Golf Tourism

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…

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.…

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…

La Reserva Club El Mirador 04

What will La Reserva Club’s private jet concierge like?

By: 2020. 08. 31.

Probably you have already heard that luxury hotels are starting to offer private jet concierge service to their guests. Four Seasons (in cooperation with NetJets) for instance, launched its private jet service in 2015. You will find also…

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…

Palheiro Golf in Palheiro Nature Estate in Funchal

We can safely enjoy the Palheiro Nature Estate in Madeira

By: 2020. 07. 24.

My golf holiday last year in Madeira was probably one of my best ones. The primary goal last year was to try out what it’s like to play golf at Palheiro Golf, a Cabell Robinson-designed 18-hole course. I…

The Manor House Hotel Grounds and Gardens

Would you consider The Manor House as golfers’ heaven?

By: 2020. 07. 21.

This morning I read on Gov.uk that because of the coronavirus crisis the Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Inbound & domestic tourism - UK VisitBritain & VisitEngland predict that…

Emporda Golf Resort Miguel Girbes

What changes are expected at the Emporda Golf Resort with the new leadership?

By: 2020. 07. 20.

You’ve probably heard that Miguel Girbes, a former golf director at Finca Cortesin, is continuing his career at the Emporda Golf Resort as a resort general manager. That’s why I thought I’d ask what his plans are and…

Kulm Golf Kulm Hotel St Moritz 5

Precision is a must-have at the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz!

By: 2020. 07. 15.

When I am reading Kulm Hotel St. Moritz's ‘Golf Break’ package (starts from CHF 620 pp) the following ideas come to my mind regarding the future of luxury hotels after coronavirus: How can we maximize touchpoints, but still…

La Finca Resort restaurant after renovation

How will La Finca Resort welcome us at the end of the month?

By: 2020. 07. 09.

Probably you have already heard of the 6 million Euro investment of La Finca Resort. In my previous post, I have already highlighted some elements of this project: Thorough development work has been carried out at the resort,…

Ricardo Pascual CEO GolfSpain, Spain

Getting Spain ready for #golfpostcorona.

By: 2020. 07. 01.

During the CV19 pandemic,  we sat down (virtually) with some of the Spanish golf industry representatives and asked them a few questions about the state of the Spanish golf market, how they dealt with the situation, and the…

Customer experience design-tee time marketplace

How does tee time marketplace work in golf tourism?

By: 2020. 06. 09.

Golf club managers have already been thinking and trying a lot about how to sell more tee time and increase the revenue from it. Just think, for instance, of dynamic pricing or even yield management. Some of them…

B2B tee time sales growth

How to easily increase your B2B tee time sales?

By: 2020. 06. 01.

The coronavirus crisis taught golf clubs to bravely use various technology solutions to give a proper answer in the current business environment. We can experience that these solutions (e.g. WhatsApp for internal & membership communication or even to…

Portuguese Golf Federation regulations covid19 Algarve

Is the Algarve really ready to welcome golf tourists again?

By: 2020. 05. 14.

Have you noticed the latest announcement of the Portuguese tourism board? It said the country's beaches and hotels will be ready to welcome tourists by mid-June. According to my source, a complete cancelation of the tourist season this…

Ile aux Cerf Golf Club, Mauritius.

How will the COVID-19 transform the Mauritius golf industry’s future?

By: Priscilla Guranna, Sales & Marketing manager, Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club 2020. 04. 21.

Has there ever been any universal concern that has monopolized the attention of the whole planet? Definitely, not! This is a first of its kind, an incomparable and historical situation that, has brought the world to a halt.…

5th hole at Royal St George’s Golf Club

Royal St George’s Golf Club will host the 149th Open in 2021

By: 2020. 04. 20.

The organizers of the 149th Open had to realize that they will not be able to hold the event on the planned date (12-19 July 2020). The 149th Open will be held at Royal St George's Golf Club between…

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How should the golf industry respond to coronavirus?

By: 2020. 03. 04.

Michael Jacoby (CEO, Owner of Rheingolf Messe, Düsseldorf) has just told me that due to the fear of the coronavirus 65% fewer people participated in their event. Furthermore, 5 of his exhibitors canceled their participation. This is what…