Recently, I visited Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a club we have been proud to be partnered with since its inception back in September 2017. During my visit, the club was hosting the 2022 Aramco Saudi Ladies International and some of the best of the best in women’s golf were on hand to test the layout of golf course architect, Dave Sampson – European Golf Design. The course, as usual, was in impeccable condition; the continued investment by Emaar in the agronomic condition of the golf course and the ongoing support from Golf Saudi means our team on the ground can take the golf course to its potential. The agronomy team is highly skilled and led by Golf Course Superintendent David Blair, yet again they were able to provide nothing but excellent playing surfaces for world-renowned golfers.
Royal Greens Golf & Country Club has the distinct recognition of being one of the current premier golf facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and has been the host venue for many of the international golf events that have been brought into the Kingdom over the last few years. These events are all part of Golf Saudi’s vision to integrate the game of golf into modern Saudi culture, and the events allow Golf Saudi to showcase the continued progress in growing the game in the region, along with promoting the Kingdom to a wider golfing audience. It’s this along with greater accessibility that will hopefully entice more and more golf tourism into the country.
I would be remiss if I did not highlight the hard work and commitment that all of our Troon associates put in behind the scenes to host these events. Typically, hosting one event a year is a very stressful endeavor for the entire team. However, our team at Royal Green Golf & Country Club hosts multiple tour events each year and they take this on with a smile on their face and a spring in their step. And let’s not forget that they do this whilst managing the day-to-day golf operations year-round and running #growthegame initiatives and more! The success of these events is a true testament to the quality of associates at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club and although it is Golf Saudi’s Vision that is driving golf to new heights in the Kingdom, it is the hard work and sweat equity of our associates at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club that is putting the spectacular golf experiences that can be found in Saudi, on the map.