King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - amateur
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King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - amateur
One primary purpose of the King Hassan II Trophy is to spawn interest in junior golf, like this boy who played with Mark O'Meara in the Pro-Am. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Images
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Ilonen
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Ilonen
Finland's Mikko Ilonen tees off on the Red Course at Royal Dar es Salam Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Laura Davies
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King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Laura Davies
England's Laura Davies won the Princess Lalla Trophy on the women's side. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - young fans
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - young fans
One of the main goals of the King Hassan II Trophy was to introduce golf to younger Moroccans. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Verchenova
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Verchenova
Competing in the Princess Lalla Cup, Maria Verchenova is Russia's only female touring professional. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - No. 9
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - No. 9
The par-3 ninth hole is one of the Royal Dar es Salam Golf Club Red Course's most popular, playing entirely over water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Faycal
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Faycal
One of Morocco's top professionals, Faycal Serghini, competed in the King Hassan II Trophy. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Chellah Roman ruins
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Chellah Roman ruins
Once occupied by Roman rule, the Chellah Roman ruins remain near the heart of Rabat, Morocco. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Hassan Tower
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Hassan Tower
The King Hassan Tower is in the heart of Rabat, Morocco. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Hassan guard
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Hassan guard
Guards watch over the King Hassan Tower in Rabat, Morocco. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - citizens
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - citizens
Morocco's capital city and smaller than Casablanca, Rabat is still very traditional, especially with older citizens. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Kasbah
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Kasbah
A dog walks down the alley of the historic Kasbah District in Rabat, Morocco, which dates back to the 11th century. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco
The skyline in Rabat, Morocco, is worth seeing. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Edfors
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Edfors
Sweden's Johan Edfors finished third at the King Hassan II Trophy at Royal Dar es Salam Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - women fans
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - women fans
The King Hassan II Trophy brought out many younger fans to Royal Dar es Salam Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Els & Prince
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Photos from the King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco - Els & Prince
Ernie Els won the King Hassan II Trophy and was presented his award by Prince Moulay Rachid. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor

King Hassan II Trophy and Rabat, Morocco

The 36th annual King Hassan II Trophy was contested in Morocco's capital city of Rabat Nov. 5-9. It was founded by King Hassan II, who passed away in 1999. This year, the golf tournament was presided by the country's Prince Moulay Rachid and is one of Morocco's most prestigious international sporting events that draws an international field and audience.

Contested at the Royal Dar es Salam Golf Club , the field featured 24 pros from both the men's and women's tours, including Ernie Els, Paul McGinley, Johan Edfors and the United States' Mark O'Meara. On the women's side, Laura Davies headlined a competitive women's tournament for the Princess Lalla Cup.

Here is a look at the week's festivities and also some photos of the historic Moroccan city itself.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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