NEW HALFWAY HOUSE CONCEPT AT ROYAL
The traditional halfway house stop, beloved of South African golfers, has been taken away from Royal J&K members playing the “new” East Course.
Royal J&K CEO Chris Bentley has plans to turn the club’s existing halfway house facility, still being used by golfers playing the West Course, into an extended family area, where younger members can bring their kids and enjoy fun activities. It will be constructed this year, when the upgrade of the West begins.
Two attractive “comfort stations” have been built on the East Course, at the fth tee (pictured right) and 13th tee, where golfers can stop momentarily, buy snacks, drinks and rolls, and move on. If there’s a holdup on the tee, there’s place for them to sit and relax. When they
nish nine holes, there’s no longer any need to take a 20-minute break.
Could this idea catch on at other clubs? Don’t hold your breath. But it will make Royal J&K uniquely di erent.