Award-winning Assoufid Golf Club, Marrakech, reports strong visitor numbers
Story published at 13:16, Friday, January 16th, 2015
Assoufid Golf Club, situated close to the vibrant ‘Red City’ of Marrakech, has underlined its growing reputation as one of Europe, the Middle East and Africa’s must-visit golf destinations, by welcoming more than double the expected number of golfers, since its opening in October 2014.
In just three months of operation, October-December 2014, visitor rounds exceeded 105% of target. The Golf Club has welcomed a host of international visitors, including golfers from the UK, France, Germany, Scandinavia and the Benelux countries.
Assoufid Golf Club recently received the ‘Certificate of Excellence 2014’ award from TripAdvisor, an accolade awarded to businesses which maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, and based on visitor reviews posted to the travel website.
The golf course continues to enjoy significant critical acclaim, including being voted ‘Africa’s Best New Golf Course 2014’, at the inaugural World Golf Awards. Moreover, the city of Marrakech was announced as the ‘2015 Golf Destination of the Year’ for Africa & Gulf States by IAGTO, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.
Guy Maxwell, Golf Director at Assoufid Golf Club, said: “The first three months of business have exceeded our expectations. We are particularly pleased that our level of service and course maintenance is being appreciated by our visitors.”
“Our aim has always been to establish Assoufid Golf Club as one of Morocco’s finest courses and to be recognised as a must-visit golf destination for the avid golf traveller. Initial indications suggest we are on target to achieve this.”
Set against the backdrop of North Africa’s snow-capped Atlas Mountains, the desert-style 6,440-metre (7,042-yard), par-72 golf course, complete with a luxury golf clubhouse and international-standard dining, is a debut design for Scottish PGA professional and former European Tour player, Niall Cameron.
Assoufid Golf Club forms part of an exquisite 222-hectare development, to include a hospitality component and residences, and offers golfers an excitingly diverse challenge across a rolling desert landscape featuring cacti, palm and olive trees.
Morocco is among the fastest growing golf destinations in the EMEA region and Marrakech, within a three-hour flight time of most European capital cities and famed for its souks, world-class cuisine and clubs, is a legendary haven for artists, designers, film stars, business people and statesmen.
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