Morocco Golf Experience

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Morocco Golf Experience

November 13-21, 2018

Casablanca - Marrakech

4 days of golf | 7 nights of luxury



DAY 1
November 13

Overnight flight from Halifax to Casablanca

Depart Halifax at 3:40 pm. Arrive in Montreal at 4:22 pm.
Depart Montreal at 6:00 pm. Arrive in Casablanca at 6:10 am.
DAY 2
November 14

Arrive in Morocco

Arrival in Casablanca. Welcome and assistance by your private English-speaking guide who will be at your service for the duration of your stay in Morocco. Transfer to Marrakech (250 km, ~3 hours). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Sofitel Lounge & Spa
Meals: Buffet Dinner


Hotel Sofitel Lounge & Spa
DAY 3
November 15

Golf Day

At the heart of a hilly countryside, facing the Atlas Mountains, the golf melts in a fabulous wooded setting with regular curves, alternating plains and landforms. This golf course with a diversified design is suitable for all levels of play: overhang teeing areas, water obstacles, greens at a very diversified height highlighted by a distinctive vegetation: palm trees, cypress and almond trees. Combining the love of nature and technical challenge, the Al Maaden golf course is a real strategic challenge for players while remaining affordable and enjoyable.

Golf Course: Al Maaden Golf Marrakech
Location: Sidi Youssef Ben Ali
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Designer: Kyle Phillips (2010)
Tee Times: 10h50, 11h00, 11h10

Al Maaden Golf is an 18-hole championship course that extends over 72 hectares, with a Par of 72 and a total length of 6 569 meters (7 184 yards). The course is designed by the famous architect Kyle Philips who has managed to associate the spirit of the Moroccan oasis with a amazing Scottish touch.

A driving range of 300 meters long, a practice on carpet and on grass, a putting green and an approach green and practice bunkers. All of these facilities were combined to provide comprehensive training for both amateurs as well as expert golfers.

Overnight: Hotel Sofitel Lounge & Spa
Meals: Breakfast

Al Maaden Golf Marrakech

DAY 4
November 16

Golf Day


Golf Course: Samanah Marrakech
Location: Km 14 Route D'Amizmiz
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Designer: Nicklaus Design (200*)
Tee Times: 08h00, 08h10, 08h20

The Samanah Country Club Golf Course is a private 18-hole golf course located just 8 kilometers from the Marrakech Menara International Airport on the Amizmiz Road.

The grounds of the Samanah Country Club takes up to over a 300-hectare park, so enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the majestic Atlas Mountains.

In this beautiful park, no less than 100 ha are devoted to the practice of golf, all designed by the famous architectural firm that made more than 250 courses: Nicklaus Design.

The desert at the foot of the Atlas mountain ranges is the main spirit that emerges from this very and typical golf Course, because of its desert vegetation, mainly composed of cacti, olive trees and date palms and its wide departures give a sense of space.

The Samanah Golf Course is an 18-hole, Par 72 course of international class, 6,700 meters long, complying with USGA (United States Golf Association) standards.

This course, adapted to all levels of play, is characterized mainly by the quality of its lawns, with its magnificent greens in Bent Grass and its fairways in Bermuda Grass, which gives a lot of pleasure to all types of players.

Overnight: Hotel Sofitel Lounge & Spa
Meals: Breakfast

Samanah Marrakech Golf Course
DAY 5
November 17

Sightseeing Day


After breakfast, your entire day will be devoted to sightseeing in Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial City, also known as the Pearl of the South. Founded by the Almoravides at the end of the 11th-century, Marrakech sits in a lush oasis nestled at the foot of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

Visit the famous Saadian Tombs, Menara Gardens, Koutoubia mosque, and Bahia Palace. After lunch at the hotel, continue your sightseeing at the souks and the famous Jemaa El Fna square.

Overnight:
Hotel Sofitel Lounge & Spa
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Menara Gardens
DAY 6
November 18

Golf or Sightseeing Day


Golf Course: Golf Amelkis Marrakech
Location: Km 12, Road of Ouarzazate facing the Royal Golf
Holes: 27
Par: 36 (for each 9-hole course)
Designer: Cabel B. Robinson (1995)
Tee Times: 10h00, 10h10, 10h20

Moroccan courses are renowned for their visual appeal but Amelkis may be the most eye-catching of all perhaps the most exciting to play.

It is a big site with big targets, seductively mounded, heavily bunkered and with large greens and expansive, undulating fairways; to say nothing of the lakes, fountains and the unique waste bunkers.

These waste bunkers were created from crushed rock whose colour complements the landscape.

The greens are also large. They may be relatively easy to find, but unless you can arrow a long iron shot well, four putts will not be unusual. Be too far adrift and you will need divine guidance with the putter!

OR

Sightseeing: Day tour to Ouarzazate
(4 hours drive each way 210 km each way )

Visit the ruins of Ksar Abbar then continue to the Todgha Gorge, a canyon in the Eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. Drive along El Kelâa M’Gouna and the Dadès Valley.

Since the Excursion will be from Marrakech the trip will be as follows:

Your day trip to Ouarzazate from Marrakech starts at 08h00 AM with a scenic drive crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another.

Stop at Tizi Ntichka pass to take some photos and use the utilities before you continue to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou. Upon arrival, explore the village with your guide.

Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou is a UNESCO world heritage site, and famous for being used as a set for various Hollywood biblical epics and commercial or modeling photo shoots.

After an OPTIONAL lunch there, we continue to Ouarzazate, where you will have a city tour including a visit of Kasbah Taourirt and the Atlas Film studios before leaving the town known as the gate to the Moroccan desert.

Drive back crossing the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, you will arrive in late afternoon.

This day trip to Ouarzazate from Marrakech is a perfect introduction to Morocco Sahara desert if you only have one day to spare.

Return to Marrakech.

Overnight: Hotel Sofitel Lounge & Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch optional on sightseeing tour


Todgha Gorge

DAY 7
November 19

Golf or Sightseeing Day


Golf Course: Golf Assoufid Marrakech, 18-hole, par 72
Location: 10 km from Marrakech, 1W Avenue Mohammed V
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Designer: Nial Cameron (2014)
Tee Times: 09h30, 09h40, 09h50

Set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Assoufid Golf Club’s 18-hole, par-72 golf course winds its way through a unique, naturally undulating desert landscape. Located 10 km from Marrakech’s Medina – a UNESCO World Heritage site, Assoufid Golf Club provides golfers with an exceptional golfing experience that is excitingly diverse and challenging.

As his first golf course design project, Scottish designer and former European Tour player, Niall Cameron, had the vision to create a desert-style golf course that would look and feel as natural and as integrated into the existing landscape as possible, while maximizing the beautiful views of North Africa’s Atlas Mountains to the south.

Assoufid Golf Club recognizes the importance of protecting and enhancing its natural environment, in which only 45% of the golf course was planted to minimize water consumption. During construction, a significant number of trees found growing on site were retained, and many more have since been planted, including palm trees, cacti and olive trees.

OR

Sightseeing: Day Tour to Essaouira
(175 km each way)

After breakfast, ready for day trip to Essaouira. Formerly known as Mogador, the quaint fishing village has a Portuguese influence.

Stop at Visit of Argan Oil Factory: At 14Kms before Essaouira: the Marjana Cooperative.

Immense piles of argan shells, which are eventually burned when the oil is toasted, were heaped along the walk. “The Argan Tree” is an amazing tree which only grows in the southern Morocco, and nowhere else in the world!

Continue to Essaouira, which today the town is considered a resort area and is known for windsurfing. Upon arrival Visit the bustling fish market, and the ramparts and bastions, which served as the location for the Orson Welles film version of Othello. In addition, the fortifications and the excellent factories, which sell locally carved and polished thuya wood products.

Fish lunch at local restaurant overlooking on sea

Return back to Marrakech.

Overnight: Hotel Sofitel Lounge & Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch on sightseeing tour


Assoufid Marrakech Golf Course

DAY 8
November 20

Sightseeing & Travel Marrakech to Casablanca


After breakfast, drive to Casablanca and visit the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, the Mohamed V and the United Nations Squares, the central market, the Habbous Quarter and the ancient residential area of Anfa.

Stroll along the Aïn Diab seaside with its swimming pools and restaurants.

Farewell dinner “Chez Rick’s Café."

Overnight: Kenzi Tower, Standard Room
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner



Hassan II Mosque

DAY 9
November 21

Travel Home


After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Halifax.

Depart Casablanca at 8:10 am. Arrive Montreal at 11:10 am.
Depart Montreal at 2:00 pm. Arrive Halifax at 4:27 pm.

Overnight: At home
Meals: Breakfast


Hotel Sofitel Lounge & Spa


Inclusions

Included

Not Included

  • International airfare
  • 7 nights accommodation at selected hotels with breakfast daily
  • Transportation in air conditioned, 40-seat coach for all transfers
  • Welcome dinner at hotel restaurant without drinks
  • Farewell dinner at local restaurant without drinks
  • 4 days golfing including round-trip transfers to the golf course (16-seater vehicle) and green fee for 18 holes
  • Full-day tour of Marrakech with English speaking guide and lunch
  • Half-day city tour of Casablanca with English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to Palais Bahia, Saadian Toms, Majorelle Gardens and Hassan II Mosque.
  • Hotel taxes and service charge
  • Early check- in or late check-out at the hotels
  • Additional excursions and meals other than those indicated
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Gratuities to drivers, local guides and restaurant staff
  • Travel insurance
  • Items not mentioned above



Experience Hosts





Jeff Bishop is a PGA of Canada professional, a certified Stack and Tilt instructor and Aimpoint, and as 3 years of international professional playing experience. Prior to moving back to Halifax, Jeff worked with master ball striker Mike Bennett, Dave Stockton for the short game, and worked with mental guru Dr. Bob Rotella. Jeff believes the game encompasses all aspects of the mind and body, and has delved into yoga, meditation, mental game, and expert coaching to search for any competitive advantage. Most recently, Jeff has been working on a new golf venture, Dormie Workshop, a bespoke leather company with a focus on golf products. Kendall is the Golf Operations Manager at The Links at Brunello golf course in Timberlea, Nova Scotia. Prior to joining the team at Brunello Kendall spent time working at three different facilities ranging from a private resort, to a country club in Western Canada. When he was 16 Kendall fell in love with the golf industry and is proud to have made a career doing something that he loves.


Included with your Golf Experience

Play with two golf pros

Get on-course and on-range instruction with the pros

Get on-course coaching and strategy from the pros

Daily team and individual competition

Week-long team and individual competition

Prizes for team and individual games



Pricing

Golfer Package

With International Airfare: $4,599 per person, including taxes, double occupancy

Without International Airfare: $3,599 per person, including taxes, double occupancy

Non-Golfer Package

With International Airfare: $3,799 per person, including taxes, double occupancy

Without International Airfare: $2,899 per person, including taxes, double occupancy


Non-refundable deposit of $750 per person is due upon booking.

Non-refundable final payment is due by September 1, 2018.


Travel protection that includes trip cancellation, trip interruption, baggage loss / damage / delay, flight / travel accident, and emergency medical coverage is available and is highly recommended.



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