Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech in Morocco has appointed Frenchman Michel Teichet as its new Director of Golf.
A former President of the PGA in Provence Alpes Côte d´Azur, Teichet’s CV includes employment in golf facilities France and the USA. He also starred in Martin Hall’s TV show on the Golf Channel in the US and he is the only golf coach in France with a bachelor’s degree in neurosciences and neurophysiology.
Speaking about his new role, Teichet commented: “I am very excited to join the team at Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech. This is my first time working in Morocco and I am sure it will be a real adventure. The course extends to more than 6,000 metres and holes are routed around five lakes on a property of about 200 acres – so I’m sure our guests will have a great time playing here.”
Chadi Chemaly, the property’s general manager, commented: “Our golf club resembles a spectacular garden that changes with the seasons and with Michel we aim to make it a year-round destination for both golf and non-golfers alike, offering a wide range of activities for all our guests.”
Located 12km south of Marrakech, Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech offers a unique combination of luxury and sustainable development. The 18-hole golf course, designed by American architect Cabell B Robinson, features the utmost care for water resources and local vegetation thanks to a sophisticated and sustainable irrigation system. The resort also boasts a 134-bed, five-star hotel, six restaurants and bars, a 2,000 square metre outdoor swimming pool, four tennis courts, two squash courts, a spa complex and a kids’ club.