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Rocco Forte supports arrival of serious golf in Marrakech

30th May 2007 Print
Rocco Forte supports arrival of serious golf in Marrakech Rocco Forte has been signed as the operator on Morroco's first private members estate. Assoufid offers Marrakech's most compelling investment, combining the service excellence of Rocco Forte Hotels with the breathtaking views, challenging topography and luxury living.

Serious golf has finally arrived in Marrakech, combining breathtaking views and challenging topography with professional design and cutting edge technology.

The Marrakech Golf Club at Assoufid is the first truly private members course in Morocco, situated on 220 hectares of undulating landscape just ten minutes from fashionable Marrakech, complete with 80 bespoke villas and a 90 room boutique hotel with spa operated by Rocco Forte Hotels.

At Assoufid developers have focused on enjoyment of space and have chosen to ‘waste’ density by not using it, ensuring that all villas have commanding views and sit on a minimum area of 1 hectare each. The luxury of privacy is complemented by the quality of the available services, enabling owners to enjoy Assoufid’s extensive facilities or indeed nearby Marrakech with the comfort of knowing that catering and housekeeping, child care and even a chauffer can be organised with just a moments notice.

Assoufid’s dedication towards luxury living is reflective of Marrakech as a destination. Whilst famous for its authentic feel and laid back charm, the city offers much more than ‘souks and soothsayers’ tourism. The combination of ‘antique meets chic’ has served to heighten service standards and polish Marrakech’s lifestyle offer.

Despite Marrakech’s reputation for flat, desert type courses, The Marrakech Golf Club at Assoufid is the city’s only course to enjoy natural undulation, ensuring that only the Atlas Mountains are more breathtaking. The 18 hole course includes a state of the art golf academy, with dedicated practise areas and computer technology to analyse your game. PGA qualified professionals are on hand to help members improve their play.

Villa owners automatically become VIP members of one of the world’s most exciting and visually spectacular courses and benefit from their own private practice areas and private course access. When taking a break from the swing, owners can take advantage of Assoufid’s 3000 hectares private estate in the Atlas Mountains or relax in the hotel spa.

Sir Rocco Forte, Chairman and CEO of Rocco Forte Hotels said: "Rocco Forte Hotels is delighted to be a part of the Assoufid development. We have spent our first ten years building a collection of luxury hotels in key European cities and we now believe the time is right to extend our brand into luxury resorts. The signing of the Assoufid contract, together with our own golf resort under construction in Southern Sicily, mark our first steps into this market."

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Rocco Forte supports arrival of serious golf in Marrakech