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Course Update

November Report

October was a busy month for the agronomy team as we over-seeded the championship golf course and country club lawns. Early germination of seedlings is positive with a good even coverage seen across all surfaces. The new winter grass will continue to develop over the coming weeks and months and during the initial development stages the golf course will play softer and slower due to the water volumes required to establish the seed.

This year we have adjusted the seeding process on the driving range by only seeding the tee tops and target greens, once the Paspalum goes dormant this should allow for a strong contrast between grasses.  Bunker banks are also not seeded this year as we try to create a strong definition and unique look to the golf course for the region between the seeded areas and the bunker banks, over the coming weeks we will encourage the Paspalum to go dormant to achieve this contrast. During closure we have pruned all Palm trees and native grasses, golf operations staff have renovated all hazard marking stakes, added a new entrance to the driving range, installed a new staging areas for golf bags and commenced renovations to the old Marquee area. Last month we removed two bunkers and reverted these back into desert areas on hole 14 and 6 which we feel will improve the playability of these hole,

Looking ahead to November the agronomy team will be focused on course presentation, attention to detail in desert areas and developing the over-seeding. We will also be focused on over-seeding the Wee Monty. Winter project works will commence during November with tree pruning on holes 5,6,14 &15, removal of select landscape plants in landing areas, adding of landscape plant in out of play barren areas and bunker renovation works of sand distribution and adjusting the edging shape all planned over the coming months. Please note the below the closure dates for Wee Monty over-seeding.

Wee Monty
  • Sunday November 5th – 16th Inclusive – Re-opening Friday 17th November
The agronomy team would like to extend our thanks for your ongoing support and look forward to a successful golf season ahead.
Do not forget to view our Facebook page “The Royal Golf Club – Agronomy” and like/follow our page to keep up to date on all Golf Course work.

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.