Troon spearheads Morocco golf revolution


Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, continues to grow its strong presence in North Africa  following the announcement that it has been appointed to manage two exclusive new properties in Morocco.

Les Jardins De l’Atlas, Marrakech and the California Golf Resort, Casablanca are set to be two of the renowned Palmeraie Dévelopement Group’s flagship projects. Both are set to open in 2014 and perfectly complement the company’s existing Robert Trent Jones designed, Palmeraie Golf Club.

The 18-hole championship courses will join an already impressive portfolio of existing Troon-managed properties in the region.

Bruce Glasco, Vice-President and Managing Director, Troon International Operations remarked “I have to say that the Palmeraie Dévelopment Group have surpassed themselves in the creation of what I firmly believe will be two must-visit destinations for the discerning golf traveller in the years to come.

"There is already huge anticipation around both properties and Troon’s appointment is a clear indication of the ownerships group’s intent to deliver an unrivalled visitor experience across its entire portfolio.

“The country has fast become one of the world’s most intriguing golfing nations, and we feel both properties will take the lead for leisure attractions in Morocco’s ever-growing golf and tourism strategy.”

Les Jardins De l’Atlas is the Palmeraie Développement Group’s marquee development in the bustling city of Marrakech and within easy reach of the airport.

Seamlessly positioned within the natural surroundings, this magnificent resort will be built with golf and wellness in mind.

With a golf course designed by Neil Haworth of Nelson & Haworth, visiting golfers will be provided with an authentic Moroccan experience and Troon’s renowned hospitality. Visitors to the resort will also be treated to a diverse selection of attractive leisure opportunities including; luxury hotels, aquatic amenities unique to Africa including several swimming pools as well as a variety of restaurants offering both local and international cuisine.

Located on the outskirts of the famous city of Casablanca, California Golf Resort is set within 130 hectares of forest and luxurious natural gardens.  

Adjacent to one of the city’s newest business hubs, The California Golf Resort has been designed with golf and business in mind. The course has also been designed by Neil Haworth of Nelson & Haworth and will be perfectly accompanied by a wide selection of facilities including a well-serviced clubhouse.

The fantastic 18 hole golf course is flanked by the stunning backdrop of the Bouskoura forest and will offer an intriguing experience for golfers of all abilities. This new residential and tourism complex is further accompanied by an impressive 5* ‘stilt’ hotel including a world-class fitness and wellness centre & spa.

Commenting on behalf of Palmeraie Développement Group, Stephane Talbot, the companies National Director of Golf Courses and Canadian PGA member said, “Our vision is to quickly establish both projects as leading developments in Morocco and to raise awareness on an international level. Working with Troon Golf we are assured of the highest quality, most advanced business practices and consumer confidence that will continue to accelerate the developments stature.”

These two new additions to the Troon portfolio bring the total number of projects that the market-leading company is involved with in Morocco to seven.