Golf Club Management

SO Sotogrande Resort & Spa

Where will be the 1st SO/ Hotel in Spain?

By: 2020. 01. 15.

We can say good-bye soon to Almenara Hotel at Sotogrande. The Sotogrande SA has agreed with Accor’s luxury, lifestyle brand SO/ Hotels & Resorts to launch the brand's 1st hotel in Spain. This will be the 8th SO/…

European Golf Business Conference 2020 in Cascais Portugal

Get set for success at the European Golf Business Conference!

By: 2020. 01. 13.

Last November, the Euromonitor International Lifestyles Survey found: 43% of global consumers prefer experiences over things.78% - value real-world experiences.70% say they use technology to improve their day-to-day life. More and more golf clubs and resorts understand and…

The Club at Hammock Beach at sunset

How will Troon raise the bar at The Club at Hammock Beach?

By: 2020. 01. 08.

Troon earned a very interesting assignment from KDG Capital, the new owners of The Club at Hammock Beach, part of the Hammock Beach Club community in Palm Beach, Fla. ( 30 minutes south of St. Augustine). Troon Privé,…

8th hole 439yds Par 4 Chart Hills Golf Club

Here are the details of Chart Hills Golf Club’s acquisition!

By: 2020. 01. 03.

One of the last golf business news of 2019 was the acquisition of Chart Hills Golf Club by the Ramac Holdings Ltd. If I tell you that Ramac Holdings is the owner and operator of Prince’s Golf Club,…

2020-2019 body-image

What was I the proudest of in 2019?

By: 2019. 12. 30.

I am very happy that I could make 2019 a very eventful year as well. Let's take a look at the achievements and results. For my advertiser partners, it is really promising that Golf Business Monitor's traffic grew…

'Birds at Al Mouj Golf' Book Launch 

Is Al Mouj Golf a safe haven for birds?

By: 2019. 12. 26.

Hanne & Jens Eriksen have already written 7 books about the birds of Oman. This is why I was curious about what can they add more. Al Mouj Golf and Al Mouj Muscat are home to 173 bird…

Customer-Lifetime-Value

What are the benefits of customer lifetime value for golf clubs?

By: 2019. 12. 16.

Among the most advanced golf clubs who invest heavily in customer experience measurement, I often hear about the usage of NPS (net promoter score). Unfortunately, there are fewer words about the importance of customer lifetime value. This fact…

OnCourse Online Program by the GEO Foundation

What are the new benefits of the OnCourse program?

By: 2019. 12. 12.

The GEO Foundation has just announced the latest updates and changes in its OnCourse program. These are the new features of the OnCourse program: Annual Sustainability Scorecard - tracks the 32 Sustainability Metrics for Golf, giving clubs easy access…

Ålands Golfklubb Hole 10 in the morning

The birth of a European Elite golf course?

By: Joakim Isaksson, Consultant & project manager, Slottsbanan 2.0 2019. 12. 09.

Ålands Golfklubb´s Castle Course has gone through a major rebuild during 2018 and -19. We are now at the final stretch of the project. Adam Lawrence from Golf Course Architecture visited us and stated that he may have…

Okol Lake Park an overview

Does Okol Lake Park golf resort will be created in Bulgaria?

By: 2019. 12. 05.

I think we can all agree that Eastern European countries are not really considered as typical golf destinations like Spain and Portugal. Some of these countries made a great effort to get on the map of the global…

BGL-Abbey Hill Golf Centre-photo by Andy Hiseman-2

Abbey Hill Golf Centre remains committed to sustainability

By: 2019. 12. 02.

Abbey Hill Golf Centre, a Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) venue in Milton Keynes has successfully achieved GEO Certified status for another 3 years. Tony Hanson, a GEO accredited Independent Verifier, commented in the report: The management at…

Tagmarshal-2way-cartscreens-in carts-pace of play

How to manage the pace of play well at your golf club?

By: 2019. 11. 25.

The R&A says there are 3 factors which influence the pace of play: The management of play;The course design and set-up;The players. In this interview with Stephen Knoop (Managing Director, Tagmarshal International) I try to get answers on,…

Golf Business Forum 2020

Who will impress us at the Golf Business Forum 2020?

By: 2019. 11. 20.

In 2018, 282 delegates participated in the Golf Business Forum 2018. For the Golf Business Forum 2020, the organizers are expecting to attract over 400 delegates from all segments of the golf industry. The Golf Business Forum 2020 will be…

Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club by Brian Oar

Will you recognize Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club in 2021?

By: 2019. 11. 18.

Don't worry the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club (founded in 1996) will not be plowed up. The golf course of the country club will undergo a $7 million dollar renovation project led by golf course designer David…

Arabian Ranches Golf Club Re-Opens

The Arabian Ranches Golf Club is over its largest enhancements

By: 2019. 11. 14.

The Arabian Ranches Golf Club (managed by Troon) has just completed its largest enhancement since the opening in 2004. The renovation was undertaken by Desert Landscape, a division of Desert Group, who completed the project two weeks ahead…

Silverado Resort & Spa

Silverado Resort and Spa on the way to utilize wine tourism

By: 2019. 11. 13.

If you are a real wine lover then I don't have to introduce Napa Valley to you. In 2018, Napa Valley attracted 3.85 million visitors. The tourism industry generated $2.23 billion in total visitor spending inside Napa County.…

Al Hamra Golf Club - Plastic Free

How Al Hamra Golf Club is joining the anti-plastic fight?

By: 2019. 11. 12.

In April I shared with you that Arabella Golf Mallorca is ceasing the sale of plastic water bottles and, instead, will provide players with reverse osmosis purified, mineralized water fountains (see picture above) that dispense both still and sparkling water. Now Al…

LedgeRock Golf Club and its clubhouse

What will enhance membership at the LedgeRock Golf Club?

By: 2019. 11. 11.

As you know, private golf clubs are closing, redeveloping and converting to public play in record numbers. This is why I thought to bring a positive example of the LedgeRock Golf Club (in suburban Philadelphia: 15 minutes southwest…

Nine Bridges GEO Certified for the 3rd time 2019

Nine Bridges has earned to be a GEO Certified golf club

By: 2019. 11. 06.

You might say that the achievement of Nine Bridges is nothing special. However, if I put in contact then you very likely to change your mind. Today there are 538 golf clubs in South Korea. Out of this…

Expert Golf Saudi panel discuss 'What's next for the game of golf' at Future Investment Initiative

What golf achieved at the Future Investment Initiative?

By: 2019. 11. 05.

Last month I have already mentioned to you that Saudi Arabia is trying to diversify its economy by moving away from oil by launching the Quality of Life Program. At the same time, Golf Saudi signed cooperation with…