Golf Tourism

Royal Greens Golf And Country Club Troon International

3 Troon International venues, in 3 countries & 3 different top-tier golf tournaments

By: 2023. 02. 02.

What would you do if you were in charge of promoting 3 known but not so hyped golf courses? This is what Troon International is now experimenting with by staging multiple top-tier events over the coming days. Within…

Golf Genius International Year in Review 2022

Did Golf Genius International exceed its brave business goals in 2022?

By: 2023. 01. 27.

In December 2021, at the GCMA 2021 Conference, I was very pleased when Golf Genius initiated an influencer marketing cooperation with me. Golf Genius was one of my several new clients in 2022. I believe it is essential…

La Hacienda Links Golf Resort sea shore golf course real estate

What should La Hacienda Links Golf Resort do for a better golf experience?

By: 2023. 01. 25.

Last year I reported that La Hacienda Links Golf Resort was acquired by Millenium Hospitality. The Texas-based golf course architect Kurtis Bowman has redesigned the Links Course. A new contemporary clubhouse, driving range, and practice area have been completed. La Hacienda Links…

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How can Dismal River Club improve if it is operated by KemperSports?

By: 2023. 01. 23.

You know how much of an admirer I am of Tom Doak's work. Last week, KemperSports won the full management of the Dismal River Club, a private golf club in  Mullen, Nebraska. That's why I couldn't ignore the…

GCAE Golf Business Conference 2023

The 2023 Golf Business Conference: how to reinvent golf club business?

By: 2023. 01. 12.

The 15th Annual European Golf Business Conference (14-16 February 2023, Cascais, Portugal) is almost here. It will cover and discuss these golf business challenges below. In the continuation, you will find why these topics are so important, timely,…

Golf Business Monitor in 2022-resized

What remarkable has Golf Business Monitor achieved in 2022?

By: 2023. 01. 04.

It was great to see the growing interest in the Golf Business Monitor: campaigns, webinars, interviews, etc., in 2022. Feedspot has just ranked Golf Business Monitor as the #1 B2B golf business blog & as the #22 best golf blog in the world! Thanks to…

Palmilla Golf Club managed by Troon

What can Palmilla Golf Club be most proud of during its 30 years?

By: 2022. 12. 28.

Which description best fits Palmilla Golf Club? A hidden gem in Los Cabos, Mexico? An underrated golf club? An overrated golf club? Or something else? It is certain that this is Jack Nicklaus' first golf course work/project (1992)…

Terras da Comporta Rodrigo Ulrich David McLay Kidd

How Terras da Comporta is preparing for the grand opening in 2023?

By: 2022. 12. 15.

I got very excited by the news that Terras da Comporta (Portugal), the first David McLay-Kidd-designed golf course in mainland Europe, will open next spring. Therefore, I quickly contacted Rodrigo Ulrich - Golf Director, Terras da Comporta, Vanguard…

Solana-Village-Apartments-Terrace-La Cala Resort

Is La Cala Resort Solana Village worth considering for any purpose?

By: 2022. 12. 12.

As much as I like the La Cala Resort's golf courses (Cabell B. Robinson design), and Spa & Wellness Center, now I am struggling with how to get excited about the new Solana Village. I cannot say that…

Apes Hill Barbados golf course natural look

How fun is Apes Hill Barbados’ new, Ron Kirby-designed golf course?

By: 2022. 12. 08.

Those of you who are not familiar with Ron Kirby's life work. Here is a quick overview. In the early 60s, he was a design associate of Robert Trent Jones Sr. From 1970-1986 he worked with Gary Player…

Silk Path Golf Nguyen The Dai GM_resized

How will the Vietnamese Silk Path Golf attract golf tourists & boost golf tourism?

By: 2022. 12. 05.

I am very impressed and fascinated by Vietnam's efforts to grow golf tourism in the country. Another example is Silk Path Golf's 18-hole course designed by Sir Nick Faldo. In principle, the new golf course will be ready…

Ballyshear Golf Links 14 Short low angle

The Lido-inspired Ballyshear Golf Links is ready to impress you!

By: 2022. 12. 01.

I see that C.B. MacDonald designed The Lido (the long-lost Long Island course) not only impressed Mike Keiser's two sons, Michael and Chris, but also the developers of Ballyshear Golf Links (Ban Rakat Club, Thailand). The 18-hole Ballyshear…

Trump Turnberry family room

How does Trump Turnberry help you survive hectic days between Christmas & New Year?

By: 2022. 11. 28.

How many of you will stay at home and spend the days between Christmas and New Year in a traditional way? Or exchange Christmas presents in the shops? Or simply escape from the usual events and activities. Some…

Penha Longa Golf Course_Golf Passport by Cascais

How does Zest.Golf help Golf Passport by Cascais users?

By: 2022. 11. 10.

Not so long time ago I wrote about Zest.Golf how it enables golf clubs and golf resorts to manage B2B tee time bookings in real-time and across multiple destinations. It is my understanding of the Zest.Golf platform enables golf clubs/resorts…

How do leading golf magazines’ lists help golf holiday & tee time sales?

By: 2022. 10. 24.

Recently, I bought Jonathan Cummings' book, The Rating Game. It made me wonder how the author sees the role and importance of various leading golf magazines' - Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and Golfweek -golf club lists. To what…

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club golf course 1

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club proves to be good for the DP World Tour Qualifying School

By: 2022. 10. 12.

Some may wonder whether it is possible to organize such a high-level competition in a golf resort - like Las Colinas Golf & Country Club - such as the DP World Tour Qualifying School, or whether it is…

PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiet_Radisson Resort Phan Thiet hotel room

Has PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiet chosen the right hotel partner?

By: 2022. 09. 29.

Vietnam’s newest premier lifestyle resort, PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiet, continues to reach new heights with the launch of a state-of-the-art luxury hotel – Radisson Resort Phan Thiet. It is fascinating that luxury hotels do not have an official…

Pula Golf Resort garden golf course

Would you give an Eco-Friendly Award to Pula Golf Resort?

By: 2022. 09. 21.

Probably one of the very few positive side effects of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is the understanding of the importance of renewable energies. Those golf clubs and resorts that - among them, Pula Golf Resort in Mallorca - invested…

David McLay-Kidd at Terras da Comporta_resized

Who will enjoy the McLay-Kidd-designed golf course in Terras da Comporta?

By: 2022. 09. 15.

I am still under the spell of Mike Keiser's book The Nature of the Game: Links Golf at Bandon Dunes and Far Beyond. I believe links courses are far more exciting and closer to the authentic form of…

Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club Sandals Resorts

What more can Troon offer to impress Sandals Resorts?

By: 2022. 09. 12.

The cooperation between Troon and the Sandals Resorts goes back at least to 2015. In that year Troon was hired to help Sandals Resorts in the following areas daily operations including the clubhouse, staffing, maintenance facilities, and overall…