Royal Golf Club-Bahrain

Course Update

July Report

June marked a sharp increase in temperatures and humidity resulting in a significant burn-off of the remaining winter over-seed. The high winds at the start of the month impacted irrigation programs significantly caused some dry areas to appear in turf areas; these areas recovered quickly once winds receded and full colour was achieved. On the course our main focus in June was on course set up, growing in of the new practice area and detail works during the Ramadan period.

The newly re-designed short game area has continued to develop and mature with opening scheduled for mid July. Last month we added bunker drainage and sand to prepare for opening. The additional putting surface and bunker practice area that has been created will improve the enjoyment and playability of this area for all our guests. Once re-opened the turf areas will continue to mature and firm up over the coming months as the new turf fully settles in.

Looking ahead, July will mark the commencement of turf renovation cycles across all surfaces which will include core aerification, sand top-dressing and vertical mowing to relieve soil compaction, improve air and water penetration and create improved firmness. The agronomy team understands the disruption this can cause to playing conditions however these renovations are critical to enable healthy and sustainable turf year round. All efforts will be made to limit any disruption to the golf experience during these works.

The agronomy team would like to thank all golfers for their ongoing support and understanding during the renovation works.

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William Evans
Director of Agronomy


 

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