This elegant golf resort hotel has been awarded the leading golf resort of Africa for the third year in succession, lying just 10 minutes to the west of the remarkable old city of Marrakech. Laid out over a beautiful oasis of 77 hectares, the 18 hole championship golf course is adjacent with tropical gardens and a labyrinth of streams and ponds which zigzag their way around the hotel building. Palmeraie is undoubtedly a paradise of a resort, set at the foot of the amazing Atlas Mountains.
The gardens are gorgeous with a wide array of colourful plants and vegetation and the balconies of the bedrooms look out over bougainvillea and hibiscus shrubs, creating amazing odours in the early morning or late evening.
The Robert Trent Jones course is one of Africa's very finest and just a short walk from the hotel to the clubhouse. All rooms have balcony or terrace with views of the mountains, the golf course or the swimming pools. Whilst the superb Spa is laid out over 4,000 sq metres with an indoor swimming pool, saunas, Jacuzzis, hammams and a fully equipped gymnasium.
The Spa has 15 treatment rooms and the chance to have a massage on an outside private terrace, this Spa is a new facility which opened in the summer of 2008. Finally the resort has 5 superb restaurant choices including Moroccan traditional, Japanese, Italian, Buffet and at the Golf Clubhouse.
The hotel is located just 10 minutes outside the fascinating resort of Marrakech - so famous across the world, for its traditions and old shopping districts and unique ambience. The hotel, golf course and resort are all located just off the road which heads from Marrakech to Casablanca to the west. In terms of the transfer time from Marrakech airport, it is about a 40 minute transfer.
Palmeraie is a great course with holes laid out through avenues of palm trees or wild vegetation, it is perfectly manicured and has the amazing backdrop of the vast Atlas Mountains. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, it has 7 lakes, meaning that the water hazards are probably the most threatening features to the design of the course. Al Maaden was designed by Kyle Philips and is more of a links style layout with quite a lot of water features, Kyle Philips designs great courses! The Royal is the second oldest course and was opened as long ago as 1923 with 3 very contrasting loops of 9 holes, whilst the Amelkis, which also has 3 loops of nine has some stunning back drops of the Atlas Mountains and many raised greens and elevated tees, great bunkering. Designed by Cabell Robinson – this is a real masterpiece of a design.
Approximate flight timesLondon to Dest. 3 hours
Time differenceNo time difference
Local CurrencyMoroccan Dirham