Situated at the foot of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, all 27 holes at the Amelkis Golf Club provide an unforgettable challenge. Designed by the famous Cabell B Robinson and opened in 1995, the Amelkis course has already established itself as a must play whilst golfing in Marrakech.
Set in a beautiful landscape offering views of unrivalled beauty, you are sure not to forget a round at the Amelkis Golf Club. The fairways are lined with century old palm trees, giant papyrus reeds and luxurious villas. The back nine holes here are dominated by a number of tough and strategically placed water hazards, and these come into play especially on the 447-metre long 15th hole. This golf course is a challenge for any golfer regardless of their handicap and skill level due to the numerous water features and spacious bunkers.
It is fair to say that Cabell B Robinson was successful in his aims when designing this course; he has created a golfing landscape which incorporates natural features of the greens to offer an unforgettable challenge to all of its players. Measuring an impressive 10,657 from the front tee, it comes as no surprise that the Amelkis Golf Club is widely considered to be one of the best in the Marrakech region.
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A particularly notable hole on this golf course includes the 2nd hole, where the player is thrown into the heat of the challenge. Here golfers must utilise their skillset when attempting to overcome the many water hazards and bunkers. Due to the composition of the bunkers here, players cannot rely on many ''sand saves''. Another signature hole includes the double doglegged par-5 6th hole, which has a dipped terrain bearing to the right, then a sharp left alongside an impressive 200-yard long bunker. The placement of this bunker is strategic to say the least, as it acts as a buffer in between the fairway and large lake lining the green. However, golfers will eventually find the challenge of this course somewhat relieved on the closing 18th hole, where they are presents with a chance of scoring a birdie.
Caddies are compulsory in Morocco and on some courses that applies even if you hire a buggy - fees are paid locally with the minimum amount being 100 Dirhams (£8.00) however if your caddy has done a good job you're expected to pay 150 - 200 Dirhams - please allow for this extra cost when you're planning your golf holiday to Morocco