Tag: sustainability

Les Bordes Golf Club New Course open

The Les Bordes Golf Club’s New Course is ready to impress you!

By: 2021. 07. 15.

I’m so glad we got to this big day when Les Bordes Golf Club's New Course (Gil Hanse design) is ready for playing. This is Gil Hanse's first golf course design project in continental Europe at the start…

Las Colinas Golf Country Club WOW Beach

What has Las Colinas Golf & Country Club achieved in 10 years?

By: 2021. 07. 13.

I had been to Las Colinas Golf & Country Club (managed by Troon) on a FAM trip in 2018. I can still remember the challenging, Cabell B. Robinson-designed golf course. Jon Brook (Director of Golf & Sports) gave…

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Rheingolf on the Green an Open-Air Golf Show in Germany: 20-22nd August

By: 2021. 07. 12.

It seems like we are over the hardest part of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, this does not necessarily mean that trade shows like Rheingolf will return to their original format or will not move towards holding them…

London Golf Club golf course bunker close look

When will the London Golf Club achieve carbon neutrality?

By: 2021. 06. 17.

Who will be the first carbon-neutral golf club: London Golf Club (UK) or Sentosa Golf Club (Singapore)? Regardless, who will be the winner, we have to look at sustainability as a matter of value creation, not value preservation.…

Greater Flamingo at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club-final

Are you impressed by Saadiyat Beach Golf Club’s sustainability efforts?

By: 2021. 06. 08.

It is good to see businesses among them golf clubs like Saadiyat Beach Golf Club are prioritizing sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). A recent Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week study found 87% of executives said improving ESG…

QHotels Group Oulton Hall clubhouse

What development will the QHotels Group use the £2m for?

By: 2021. 06. 01.

Before I would share with you QHotels Group's investment plans, it is worth understanding what are the expectations in the hospitality industry in the UK. Here are some interesting insights to consider Over 50% of UK travelers are…

Navarino Hills at Costa Navarino fact sheet inforgraphics

When will Navarino Hills’ 36-holes be ready for the game?

By: 2021. 05. 31.

The developers of the two golf courses at Navarino Hills are promising to be ready in spring 2022. At this moment, 70% of the golf courses are ready. As we got used to at the other golf courses…

UMAMI Asian Restaurant Quinta do Lago 2021

Will you book a table in Quinta do Lago’s new UMAMI restaurant?

By: 2021. 05. 24.

It seems like Asian cuisine is still very popular. Quinta do Lago's recently opened (13th) UMAMI restaurant, is first the Asian restaurant of the Portuguese resort. They are also following one of the 10 foodservice trends in 2021:…

John Deere golf course mower in action

How John Deere is helping golf clubs’ sustainability efforts?

By: 2021. 05. 10.

Probably you have already noticed that I truly care about golf clubs' sustainability efforts. So far, I showed golf clubs' sustainability initiatives. I thought it would be interesting to know what do golf turf equipment manufacturers, like John…

PGA National Czech Republic - Sustainability.infographic

What are the achievements of the PGA National Czech Republic in sustainability?

By: 2021. 04. 29.

It has been almost a year since I was able to participate in the official launch of the PGA National Czech Republic. I had already heard then about the participation of the PGA National Czech Republic in the OnCourse…

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Burhill Group in the TOP 10 at the BDO Profit Track 100 awards

By: 2021. 04. 13.

In the last five years, I saw at least 5 great initiatives at Burhill Group that can explain their latest success at the 22nd annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 awards. I appreciate especially these initiatives: Investing in…

New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club at the edge of a bunker

Has Les Bordes Golf Club done everything for sustainability?

By: 2021. 03. 29.

The new Gil Hanse-designed New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club (France) is likely to open on July 1. Before I introduce you to the new golf course, let’s talk about what are the business risks in NOT…

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How will the new ECCO GOLF BIOM H4 improve your game?

By: 2021. 02. 08.

I think it’s a family trait that we are so interested in shoes. My grandfather used to have a shoe factory…A few years ago I changed to ECCO GOLF BIOM golf shoes. I must say it was a…

Farleigh Golf Club 9th yellow Operation Pollinator program

How does Farleigh Golf Club help save the pollinators?

By: 2021. 01. 27.

How many of you remember my article where I wrote about Syngenta’s Operation Pollinator program? In essence, it helps golf clubs to create pollen and nectar-rich habitats in out-of-play areas. The importance of saving pollinators Before I would share…

wildlife conservation Lapwing at Avro Golf Club

How BIGGA is supporting wildlife conservation on golf courses?

By: 2020. 11. 11.

In the last four years, I wrote almost 20 articles about the importance of wildlife conservation on golf courses. Little or much? It is never enough to talk and take action on this area of sustainability (e.g. Syngenta’s Operation…

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.…

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This is how Chart Hills will look like next spring

By: 2020. 09. 29.

I have already shared with you the news about the renovation work at Chart Hills. The club is hoping that all of the work will be completed before the start of the 2021 golf season or sooner if…

Moorfleet Golf Club a Parkland Course

How will revive the German Moorfleet Golf Club?

By: Rainer Preissmann - Former president of EIGCA 2020. 09. 07.

What to do if a golf course was getting a bit long in the tooth and the new owner wants to realize its own ideas of a lucrative and sustainable golf operation? Those who entered the Moorfleet Golf Club for the first time last year…

Sentosa Golf Club announces partnership with GEO Foundation

Sentosa Golf Club sets an example, in sustainability for Singapore

By: 2020. 07. 28.

I just read the Climate Action Tracker report on Singapore. There was nothing bright in it on Singapore. It says Singapore’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) emissions target is very weak compared to currently implemented policies. We rate Singapore’s NDC 2030…

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How Chart Hills is preparing for the 2021 golf season?

By: 2020. 06. 24.

One of the last golf business news of 2019 was the acquisition of Chart Hills Golf Club by the Ramac Holdings Ltd. The new owner's probably the first major project is the extensive redevelopment and improvement of the entire 250-acre…