Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce its appointment at Oued Fes in northern Morocco. The all new resort, residential and leisure development has chosen to utilize Troon Golf’s expertise to not only enhance the Fes region’s leisure attractions, but to assist in the progression of making Morocco a major golf destination.
Located in the tourism hub of Fes and just seven miles from the city’s international airport, the resort is ideally situated to attract golfers from markets in mainland Europe. The multipurpose resort will consist of residential, shopping and leisure amenities, with plans for five-star hotels. The championship-style golf course has been designed by the highly respected architect Jonathan Gaunt, who has been responsible for some of the finest projects in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
The project is being developed by MEDZ, a subsidiary of the holding company CDG Development as part of its overriding mission to implement government policies aimed at the economic and social development of the country.
“MEDZ has taken a lead role in promoting the historic city of Fes, one of Morocco’s imperial cities,” said Bruce Glasco, senior vice president, managing director, Europe, Middle East & Africa division. “We are delighted to have been appointed to manage the golf operations at Oued Fes, which will not only attract golfers from far and wide, but will also become one of Morocco’s finest leisure destinations.”
Oued Fes demonstrates the continued commitment of the Moroccan government and tourism stakeholders to deliver projects that attract the attention of discerning travelers. The strength of Troon Golf’s service standards and the global recognition it brings as an industry leader, is sure to add reassurance to consumers who demand the highest levels of quality.
“Seeking the services of international experts such as Troon Golf has been a key part of MEDZ strategy, as quality remains of utmost importance in our development as a recognized tourism hub,” said M. Abdellatif Hadj Hamou, chairman of the executive board, MEDZ. “The pedigree Troon Golf brings fits the guidelines with which Oued Fes has been founded and we are confident that their team will help deliver a golf course and service of international standards.”
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 46 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Brynwood Golf & Country Club, Armonk, N.Y.; Sequoyah National Golf Club , Cherokee, N.C.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, Calif.; Kooindah Waters Golf Club , New South Wales, Australia; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece.