Golf Club Management

Costa Navarino_International Olympic Academy Golf Course - Troon International FABIAN SIXT

What new assignments have Troon International won from Costa Navarino?

By: 2022. 06. 28.

Troon, through its Troon International division, has been engaged at The Bay and The Dunes courses since inception. Until now, Troon International has only provided golf operations service to Costa Navarino. The range of services will be expanded…

Freddie Rexstrew Muscat Resorts Operations Manager

How will Muscat Resorts be reborn with the help of Troon in 2023?

By: 2022. 06. 21.

Soon we can experience how the new owner - Ominvest, the oldest and largest investment company in Oman - transformed Muscat Resorts (formerly Muscat Hills). Muscat Hills previously opened in 2009 and closed in 2020, is the first…

Pete Dye Golf Club 10th hole Club Caddie

How will the Pete Dye Golf Club utilize Club Caddie’s rich features?

By: 2022. 06. 01.

Recently, the Pete Dye Golf Club has selected Club Caddie as its new golf club management software. This is why I interviewed Tony Kowalski, the general manager of the club to understand their needs, expectations, and most of…

La Cala Clubhouse 3_resized

What is left out of upgrading La Cala’s iconic clubhouse area?

By: 2022. 05. 30.

La Cala, the 4-star golf resort in Spain, has just completed the upgrade of its clubhouse area. I dared to think that resort owners and managers will take advantage of the opportunity to apply solutions that improve specific…

INFINITUM_Lakes Course_Hole 18

How will the INFINITUM Lakes course become more sustainable?

By: 2022. 05. 26.

INFINITUM Lakes course has just hosted the DP World Tour’s ISPS Handa Championship. It is already known that the DP World Tour’s Final Stage Qualifying School will return from November 11-16 following a three-year absence due to the…

Belleair Country Club Fry Straka golf architects

What will the Belleair Country Club West Course look like after the renovation?

By: 2022. 05. 25.

I am so happy that I can share with you this great news. Belleair Country Club - the oldest golf club in Florida - has got two Donald Ross-design golf courses. Now the club has decided to renovate…

2022 Award winner Ben Matthews with Sandy Armit John Deere

How does John Deere endorse great talents?

By: 2022. 05. 19.

I found an interesting personal, career story of Ben Matthews, an SRUC student. Who has just won the 2022 HNC Golf Course Management Student of the Year Award, sponsored by John Deere and Scottish turf dealer Double A.…

Lakewood National Golf Club Commander Course Icon Management Services

How does ICON Management Services fit into Troon’s portfolio?

By: 2022. 05. 17.

In the last four years, Troon is trying to diversify its portfolio and looking for new areas where it can utilize its club business expertise. This is how I explain the acquisitions of Peter Burwash International and Cliff Drysdale…

Penha Longa Golf Resort introduces new female professional, Susana Mendes Ribeiro

What is the significance of Penha Longa Resort joining R&A’s Women in Golf Charter?

By: 2022. 05. 13.

Knowing the women's golf participation statistics (26% - the share of registered adult female golfers in 2021) in Europe and in Portugal (20% - the share of registered adult female golfers in 2021), Penha Longa Resort's latest initiative…

Pleasington Golf Club view 2

What helped Pleasington Golf Club to enhance the member experience the most?

By: 2022. 05. 12.

Perhaps it is no exaggeration to say that Pleasington Golf Club (since 1891) is a real hidden treasure in North England. Pleasington Golf Club is featured in Golf Monthly’s Top 100 Hidden Gems for 2022.  In the last…

PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiet clubhouse

You can enjoy now PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiet

By: 2022. 04. 29.

I found a new opportunity to write about Vietnam and a Vietnamese golf club. The PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiet is a premier new destination for golf in Vietnam. Located less than 200-kilometres east of Ho Chi Minh City…

Oldfield Club and Community golf course

What can Oldfield Club and Community achieve with the expertise of Troon Privé?

By: 2022. 04. 27.

This could be just another new business win announcement of Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon). However, what caught my attention was the fact that the Oldfield Club and Community is cooperating with Audubon International…

Slaley-Hall-The QHotels Collection Keith Pickard

How does The QHotels Collection make itself competitive?

By: 2022. 04. 26.

It will be a year in May that Keith Pickard joined The QHotels Collection as the Group Director of Golf, Leisure & Spa. That’s why I was wondering how he sees The QHotels Collection's situation and how they…

Farleigh Golf Club Operation Pollinator program 2021 Syngenta

Farleigh Golf Club won England Golf’s ‘Sustainability Project of The Year’ award

By: 2022. 04. 25.

The Royal Horticultural Society says the main problem affecting most pollinators is thought to be the loss of suitable habitat. Including forage, nesting, breeding sites, climate change, and pesticides.  Those golf clubs who are already paying attention to the above-mentioned phenomenon…

Country Club of Colombus fairway

What justified the upgrade of the bunkers in the Country Club of Columbus?

By: 2022. 04. 14.

The Country Club of Columbus in Georgia was founded in 1909. The course was rebuilt in the early 1920s by Donald Ross. Architect Drew Rogers, at the time working for Arthur Hills, renovated it between 2000-2002, but until…

16th hole Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club

The new David McLay Kidd-designed golf course of Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club

By: 2022. 04. 12.

To be more precise, David McLay Kidd has just completed a 17-month renovation project (a $7 million dollar project) and redesigned Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club’s former Johnny Miller and Fred Bliss-designed course, which opened for play…

Chris Duffy staffing crisis

The club industry staffing crisis

By: Chris Duffy CCM 2022. 04. 11.

One year ago, no-one would have believed that Tiger Woods would play the Masters. Two years ago, no one would know the effect the Covid-19 pandemic would have taken on the club industry. Seven years ago, I didn't…

Burhill Group_Abbey Hill_GolfCourse_AndyHiseman

How did the Burhill Group reaccredit its golf clubs as GEO Certified?

By: 2022. 04. 06.

I would say being GEO Certified should be a fundamental requirement for golf clubs. Golfers are worried about climate change. They are reducing their use of plastic, cutting food waste, and recycling, among other activities. It is really…

BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton Continue to Learn at BTME in March 1 greenkeepers

What do greenkeepers expect from their employers in golf clubs?

By: 2022. 04. 05.

I think that’s a very important recognition of what Jim Croxton said at 2022 BTME. Namely: "....with golf participation and membership booming, the time has come for the leading bodies in the game to make a priority of…

Black Desert Resort Construction

Black Desert Resort gets a very playable Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course

By: 2022. 03. 31.

I have just found a very interesting golf resort development project, the Black Desert Resort. The Black Desert Resort is a 600-plus acre resort, golf and entertainment district in Ivins, Utah, a suburb of St. George. D.A. Davidson…