The Royal Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Royal Golf Club Est. 1999

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The Royal Golf Club (formerly Riffa GC) is located in the upmarket Riffa Views housing development, and is home to Bahrain's only grass golf course. With its floodlit back-nine, the Montgomerie course absorbed several holes from the original Riffa course, as well as adding in several entirely new holes. The course is landscaped to follow the natural rolling desert terrain and harnesses the underlying waters of the Al-Hunayniyah Wadi to create many water hazards, especially on the back-nine, and most especially on the closing four-hole stretch. Acclaimed as challenging but fair, the course enjoys a natural harmony between desert rough, water and the green fairways. Extensively planted palms and native shrubs flourish over the 160 acre site, attracting all manner of migratory birds and waterfowl.

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Making Contact

The Royal Golf Club
PO Box 39117,
Riffa Views, Riffa 
Bahrain
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Office   +973 (0)17 750 777
Pro Shop   +973 (0)17 750 777
Fax

  +973 (0)17 750 756

Email   info@theroyalgolfclub.com
Website   www.theroyalgolfclub.com
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Golf Pro
 
Tim Backhouse (PGA, Head Teaching Professional)
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Academy
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Desert-style.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (depending on how hot the day is). Buggies usually taken.
 
Surroundings: Residential and desert.
 
Designer: Colin Montgomerie (2008) completely redesigned the Karl Litten designed Riffa course (1999).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7243 5606 4985
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope
 
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-27 Wee Monty Academy Course (898 yds).
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How2Get There?

S of Al Manamah (Bahrain's capital) between Riffa and Awali.
Located 20 minutes drive from Manama. From Manama, take the Sh.Khalifa bin Salman Highway heading south towards Hamad Town. At the end of the motorway turn left past the BDF hostpital direction Riffa. Turn right at the Riffa ‘Clock Tower’ roundabout and carry on through Riffa, down the escarpment to the Awali Roundabout. Turn left at roundabout. After 600 metres exit on a slip road to the right. Continue across one more roundabout. Golf Club entrance is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes on Montgomerie Course: weekdays BHD50; weekends BHD73. Golf cart included. Reduced rates for juniors. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Back-nine holes are floodlit for night golf.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

In its former guise as the Riffa Golf Club, the course staged a number of top-level tournaments, including European Senior Tour events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Riffa). | Royal Golf Club is managed by Troon Golf, a world-leader in the management and development of upscale golf courses.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf Digest rating: No.1 course of the three courses in Bahrain.
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Location

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Latitude: (26.092044)
Longitude: (50.566474)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Al Bander Hotel & Resort 4-star
PO Box 28567, Riffa, Bahrain
+973 (0)17 701 201
www.albander.com

A resort hotel located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, with a marina, plenty of swimming pools and everything else you'd expect of a resort hotel location.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Riffa; Awali
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Golf within 30 km No
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Intercontinental Hotel Bahrain 5-star
King Faisal Highway, Manama, Bahrain
+973 (0)17 227 777
www.intercontinental.com

Located close to the centre of Manama City.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km Riffa; Awali
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