Michlifen Golf & Country Club, the first Jack Nicklaus Signature mountain course in Africa

Michlifen Golf & Country Club, the first Jack Nicklaus Signature mountain course in Africa


Michlifen Golf & Country Club boasts a majestic, preserved natural setting in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, a region known for the charm of its Alpine-style architecture. 

Located at an altitude of 1650 metres, this superb 18-hole championship golf course constantly changes character, traversing open areas and craggy outcrops, through forests and alongside clifftops. With steep elevation changes, ravines and outcrops to navigate, Michlifen forces you to set your strategy wisely.

While all 18 holes live long in the memory, Jack Nicklaus saved the very best until last. One of the most spectacular finishing holes you may ever play, the fairway is bordered by a cliff along its left and tall, dense trees along the right. The second shot is semi-blind to a green that scatters in every direction. It’s a beautiful yet dangerous finish – a worthy exclamation mark on a wonderful layout. 

“The site in Ifrane and for the Michlifen Golf & Country Club is one of the most scenic, beautiful vistas you will find for a golf experience.”
Jack Nicklaus

Michlifen Golf & Country Club offers an exceptional experience surrounded by nature and adventure.

Awarded as Morocco’s Best Golf Hotel at the 2019 World Golf Awards ceremony, Michlifen has been once again nominated in 2 different categories for 2020. You can vote here:



Each hole of the first Nicklaus Signature course in North Africa is unique, being an exciting new addition to the iconic Michlifen Resort & Golf. Members & guests enjoy an exceptional standard of course maintenance and first-class practice facilities, usually reserved only for professional golfers. 

Personally designed by 18-time Major Champion Jack Nicklaus, the 18-hole championship course was created in total harmony with the surrounding nature.

“I am one who does not single out holes, and I certainly don’t believe in a signature hole when I have been given the mandate to create 18 equally spectacular holes. But when assessing these breath-taking views at Michlifen, they are truly taken into full breadth at Holes 9, 17 and 18.” Jack Nicklaus


With views across the surrounding mountains and 18th green, our desire was to create a beautiful place to spend time in the company of family, friends and business colleagues. A space inside that reflected the purity and natural simplicity of the environment outside.

The Clubhouse was built using the finest materials and interiors, providing a comfortable place to relax before or after the round of golf. 

First class dining is a constant at Michlifen and guests enjoy a wide range of sumptuous menus throughout the year. The Clubhouse restaurant offers panoramic views over the Atlas Mountains and is considered by many one of the most iconic views in golf.


At Michlifen Golf & Country Club we want to constantly enhance your practice experience and our Academy is a state-of-the-art centre of excellence. 

With three IMG Performance Studios offering the latest in custom fitting and golf learning technology (Track Man, Sam Putt Lab, Sam Balance Lab and V-One), our team of PGA Professionals offer tailored programs that will help you focus on all aspects of your game. Our commitment is to provide you with an unforgettable learning experience.



The Michlifen Golf & Country Club membership is unique. We offer a full range of membership options that will allow you to take full advantage of our facilities. 

Being a member at Michlifen entitles you to have playing privileges at some of the best golf courses around the world, as the club is part of the global reciprocal programme IMG Prestige. 

The membership gives you access to special rates when staying at the Michlifen Hotel, but also when using the Spa & Tennis facilities with your family & friends.


A luxury Alpine chalet atmosphere in Morocco. 

The golf course forms part of the iconic Michlifen Resort & Golf, already recognized as one of the finest and most exclusive Spa and Alpine retreats. The 71 rooms & suites, five-star hotel features a luxury 3500m2 spa, and offers the ultimate golf & leisure get away in one of Morocco’s most historic and upscale regions. 

Whether with family or friends, and whatever the season, a stay at the Michlifen Resort & Golf is always exceptional. 


Michlifen Golf & Country Club’s relationship with IMG ensures that we not only operate to the highest international standards and offer world-class facilities, but also allows us to leverage their international profile and expertise to ensure the club receives the global recognition it deserves. 

IMG is a global sports, fashion and media business, with nearly 5,000 employees operating in more than 30 countries around the globe. IMG’s areas of expertise include representation of elite athletes, celebrities and models; television/new media production and distribution, academies, brand licensing, corporate consulting and the creation and implementation of global sporting, fashion and cultural events. 

IMG Golf Course Services epitomises the cross-discipline expertise of IMG, providing advisory and golf course management services to world-class developments worldwide.


The club is part of IMG Prestige, an elite global reciprocal programme featuring a network of premier golf properties and partners which have a close association with IMG. Membership to the network is by invitation only and clubs are selected due to the quality of the golf course and facilities and their commitment to excellence. 

Michlifen members are entitled to preferred access, special rates, benefits and privileges offered by all other participating clubs, from the dramatic cliff-top Farm at Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand, to iconic tournament venues such as Le Golf National, Finca Cortesin and Turnberry. 

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