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Troon Golf extends presence in North Africa

7.56am 20th February 2009 - Corporate

Troon Golf®, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage the Gary Player Signature design course at Mazagan Resort. The five-star resort is currently under development along the coastal shoreline of El Jadida, Morocco.

The $350 million first phase of the Mazagan Resort, developed by Kerzner International, broke ground in the summer of 2007 and will be completed in Autumn of 2009. The first phase consists of the 18-hole golf course as well as a 500-room hotel, 12 restaurants, luxurious spa, casino, night club and conference center. The second phase, scheduled to begin in 2012, will include another 18-hole course and an equestrian center as well as two additional five-star hotels that will bring the overall room capacity to approximately 1,000 rooms.

Designed across undulating sand dunes with holes stretching alongside the Atlantic coastline, the par 72 golf course will provide stunning views at every tee box, fairway and green. Golf legend Gary Player’s signature design is clearly evident throughout the entire course, which will offer a fair challenge to golfers of any playing level. Immaculate fairways and flawless greens will complete the golfer’s experience with the help of gentle sea breezes and clear, sunny skies.

“Mazagan Resort is an exciting addition to our portfolio and we are thrilled to partner with Kerzner International,” stated Bruce Glasco, Troon Golf’s senior vice president & managing director, Europe, Middle East & Africa. “Our industry leading best practices and management skills, combined with Kerzner International’s experience and the design talent of Gary Player, are the ideal ingredients for success at Mazagan.”

A fully-equipped clubhouse will feature spacious locker rooms and a well stocked golf shop with top brands. A superb restaurant and terrace bar will also provide the ideal setting for golfers to enjoy a quick snack or a fine dining experience. Reflecting the rich language of the indigenous building style, the property’s architecture is designed to capture the essence of Morocco for an unforgettable experience. The coastal region, celebrated for its pleasant weather, lush greenery and beautiful scenery, is affectionately known as “North Africa’s garden” – the perfect location for a unique destination resort like Mazagan.

“This breath-taking golf course is sure to become one of the finest in North Africa,” stated Marie-Bà©atrice Lallemand, president of Kerzner Morocco. “We are delighted to have Troon Golf on board and believe their influence will make the difference in providing a world-renowned golf experience.”

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