Golf Club Management

self-contained accommodation offer Quinta da Marinha villa

What does self-contained accommodation offer in Quinta da Marinha?

By: 2021. 07. 19.

It is not a big surprise that self-contained accommodations are gaining momentum as many people are still very careful about spending their holidays. Villas have rocketed in popularity this year too (e.g. Villas at Renaissance). Quinta da Marinha…

Les Bordes Golf Club New Course open

The Les Bordes Golf Club’s New Course is ready to impress you!

By: 2021. 07. 15.

I’m so glad we got to this big day when Les Bordes Golf Club's New Course (Gil Hanse design) is ready for playing. This is Gil Hanse's first golf course design project in continental Europe at the start…

Las Colinas Golf Country Club WOW Beach

What has Las Colinas Golf & Country Club achieved in 10 years?

By: 2021. 07. 13.

I had been to Las Colinas Golf & Country Club (managed by Troon) on a FAM trip in 2018. I can still remember the challenging, Cabell B. Robinson-designed golf course. Jon Brook (Director of Golf & Sports) gave…

John Deere golf tournament support-resized

John Deere in support of 3 international golf tournaments in Scotland

By: 2021. 07. 09.

How would you prove your mowers are top-notch ones? The most obvious way to demonstrate quality and reliability is to support major golf tournaments. It is an excellent social proof too. I would utilize user social proofs as…

The Club at Pasadera Hole 9-resized

How can The Club at Pasadera further improve its member experience?

By: 2021. 07. 08.

Troon has been selected to manage The Club at Pasadera, a private country club in Monterey, California. Troon Privé will manage: resort-style amenities, food & beverage operations, golf course agronomy and membership marketing. The Club at Pasadera - history &…

Yas Acres golf course in the future

How long should we wait for the Yas Acres golf course?

By: 2021. 07. 06.

To understand my impatience, we have to go back in time to 2016. The golf design company Fry/Straka has completed plans for a new nine-hole golf course in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2016. Yas Acres golf course is…

Players 1st BI Tool visual

How can Players 1st’s BI suite give an edge to golf clubs?

By: 2021. 07. 05.

I have long been of the opinion that golf clubs should no longer make decisions without having data that justify their decisions. In other words, they must become data-driven. Analytics can help golf clubs to make operational improvements…

Rosa Private Golf Club Poland

How to make your golf holiday exciting in Poland?

By: 2021. 07. 01.

I have just read the findings of the European Travel Commission’s study about Europeans’ sentiments regarding travelling after the COVID-19 pandemic. These insights I found the most promising: 70% - likely / highly likely to travel.51% - will…

Keith Pickard QHotels Group

What will Keith Pickard be able to achieve at The QHotels Group?

By: 2021. 06. 28.

Keith Pickard is joining The QHotels Group (owner & operator of 21 venues across the UK) from Macdonald Hotels & Resorts. In his previous position, he was the group director of golf, leisure & spa (between 2015-2020) of…

London Golf Club golf course bunker close look

When will the London Golf Club achieve carbon neutrality?

By: 2021. 06. 17.

Who will be the first carbon-neutral golf club: London Golf Club (UK) or Sentosa Golf Club (Singapore)? Regardless, who will be the winner, we have to look at sustainability as a matter of value creation, not value preservation.…

Essendon Country Club John Wells Marc Winnan Alan Walker

How will the Essendon Country Club restructure its agronomy team?

By: 2021. 06. 14.

Recently I wrote how the Essendon Country Club is developing its driving range service adding the Toptracer Range Mobile (Topgolf Entertainment Group’s latest technological innovation). I hope I don't need the explain why golf clubs should rethink and redesign their…

Mark Chapleski of Troon International & Mark Bull of 59club MEA

How did 59club convince Troon International to cooperate?

By: 2021. 06. 11.

Troon International has selected 59club to afford its venues full access to their market-leading "performance management" products & services. Troon International is not entirely a new client for 59club. In the second half of this article, I will…

Greater Flamingo at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club-final

Are you impressed by Saadiyat Beach Golf Club’s sustainability efforts?

By: 2021. 06. 08.

It is good to see businesses among them golf clubs like Saadiyat Beach Golf Club are prioritizing sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). A recent Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week study found 87% of executives said improving ESG…

QHotels Group Oulton Hall clubhouse

What development will the QHotels Group use the £2m for?

By: 2021. 06. 01.

Before I would share with you QHotels Group's investment plans, it is worth understanding what are the expectations in the hospitality industry in the UK. Here are some interesting insights to consider Over 50% of UK travelers are…

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What are the real benefits of golf club employee experience technology?

By: 2021. 06. 01.

We do not just use technology today – we have a relationship with it. When it comes to tech at work in a golf club — the software, systems, and apps employees use in their day-to-day jobs—that relationship…

Navarino Hills at Costa Navarino fact sheet inforgraphics

When will Navarino Hills’ 36-holes be ready for the game?

By: 2021. 05. 31.

The developers of the two golf courses at Navarino Hills are promising to be ready in spring 2022. At this moment, 70% of the golf courses are ready. As we got used to at the other golf courses…

Ninja Warrior UK-Adventure Leisure-Burhill Group

Who are the new operators of Ninja Warrior UK leisure venues?

By: 2021. 05. 26.

I never thought I would ever write in the Golf Business Monitor about the Ninja Warrior UK. But now, thanks to the Burhill Group and Adventure Leisure (10 sites in its portfolio), I will. Ninja Warrior UK is…

UMAMI Asian Restaurant Quinta do Lago 2021

Will you book a table in Quinta do Lago’s new UMAMI restaurant?

By: 2021. 05. 24.

It seems like Asian cuisine is still very popular. Quinta do Lago's recently opened (13th) UMAMI restaurant, is first the Asian restaurant of the Portuguese resort. They are also following one of the 10 foodservice trends in 2021:…

Nexxchange-Egolf acquisition

What will NexxChange gain from the acquisition of E-Golf4U?

By: 2021. 05. 19.

We are witnessing the digitalization of golf club operations (including tee time booking). I wish even "Mickey Mouse" golf courses will understand now that the Excel-sheet and telephone-based golf club management is not viable and not profitable anymore.…

Jacek Gulmantowicz golf club management software

How to generate more revenue with golf club management software?

By: 2021. 05. 18.

My impression is that golf clubs do not make sufficient use of the potential of golf club management software. To ensure this, I asked Jacek Gulmantowicz, co-founder of Golf Booking Software. Do you think I was right or…