrakech lies in a fertile plain with the majestic backdrop of the Atlas mountains. Known as the "red city" for the colour of its buildings made of beaten red clay, the ancient Moorish town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Founded in the 11th century, Marrakech was the capital of the Almoravides and later the Almohades, a dynasty of desert warriors who rode from here to conquer Spain. The lively Medina contains an impressive number of architectural masterpieces, including its ramparts and monumental gates, the Kutublya Mosque with its towering minaret and the Saadina tombs. But the city's most famous landmark is probably its huge Djemma el Fna Square, with its magical array of dancers, musicians, storytellers, fortune-tellers, magicians, snake charmers and street food outlets operating day and night.
The modern Gueliz quarters west of the Medina, built under the French protectorate, is reputed for its parks, especially the Menara olive grove and the walled, 1,000 acre Agdal gardens. The irrigation system built under the Almoravides is still used to water the city gardens. Marrakech also has an incomparable Palmeraie, a palm grove extending over 32,000 acres. The ever present Atlas Mountains are an easy drive away from the city and Mount Toubkai is Morocco's highest and, at 13,890 feet (4.167 m.), the third tallest peak in Africa. At the foot of Toubkai and less than fifty miles from Marrakech, Oukaimeden is the country's foremost alpine resort and offers excellent skiing facilities in winter.
Address & Contact
Palmeraie Hotels & Resorts
Circuit de la Palmeraie
PO Box 1488
Les Jardins de la Palmeraie, Marrakech palm grove
Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK), 15 km.
All year (Golf & Hotel)
Southern Atlantic/Mediterranean, with cool, dry winters and hot summers