Thursday, 28 March 2013

A Hidden Gem- Golf du Palais Royal

It's tough to argue that the PGA Tour based in the United States is bigger than the European Tour played from Asia to the United Kingdom. Especially when you consider the difference in purses is occasionally as much as five million dollars. Once you look past the money you can surely find some advantages, like this week on the other side of the pound is the Trophée Hasssan II. A tournament played at the private golf course of none other than Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid's Golf du Palais Royal (7,000 yards Par: 72) in Aqadir, Morocco.  Maybe it's a mouthful but it rolls off the tongue better than Redstone GC where the PGA Tour stop Shell Houston Open is being held.

And when you're a Royal Highness (left) and need a golf course inside the gates of one of your many Palace's whom do you look to for the design? How about Robert Trent Jones Sr. the Hall of Fame Architect of courses named Spyglass Hill, Firestone North & South, and Hazeltine National. We cannot forget some of the redesigns on the resume either, when you have done work on properties like Augusta National, (if you need me to tell you its the home of The Masters you stumbleupon the wrong blog), Olympic Club home of the US Open`12, and Oak Hill which will host this years PGA Championship. So its save to say this backyard blows Tiger`s Play-land out of the water.

So after all those facts why would I follow, the likes of say Peter Uihlein and start my career on the Euro Tour. Well I need a reason to keep you coming back... besides you wont this scenery in Houston.


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