Golf Club Management

Clube de golf Santo da Serra golf course view

How is Clube de Golf Santo da Serra preparing for climate change’s effects?

By: 2023. 01. 26.

Water costs are one of the biggest expenses for golf clubs. At the same time, it is better to prepare now that we will not always have an infinite amount of water at our disposal. I can still…

La Hacienda Links Golf Resort sea shore golf course real estate

What should La Hacienda Links Golf Resort do for a better golf experience?

By: 2023. 01. 25.

Last year I reported that La Hacienda Links Golf Resort was acquired by Millenium Hospitality. The Texas-based golf course architect Kurtis Bowman has redesigned the Links Course. A new contemporary clubhouse, driving range, and practice area have been completed. La Hacienda Links…

John Deere 7700A E-Cut PrecisionCut Fairway Mower

Why worth visiting the John Deere booth at BTME 2023?

By: 2023. 01. 24.

In the second half of last year, I first heard that John Deere will introduce its electric greens mowers at the BTME in 2023. I planned to be there at BTME this year. Then, unfortunately, something happened to…

Dismal River Club resized

How can Dismal River Club improve if it is operated by KemperSports?

By: 2023. 01. 23.

You know how much of an admirer I am of Tom Doak's work. Last week, KemperSports won the full management of the Dismal River Club, a private golf club in  Mullen, Nebraska. That's why I couldn't ignore the…

Streamsong Resort Red golf course hole 16th (Credit_ Larry Lambrecht)

Who has been better off with the sale of Streamsong Resort?

By: 2023. 01. 17.

Two possible explanations came to my mind when I heard of Streamsong Resort's sale by The Mosaic Company to Lone Windmill LLC, a subsidiary of Kemper Sports Management LLC. Option #1: The Mosaic Company wants to focus on…

Pure Seed and Atlas Turf International are introducing Sun Queen bermudagrass

What are the benefits of Pure-Seed’s new seeded bermudagrass Sun Queen?

By: 2023. 01. 13.

Pure Seed and Atlas Turf International have just launched Sun Queen, their newest seeded bermudagrass for the golf, sports field, and landscape markets. This new release from the breeding program of Pure-Seed Testing, Inc. delivers the total package…

GCAE Golf Business Conference 2023

The 2023 Golf Business Conference: how to reinvent golf club business?

By: 2023. 01. 12.

The 15th Annual European Golf Business Conference (14-16 February 2023, Cascais, Portugal) is almost here. It will cover and discuss these golf business challenges below. In the continuation, you will find why these topics are so important, timely,…

Foxhills Club and Resort Sean Graham

How much more Foxhills is ready to spend on golf course modernization?

By: 2023. 01. 09.

Foxhills Club & Resort has begun work on a major golf course modernization project that has seen £1.5 million already invested – and has announced a new director of golf to help oversee the improvements. Sean Graham -…

Pinehurst Resort 10th golf course by Tom Doak

How memorable will be the new Tom Doak-designed golf course at Pinehurst Resort?

By: 2023. 01. 05.

Probably one of the first golf architecture books I read was Tom Doak's The Anatomy of a Golf Course. I've followed his work since (e.g., The Loop at Forest Dunes, Barnbougle Dunes (Tasmania), Cape Kidnappers, Streamsong, Tara Iti…

Golf Business Monitor in 2022-resized

What remarkable has Golf Business Monitor achieved in 2022?

By: 2023. 01. 04.

It was great to see the growing interest in the Golf Business Monitor: campaigns, webinars, interviews, etc., in 2022. Feedspot has just ranked Golf Business Monitor as the #1 B2B golf business blog & as the #22 best golf blog in the world! Thanks to…

Palmilla Golf Club managed by Troon

What can Palmilla Golf Club be most proud of during its 30 years?

By: 2022. 12. 28.

Which description best fits Palmilla Golf Club? A hidden gem in Los Cabos, Mexico? An underrated golf club? An overrated golf club? Or something else? It is certain that this is Jack Nicklaus' first golf course work/project (1992)…

The Abridge Golf Club greenkeeping team alongside PDC Championship winner Pavan Sagoo BIGGA Awards

Who are the 6 finalists of the BIGGA Awards for 2023?

By: 2022. 12. 26.

Employee appreciation is a fundamental human need. If you recognize and appreciate your greenkeepers and other golf club employees you will have a much bigger chance to retain your best talents. They will be more connected to their…

Arcis Golf TPC River's Bend

What did Arcis Golf find attractive about TPC River’s Bend to acquire?

By: 2022. 12. 21.

Arcis Golf - the 2nd largest and fastest-growing owner and operator of private, resort, and daily fee clubs in the United States - has added TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio, to its growing portfolio. This is the…

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How does Club Caddie see the future of golf club management softwares?

By: 2022. 12. 20.

Today I will share with you an interview with Michael Rawlins, the Director of Product at Club Caddie. He started out as the Head Golf Professional, but as an Owner, he has done every job possible in the…

Terras da Comporta Rodrigo Ulrich David McLay Kidd

How Terras da Comporta is preparing for the grand opening in 2023?

By: 2022. 12. 15.

I got very excited by the news that Terras da Comporta (Portugal), the first David McLay-Kidd-designed golf course in mainland Europe, will open next spring. Therefore, I quickly contacted Rodrigo Ulrich - Golf Director, Terras da Comporta, Vanguard…

Stonehill Golf Club and Jebsen and Jessen cooperation

How did Stonehill Golf Club extend cooperation with Jebsen & Jessen?

By: 2022. 12. 14.

Let's start with a clarification. Jebsen & Jessen Technology Turf & Irrigation has just extended its partnership by 10 years with the Thai and not the Canadian Stonehill Golf Club. The Thai Stonehill Golf Club opened with a…

Solana-Village-Apartments-Terrace-La Cala Resort

Is La Cala Resort Solana Village worth considering for any purpose?

By: 2022. 12. 12.

As much as I like the La Cala Resort's golf courses (Cabell B. Robinson design), and Spa & Wellness Center, now I am struggling with how to get excited about the new Solana Village. I cannot say that…

BIGGA Steve Dudley-Brown mental health service

How does BIGGA help greenkeepers with their mental health struggles?

By: 2022. 12. 09.

I hear from more and more places how big problem mental health is in workplaces including golf clubs. More employees are leaving their jobs for mental health reasons, including those caused by workplace factors like overwhelming and unsustainable…

Apes Hill Barbados golf course natural look

How fun is Apes Hill Barbados’ new, Ron Kirby-designed golf course?

By: 2022. 12. 08.

Those of you who are not familiar with Ron Kirby's life work. Here is a quick overview. In the early 60s, he was a design associate of Robert Trent Jones Sr. From 1970-1986 he worked with Gary Player…

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What kind of a renovation was needed on the Cypress Course at Bonita Bay Club?

By: 2022. 12. 07.

ASGCA published the 2022 ASGCA-SLRG Golf Facility Market Trend study early this year. It found that the 3rd most frequent project type in the last 2 years was green complex renovation or redesign. The very same study found…