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latest handicaps

One of the exclusive benefits available to The Royal Golf Club Members is our maintenance of your official handicap. Producing your up-to-date handicap certificate will ensure your acceptance to play at thousands of other golf courses around the world should the opportunity present itself.

The handicap system operated in Bahrain is the CONGU system.

Members can view their handicap by clicking here.

How to obtain a handicap
In order to obtain an official handicap at the Royal Golf Club, a player must submit a required number of nine and/or 18-hole scorecards played over a measured course (rated course) i.e. our Championship Course. Any combination of nine and 18-hole scorecards may be submitted but must total a minimum of 54 holes. Each card must be marked and signed by a Member with an official handicap. The requisite cards should normally be submitted within a period of six months. Prior to each round to be used for handicap allotment, the player should, at check-in, declare their round. Following completion of the round, the player will be required to return their scorecard to the golf shop.

This handicap is seen as a non competition handicap. A Member looking to maintain a competition handicap to participate in events will be required to compete in three qualifying events in a calendar year. Failure to do so could result in your entry into certain events being declined by the committee.

Supplementary scores
For your handicap to be a fair reflection of your playing ability you should return as many qualifying competition scores as possible. It is not always easy to play in as many competitions as you may like, so you are permitted to submit 18-hole supplementary scores.
Members looking to submit supplementary scorecards would need to follow rule 21.6 of the CONGU manual “A player intending to return a Supplementary Score is required to signify his intention prior to commencement of play in the manner determined by the affiliated club”.
When checking in to the golf shop, prior to your round, please inform our shop associates of your intention to return a supplementary card. On the completion of your round please return your supplementary score card which will be sent for review. All handicap updates will be published Monday evenings on both Howdidido as well as on our website.
Supplementary scores may be played as either medals or stablefords, there is no CSS calculation.
• If you are a Category 2 – 6 golfer, you may enter as many supplementary scores as you wish – there is now no limit on the number of scores that may be submitted.
• If you are a category 1 player you may only complete 3 supplementary scores in a year between October and December just to retain your handicap. Although in Scotland, category 1 players with handicaps of 2.5 and higher are governed by similar rules to other category players they may only complete supplementary scores at their home club. However, if you have lost your ‘c’ status (by not completing sufficient scores in the previous year) you may submit as many supplementary scores as is needed for you to regain the ‘c’ status (i.e. a maximum of three).


If you have any queries about your handicap or wish to report an away score, please contact our golf events team on golfevents@theroyalgolfclub.com.

To view the Rules & Regulations concerning CONGU Handicaps, click here.