Golf Tourism

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…

Surfing in Portugal golf escape

How to have an all in one golf escape in Portugal?

By: 2019. 11. 01.

How many of you are dreaming about to have a hole in one? Or about an all in one golf escape or golf holiday? I can see many indications that even golf tourists want to have an active…

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club - 2019 European Property Awards best of Spain

Las Colinas retained its title at the 2019 European Property Awards

By: 2019. 10. 29.

Just like in 2018, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club competed to be awarded top honors in the “Residential Development – Spain” category at the 2019 European Property Awards. The judging panel of 80 industry experts focused on…

20th IAGTO Awards logo

Who are the winners of the 20th annual IAGTO Awards?

By: 2019. 10. 21.

The 20th annual IAGTO Awards has just ended. It is time, to sum up, the winners and the possible future golf tourism trends. This year's votes were polled from IAGTO's 700+ golf tour operators in 63 countries. To…

Alexander Aisenbrey Öschberghof

What motivated Öschberghof’s 60M Euro investment?

By: 2019. 10. 14.

I had the impression that you enjoyed my review of the German Öschberghof. Hence, I thought to interview Alexander Aisenbrey, the Managing Director of Öschberghof. What trends and insights motivated the 60 million Euro upgrade of Öschberghof? Due…

Troon's International Division Promotes Francisco de Lancastre David golf club management

Behind the Scenes of the Largest Role in Golf Club Management

By: Francisco de Lancastre David - Cluster General Manager - Troon 2019. 10. 07.

With Troon having recently announced their partnership in the Middle East with Yas Links Abu Dhabi, the number of properties that they oversee in this region has reached 17, a truly impressive figure. If we look more specifically…

Ben Styles VP Golf at Hoiana Shores Golf Club Hoiana Integrated Resort

Here is how Hoiana Shores Golf Club preparing for the opening

By: 2019. 10. 02.

The story Hoiana Shores Golf Club (Quang Nam Province, Vietnam; cca. 40 kilometers from the Da Nang Airport) really arouse my curiosity. This is why I thought to ask Ben Styles (Vice President of Golf at Hoiana Shores…

6th Annual World Golf Awards 2019

Where are the World Golf Awards winning Portuguese golf resorts?

By: 2019. 10. 01.

I know you might be skeptical when you see Portugal to win 5 times in a row Europe's and World's Best Golf Destination at the World Golf Awards. However, I see that there is a real performance behind…

Reserva Conchal Golf Club and Beach Club Costa Rica

Reserva Conchal Golf Club and Beach Club picks Troon

By: 2019. 09. 30.

Many things come to our mind when we hear Costa Rica except golf. It is not a big surprise since there are only 8 golf clubs in this country. One of them is Reserva Conchal Golf club and…

Der Öschberghof hotel clubhouse with view of the golf course

Why will Öschberghof put a spell on you too?

By: 2019. 09. 26.

The impressions and memories are still fresh to give you a proper review on the 5-star superior resort Der Öschberghof. Claus Feldt (Management consultant: golf & sport, Der Öschberghof) invited me to their FAM trip. This is how…

The 2019 Solheim Cup - the winning European Team

Record crowds at The 2019 Solheim Cup

By: 2019. 09. 17.

I was so happy to see Europe is winning The 2019 Solheim Cup for the first time since 2013. What is even nicer is the record crowds. More than 90,000 turned out to watch The 2019 Solheim Cup…

Hoiana Shores Golf Club 11th hole and the clubhouse

What will impress us at the Hoiana Shores Golf Club?

By: 2019. 09. 04.

The opening of the Vietnamese, US$4 billion mega-resort Hoiana Shores Golf Club is almost here. The Hoiana Shores Golf Club will welcome golfers from 23 September, pending a grand opening in early 2020. The pins will instead be…

Vale do Lobo wellness active senior golf traveler

Where should active senior golf travelers play golf in Portugal?

By: 2019. 09. 03.

I was curious to figure out what can Portugal offer to active senior golf travelers. This is how this article was born. As I am analyzing the UN World Population Prospect 2018 study, I can see a growing…

argentario golf resort spa-gallery-wellness

The pursuit of wellness at Italian golf clubs

By: 2019. 09. 02.

The notion to combine wellness and spa experience with golf is not a totally new one. I must admit this. Just think of the Spanish La Cala Resort, the Italian Palazzo Arzaga Hotel Spa & Golf Resort or…

VisitScotland golf tourism promotion in 1991

What has VisitScotland achieved in golf tourism in 50 years?

By: 2019. 08. 27.

When we reach such a major milestone/anniversary like VisitScotland (50th), then the organization (previously called the Scottish Tourist Board) rightly looks back and summarizing its achievements. This what I will do too. I have already written about the…

Golf Business Monitor's 10th Anniversary

Golf Business Monitor’s 10th anniversary

By: 2019. 08. 13.

I am super excited today, as I arrived at a major milestone with Golf Business Monitor, the world #1 B2B golf business blog (+ golf club marketing consultancy). 10 years ago on 13th August 2009, I launched my…

The 8th hole at Yas Links, showcasing its imposing hazards

How did Troon impress the owner of Yas Links?

By: 2019. 08. 05.

Probably, you have already heard that Troon has been selected to manage Yas Links. This is the 17th Troon managed venue in the MENA region. Troon is not a newcomer in Abu Dhabi. They are already helping Abu…

golf trip tips for Italy

10 tips for your first golf trip in Italy

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I know that every golf trip can have unintentionally pitfalls. Therefore, I would like to share with you my tips on how to have a meaningful golf trip in Italy, especially if it will be the first one…

Vidago Palace eco-friendly

Where are the eco-friendly Portuguese golf clubs?

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I would like to believe that we golfers recognize the efforts of golf clubs who are trying to manage an eco-friendly golf club operations. Sustainable golf tourism is not another popular trend, but it must be a top-top…

Pinal Golf Course golfing holiday destination

TOP16 golfing holiday destination for families in Portugal & Spain

By: 2019. 07. 03.

How many of you have concrete golf holiday plans and ideas for this summer? Are you planning a golfing holiday with the kids or even with grandparents? Yes, with kids! I can ensure you here right at the…