Golf Tourism

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…

Coronavirus-H

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,…