Mazagan is a luxury resort near El Jadida, Morocco that boasts a Gary Player signature course. Playing through dunes near the Atlantic Ocean, Mazagan is a prime example of the variety of golf in Morocco. On my trip there I played parklands, seaside, desert links and desert target golf. Read the full review here.
I was at Mazagan to play golf in Morocco as the guest of the Moroccan National Tourist Office. The tour, organized by Chakib Ghadouani, ranged Casablanca to Rabat, El Jadida and Marrakech. I stayed in fine hotels, ate amazing food, saw wondrous sights, learned about the people, culture and government, and shopped in the souks. And of course, there also was absolutely amazing golf, like the course at Mazagan.
Gary Player’s Mazagan design is an interesting and fun resort layout, with wide fairways and stunning vistas. There are significant elevation changes and forced carries, but I never felt overwhelmed. It is one of those great courses where you are unlikely to miss a fairway, but must pay attention to which part of the fairway presents the best opportunity for scoring. I wish that I could play it again; I would shoot a much better score knowing the layout. If you are fortunate enough to stay at Mazagan for several days, I don’t think you could get bored playing this layout two or three times.
I am just sorry that my whirlwind tour of Morocco did not include a few hours sitting on the beach at Mazagan. It looked amazing and I so much wanted to just park a chair by the shore and read a novel.
Read the full review of the Gary Player Mazagan golf course soon. Golf in Morocco is a beautiful thing.