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Will you recognize Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club in 2021?

By: November 18, 2019
Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club by Brian Oar

Don't worry the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club (founded in 1996) will not be plowed up. The golf course of the country club will undergo a $7 million dollar renovation project led by golf course designer David…

Here come the new Vokey Design SM8 wedges!

By: November 18, 2019

Today at the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic, the new Vokey Design SM8 wedges will be made available to tour players for the first time. This marks the start of Titleist’s tour seeding and validation process for the next generation Vokey…

The Arabian Ranches Golf Club is over its largest enhancements

By: November 14, 2019
Arabian Ranches Golf Club Re-Opens

The Arabian Ranches Golf Club (managed by Troon) has just completed its largest enhancement since the opening in 2004. The renovation was undertaken by Desert Landscape, a division of Desert Group, who completed the project two weeks ahead…

Silverado Resort and Spa on the way to utilize wine tourism

By: November 13, 2019
Silverado Resort & Spa

If you are a real wine lover then I don't have to introduce Napa Valley to you. In 2018, Napa Valley attracted 3.85 million visitors. The tourism industry generated $2.23 billion in total visitor spending inside Napa County.…

How Al Hamra Golf Club is joining the anti-plastic fight?

By: November 12, 2019
Al Hamra Golf Club - Plastic Free

In April I shared with you that Arabella Golf Mallorca is ceasing the sale of plastic water bottles and, instead, will provide players with reverse osmosis purified, mineralized water fountains (see picture above) that dispense both still and sparkling water. Now Al…

What will enhance membership at the LedgeRock Golf Club?

By: November 11, 2019
LedgeRock Golf Club and its clubhouse

As you know, private golf clubs are closing, redeveloping and converting to public play in record numbers. This is why I thought to bring a positive example of the LedgeRock Golf Club (in suburban Philadelphia: 15 minutes southwest…

Nine Bridges has earned to be a GEO Certified golf club

By: November 6, 2019
Nine Bridges GEO Certified for the 3rd time 2019

You might say that the achievement of Nine Bridges is nothing special. However, if I put in contact then you very likely to change your mind. Today there are 538 golf clubs in South Korea. Out of this…

How to have an all in one golf escape in Portugal?

By: November 1, 2019
Surfing in Portugal golf escape

How many of you are dreaming about to have a hole in one? Or about an all in one golf escape or golf holiday? I can see many indications that even golf tourists want to have an active…

How to design employee experience in golf clubs?

By: October 26, 2019
Finnish Golf Club Managers Association Conference 2019 employee experience

I am excited to share with you that I have been invited by Antti Hiltunen on behalf of the Finnish Golf Managers Association + Finnish Golf Club Owners Association to give a keynote presentation on employee experience development…

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Are Wilson Staff Model Utility Irons confidence boosters?

By: November 7, 2019
Wilson Staff Model Utility Irons-Exploded

When I am writing about the latest golf clubs, it always fascinates me their material selection. This is also true regarding the Wilson Staff Model Utility Irons. In the last couple of years, there was almost no golf…

What golf achieved at the Future Investment Initiative?

By: November 5, 2019
Expert Golf Saudi panel discuss 'What's next for the game of golf' at Future Investment Initiative

Last month I have already mentioned to you that Saudi Arabia is trying to diversify its economy by moving away from oil by launching the Quality of Life Program. At the same time, Golf Saudi signed cooperation with…

Full golf club management service for Seven Canyons by Troon

By: October 31, 2019
Seven Canyons Sedona, AZ, USA

Troon and Seven Canyons have been working together since the summer of 2018. In those days, Troon was asked to help the sales and marketing of the Arizonian golf course and private, gated residential community. As per the…

Las Colinas retained its title at the 2019 European Property Awards

By: October 29, 2019
Las Colinas Golf & Country Club - 2019 European Property Awards best of Spain

Just like in 2018, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club competed to be awarded top honors in the “Residential Development – Spain” category at the 2019 European Property Awards. The judging panel of 80 industry experts focused on…

Are you surprised by Glenmuir’s acquisition of Sunderland of Scotland?

By: October 28, 2019
Sunderland of Scotland SS2020 Collection Mens-Coldwear

The news about Glenmuir's acquisition of Sunderland of Scotland could not have come at a better time as we are entering into the cold month of November. But to be serious, they will be one company from 1st January…

What should private golf clubs prepare for in 2020?

By: October 23, 2019
Tony D’Errico private golf clubs

The Club Management magazine has named Tony D’Errico, CCM, CCE, the 2019 Club Executive of the Year. A 26-year member of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA), D’Errico currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Quail…

The 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters found a new host!

By: October 22, 2019
Signing Ceremony 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Since 1998, the Doha Golf Club has been the host venue of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. But now, the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, a European Tour event is moving to the Education City Golf Club. This…

Who are the winners of the 20th annual IAGTO Awards?

By: October 21, 2019
20th IAGTO Awards logo

The 20th annual IAGTO Awards has just ended. It is time, to sum up, the winners and the possible future golf tourism trends. This year's votes were polled from IAGTO's 700+ golf tour operators in 63 countries. To…

Troon provides a meaningful experience with True Spec Golf

By: October 17, 2019
True Spec Golf logo

These days, I am reading Chip Heath's and Dan Heath's book The Power of Moments. The authors highlighted an interesting aspect that is really crucial in the current business environment. Namely, how to avoid sameness and flatness moments…

What motivated Öschberghof’s 60M Euro investment?

By: October 14, 2019
Alexander Aisenbrey Öschberghof

I had the impression that you enjoyed my review of the German Öschberghof. Hence, I thought to interview Alexander Aisenbrey, the Managing Director of Öschberghof. What trends and insights motivated the 60 million Euro upgrade of Öschberghof? Due…