With Morocco’s year-round perfect weather and uncrowded fairways, it’s undoubtedly a golfers dream. Located in north-west Africa, Morocco is only a three hour flight from most European countries. The warm Sun and a light breeze coming from the Atlantic and Mediterranean makes for a truly blissful experience.

Morocco offers many different resorts. If you want to be near the ocean, then take a look at the Agadir, Essaouira or El Jadida Golf Resorts. However the Marrakech, Fez and Meknes are great options more in-land. Early autumn to late spring and even the summer provides enjoyable temperatures and a wide open fairway and plenty of available tee times. 

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Marrakech makes a very enticing base for a winter golf holiday. Morocco’s prime golf hub with more than a dozen courses close to the city centre and others due to open soon, its fairways are always far less crowded than those of other winter sun destinations. It can be even more alluring at other times of the year.

While October to April is when most European golfers pack their clubs and head to Marrakech for a golf break, it is not all high season then. There are some periods, known as the shoulder season, when the courses are much quieter. At certain times, and particularly in summer, golfers may well have the course to themselves.

Morocco’s value is another attraction for golfers, green fees typically ranging between around 50 and 75 euros. Outside of peak months, some courses offer green fees almost 50% less than peak rates with wide-open tee times available. Playing later in the day when most golfers have finished their rounds can also bring green fees down, even during the main golfing season.

It’s worth checking when golf clubs are less busy. The peak months for Noria Golf Club, in Marrakech, are October, November, February and March, with December, January and April classed as the shoulder season. Play after 1pm and the green fees drop significantly. The biggest bargains are in the low season, from May to September, when golf tour operators are able to offer clients green fees at nearly half the peak rate.

At Assoufid Golf Club, also in Marrakech, the quietest time on the course is in the afternoons of shoulder season months December, January, May, June and September, when temperatures average a pleasant 20-25C but can reach 30-35C on some days, as well as in the low season – July and August – when temperatures are typically around 30C, with lows of 20C in the early morning and highs that can reach 38C.

Sometimes indoor golf just isn’t enough to practice golf during those miserable winter months. If you’re looking to get away from the cold and get outside, Morocco is a great affordable option. Just a hop, skip and a jump; you’ll find yourself in paradise.