18 entries: "yas links"

The 8th hole at Yas Links, showcasing its imposing hazards

How did Troon impress the owner of Yas Links?

By: 2019. 08. 05.

Probably, you have already heard that Troon has been selected to manage Yas Links. This is the 17th Troon managed venue in the MENA region. Troon is not a newcomer in Abu Dhabi. They are already helping Abu…

Technogym x Troon Abu Dhabi with a golfer

What is the importance of the new Troon Abu Dhabi & Technogym partnership?

By: 2021. 10. 11.

Why was it wise for Troon Abu Dhabi (Yas Links Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club) to choose Technogym to improve its wellness services? The Global Wellness Institute predicts in its study that the physical activity economy…

2021 AIG Women's Open without single use plastic bottles Mastercard Adidas

Don’t look for single-use plastic bottles at the 2021 AIG Women’s Open!

By: 2021. 08. 18.

I am so happy that the organizers of the 2021 AIG Women's Open (16-22 August 2021) at Carnoustie Golf Links will not offer single-use plastic bottles instead will offer water refilling stations and reusable stainless steel bottles. It…

Yas Acres golf course in the future

How long should we wait for the Yas Acres golf course?

By: 2021. 07. 06.

To understand my impatience, we have to go back in time to 2016. The golf design company Fry/Straka has completed plans for a new nine-hole golf course in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2016. Yas Acres golf course is…

Mark Chapleski of Troon International & Mark Bull of 59club MEA

How did 59club convince Troon International to cooperate?

By: 2021. 06. 11.

Troon International has selected 59club to afford its venues full access to their market-leading "performance management" products & services. Troon International is not entirely a new client for 59club. In the second half of this article, I will…

Jack Nicklaus Design Confirmed For Qiddiya

Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in Qiddiya is a dream?

By: 2021. 02. 05.

Two years ago, I wrote Saudi Arabia is diversifying its economy by moving away from oil. To achieve this, the Saudi government launched the Quality of Life Program. They are planning to invest 130 billion riyals (1 riyal =…

Troon Abu Dhabi Gazelle at Saadiyat

5 best practices to consider for golf club leaders

By: Francisco de Lancastre David - Cluster GM, Troon Abu Dhabi 2020. 10. 12.

A year ago, I asked Francisco de Lancastre David as the new cluster general manager of Troon Abu Dhabi (=Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club) about his future plans in the new position.…

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club Abu Dhabi golf venues

How will Abu Dhabi golf venues get back into the swing?

By: 2020. 08. 11.

I can understand every golf club & resort around the world who are doing their best to mitigate and/or recover from the coronavirus caused damages and losses. See what happened to the tourism industry in the Middle East…

New branded water bottles at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links

Abu Dhabi’s trio of golf clubs are all for one: sustainability

By: 2020. 02. 06.

I know it is not a totally new idea to replace plastic bottles with aluminium bottles. However, I welcome every effort that serves to improve the sustainability of the game and the golf club itself. In November, I…

20th IAGTO Awards logo

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

By: 2019. 10. 21.

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's International Division Promotes Francisco de Lancastre David golf club management

Behind the Scenes of the Largest Role in Golf Club Management

By: Francisco de Lancastre David - Cluster General Manager - Troon 2019. 10. 07.

With Troon having recently announced their partnership in the Middle East with Yas Links Abu Dhabi, the number of properties that they oversee in this region has reached 17, a truly impressive figure. If we look more specifically…

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club Sam Oliver 59Club golf club customer experience

Golf club customer experience – It’s not a mystery

By: Simon Wordsworth - CEO, 59Club 2019. 05. 27.

59 is the ultimate score in golf, the holy grail if you like, something that most of us can only ever dream of achieving – that’s what 59club is about, it’s striving to achieve the ultimate. My aim…

Abu Dhabi Invitational

Who will win the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational?

By: 2016. 12. 22.

Paul McGinley will lead a host of star names at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational at the award-winning Yas Links on Yas Island from January 28-29, 2017. He will captain a Professional Golfers’ Team against a Celebrity Team…

Have you heard about the on-demand Matteo Manassero?

By: 2015. 11. 02.

Matteo Manassero is quite busy in these days. Two days ago I had the chance to write about his support of Italy's bid efforts to win the hosting rights of the 2022 Ryder Cup. Today, he held an interactive…

Can Australia defend its title at the 27th Nomura Cup?

By: 2015. 10. 21.

Tomorrow will tee of the 27th Nomura Cup (an Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) event) at Yas Links Abu Dhabi with 27 four-man amateur teams. As you can remember, in 2013, Team Australia won the 26th Nomura Cup with a…

Rory McIlroy got lost in Abu Dhabi

By: 2015. 01. 14.

Actually Rory McIlory together with the Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler are preparing for the 10th anniversary of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship that will kick off tomorrow (15-18 January 2015). So the guys looked around and…

Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort joins IMG Prestige

By: 2014. 09. 19.

I wonder and stare, how Bulgaria is emerging on the global golf map from almost nothing. Currently 8 golf courses are operating in Bulgaria, where 3 of them on the Black Sea cost (Black Sea Rama, Thracian Cliffs Golf…

Abu Dhabi is striving for bigger slice from golf tourism

By: 2013. 01. 21.

At the end of last year, in December and October I had already written about the success of Abu Dhabi in golf tourism. Abu Dhabi Golf Club became the Best Course in the Middle East at the coveted Asia Pacific…