International golfing legend Colin Montgomerie is responsible for the magnificent design of the 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course at the Royal Golf Club. The course hosted the European Tour’s inaugural Volvo Golf Champions tournament in January 2011 and more recently the maiden Bahrain Invitational in April 2012 which saw Monty and three other top tour golfers, Paul Casey, Thomas Bjorn and Suzann Pettersen, compete alongside international sporting celebrities tennis player Tim Henman, American footballer Joe Montana and footballers Ruud Gullit and Gianluca Vialli.
The Montgomerie championship course offers a truly unique blend of links and desert golf, taking advantage of Bahrain’s natural rough desert terrain and combining it with vast manmade lakes. The desert feel is retained through the use of sandy waste bunkers and the attractive indigenous vegetation and grasses used in the landscaping. However, the rolling links-style fairways and undulating greens are immaculately maintained. With five teeing ground options on each hole and a perfect layout for shot makers and strategic players, the Montgomerie championship course delivers a challenging and unforgettable experience.
To download or view the Montgomerie Course Score Card, please click here.
To view the Standard Scratch Score (SSS), Course Rating and Slope Rating for the course and different tee boxes, please click here.
Hole by Hole
When coming up with the designs for the Royal Golf Club’s two world class golf courses, Colin Montgomerie took inspiration from his years of experience of playing on some of the world’s best known links golf courses. Together with his team from European Golf Design, Monty carefully planned every hole to ensure that it would provide a challenge to golfers of all abilities, whether they are top international players or weekend hackers.
To view the layout of each hole and Monty’s personal tips on how best to approach that particular hole, please click here.
Wee Monty Course
The Royal Golf Club’s 9-hole, par 3 Wee Monty course was designed by Colin Montgomerie specifically for less experienced golfers and is ideal for beginners.
It is a scaled down version of its big brother with holes ranging in length from 60 to 140 yards. Many of the shots experienced on the championship course are replicated on the academy course and as such it provides a test for golfers of all abilities while offering fun and entertaining playing experiences.
To download or view the Wee Monty course score card, please click here.
Please note that the Wee Monty is a walking only course. Golf carts are not permitted.
Golfing at night changes the very timbre of the game. Watching your ball streak up into the starlit night sky is a fabulous experience and the wavering shadows cast by the rolling fairways add a whole new dimension to the course.
With state-of-the-art floodlights installed on the back 9 holes of the Montgomerie course and across the whole of the Wee Monty Par 3 course, savour playing a relaxing round of golf in the cool of the evening, after a hard day’s work.
For the more competitive golfer, regular night golf leagues and tournaments offer exciting evening entertainment.
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To download or view the score card for Night Golf on the Montgomerie championship course, please click here.
The following are required standards that must be adhered to, both on the golf course and in the clubhouse.
On Course Dress Code
Golf shoes (soft spikes) must be worn with appropriate golf attire. The club encourages the use of soft spikes to help maintain the quality of the playing surfaces and greens condition. The locker room attendant will replace metal spikes with soft spikes prior to play.
Shirts with collars or mock necks and sleeves, slacks or golf shorts are considered appropriate attire. Tank tops, tee-shirts, bathing suits, sweat pants, denim clothing, tennis shorts or other athletic shorts are not permitted.
Dresses, skirts, slacks, golf shorts and blouses are considered appropriate attire. Halter tops, tee-shirts, bathing suits, sweat pants, denim clothing, tennis dresses and athletic shorts are not permitted.
To garner more interest in the game of golf, a more relaxed dress code applies for the practice facilities. Smart denim jeans or shorts and training shoes may be worn.
Throughout the clubhouse and all outlets:
Members and visitors to the Royal Golf Club are expected to dress in a manner befitting the surroundings and atmosphere of the Club with smart casual attire permitted. Members are responsible for ensuring that children and Guests are correctly dressed at all times.
Each food and beverage outlet within the facility has its own dress rules regulations. Please refer to the Dining section of this website for further information.
None of the above regulations shall preclude the wearing of National Dress in any area of the Club.
Exceptions to all or any of the above regulations may be made for theme parties or other designated events.