The Royal Malta Golf Club was founded in 1888 by Lieutenant-General Sir Henry D’Oyley Torrens KCB KCMG. Sir Henry’s final posting was as Governor and Commander-in-Chief Malta.
The course at Royal Malta Golf provides an ideal setting for playing golf with friends, working on your handicap or just relaxing in the beautifully maintained grounds – a quiet and green oasis in the heart of the island.
The course offers 18 holes of golf in stunning, historical, landscaped grounds, which are maintained daily. Today at par 68, the course is a good challenge for the more experienced, without being unkind to the novice.
The apparent simplicity of the course is deceptive as it is narrow demanding accuracy off the tee and controlled approach shots as the greens are small and well bunkered. Depending on the season, there is not much water on the course but a few strategically placed water hazards lie in wait.
The closing 18th looks straightforward, but closer inspection reveals numerous hazards and the additional burden of out-of-bounds along the left hand side of the fairway. As with many holes at Royal Malta, this is a hole that can lull you into a false sense of security, and on many occasions there are holes that are typically, ‘risk and reward’, such as the 10th, with a well-placed water hazard some 180 metres from the tee.
Royal Malta golf plays over relatively flat ground and this is welcome given the pleasantly warm all-year-round climate. Royal Malta is also a pretty course, which is immaculately maintained and also fair to the higher handicap golfer. No trip to this beautiful island would be complete without a game at the historic Royal Malta Golf Club.
The club applies a few basic rules related to dress code and course etiquette, which must be observed at all times.
Kindly note that the Reception is open from 7:30am – 16:30pm from November to March, from 7:30am – 17:30pm from May to September and from 7:30am – 17:00pm during the months of April & October