Royal Golf Club-Bahrain

Course Update


May Report
During April our main focus was on managing a smooth transition between winter and summer grasses. Temperatures in April increased significantly and were slightly warmer than historical averages with high winds for large parts of the month.  The winter rye grass has commenced to burn off and our base Paspalum grass is now active; a number of isolated dry areas have appeared on the course which is standard during the transition process.

Other works of note in April included completing outstand bunker sand works, native grass planting on hole 16 mounds, lake edging and cleaning, hedge planting at 13 tee’s and general weeding and detailing of desert areas. 

As our attention turns to May the agronomy team will be busy managing the transition process with regular verti-cutting and mowing height adjustments, completing outstanding project works and completing detailing works in desert areas. Towards the end of May we plan to carry out a light renovations process to greens which will include a heavy sand top-dressing and mini coring to push root development and aide air movement within the soil profile; full recovery of putting surfaces is expected within 4-6 days with very limited effects on playing conditions expected. Renovations to tees and aprons are also schedule during May with a minor impact to playing conditions. Renovations will be carried out during weekdays and all efforts will be made to limit any disruption to players during these critical works.

May also marks the closure of the chipping green area to commence the re-design of the bunkers and shaping of the putting surface area. The new design will offer players more options for chipping, bunker play and also extended practice putting area. The major ground works will be completed in the first half of the month; however the turf will need time for recovery and grow-in prior to re-opening for play. The practice putting greens will remain open during works and please be reminded that the practice area behind the first tee boxes is available for bunker play.

Once again we thank you for your support and trust you will continue to enjoy the course. 

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William Evans
Director of Agronomy


Royal Golf Club-Bahrain

PO Box 39117, Riffa, Kingdom of Bahrain, HI


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