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Marrakesh Country Club is one of the great classic clubs of the desert conceived by Johnny Dawson who imagined a club of distinctive style and proportion that would echo the edgy style of Hollywood. Dawson selected John Elgin Woolf - famous Hollywood Regency designer - for the residences and club along with golf course architect Ted Robinson for the compact golf course. The result is stunning! Marrakesh is recognizable for its distinct architectural heritage, stunning panoramic views, and popular executive golf course often referred to as "Little Augusta".

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Who was Johnny Dawson?

The green vistas, spacious homes and sumptuous appointments at Marrakesh Country Club are features of Johnny Dawson's dream. Dawson, a famous golfer and experienced golf club developer, envisioned a bold, beautiful community that would stand out from others, a community of elegance that would appeal to everyone who appreciated a value. Who was Johnny Dawson? He was a young Chicagoan with a winning personality. Everyone liked him and, as it turned out, he was a terrific golfer. He played the Masters Tournament seven times and won the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship three years in a row. His fame as a golfing "insider" was a valuable asset in his investors. He developed the trend-setting Thunderbird Country Club near Palm Springs and then seven more clubs throughout California, including El Dorado Country Club nearby, the ultimate golfing home for Presidents and barons of American industry.

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Marrakesh Country Club is one of the great classic clubs of the desert. Conceived by John Dawson, the developer of Eldorado and Thunderbird, he imagined a club of distinctive style and proportion that would echo the style, and edge, of Hollywood. Dawson chose John Elgin Woolf, famous for Hollywood Regency design, for the residences and club, and Ted Robinson for the compact golf course. The result is stunning! Marrakesh is recognizable to everyone familiar with the Coachella Valley for its architectural heritage, its immediate elegance on entering its gates and looking up at the 'hilltop" clubhouse, its fantastic food and social life, and a golf course often called "little Augusta". Marrakesh Country Club is a private, member-owned club. Membership is extended by invitation. Full Membership is associated with residential ownership in Marrakesh. Application for membership is part of the process of becoming a resident. Limited Non-Residential membership, based on member sponsor, is available. Marrakesh is an exceptional community, diverse in age, background, and region of origin, with a strong tradition of multi-generational families and friends that encourage other friends. It welcomes members who share the passion and pride for what Marrakesh has become and the aesthetic and social tradition that it represents.

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Marrakesh Country Club is a private, member-owned club. As Full Membership is associated with residential ownership in Marrakesh, application for membership is automatically part of the process of becoming a resident. Membership is extended by invitation for non-resident memberships based on member sponsorship.

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