Golf Tourism

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…

female golf travelers

How do you want to impress female golf travelers?

By: 2020. 03. 02.

I have been wondering while service and product personalization is gaining momentum why is it so hard to find golf holiday packages for female golf travelers???? Today's smart female golf travelers expect experiences that closely match their preferences…

OGIO SE Golf Bags Ship Sticks cooperation

What are the benefits of the OGIO & Ship Sticks partnership?

By: 2020. 02. 26.

I have been saying for a while how important is for golf equipment manufacturers to have a holistic approach to the golf experience. This goes beyond providing convenience and personalization to golfers. Companies like OGIO (owned by Callaway Golf) should think about how…

New branded water bottles at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links

Abu Dhabi’s trio of golf clubs are all for one: sustainability

By: 2020. 02. 06.

I know it is not a totally new idea to replace plastic bottles with aluminium bottles. However, I welcome every effort that serves to improve the sustainability of the game and the golf club itself. In November, I…

Vale do Lobo Resort beach golf destination

The best golf destination to travel in February is…

By: 2020. 02. 03.

As I look out my window, I see the rainy Budapest. A thought goes through my head, how could I spend my time and days pleasantly. In these days and weeks, the Hungarian golf courses are still closed.…

La Finca Resort, Spain gastronomy offer

What could make La Finca Resort a true gastronomy destination?

By: 2020. 01. 30.

The Spanish destination La Finca Resort has been undertaken an extensive renovation project. The resort has got a new management team consists of former La Manga Club management members: Brendan Dwyer (General Manager), Luke Murphy (Commercial Director) and…

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/…

golf tourists high hopes

Is this how golf tourists’ expectations are changing in 2020?

By: 2020. 01. 06.

I think this is a perfect time to discuss golf tourists' expectations in 2020. So I thought to ask Özlem Pinho (Sales & Marketing Executive, Tee Times Golf Agency) and Telma Santos (Portugal & Spain Golf Holidays Adviser,…

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…

ICC Wales IGTM 2020

Can Wales raise the bar for the IGTM in 2020?

By: 2019. 12. 18.

When we are thinking about playing golf in the UK, we intentionally and unintentionally thinking about playing in Scotland and England. Wales is now trying to change this perception and attitude by hosting the IGTM in 2020. This…

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…

Stick with me golf travel agency

How to recognize a superb golf travel agency in 2020?

By: 2019. 12. 01.

I have just had an interesting conversation with a leading Finnish golf travel agency. We were talking about the challenges of golf travel agencies. She mentioned that too many golf travel agencies are popping up. This made me…

Villas at Renaissance - the nearby golf course

Are Villas at Renaissance just pretending to be a luxurious accommodation?

By: 2019. 11. 22.

The Villas at Renaissance have just completed in Autumn 2019. They are two new exclusive-use luxury holiday homes, overlooking the 2020 Scottish Opens venue, The Renaissance Club. The Villas at Renaissance are located near to the seaside towns…

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…

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…