Golf Club Management

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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…

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Can Husqvarna convince the greenkeepers with its robotic lawnmowers?

By: 2021. 04. 12.

Maybe I need to re-evaluate the autonomous/robotic lawnmowers? It so happened that I found an interesting study by the Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation (STERF) on this topic. The study found: Results from 2020 showed few significant…

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How to digitize your golf club tee time booking in 10 minutes?

By: 2021. 04. 06.

The current pandemic forced many golf clubs that they should start taking their golf operations’ (including tee time booking) digitalization seriously. If you have read John P. Kotter’s book Leading Change, you might say the COVID-19 pandemic could/is…

Golf de Pals autonomous mower

Golf de Pals gave an opportunity to autonomous mowers

By: 2021. 04. 05.

How many of you have thought to implement autonomous/robotic mowers in your golf clubs? What motivates you to consider them? I am asking this because it is one of the commercial landscaping trends in 2021. My clients explain…

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What do the Shot Scope data show for the March 29 opening?

By: 2021. 04. 02.

We all can agree that the rush to golf courses in the UK on March 29 was not a big surprise. As we could see last summer, most golf clubs (not just) in the UK were expecting a…

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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Prince’s Golf Club’s Himalayas and Shore nines are almost ready

By: 2021. 03. 25.

The renowned golf course architects, Mackenzie & Ebert scooped the further improvements to key holes on Prince's Golf Club's Himalayas and Shore nines, the works started in November 2020. It will be completed when the club reopens on March 29th,…

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Sir Nick Faldo’s latest golf course design: Thanh Lanh Golf Club

By: 2021. 03. 24.

It’s a little bit early to talk about Sir Nick Faldo’s latest new golf course design in Thanh Lanh Golf Club near Hanoi, Vietnam. The new golf course will be ready for use in the summer. The unique…

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How Golf National solves its business challenges after the Ryder Cup?

By: 2021. 03. 22.

Paul Armitage left the club not so long time ago as the general manager of the Golf National. His successor is Philippe Pilato. He has been at Golf National for 25 years, almost since the day it opened.…

Who are 59club's 11th Annual Award nominees

Are you among the 59club’s 11th Annual Award nominees?

By: 2021. 03. 18.

Last year, was not an easy year for club managers to deliver the same level of customer experience as in a normal situation. People usually remember peak moments and pits during their stay in a golf resort or…

Loch Lomond Golf Club bunker under construction

How did Loch Lomond Golf Club solve its bunker problems?

By: 2021. 03. 12.

Jim Moore wrote an interesting article (Bunkers: Can your golf course afford them?) about the challenges of maintaining bunkers in golf courses. He listed how golf clubs are trying to avoid overspending the budget (e.g. buying cheaper fertilizer,…

Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club-John Deere

Why didn’t Brokenhurst Manor have to give up on fleet development?

By: 2021. 03. 11.

I almost say I’ll continue where I left off yesterday when I wrote about Heritage Links’ Florida projects. We need to be prepared to ensure that our golf courses are immaculate when we reopen them. Of course, it…

Heritage Links Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton Florida resized

Which 3 golf courses has Heritage Links renovated in Florida?

By: 2021. 03. 10.

We must be prepared to reopen anytime. I have to admit I could not find any updated information on COVID-19 regulations in relation to golf courses in Florida. What is sure that in December 2020, the U.S. total…

Dr Graeme Sorbie well-being

What are the personal well-being benefits of golf during the pandemic?

By: 2021. 03. 03.

I have been saying for a long time that the complete closure of golf courses is not good for our health, well-being, and golf club owners. Limited access would make much more sense. Now the joint study from…

Kenwood Country Club golf course renovation

What would you renovate most at the Kenwood Country Club?

By: 2021. 03. 02.

Around 2018, the 36-hole Kenwood Country Club (since 1930; Cincinnati, Ohio) decided to renovate the golden-age layout of Kendale Course. Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design won the assignment. The renovation started in August 2019. Originally they planned to…

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How to prepare for the massive tee time booking after the COVID-19?

By: 2021. 03. 01.

One would think that 2020 was a terrible year for almost all golf clubs. As I look at US statistics, then I see a boom in play that started in the summer continued through the end of the…

Gadsden Country Club

How could Troon help the Gadsden Country Club to succeed?

By: 2021. 02. 16.

Thanks to Troon and Honours Golf, I can discover now a private golf club in Gadsden, Alabama: Gadsden Country Club. Honours Golf, the Birmingham, Alabama-based division of Troon has been selected to manage Gadsden Country Club. Honours Golf will…

Chris Duffy Modry Las Golf Resort new general manager

What concerns Modry Las Golf Resort’s management the most?

By: 2021. 02. 07.

Last time I asked Chris Duffy CMDip about the challenges of golf club committees & boards. His article was so popular among golf club managers that I thought to interview him this time. Since his article, Chris Duffy…

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 =…

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How to streamline tee time booking with Golf Booking Software?

By: 2021. 02. 04.

It is really surprising to find golf clubs in 2021 that are using the classic and outdated tee time booking method: telephone + paper + pen/pencil. In many cases I get answers to my question - why do…