Royal Golf Club Bahrain wins top award
Manama, January 23, 2014
Bahrain's Royal Golf Club has been recognised as the “Troon Golf Facility of the Year 2013,” the top annual award from Troon, a leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing .
The club was selected from over 200 Troon-managed golf properties around the world at the annual Troon Conference which took place in Scottsdale, Arizona, US.
Five golf clubs were shortlisted for consideration for the award including Troon North, the flagship property in Arizona, said a statement.
“This award is a huge accolade and a tribute to the hard work of our dedicated team and supportive membership,” said D J Flanders, general manager of the Royal Golf Club. “This is the first time a club has received the award in the first year of coming under Troon’s management. So it’s a great achievement. Receiving such a prestigious award will bring the club and Bahrain as a whole to the attention of the world’s golfing community.”
The criteria considered included the results of annual member, guest, owner and associate satisfaction surveys as well as financial results.
The facility was able to reduce its operating costs substantially and significantly improve its GOP by implementing Troon standards. The facility also recorded solid guest satisfaction scores in 2013 through the introduction of impactful programs including Troon Rewards, Troon Executive Card and Troon Values Your Time, he said.
“I’m proud of our golf club being awarded Facility of the Year for the Troon Golf portfolio for 2013,” said Shaikh Rashid Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, chairman of Bahrain International Golf Course Company, the owning company of the Royal Golf Club.
“The award shows the dedication and hard work of the management and staff. I would also like to thank the members, Troon Golf management, board members and shareholders for their support. This award puts our golf club with a select group of golf facilities from around the world.” - TradeArabia News Service