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Tony Jacklin CBE Adds to Signature Course Portfolio in Marrakech
9th November 2016

Champions Celebrity client Tony Jacklin CBE is known around the world as a two-time Major golf tournament winner and Europe’s most successful ever Ryder Cup Captain. But in recent years, he’s earnt a growing reputation as a prominent course designer.

Jacklin’s undying passion for golf has seen him play a key role in designing a range of courses, each with a clear central aim – to bring the spirit of the game to life. It was with great excitement therefore that, six years ago, he took to the task of designing The Tony Jacklin Marrakech, a new course at the Argan Golf Resort that has already drawn comparisons with some of the best around.

Having collaborated before with Marco Martin of Sterling Martin Architects and with Prestigia Golf, Morocco’s leading golf developer, in the creation of The Tony Jacklin Casablanca, he knew all the ingredients were once again in place. And last month the lengthy project came to full fruition.

Tony flew out to the historic Moroccan city of Marrakech, where he was joined by Mr Mostafa Zein, Director of the Moroccan Golf Federation, to lead the official celebrations on Monday 24th October. Hitting the inaugural drive to kick off proceedings, Tony played in a grand opening tournament alongside 100 other participants.

With the regal Atlas Mountains as a backdrop and pink bougainvillea vines framing the landscape, festivities continued into the night, with Tony hosting a glittering prize-giving event, during which he congratulated players on their performances and set out the rationale behind the course’s design.

While each hole is devised to challenge and intrigue in its own way, the 16th hole, which mirrors Sawgrass’ iconic ‘Island Green’ 17th, has attracted particular attention.  And for those looking for their own piece of Maghrebi paradise, there are scores of neighbouring plots available for purchase and development.

To find out more about The Tony Jacklin Marrakech visit http://www.prestigiagolf.com/tony-jacklin-marrakech-golf/presentation-golf-a-marrakech .

Tony Jacklin CBE is a high profile, resolute brand ambassador and makes a great addition to all manner of media and corporate events. To learn more about how he can help, get in touch with Benoit Lawrence at Champions Celebrity by emailing blawrence@championsukplc.com or calling 08453 31 30 31.