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The best golf courses to play on holiday in Agadir:
Golf du Soleil - Golf de l'Ocean - Golf des Dunes

Moroccan caddies: a necessary luxury

Please note that caddies are often compulsory at all courses.  They are in abundant supply and the fee is 150 Dirhams per round (roughly £10 - plus discretionary tip).

Tazegzout   Architect: K. Phillips (2014).  18 holes: 6,330m: par 72

The latest course on the Agadir golf scene and what a stunning layout it is!  The course runs across the top of the cliffs at Tazaghzout Bay with the ocean in view all the way around.  Hang on to your hat as it is sure to be breezy as you take aim at the thin strips of Fairway between the areas of bare limestone and cactus.  A tough, tough test of golf but beautiful, one of many highlights being the Pebble Beach-esque 17th with its Green clinging to the side of the cliff!  Hotel on-site too if you really want to test your endurance!

Golf du Soleil Golf Club - what you need to know

The Golf du Soleil is a lovely set-up with two 18-hole courses, a good driving range and a most attractive, relaxed Clubhouse - a great holiday golf venue.  However, Golf du Soleil is owned by the Tikida Hotel Group who are keen to get as many golfers around the course per day as possible.  Thankfully, the Caddy Master has Shaman-like powers and manages the flow exceptionally well.  He (and we) strongly recommend that you play here in the afternoon as the French, German and Italian tourists come to play in the morning, have a large lunch, then spend the afternoon on the beach: morning golf can be hectically slow, afternoons are much more relaxed.

Golf du Soleil - Tikida   Architect: F. Muela (1999)  18 holes: 5,539m: par 72

One of two courses at Golf du Soleil both of which are predominantly parkland in style, albeit it with African vegetation, as one might expect!  The Tikida course is the shorter of the two layouts, but arguably has the lion's share of interesting holes and most of the water features.  The 7th and 8th for example around the Tikida Palace hotel where plenty of water is in evidence.  In general the course has narrow Fairways with impenetrable jungle running alongside, Greens that are subtly contoured and well defended by bunkers.  A course where a little thought and patience off the Tee can pay dividends.

Golf du Soleil - Challenge  Architect: G. Courbin (2005)   18 holes: 5,976m: par 72

The longer of the two courses and the venue for the 2011 Moroccan Open.  The Challenge course is a pretty and entertaining test of golf, that has a real parkland feel about it as you pick your way carefully between the palms that line the Fairways to find a position to attack the smallish Greens.  There is also a little splash of water towards the end of both nines to keep you honest all the way to the finishing line.  The course is generally flat, so easily walked.

Golf les Dunes   Architect: C. Robinson  27 holes: 6,299m: par 72

A 27-hole golf complex that is owned by Club Med and cater primarily, although not exclusively, for their guests staying at the nearby beach club.  As with the Golf du Soleil, this means that it is advisable to play here in the afternoons as the course will be a lot quieter.  The course itself runs over quite hilly, thickly wooded countryside.  The elevation changes make for some very enticing Tee and approach shots, just give a little though to club selection...  Fairways are fairly generous, so as long as you can keep out of the woods you should be able to return a decent score.  The three loops are rotated to form the 18-hole course of the day, but there is no weak nine and each loop has its own merits.  Small, friendly Clubhouse that looks out over the wide arc of the golf range.

Golf de l'Ocean  Architect: B. Collins (2010).  27 holes: 6,250m: par 72.

The most recent addition to the Agadir golf scene but it seems to be settling in nicely.  Another Club with three loops of nine (Dunes, Garden, Desert) that are currently being used in turn to be the 18-hole course of the day.  However we wouldn't be surprised if the Desert nine becomes a dedicated 9-hole course as it is a little shorter and easier than the other two; the Dunes nine is probably the trickiest with some hills and sloping Fairways.  The courses fall away from the big shiny Clubhouse on top of the hill down to the meandering stream below that has been pooled into a few testing water features here and there. An enjoyable venue for holiday golf, with close ties to the big Atlantic Hotel in town.

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Sample Itinerary

5 nights at the Riu Tikida Beach hotel
All-Inclusive stay
4 rounds of golf
All transfers -
£ 696.00 per person
Jan to March

7 nights at the Sofitel**** in January 2016 with four rounds of golf and transfers -
£767.00 per person

 

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