Troon Golf to manage Oued Fes
Story published at 7:55, Friday, June 17th, 2011
Page last updated at 1:10 am, Saturday, June 25th, 2011
Troon Golf® has announced its appointment at Oued Fes resort in Morocco. The all new residential and leisure development has chosen Troon Golf to bring its industry expertise to bear on a golf project that will enhance not only the Fes region’s leisure attractions, but assist in the progression of Morocco as a serious golf tourism destination.
Created by MEDZ, a subsidiary of the holding company CDG Development as part of its overriding mission to implement government policies aimed at the economic and social development of the country Troon Golf’s involvement in Oued Fes clearly marks the ambitions of the owners for the property.
“MEDZ has taken a lead role in promoting the historic city of Fes, one of Morocco’s imperial Cities. We are delighted to have been appointed to manage the golf operations at Oued Fes, which will not only attract golfers from far and wide, but will also become one of Morocco’s finest leisure destinations, adding to the many attractions of the region. The commitment of the team at MEDZ is highly commendable and there is no doubt the addition of the luxury resort will see Morocco take yet further steps in its goal to become one of the World’s top tourism destinations,” commented Bruce Glasco, MD Troon Golf EMEA.
Located in the tourism hub of Fes and just 12 km from Fes International Airport in the northern territories of Morocco, the resort is ideally situated to attract golfers from some of the mature golf markets of mainland Europe. The multipurpose resort shall be made up of residential, shopping and leisure amenities, with intentions for five star hotels in the not too distant future.
The golf course itself has been designed by highly respected architect Jonathan Gaunt, who has been responsible for some of the finest projects in the EMEA regions. The par 72 championship course caters to all standard of golfer with a variety of teeing options.
Oued Fes demonstrates the continued commitment of the government and stakeholders in the Moroccan tourism, to continue to deliver projects that will attract the attention of discerning travelers. The strength of Troon Golf’s service portfolio and the global recognition the industry leader carries, will add reassurance to consumers with regard to quality.
“Seeking the services of international experts such as Troon Golf has been a key part of MEDZ strategy, as quality remains of utmost importance in our development as a recognized tourism hub. The pedigree Troon Golf brings fits the guidelines with which Oued Fes has been founded and we are confident that their team of industry leaders will help deliver a golf course and service of truly international standard,” commented M. Abdellatif Hadj Hamou, Président du Directoire de MEDZ.
Jonathan Gaunt www.gaunt-golf-design.com
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