Message from the Captain
From the relative spartan beginnings of a clubhouse in St Anne’s Ditch and a 9-hole course around the bastions of Valletta, to the parkland course in Marsa where the club currently resides, organised golf has been played in Malta since 1888.
The Royal Malta Golf Club was founded by Lieutenant-General Sir Henry D’Oyley Torrens KCB KCMG. Sir Henry had started the Royal Cape Golf Club in South Africa 3 years earlier, and on his posting to Malta as Governor and Commander-in-Chief decided that Malta needed a golf club. The then Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Alfred Ernest Albert, the third son of Queen Victoria, was based in Malta at the time, and became a founder member, hence the royal patronage from where the club gets its name.
Today’s course offers 18 holes of golf in a green oasis just outside Valletta. At par 68, the course is not one of the longest, but the apparent simplicity is deceptive as it demands accuracy off the tee and the relatively small greens are well protected. It offers a good challenge for the more experienced golfer, but at the same time is kind to the beginner.
The current course record is 60, and if you come here and beat it, drinks are on me 😊.
The Royal Malta Golf Club hosts the Malta Junior Open, an event granted status by the R&A as a world amateur golf ranking (WAGR) event, with around 100 youngsters from all over coming together for a 3-day competition around Easter week every year.
Our club house includes a full-service bar and restaurant, with one of the most stunning terraces on the island, and a pro-shop with everything you need, and then some.
We are a great big family at the RMGC, and welcome everyone to share in the great course, great facilities and great atmosphere of our club.
Enjoy your golf at the Royal Malta Golf Club.