Royal Dar Es Salaam Golf Course
Situated just outside the city of Rabat, the capital of the mystical Kingdom of Morocco, the 45-hole Royal Dar Es Salaam Golf Course has been rated second in Africa. In 1998 the International Institute of British Tourism rated it 60th in their world-wide list of the top 500 golf courses. To millions of golfers around the world, playing at a golf course of this high caliber would be fulfilling a dream.
Accomplished golf course designer Robert Trent Jones designed the Royal Dar Es Salaam Golf Course which is believed to be one of his masterpieces. The setting for the golf course is like a corner of paradise, with the perfectly maintained greens stretching out among the palm, cypress, cork-oak and eucalyptus trees. Luxuriant ficus, papyrus and banana plants are intermingled with exotic and colorful mimosa, hyacinth, rose, hibiscus and narcissi, each with their own distinctive fragrances which fill the warm air.
Golfers have various levels of difficulty to choose from when they play at the Royal Dar Es Salaam Golf Course. The Red Course is definitely the toughest of the three courses on offer. With numerous water obstacles and other challenges, driving accuracy is essential. The Blue Course is less demanding, but nevertheless challenging, while the green course is designed for a relaxing game to be enjoyed for its entertainment value rather than the challenge.
In keeping with a golf course that is so highly regarded, the Royal Dar Es Salaam Golf Course offers all the facilities golfers could possibly want in order to make the whole golfing experience a memorable one. These facilities include a luxury clubhouse, pro shop with quality equipment for hire, a practice driving range, a practice putting green, a golf academy, as well as tennis courts, swimming pool and health spa centre.
Golf has been a popular sport in the Kingdom of Morocco since the early 1900s, but it really gained momentum when King Hassan II, a true golf enthusiast, started promoting the sport. King Hassan II commissioned the building of the Royal Dar Es Salaam Golf Course, which opened in 1971 and has since become the venue for internationally supported golf tournaments, including the Trophy Hassan II. This highly successful tournament was started with the aim of bringing together the world’s best players as well as celebrities of the arts, business world and other fields who share the love of golf.
Morocco is a beautiful country that never ceases to amaze those who choose to explore it. The world class Royal Dar Es Salaam Golf Course is an additional aspect of the blend of traditional and modern worlds that makes this country so appealing.