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Morocco, the closest part of Africa to Europe, makes a fascinating golf holiday destination. Morocco is a peaceful land and populated by a unique blend of friendly locals - everyone we send to Morocco for a golfing holiday comments on how hospitable the local Moroccans are. Morocco is truly a melting pot of races and cultures, where various desert peoples criss-cross the plains, towns and mountains; each adding their own spice to the local culture.
Golf holidays in Morocco are thriving; indeed it is one of the few countries in the world where golf is actually growing and more golf courses are being built in Morocco than in any other golf destination that we know. There are golf courses and golf resorts springing up all across Morocco, from Tangiers in the North along the coast to El Jadida, Mazagan, Essaouira and on down to Agadir on the southwest coast.
We keep closely in touch with all the major golf players in Morocco so that we can keep you abreast of the best Moroccan golf holiday destinations and all that is new in Moroccan golf - as soon as it happens!
Unsurprisingly, Morocco has a very Arabian feel to it, but perhaps surprisingly due to its French colonial past, there is also a ready awareness of Western culture and many French choose to spend their Winters in Marrakech with its wonderfully dry climate. This has led to many luxury hotel chains establishing themselves in Morocco, particularly Marrakech where there are some superb hotels replete with every creature comfort just outside the walls of the ancient Medinah.
So although Morocco is markedly different to any other golf destination that we know, with its heavy French influence the culture shock is never too severe! If you have never played golf in Africa before, then a golf holiday in Morocco is a great place to start!
Moroccan food and wine
Wining and dining in Morocco offers the best of two very different worlds: Arabia and Europe.
The local Moroccan dishes such as Tajine, the legendary Couscous and the Marrakech speciality Tanjia are slowly cooked in earthenware pots over open fires that concentrate all the flavours and spices into succulent morsels that just fall from the bone.
Mingled amongst all these Moroccan restaurants there are plenty of out-and-out French restaurants too in Morocco (plus a surprising number of Italians) that offer the same fresh local produce, herbs and spices but combined in more European styles.
Amongst other things that the French introduced to Morocco was winemaking. No surprise really with the combination of rich fertile soils and an abundance of sunshine providing the perfect conditions for ripening grapes. If you've never tried Moroccan wine (or Casablanca beer for that matter), there in a little treat in store for you from the vineyards of Meknes (amongst others)!
Moroccans though, have quite a sweet tooth and you will find some delicious pastries with a variety of sweet nutty fillings on offer both at breakfast and with your afternoon tea - mint tea of course, in true Moroccan style!
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