135 entries: GEO

Nine Bridges GEO Certified for the 3rd time 2019

Nine Bridges has earned to be a GEO Certified golf club

By: 2019. 11. 06.

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 save your GEO Certified status in Latin America?

By: 2016. 02. 16.

I assume when you hear Costa Rica then you don't think about it as a possible golf holiday destination. Even KPMG left out Costa Rica from their 2015 Caribbean Golf Overview study.  All this happens to a country…

What can make your golf club GEO Certified?

By: 2015. 09. 30.

PGA Catalunya Resort's team of greenkeepers led by course manager David Bataller (see picture below) was named as Champions of the Green for August 2015. This is not the first time that PGA Catalunya Resort attains such recognition. In 2013,…

Star War’s George Lucas is looking for new challenges

By: 2015. 02. 28.

After exhausting job interviews Star War's George Lucas found a really challenging job at Chichester Golf Club as....Please help him where you can! :-))) Related articles Who are those generous people at Crown Golf clubs? Golf GameBook a…

Ocean Tee Bamboo golf tee close look

Prince’s Golf Club: With the advantages of bamboo for sustainability

By: 2020. 02. 24.

Last year I talked about possible materials that could be used to replace plastic in our tees (e.g. liquid wood, bagasse, bioplastics, etc.). Now I discovered a new, suitable material for this purpose: the bamboo. Bamboo is probably…

Brentford Football Club Partnership with The Shire London

What is behind The Shire London’s social cohesion effort?

By: 2020. 02. 06.

At first sight, the partnership between The Shire London and Brentford Football Club might sound just another business partnership. The two clubs are really close to each other. Google Maps says there are only 18.7 miles between them.…

Sustainability champions by GEO in 2020

Who are the sustainability champions in 2020?

By: 2020. 01. 21.

In employee experience development, we highlight the importance of recognizing employees' achievements and performance. Recognition can be meaningful if we do it in a timely and genuine way. My concern with recognition is that it is not about…

'Birds at Al Mouj Golf' Book Launch 

Is Al Mouj Golf a safe haven for birds?

By: 2019. 12. 26.

Hanne & Jens Eriksen have already written 7 books about the birds of Oman. This is why I was curious about what can they add more. Al Mouj Golf and Al Mouj Muscat are home to 173 bird…

OnCourse Online Program by the GEO Foundation

What are the new benefits of the OnCourse program?

By: 2019. 12. 12.

The GEO Foundation has just announced the latest updates and changes in its OnCourse program. These are the new features of the OnCourse program: Annual Sustainability Scorecard - tracks the 32 Sustainability Metrics for Golf, giving clubs easy access…

Okol Lake Park an overview

Does Okol Lake Park golf resort will be created in Bulgaria?

By: 2019. 12. 05.

I think we can all agree that Eastern European countries are not really considered as typical golf destinations like Spain and Portugal. Some of these countries made a great effort to get on the map of the global…

BGL-Abbey Hill Golf Centre-photo by Andy Hiseman-2

Abbey Hill Golf Centre remains committed to sustainability

By: 2019. 12. 02.

Abbey Hill Golf Centre, a Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) venue in Milton Keynes has successfully achieved GEO Certified status for another 3 years. Tony Hanson, a GEO accredited Independent Verifier, commented in the report: The management at…

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…

Ben Styles VP Golf at Hoiana Shores Golf Club Hoiana Integrated Resort

Here is how Hoiana Shores Golf Club preparing for the opening

By: 2019. 10. 02.

The story Hoiana Shores Golf Club (Quang Nam Province, Vietnam; cca. 40 kilometers from the Da Nang Airport) really arouse my curiosity. This is why I thought to ask Ben Styles (Vice President of Golf at Hoiana Shores…

New Zealand Golf OnCourse New Zealand

Massive focus on sustainability at New Zealand Golf

By: 2019. 09. 10.

I was very pleased to hear that New Zealand Golf in cooperation with New Zealand Golf Industry Council and the Golf Managers Association of New Zealand has launched a new national sustainability initiative. They want to drive their…

Hoiana Shores Golf Club 11th hole and the clubhouse

What will impress us at the Hoiana Shores Golf Club?

By: 2019. 09. 04.

The opening of the Vietnamese, US$4 billion mega-resort Hoiana Shores Golf Club is almost here. The Hoiana Shores Golf Club will welcome golfers from 23 September, pending a grand opening in early 2020. The pins will instead be…

Himalayas 5th Hole Prince's Golf Club -1328

The Prince’s Golf Club is committed to sustainability

By: 2019. 08. 15.

I hope the stunning, new photos of Prince's Golf Club's Himalayas golf course will not distract your attention from to focus on a more important achievement of the club. Namely, Prince's Golf Club has recently retained its GEO…

Tom Mackenzie MEIGCA, EIGCA Past President, Sustainable Design Leader-2

Tom Mackenzie became a Sustainable Design Leader

By: 2019. 08. 08.

How many of you have heard of EIGCA's Raising the Standard of Sustainable Golf Course Development program (RSSGCD)? The golf architect who completes this program will gain the honor of the title Sustainable Design Leader. The latest person who completed…

Vidago Palace eco-friendly

Where are the eco-friendly Portuguese golf clubs?

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I would like to believe that we golfers recognize the efforts of golf clubs who are trying to manage an eco-friendly golf club operations. Sustainable golf tourism is not another popular trend, but it must be a top-top…

Royal Portrush GEO Certified logo

How Royal Portrush makes its golf club sustainable?

By: 2019. 07. 18.

I know how much you are focusing on the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, but let's recognize the golf club's sustainability efforts as well. The noble issue of sustainability is not new to Royal Portrush that situated…

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What can be attractive for Acushnet in KJUS?

By: 2019. 07. 11.

Do you remember when Callaway Golf acquired OGIO International for $75.5 million and TravisMathew for $125.5 million in cash in 2017? Now, we can see a similar acquisition at Acushnet. They recently acquired KJUS, a premium Swiss, global…