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Golfing Legend Opens Latest Troon Course in Morocco

1.45pm 27th June 2014 - Travel

Tony Jacklin officially opens the latest Troon golf club at Bouskoura Golf City
Tony Jacklin officially opens the latest Troon golf club at Bouskoura Golf City

Tony Jacklin is the first to sample Troon’s revered service and hospitality at Bouskoura Golf City, his new venue in Morocco and the fourth operating Troon property within the country

Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing was delighted to see golfing legend, Tony Jacklin, as he, along with a group of distinguished VIPs, opened the latest addition to the thriving Troon portfolio in Morocco. Owned by the Adohha Group, The Tony Jacklin, Casablanca, forms an integral part of Bouskoura Golf City, the all-new development just minutes from Casablanca city centre and within easy access of the International Airport. The opening event, which took place on 14th June 2014, saw Jacklin officially unveil the facility to the golfing public, highlighting the venue’s comprehensive membership offering. With the management of Troon, and its revered golf course conditioning, hospitality and service, The Tony Jacklin, Casablanca forms an all-new option for local and international golfers in Morocco.

Jacklin, a two-time Major Champion, commented on the opening of his newest course, “Being so close to the development from its infancy as a piece of land to the course we have in front of us has been extremely exciting and it’s great to see the finished product. To be accompanied by such a wide-ranging collection of additional amenities that form part of Bouskoura Golf City, I am delighted with the end result and I’m sure that many, many golfers will enjoy playing here.”

The 7,024 yard course blends seamlessly within Bouskoura Golf City’s extensive array of unique accommodation offerings, which includes stand-alone villas and upscale apartments, while exuding an urban-feel throughout its design. Incorporating a variety of parkland holes, flanked by the community’s amenities and the striking Bouskoura Forest, the course is a pleasure for golfers of all abilities and ages. Promoting family engagement throughout, it is complemented by a hotel and spa, a stylish shopping area and first-rate leisure and educational facilities – blending original architecture with modern comfort.

Jawad Ziyat, General Manager Prestigia Golf, commented, “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to host Tony Jacklin, we couldn’t think of a better way to open our facility to the golfing fraternity. We look forward to welcoming golfers from across the globe to Casablanca to sample Bouskoura Golf City and all that it has to offer.”

As ever with Troon properties, the market-leaders will be introducing their pioneering membership programs including Troon Advantage, which offers added benefits to all Troon Golf members with preferential rates at Troon venues within the region and across its international portfolio. In addition, the Troon Rewards program is also being offered to members, guest and visitors, incentivising loyal customers with free golf certificates following their green fee and merchandise spends.

“We are extremely pleased to add Tony’s stunning design at Bouskoura Golf City to our collective within Morocco. Each venue presents its own unique golfing challenge and to have the strength and depth on offer, we are sure the destination will continue to flourish,” commented Bruce Glasco, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Troon International Operations. “It is extremely pleasing to see our commitment to the country rewarded with even more venues choosing Troon in the creation or development of their golf experiences. We will be working closely with the ownership groups and assisting the local tourist boards to develop these destinations for travelling golfers, bringing Troon’s collective strength to the benefit of all our venues in the country.”

The Tony Jacklin, Casablanca joins the flourishing Troon Morocco portfolio, including three venues in the major cities in the Kingdom. Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, located in El Jadida, features the stunning Gary Player-designed links-style golf course, while Oued Fes, adjacent to the King’s Royal Palace and designed by highly respected architect Jonathan Gaunt, features an 18-hole course with three strong characteristics: woodland, wetland and grassland. The Robert Trent Jones creation, PalmGolf Marrakech-Palmeraie, is thriving following its recent selection of Troon to manage its golf experience, reaffirming its position as a leading golf facility. The venue will be accompanied by two sister Troon-managed PalmGolf venues, PalmGolf Marrakech-Ourika and PalmGolf Casablanca, later this year, taking the total Troon presence in the country to six facilities which will collectively share in the benefits this critical mass will bring.

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