Fez, Morocco: IMG has been appointed to provide pre-opening, marketing and management services to the stunning new development of the Golf D’Ifrane.
Destined to become Morocco’s premier golf club, Golf D’Ifrane will open for play this summer.
Located in the upmarket mountain town of Ifrane, the club is a 45-minute drive from the historic city of Fez.
Within the ecologically recognised Ifrane National Park, the 18-hole, par-72 layout overlooks expansive mountain ranges and forest land.
The golf course is the first Jack Nicklaus Signature design in North Africa, built to exacting championship specifications and holds ambitions of hosting international tournaments and events.
The property will feature a full service clubhouse with panoramic views across the golf course and mountains. The Golf D’Ifrane Academy will further complement the facilities with IMG performance studios offering the latest in custom fitting and golf learning technology.
The golf course will form part of the iconic Michlifen Resort & Golf, already recognised as one of the finest and most exclusive Spa and Alpine retreats. The 70-room, five-star hotel features a luxury 3,500-square metre spa and with the addition of the golf course is set to offer an even more attractive golf and leisure getaway in one of Morocco’s most historic and upscale regions.
“We are delighted to partner with Golf D’Ifrane and their vision for this stunning property makes it exactly the sort of project that will benefit from IMG’s world-class management and marketing services,” said Russell Hannah, Senior Director, Golf, IMG, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Younes Sadki, General Manager of Michlifen Resort & Golf, added: “We are very proud of what has been created on such a unique site and believe working with IMG will enable our vision of creating a quality international golf experience to come to fruition. We have great expectations for Golf D’Ifrane and are excited to have the experience of IMG’s international resources and experienced team involved in our golf course.”
IMG has designed many award-winning golf courses and currently manages over 20 world-class clubs and resorts across the globe.