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Welcome to the Members' only area of the Royal Golf Club website. This section offers our members a host of exclusive benefits including online competition calendars and the ability to view your latest handicap online. You can also view your captains' profiles and their monthly news updates here as well as all the latest competition results and competition draw sheets.

Course Update

May Report

April marked a significant change on the golf course as the summer Paspalum grass began dominating and the winter over seed declined. Managing the transition between grasses has been the major focus for the agronomy team in April; mowing height adjustments, vertical mowing and light renovations were all completed to encourage the base Paspalum grass to return to dense coverage. By month’s end we are pleased with the progress shown from the Paspalum with all surfaces showing a high percentage of summer grass, we are confident of a smooth transition during May and expect only limited challenges to occur in rough.
Other works in April included renovation to water coolers, bunker sand depth checks, planting of native grasses on holes 1 and 9 and re-turfing of weak areas on the driving range. All surfaces received aeration in the month with greens having hollow coring and top-dressing to relieve soil compaction and aide in air movement with the soil profile.
As we look towards May our focus will continue on the transition process, completing re-turfing of weak areas, adding additional native planting on hole 15 & 16, landscape planting beside tee number 1 and a continuation of vertical mowing and aeration across all surfaces. All planned renovation works will be carried out avoiding disruption to play. Prior to the start of Ramadan all project and renovation works will pause to enable our staff to reduce working hours during this period.  We continue to service our irrigation networks and have identified issues relating to our communication cables, these are currently being replaced as needed to enable a fully functioning system prior to the start of the summer season.

The agronomy team would like to extend our thanks for your ongoing support and hope you enjoy your golfing in May.

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William Evans
Director of Agronomy                                                                

Facility of the Year

Former General Manager DJ Flanders displays the award for 2013 "Facility of the Year"

The Royal Golf Club’s board of directors and senior management team are delighted to announce that the Club has been recognized as the “Troon Golf Facility of the Year 2013,” the top annual award from Troon®, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing.

The Club was selected from over 200 Troon-managed golf properties around the world at the annual Troon Conference which took place in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA from 14th to 16th January. Five golf clubs were shortlisted for consideration for the award including Troon North, the flagship property in Arizona.

“This award is a huge accolade and a tribute to the hard work of our dedicated team and supportive Membership,” commented DJ Flanders, former General Manager of the Royal Golf Club. “This is the first time a club has received the award in the first year of coming under Troon’s management so it’s a great achievement. Receiving such a prestigious award will bring the Club and Bahrain as a whole to the attention of the world’s golfing community.”

The criteria considered included the results of annual member, guest, owner and associate satisfaction surveys as well as financial results. The facility was able to reduce its operating costs substantially and significantly improve its GOP by implementing Troon standards. The facility also recorded solid Guest Satisfaction Scores in 2013 through the introduction of impactful programs including Troon Rewards, Troon Executive Card and Troon Values Your Time.

“I’m proud of our golf club being awarded Facility of the Year for the Troon Golf portfolio for 2013,” added Shaikh Rashid Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairman of Bahrain International Golf Course Company, the owning company of the Royal Golf Club. “The award shows the dedication and hard work of the management and staff. I would also like to thank the Members, Troon Golf Management, Board Members and Shareholders for their support. This award puts our golf club with a select group of golf facilities from around the world.”

Attended by over 400 delegates, the conference was the biggest in Troon’s 25 year history. Bruce Glasco Senior Vice-President and Managing Director, Troon International Operations commented. “This award not only recognizes the hard work and effort by the whole team at the Royal Golf Club but also the unflinching support from the Board of Directors. For the winner of this award to come from the International division not only demonstrates the way in which our programmes can be adapted to work in every part of the world but also the way they are embraced by our Associates to deliver for all our members and guests."

Troon Advantage

Full Royal Golf Club Members are invited to enjoy very special rates at participating Troon managed facilities worldwide. Each member and up to three guests can enjoy great courses and destinations at incredible rates.

Tee time requests can be made up to 30 days in advance and are subject to availability.