Golf Tourism

The Manor House Hotel Bedroom

The Manor House Golf Club’s optimistic spring and summer offer

By: 2021. 01. 14.

I understand that the "show must go on". I have just read that the non-top priority groups and over 50s are likely to be vaccinated by May.  This is why I consider optimistic The Manor House Golf Club's…

North Foreland Golf Club hero

What North Foreland Golf Club is preparing for The Open Championship?

By: 2021. 01. 11.

The 149th Open is still far away (11-18 July 2021, Royal St. George's). However, the North Foreland Golf Club is preparing how to take advantage of this major golf event. North Foreland Golf Club, located just 13 miles…

Golf Business Monitor in year 2020

Golf Business Monitor’s fascinating achievements in 2020

By: 2020. 12. 28.

When I first tried to summarize Golf Business Monitor's achievements in 2020, I wouldn’t have thought that due to character limits on LinkedIn I will not be able to complete what I wanted to share with you. Golf…

World Golf Business Forum logo final

World Golf Business Forum: €6+ Billion purchasing power of registered Buyers

By: 2020. 11. 30.

I look at this year’s global tourism statistics dumbfounded. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) declined 70% in January-August 2020 over the same period of last year: -79% - Asia & The Pacific,- 69% - Middle…

Oulton Hall Q Hotels Masters Challenge

How to solve your summer holiday with the QHotels Masters Challenge?

By: 2020. 11. 05.

We are thinking of many things these days but not really about our next golf holiday in 2021. Or would it still be worth it? I am expecting that after the COVID-19 there will be a huge demand…

The Lakes is one of two course designed by Greg Norman at Lumine Golf Club

Refreshment in the management of Lumine Golf Club

By: 2020. 11. 02.

In the last couple of months most of the time, I heard of temporary or permanent layoffs and furloughs. A refreshing exemption from this is Lumine Golf Club. Before I would detail the changes in the management of…

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…