Golf in Marrakech: BYOB


The course is in the middle of nowhere. The taxi driver couldn’t find the place. It cost $30 round trip to get to Assoufid, a highly rated golf course. ‎Once you enter the gates, it’s a different world from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.

The price to play 9 holes was steep, $125 for two people. They charged an exorbitant $50 for the cart and club rentals. The biggest scam was $25 for 6 balls. I usually lose a dozen balls when I play so I was cautious with my drives. I believe this fear of losing my nuts led to a breakthrough. Although I shot a 51, I easily could’ve had my best round but for two holes because of this restrained approached. Indeed, I hit the pin twice on chips.

I recommend stealing range balls for the course.
The $25 box of balls.Tour Special?

As far as the course goes, it was beautiful. The greens were pristine and the fairways were wide and forgiving.

Hole 1: 

On hole one, I shanked a shot right. It went to the right of the palm tree but magically hit the top of a hill and rolled right onto the green. Here’s how it went down.


The Course 

Like the Phoenician Scottsdale, this course was beautiful. We spent a lot of time taking photos instead of focusing on the next shot.

It’s definitely worth golfing in Marrakech but BYOB. Bring your own balls.


  1. Interesting orientation on the scorecard – I’ve never seen one where the scores are recorded in a column instead of a row.

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