Golf Club Management

Parnu Bay Golf Links 17th hole digital transformation

Digital transformation & pricing trends in golf clubs -Part 2.

By: 2020. 10. 20.

In the first part of this interview series I asked 3 leading golf clubs' leaders about digital transformation and pricing trends in golf clubs: Javier Reviriego – CEO/General Manager – Real Club ValderramaDavid Ashington – Director of Sales & Hospitality – Monte…

6 bed lodge - Dundonald Links

Is £25m enough to revamp Dundonald Links into a luxury golf resort?

By: 2020. 10. 19.

If we think about it more, we can easily realize how challenging it is to meet the needs of luxury golf tourists / travelers. Before I would detail the ambitious £25m investment of Dundonald Links to revamp their…

BIGGA online conference

What should the BIGGA online conference be about?

By: 2020. 10. 14.

It seems like more and more events are moving online. The coming BIGGA online conference (10 November 2020) is not an exception. For a long time, I thought that online conferences are killing one of the biggest benefits/advantages…

Digital transformation in golf clubs

Digital transformations & pricing trends in golf clubs

By: 2020. 10. 13.

I frequently read reports on digital transformation. The most recent report I read was Altimeter's The 2020 State of Digital Transformation. I found in this report that the TOP4 drivers of digital transformation are Increase productivity to streamline…

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.…

Mauna Lani Golf Pink Flag Troon Women's Golf Month

How “Troon Women’s Golf Month” is contributing to breast cancer awareness month?

By: 2020. 10. 05.

The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research say "Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the second most common cancer overall. There were over 2 million new cases in…

Chart Hills 2nd-IrrigationLaying-June

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…

Sentosa Golf Club food waste management solution

Sentosa Golf Club is gearing up to fight food waste. How?

By: 2020. 09. 22.

Have you heard that Asia produces over 50% of global food waste? China, South Korea, and Japan are being responsible for 28% of disposed food. At the same time in Singapore, I can see continuous improvement in disposed food…

Sir Nick Faldo Laguna Golf Lang Co 19th hole during the planning

What could make the Laguna Golf Lang Co more memorable?

By: 2020. 09. 15.

In my previous post last December I wrote about the importance of developing memorable moments for our golf club/resort's guests and members. Then I said: We must avoid flat/”mostly forgettable” experiences and create moments that matter to our customers. „Defining…

golf course agronomy spending optimization

Golf course agronomy spending optimization…beyond imagination

By: Simon Doyle - Director of Agronomy, Troon 2020. 09. 14.

Everyone’s needs and abilities are different so the first question really is; how good do you have to be in order to be successful in your market and/or to meet the demands of your ownership, members, and guests?…

14th Portugal Masters at the Victoria Course Dom Pedro Golf

What are behind the scenes of the 14th Portugal Masters?

By: 2020. 09. 11.

We are just over the first day of the 14th Portugal Masters in Victoria Golf Course (Arnold Palmer design). 5 Portuguese played under Par yesterday. This is a great opportunity to interview Rui Grave, Head Greenkeeper at Dom…

Farleigh Golf Club golf course

What has Farleigh Golf Club achieved in the last 10 years?

By: 2020. 09. 08.

I’ve been eyeing the Foxhills Collection's Farleigh Golf Club for a long time. After the Hayton family bought the golf club (the previous name was Farleigh Court, opened in 1997) 10 years ago they invested heavily in the…

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…

Empordà Golf Club clubhouse with a view of the golf course

How homey is the remodeled clubhouse of the Empordá Golf Club?

By: 2020. 09. 02.

I assume many of us have got a certain perception and expectation in what kind of golf clubhouse we would feel delighted, comfortable, and most of all homey. Here are 5 ideas and concepts that can make a…

Inrange Golf Greenwich Penninsula Golf Range 20200827

Can Inrange Golf define the desired driving range experience?

By: 2020. 08. 29.

The game of golf arrived at that level/stage - like runners - where golfers want to learn more about their games on the course (e.g. by Arccos Golf), but on the driving range as well. Wearables, smart clothing,…

Oaks Prague managed by Troon Prive FAM trip 2020 August

Will Oaks Prague be a true luxury residential community?

By: 2020. 08. 22.

Early this week I had been on a FAM trip to Oaks Prague (Czech Republic). Before I would share my impressions and thoughts about the golf resort it is interesting to understand the needs and expectations of affluent…

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club Abu Dhabi golf venues

How will Abu Dhabi golf venues get back into the swing?

By: 2020. 08. 11.

I can understand every golf club & resort around the world who are doing their best to mitigate and/or recover from the coronavirus caused damages and losses. See what happened to the tourism industry in the Middle East…

Red Hawk Golf and Resort

Will Troon Golf elevate Red Hawk Golf and Resort to a higher level?

By: 2020. 08. 06.

Troon Golf's latest "trophy" is Red Hawk Golf and Resort in Sparks, Nevada just outside of Reno. It is a semi-private facility. Through Red Hawk’s semi-private designation, the club is open to full golf members, daily-fee play, annual…

2020 U.S. Women’s Open Champions Golf Club bunker preparations

There is no need to postpone the 2020 US Women’s Open!

By: 2020. 08. 03.

Can you imagine a major golf tournament like the 2020 US Women's Open will be held in December? Due to the coronavirus (aka COVID-19), the organizers found a new date for the tournament: between December 10-14, 2020. The…

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…