The 2009 Arabian Property Awards awarded Samanah Country Club, Nicklaus Design’s first golf course in Morocco, and its development with the top honor in the “Golf Development” category. Alain Crenn and Richard Hennessy, the managers of the Samanah Country Club in Marrakech, received the Award of Excellence in the “Golf Development” category during an event Oct. 25. Presenting the award was Stuart Shield, president of the International Property Awards. Bestowed with an Award of Excellence, the Samanah Country Club was then in the running for the award for the best golf resort in the entire Arab region, which it in turn won. With this honor, the Samanah Country Club now vies for the 2009 International Property Awards, which will take place in San Diego this week. The International Property Awards single out each year the best professional property developers in the world. Over 105 participants participated in this year’s prestigious contest. Congratulations to the ALAIN CRENN GROUP, developer of the Samanah Country Club.
Samanah Golf & Country Club is one of the newest courses in Marrakech, and 6800m from the back tees it’s the longest, and provides a terrific test of golf against a breathtaking backdrop provided by the snow capped Atlas Mountains. Designed by the Nicklaus Design company this desert style course is sure to become a firm favourite amongst all those that visit Marrakech on their next golf holiday to Morocco. The course also boasts a David Leadbetter golf academy so if you’ve struggled on the course you can call in for a quick fix before getting back on the fairway.