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Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 20 December, 2022 4:10 pm |

KAEC’s Royal Greens Golf & Country Club Secures Three Coveted Awards

In a triumphant win for King Abdullah Economic City’s (KAEC) exclusive golf course and clubhouse, Royal Greens has received three prestigious awards at the 9th annual World Golf Awards. Royal Greens’ continuous efforts to create a pristine destination for golf connoisseurs and newer enthusiasts to the game resulted in the club’s reception of Middle East’s Best Golf Course 2022, Saudi Arabia’s Best Golf Course 2022 and World’s Best Golf Clubhouse 2022 during the award ceremony held in in Abu Dhabi.


Situated on a strip of palatial coastline overlooking the Red Sea, Royal Greens continues to gain prominence as one of the most premium 18-hole golf courses in Saudi Arabia, regionally and globally. The golf course and its adjacent clubhouse, which are situated in KAEC’s exclusive Al Murooj district, have both made notable strides in turning the location into a vibrant environment that welcomes fans of the sport from all walks of life.


Saeed Elgazar, Consultant General Manager for Golf Saudi, was present to accept the awards on behalf of the Royal Greens at the Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island and Saadiyat Beach Club on Wednesday, November 16th. 


“It’s a remarkable feat that Royal Greens Golf & Country Club has been able to consistently secure these global awards, which reflect a dedication to the club’s members, its guests and lovers of the sport at all levels,” commented Elgazar regarding Royal Greens’ award wins. “On a larger scale, the course and its club’s achievements shed light on the growth within KAEC and Saudi Arabia, demonstrating that the Kingdom can, and will, deliver excellent experiences to visitors.”


Royal Greens’ reception of the Middle East’s Best Golf Course award marks the second consecutive year that the golf and country club has won the recognition. The club has also been named as having Saudi Arabia’s Best Golf Course for the fourth year in a row. The award-winning course in KAEC has hosted a number of world-class events including the LIV Golf, Saudi International, Aramco Saudi Ladies International and the Aramco Team Series, which welcomed more than 100 of the world’s top players to the city. Royal Greens is the only course in the world that hosts four major tour events within one golfing season hosting international golf tournaments from October 2022 to March 2023. 


The 7,000-yard course was recently the dedicated venue for the LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah which took place from October 14th to the 16th. Over the course of the two-day invitational, the club and its team were able to accommodate 48 of the world’s best golfers and deliver a great experience for all spectators in attendance. 


Top-line facilities, a fully-suited pro shop, pristinely manicured fairways, an assortment of exclusive dining options for guests and the lavish Oryx Club clubhouse were also key factors in Royal Greens’ reception of the esteemed range of awards this year. 


The Oryx Club, Royal Greens’ dedicated VIP clubhouse, secured its second reception of the World’s Best Golf Clubhouse this year, after previously winning the award in 2019. Furnished with a luxury cigar lounge, a spacious billiard room and a private garden, the clubhouse has a number of high-end amenities for members to entertain guests and treat their families and friends.


“We are extremely honoured to receive this year’s awards,” commented Cyril Piaia, Chief Executive Officer of KAEC, “which embody our shared commitment to excellence within Royal Greens and across the entirety of King Abdullah Economic City. In all our city’s features, we continue to emphasize enhancing the visitor experience and I believe the committee recognized what it is we are aiming to achieve. As we gear up for more exciting development projects occurring across KAEC, we celebrate Royal Greens’ wins this year and look forward to continuing to build a city recognized across the world.”


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