How much golf can you comfortably fit in a long weekend? This weekend Travelin’ Golfer is heading to Costa Brava to try five courses in four days – including travel time. With Barcelona easy to reach from almost anywhere, Costa Brava, an hour north, becomes the perfect destination for a long golf weekend.
About Travelin' Golfer
"On the road again" could be my theme song. Constantly traveling to find new and interesting courses to play.
Mallorca just gets better and better. The Travelin’ Golfer spent a weekend at the golf course that started it all, and came away impressed.
Today we return to the northern latitudes, but with a late afternoon flight we had some spare time. What to do? Play more golf, of course. Having played most of the new courses this week only a few remained. It came down to either Royal Palm or Al Maaden. In an ironic twist of fate […]
I have to preface this review by mentioning that our visit to Noria didn’t start off very well. “Who are you, and why are you here?” is not how I am used to being greeted when I visit a golf club to play and review it, but today there was obviously some confusion. The sad […]
I had played the Jack Nicklaus Design Samanah Golf Course southwest of the city back in 2012, and then found it to be the best course in Marrakech by far, so I was very curious how it would hold up now that I had sampled new courses like Assoufid, Montgomerie, and Palm Golf Ourika. I’m happy […]
Today we headed to one of the “older” golf clubs in Marrakech, Amelkis Golf Club, first opened in 1995. Eons ago in Marrakech golf time. I first played Amelkis back in 2009 and I quite enjoyed it. Back then I wrote that it resembled a “Florida course”, mainly because of the somewhat artificial landscaping and […]
As you follow the highway southwest of Marrakech the landscape is predominantly flat, not unlike what you would see on the plains of the US Midwest. The likelihood of arriving at an interesting golf course seems small, very small. But as you turn off the highway in the direction of the Atlas Mountains, the landscape […]
The bars and restaurants at golf clubs are usually nicknamed “The 19th hole” because that’s where you usually end up after a good 18 hole round of golf. But at the Montgomerie Marrakech it could also be called the first hole – the food is so good that you could, and should, go over there just […]
First out of the new courses on this trip is Palm Golf Marrakech Ourika. Situated just south of Marrakech, this is a sister course to Palm Golf Marrakech, formerly known as Palmeraie. There’s nothing wrong with Palmeraie, but right from the start it was obvious that the ambition level here at Ourika is much higher […]
Marrakech has been at the crossroads of travel and trade for several millennia. Caravans from the interior of Africa would congregate here and goods would change hands and continue to the coast for trade with the rest of the world. At the very end of the last millennia, Marrakech took on another role as a major […]