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Message from the Captain

Welcome to the Royal Malta Golf Club, founded initially in the ditches surrounding the capital, Valletta 132 years ago in 1888, and the 14th course to be awarded the title ‘Royal’ thanks to the association of at the time the then Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Alfred Ernest Albert, third son of Queen Victoria, who was based in Malta as Commander of the Mediterranean Fleet and became one of the founder members of the club.

Through the decades the course has managed to evolve from the rocky ditch, onto its current location within the Marsa Sports Club facilities, a green oasis amongst the sand coloured stone buildings. This wonderful Island has withstood the test of time and seen some hard times, especially during the siege of Malta in the Second World War, after which the Island was awarded the George Cross.

To play at the RMGC is to play on a relatively short course, (just over 5500 yards) but its defences are the small well protected greens that if missed, mean work to be done to attain par. Being an island also indicates wind, and the prevailing wind, a north westerly, can catch the unwary out.

On arrival at reception you will be assured of a warm welcome, and as a visitor will be provided with clubs, buggy or trolley and information to help you enjoy your round. Changing facilities are of a very high standard, which are available for your use, as is the Putters Inn, a wonderfully relaxing 19th hole, which from May to October takes advantage of a large outside terrace, overlooking the 2nd hole and beyond.

If you need balls, tees, a new commemorative top, prior to your golf game, the Pro Shop will be able to assist, and the resident pro, Henning Schulze-Doering is available for that little tweak.

2020 has started for many, under difficult circumstances, and with guidance from the R&A, the Malta Golf Association and under direction from the government the RMGC are making every effort to ensure that your experience will not only be a good one, but a safe one. As rules and regulations have relaxed, this has meant golf is back on the menu, albeit not as we knew it, but small, safe steps have allowed us to reacquaint ourselves with the beloved game of golf.

Come to Malta, experience all that the islands have to offer and make time to visit the Royal Malta Golf Club, I look forward to meeting you all.

Play well.

Richard Waterhouse

Captain