Tikida Golf Palace & Golf du Soleil
Morocco, Atlantic, Agadir, Inezgane
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At the heart of the 36-hole Golf du Soleil in Agadir on the Atlantic Coast, Grand Palace Tikida Golf is a striking property spreading around a central mirror pool. Merging traditional Moroccan and minimalist architecture, light playing with colours and shadows, the Palace is a piece of paradise out of the 1001 Nights, where body and soul meet for pure enjoyment.
Recently taken over by theinternation RIU group, this luxurious 5 star hotel offers an exceptional service as well as the best installations to enjoy your stay in the most relaxing atmosphere. Centre piece of the Palace, the outdoor mirror swimming pool is surrounded by a sundeck where guest can lounge the day away. It also features an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, a solarium terrace, sauna, a gym and a center of Talasoterapia with different kinds of treatments and massages, including a traditional Moroccan Hammam.
Surrounding Tikida Golf Palace, the Golf du Soleil 36 holes extend over 120 acres of wooded terrain doted with lakes and cascades. Fascinated by Morocco's Atlantic coast scenery, architect Fernando Muella gave full rein to his imagination and shaped an exceptional piece of golf. The 36 holes will challenge the accomplished player while giving the beginners a fair chance of a good score. As usual in Morocco, caddies are mandatory, which is a good policy as it greatly helps first time players.
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Tikida Golf Palace
Opening onto the greens and lakes of the golf course, each one of the fifty junior suites is a jewel of understated sophistication and simplicity. Their contemporary style is enhanced by exotic Moroccan touches to create a warm atmosphere, where light, vegetation and climate combine to create a soothing environment. Each unit features a terrace, full dressing room, A/C, satellite TV with LCD screen and DVD, internet connection, minibar and safe. The bathrooms are conceived as mini SPA's for total self-indulgence, with tub, shower cabinet, bathrobes and luxury toiletries.
The Grand Palace Tikida Gofl gastronomic Restaurant offers a creative cuisine based on local produce and spices, served by candle light, on the patio under the starry sky or by the fireplace on cooler evenings. The chef's creations are backed by an exquisite cellar with a fine selection of vintage wines. The Lounge is a mixture of styles and colours, where African sculptures, colonial pieces and Arab paintings surround deep sofas where guests can enjoy the great range of books offered or just relax by the fire place or on the patio. The Bar is the place to meet, have a drink or enjoy a cigar in a refined yet cool atmosphere, with a large bay window opening onto the swimming pool.
Centre piece of the Palace, the outdoor mirror swimming pool is surrounded by a sundeck where guest can lounge the day away. To indulge, the SPA Centre features treatment cabins done in colour hues that create a most serene environment. There is also a Hammam offering traditional Moroccan treatments, a heated pool with water jets and underwater music, and a Lounge to relax while sipping herbal tea and fresh juices.
5 Star Golf Resort • 50 Junior Suites (60 m2) • All suites with terrace, dressing room, A/C and heating, LCD Satellite TV, radio & DVD, DDL phone, internet access, minibar and safe • Bathroom with tub and shower, separate toilet, bathrobes and toiletries • 24 Hours room service • 24 hours concierge desk • Laundry/Valet service, Bell Boy and shoe shining • Money exchange, Library, DVDthèque, Business Corner • Downtown shuttle
Sister property (Complimentary shuttle and VIP access for guests at Tikida Golf Palace) Watersports with spa and halassotherapy centre, Beach Club and Tennis Centre • Zanzibar, Bar Lounge, Papagayo Nightclub
Restaurant (Gastronomic int’l and Moroccan cuisine) + Wine cellar • Lounge (library) • Piano Bar & Cigar Bar • Clubhouse Restaurant
Outdoor swimming pool (heated in winter) with sun deck and sunchairs • Fitness room • SPA Centre: Spa, Hammam, heated pool, massage & treatment rooms, lounge
Thalassotherapy Spa Centre at sister hotel Riu Tikida Beach (VIP transfers) • Océane Espace Beauté
Golf du Soleil
Fernando Muella (1999) & Gérard Courbin (2005)
• Blue Course
18 holes - 6,057 yds - Par 72 - SSS 71,2 - Slope 132
The Blue Course offers a technical and varied challenge. Tee shots are crucial as the landing areas are well protected by strategically placed bunkers. A large lake threaten on holes four, six and seven while a splendid view over the Atlas and its snow capped peaks can be enjoyed from the seven. The finishing hole is a short par-3 hole but with a spectacular near-island green on the lake in front of the clubhouse.
• Red + Yellow Course
18 holes - 6,658 yds - Par 36 - SSS 72 - Slope 134
The Yellow Course is reminiscent of Florida layouts and starts with two solid par-4 holes and fairways lined by broom and palm trees. These are followed by two par-3 where a good club selection is required according to the wind conditions. The Red Course is the shortest of the three where big hitters will be able to open their shoulders and hit the ball as far as they can on the large fairways.
Caddies mandatory/Buggies available
Extensive practice and tuition facilities include a golf academy, offering a range of programs and facilities for all level of play. The lavish clubhouse enjoys a splendid location overlooking Golf du Soleil's major lake and its cascade, featuring large conference rooms, lounges, bridge room, bar and a restaurant with terrace.
Golf Academy • Driving range (52 bays), 3 Putting Greens, 2 Pitching Greens and 3 Practice Bunkers • Clubhouse and Proshop • Caddy master and shuttle to the clubhouse
Golf in Agadir
• Golf des Dunes
Cabell B. Robinson (27 holes), 1991
On this splendid stretch of land, Cabell B. Robinson has used the terrain to perfection, retaining stands of tall eucalyptus trees both as a backdrop and for strategy. The gently undulating fairways twist and turns around mature trees and a string of lakes adorned with fountains. Although technically different, the three Par-36 nines share the same natural environment of scented eucalyptus, tamarisks and brooms.
The Blue course, or Eucalyptus, has large fairways lined by tall eucalyptus trees, with no water in play and is easily accessible to high handicap. The Red course, or Tamarisks, stretches through tamarisks trees and brooms and around three lakes. Finally, the Yellow course, or Wadi, is more technical and hilly with beautiful views over the wadi and a large lake right in the middle of the ninth fairway. Both the Red and Yellow courses require precision and irons are recommended - trust your caddy for club selection! The greens are also large and tiered, calling for maximum concentration.
• Golf de l'Ocean
Collins Belt (27 holes) 2009
The last addition to Agadir golf offer. 27 holes situated over natural sand dunes in the heart of a eucalyptus forest with natural hazards such as dunes & pine trees. Near the forest Benserghao, south of Agadir and near the Golf du Soleil, Ocean's course covers 90 hectares between dunes and lakes, its 3 nines - Desert, Garden and Dunes - dotted with palm trees, eucalyptus, tamarisk and broom, with well-protected greens and narrow fairways.
• Royal Agadir Golf Club
Colonel Kamili (9 holes), 1955
Although it has no recognised architectural pedigree, the present loop is a little teaser extending on a triangular shaped property covered by lush and mature vegetation. The fairways are lined by tall trees while the greens are broad, well defended by deep bunkers and palm trees that close off approach angles. Perfumed by pines, eucalyptus and mimosa, fragrances that blend with the tang of the nearby Ocean, Royal Agadir is a delightful and romantic course. But players should beware of the trees and the dense undergrowth. A rather technical course where the mandatory caddies will certainly be very helpful with club selection.
Agadir is sited on a gentle bay with a seven miles of magnificent sandy beaches. It is the country's leading fishing harbour and a lively ancient town founded by the Roman and watched over by its citadel, built by the Portuguese in 1540. But in 1960, shortly after the independence of the country, disaster struck and the city was virtually destroyed by two earthquakes and a tidal wave. In the aftermath of the disaster, the government undertook the reconstruction of Agadir and planed the area as Morocco's major tourist resort. The city was rebuilt according to modern specifications for this purpose and today, Agadir is indeed Morocco's foremost seaside resort and offers a wide range of five and four star hotels.
Address & Contact
Tikida Golf Palace
Chemin des Dunes
80 000 Agadir
Golf du Soleil
At the the Golf du Soleil
Agadir Al Massira International Airport (AGA), 20 min.
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Southern Atlantic influenced by the desert, with mild winters and hot summer