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Golf Academy Week in Marrakech

14th - 21st November 2017

Like to play better golf?  Now you can!

Well we have the answer for you: a week with an experienced Golf Professional in Morocco this Winter to improve (or fine-tune) all aspects of your game and make next season your best ever.

The Venue - Palmeraie Golf Palace*****

Palmeraie Golf Palace pool and restaurants
Palmeraie Golf Palace*****

There are several places to stay out at La Palmeraie, the most opulent being the Palmeraie Golf Palace*****: a large hotel, just a short walk to the Golf Club with it's 27-holes and full practice practice facilities.

The centrepiece of the hotel is the enormous expanse of swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and bougainvilleas.  The pool is divided into smaller lagoons by an island restaurant and bar where lunch or dinner in the shady cool is a real delight amidst the desert heat.

The bedrooms all have balconies either overlooking the pool or the golf course (Suites are also available).

 

 

La Palmeraie

To the Northeast of the city (about twenty minutes by the cheap and plentiful taxis) lies an oasis of calm and palms - 'La Palmeraie'.  This is a recent residential development providing homes for Marrakesh's nouveau riche and French holiday homes.  To cater for the needs of these folk there is also a designer village of shops and restaurants to walk to.

Palmeraie Golf Palace - Marrakech
Palmeraie Golf Palace - Marrakech
Palmeraie Golf Palace - Marrakech

The Week's Schedule

The week is designed to be the perfect forerunner to the new golf season. With all aspects of your game covered, you can look forward to benefiting from Lee’s teaching experience and expertise, and getting 2018 off to the best possible start.

All tuition will be tailored to suit the capabilities of the individuals, whilst the group will be kept to a maximum of eight to allow Lee to deal with each participant on a personal level as well as in an a small group environment.

Coaching will take place on six mornings days split into two 90-minute sessions, areas covered will include:

Technique

The importance of the correct set up with all clubs. The golf swing simplified – how to hit it straighter and further more consistently.

Short Game

Bunker play: basic principles plus dealing with awkward lies & stances, chip shots, lob shots and chip & run shots, from flat and sloping lies, Green reading, long and short putting, pitching.

The Mind Game

How to practice correctly.

Pre shot routines - The key to calmness, focus and consistency

Statistics - How simple performance analysis will lead you to correctly targeted tuition & constructive practice.

PLUS...

Practice drills, improvement shortcuts and even a few ‘tricks of the trade‘.

PLAYING

With two great courses to enjoy, 18 holes on either the Tour or Stadium course have been organised on each of the coaching days. Additional golf or practice on the other days is available on request.

Cost

The academy week comprises:

7 nights 'All-Inclusive' at the five-star Golf Palace Hotel

Breakfasts, lunches and dinners at a variety of restaurants around the Golf Palace

Beer, wine and soft drinks

6 mornings of coaching

5 rounds of golf
(allowing one afternoon off for sightseeing)

Free use of the practice facilities

Airport transfers

Even a few prizes (if you're good!)

 

£1,100.00 per person
Single Room Supplement + £240.00

Training Aids

For practicing your new found skills once you are back at home we would recommend some of the wide selection of golf training aids available from Perfect My Golf - the UK's largest supplier of golf training aids to both Professionals and Amateurs - such as the renowned Orange Whip.

If there is a specific aid that Lee thinks will benefit your game he will advise you on its use and the benefits that it could bring to your game.

How to Book

To reserve your places all that is required is a £75.00 deposit per person.

Simply contact Golf Par Excellence on : 01737 21 18 18 or info@golfparexcellence.com

Or Lee Johnson on: 07740 07 20 00 or e-mail: lee@personalgolf.co.uk

Flights

Golf Par Excellence are an ATOL-bonded Tour Operator (with twenty years experience!) so can book your flights for you: full payment will be required along with your deposit, please.
Alternatively, if you prefer to book your own flights, just let us know your arrival and departure times.

Marrakech - the golf courses

La Palmeraie   Architect: R. Trent Jones Snr.  18 + 9 holes: 6,214m: par 72

Out of town, bordered on one side by the desert and on the other by the expanding La Palmeraie residential plantation.  A modern style course with water featuring on many holes where, in typical Trent Jones fashion, your golf ball's (intended) route must be plotted with some care.  La Palmeraie has three distinct loops of nine holes: two encircle the Clubhouse the third and most recent nine, starts about 500yds from the Clubhouse (buggy transport is provided by Omar).

Other Marrakech courses (lots!)

Royal Marrakech Golf Club Royal Marrakech  Architect: H. T. El Glaoui Mezouari (1923).  27 holes: 5,888m: par 72.

The 'Old Course' of Marrakech.  Golf has been played here since the 1930's and was a frequent haunt of King Mohammed IV - one of Morocco's keenest golfers.  Tightly knit through avenues of palm and fruit trees in a little oasis of calm just outside Marrakech.  Level terrain, so easily walked. A lovely outdoor Clubhouse under the shady palms completes the picture.

Assoufid golf course - MarrakechAssoufid  Architect: N. Cameron (2014).  18 holes: 5,957m: par 71.

The latest addition to the growing list of Marrakech golf courses and voted the 'Best new course in Africa' as soon as it opened: when you set foot on the First Tee you'll realise why!  Assoufid is a fascinating series of carefully designed golf holes that will test and entertain you in equal measure.  The course has a remarkable appearance, Fairways stretch across open desert with hundreds of palm and olive trees added in all the right places.  The (current) lack of construction around the perimeter ensures unhindered views of the Atlas mountains as your backdrop: stunning.

Ourika golf course Marrakech Ourika  Architect: N. Haworth & S. Talbot (2015)  18 holes: 6,232m: par 72.

The newest and without doubt the toughest course in Marrakech!  Eye-catching holes spread across the desert south of the city on the road out to the Atlas mountains.  Many holes have long carries over extensive waste areas, to find narrow Fairways running around deep lakes – not for the faint-hearted!

Samanah Golf Club Samanah   Architect: J. Nicklaus (2010)   18 holes: 7,241m: par 72

Samanah lies at the heart of the developing 'Marrakech Golf City', about 10 miles south of town a vast new expanse of golf courses, hotels, villas and residences that will take shape over the next decade.  Samanah is the first of these golf courses to be completed.  Shaped by Nicklaus design it bears Jack’s hallmarks of length and large obvious bunkering and some big waste areas studded with stubby palms and grasses.  The course is long from the back Tees so choose your starting points wisely.    

Amelkis G.C. Amelkis   Architect: C. Robinson  27 holes: 6,297m: par 72

A superb test of golf by one of the great current course designers. The expanding Amelkis development is a walled enclave just outside the city (and opposite Royal Marrakech G.C.).  US in style, there are some visually stunning holes amongst the luxurious Riads that surround the course. 
A further 9 holes opened in 2009 with another 9 to follow.

Al Maaden Golf Club AL Maaden   Architect: K. Phillips (2010)  18 holes: 6,297m: par 72

Opened in 2010 but showing great promise already, a course of interesting design and sensible length that will provide a fun day out for Club golfers of all levels.  Al Maaden is the closest of the Marrakech course to the Atlas mountains, whose snowy peaks provide a unique backdrop to your round.  A moderate amount of earth has been shifted to define the holes, helped by (continuing) planting of trees and shrubs.  However your abiding memory of Al Maaden will probably be of the capacious bunkers and oddly rectangular water hazards: a unique aspect.  Lovely al fresco Clubhouse - with good service!

 

Noria Golf Club - MarrakechNoria  Architect: S. Forrest (2013)   18 holes: 6,116m: par 72

Noria is a very interesting new design that seeks to encapsulate all of Morocco into 18-holes of golf.  This allegorical approach sees three separate zones across the course (desert, orchard and lavender) comnbined with a reflection of the water features and formal gardens popular in the Ryads and some Moroccan architecture too, such as the bell tower and water wheel (noria).  It is a charming and unique golf course that is likely to appeal more to the artist than the purist.

Montgomerie Marrakech Golf ClubMontgomerie  Architect: C. Montgomerie (2014)   18 holes: 6,230m: par 71

Colin Montgomerie's first course in Africa is part of a sprawling residential development between the airport and the town (not more than five minutes from either).  It's location makes it very convenient for a round on arrival or departure day: the slight downside being the consequent road and air traffic noise!  The layout itself is good however with plenty of sand and water to contend with as it winds its way around the various blocks of flats.  There are some long walks to Tees, so consider taking a buggy and be cautious when crossing the roads!  Urban style Clubhouse (dare we say grungy?) will not appeal to everybody.

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Student Comments

“Thanks for a wonderful week in Spain.  Excellent facilities and Lee's a wonderful coach."
Jon Kent - Surrey

"Genuinely never hit it better, quite amazing. Thank You.”
James C, Rusper GC

“My chipping & putting have improved 100% after my lesson, thank you so much”
Edna G, Coombe Hill GC

“Loved your chipping lesson … so simple yet so effective.”
Iain M, Largs GC

“Lee is a very supportive coach whose experience and positivity is an asset to any golfer.”
Liza N, LPGA Pro

 

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