The Royal Golf of Marrakech is one of the most ancient golf courses of the Kingdom, inaugurated in 1927 with four holes by the Pasha of Marrakesh, Hadj Thami El Glaoui Mezouari. In 1928, Gustave Golias, golf champion who became the Pasha personal Pro, completed the first nine holes and traced the following nine ones. Passionate about botany, he also planted many tree-species which are today nearly a hundred-years old and offer the Royal Golf its reputation of garden golf. In 1933, three great golf champions and pioneers reshaped the course: Arnaud Massy, the first foreigner in the history to win the 1907 British Open, Bouchaib Stitou, the 1940 record holder on this course and Gustave Golias. Gradually, Royal Golf of Marrakesh became a real haven, combining authenticity and lush surroundings. In 1933, Gustave Golias, as well as the famous Arnaud Massy, the first foreigner in the history that won the Open British in 1907, and Bouchaib Stitou, who later became a record maker at Royal Golf of Marrakesh in 1940, reshaped the course to give it the grace and elegance which still today embody it.