Golf Business

Guy Kinnings about the 2020 Ryder Cup

The 2020 Ryder Cup from the organizer’s perspective

By: Guy Kinnings - Deputy CEO, Ryder Cup Director & CCO at PGA European Tour 2020. 01. 27.

The 2020 Ryder Cup will be hosted on The Straits® at Whistling Straits. The late Pete Dye designed both courses at Whistling Straits, as well as both courses at Blackwolf Run®. The Whistling Straits has a huge experience in…

Hambantoto, Sri Lanka edible golf courses

Is it time to think about edible golf courses?

By: Paul Jansen - Jansen Golf Design 2020. 01. 14.

Golf courses - big and small - cover a substantial amount of land. In fact, most of our modern 18 hole golf courses are routed over as much as 75ha / 185acres of land and often much more.…

European Golf Business Conference 2020 in Cascais Portugal

Get set for success at the European Golf Business Conference!

By: 2020. 01. 13.

Last November, the Euromonitor International Lifestyles Survey found: 43% of global consumers prefer experiences over things.78% - value real-world experiences.70% say they use technology to improve their day-to-day life. More and more golf clubs and resorts understand and…

8th hole 439yds Par 4 Chart Hills Golf Club

Here are the details of Chart Hills Golf Club’s acquisition!

By: 2020. 01. 03.

One of the last golf business news of 2019 was the acquisition of Chart Hills Golf Club by the Ramac Holdings Ltd. If I tell you that Ramac Holdings is the owner and operator of Prince’s Golf Club,…

ICC Wales IGTM 2020

Can Wales raise the bar for the IGTM in 2020?

By: 2019. 12. 18.

When we are thinking about playing golf in the UK, we intentionally and unintentionally thinking about playing in Scotland and England. Wales is now trying to change this perception and attitude by hosting the IGTM in 2020. This…

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…

Golf Business Forum 2020

Who will impress us at the Golf Business Forum 2020?

By: 2019. 11. 20.

In 2018, 282 delegates participated in the Golf Business Forum 2018. For the Golf Business Forum 2020, the organizers are expecting to attract over 400 delegates from all segments of the golf industry. The Golf Business Forum 2020 will be…

Expert Golf Saudi panel discuss 'What's next for the game of golf' at Future Investment Initiative

What golf achieved at the Future Investment Initiative?

By: 2019. 11. 05.

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…

Alexander Aisenbrey Öschberghof

What motivated Öschberghof’s 60M Euro investment?

By: 2019. 10. 14.

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…

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…

Royal Greens Golf & Country Club Troon Golf Saudi

Golf Saudi is striving for a dynamic golf development program

By: 2019. 10. 02.

Probably you have noticed that 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…

Der Öschberghof hotel clubhouse with view of the golf course

Why will Öschberghof put a spell on you too?

By: 2019. 09. 26.

The impressions and memories are still fresh to give you a proper review on the 5-star superior resort Der Öschberghof. Claus Feldt (Management consultant: golf & sport, Der Öschberghof) invited me to their FAM trip. This is how…

Golf Business Monitor's 10th Anniversary

Golf Business Monitor’s 10th anniversary

By: 2019. 08. 13.

I am super excited today, as I arrived at a major milestone with Golf Business Monitor, the world #1 B2B golf business blog (+ golf club marketing consultancy). 10 years ago on 13th August 2009, I launched my…

The opening hole on the Golfplan-designed South Course at Island Country Club, south of Seoul Korea

How big is the demand for public golf courses in Korea?

By: 2019. 08. 07.

I am following the success of the Korean female golfers' success with amazement and respect. Thanks to IAGTO, Carlton Carugati, and Angela Jang (S Marketing & Communications) I found out last year: The golf industry in South Korea…

Matt Hurley Honours Golf President in 2019

How will Matt Hurley elevate Honours Golf to a higher level?

By: 2019. 07. 04.

Probably you remember that Troon acquired Honours Golf in 2014. The founder & current CEO of Honours Golf, Bob Barrett remained in his position after the acquisition until now. Troon has named Matt Hurley as the new president…

Green Golf Partners Logo

Troon’s latest acquisition: Green Golf Partners & 18 clients

By: 2019. 05. 13.

Green Golf Partners currently manages 18 public and private golf courses located across five states, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Green Golf Partners was founded in 2011 in cooperation with HG Golf Properties (founded by Tom…

Pierre-André Uhlen UGOLF French golf industry

How promising the French golf industry is? – Interview

By: 2019. 04. 15.

In the last couple of years, I asked several French golf industry leaders about the trends and future of golf in France. This is how I learned from: Olivier Denis-Massé (Marketing Director, French Golf Federation), Pierre Chevallier (French…

Topgolf Lounge - Kirkland Lounge Renderings-Interior

Topgolf Lounge: Topgolf’s first eSports lounge is ready

By: 2019. 04. 11.

For many years gamers had a bad reputation. Somehow, in the last couple of years, major sports leagues are embracing eSports among them Real Madrid and most recently Topgolf (Topgolf Lounge - in cooperation with TCL, the fastest-growing…

Open Golf Club leadership change

Where Open Golf Club is heading to in 2019?

By: 2019. 03. 28.

When we are talking about European golf club management companies or international golf club management companies operating in Europe we usually think about: Bluegreen (world #7),UGOLF (world #16),Marriott Golf (world #14),Crown Golf (world 19),Troon. However, we cannot neglect…

OCDev-Public Golf Facilities-kids

How to make public golf facilities sustainable?

By: 2019. 03. 26.

When I read recently the Golf Environment Organization's (GEO) ‘Sustainable Golf Development – Public Facilities Guidelines’ Olivier Denis-Massé's (Chief Marketing Officer, French Golf Federation) guest article came to my mind. In regarding hosting the 2018 Ryder Cup, he…