Golf Tourism

The 2019 Solheim Cup - the winning European Team

Record crowds at The 2019 Solheim Cup

By: 2019. 09. 17.

I was so happy to see Europe is winning The 2019 Solheim Cup for the first time since 2013. What is even nicer is the record crowds. More than 90,000 turned out to watch The 2019 Solheim Cup…

Hoiana Shores Golf Club 11th hole and the clubhouse

What will impress us at the Hoiana Shores Golf Club?

By: 2019. 09. 04.

The opening of the Vietnamese, US$4 billion mega-resort Hoiana Shores Golf Club is almost here. The Hoiana Shores Golf Club will welcome golfers from 23 September, pending a grand opening in early 2020. The pins will instead be…

Vale do Lobo wellness active senior golf traveler

Where should active senior golf travelers play golf in Portugal?

By: 2019. 09. 03.

I was curious to figure out what can Portugal offer to active senior golf travelers. This is how this article was born. As I am analyzing the UN World Population Prospect 2018 study, I can see a growing…

argentario golf resort spa-gallery-wellness

The pursuit of wellness at Italian golf clubs

By: 2019. 09. 02.

The notion to combine wellness and spa experience with golf is not a totally new one. I must admit this. Just think of the Spanish La Cala Resort, the Italian Palazzo Arzaga Hotel Spa & Golf Resort or…

VisitScotland golf tourism promotion in 1991

What has VisitScotland achieved in golf tourism in 50 years?

By: 2019. 08. 27.

When we reach such a major milestone/anniversary like VisitScotland (50th), then the organization (previously called the Scottish Tourist Board) rightly looks back and summarizing its achievements. This what I will do too. I have already written about the…

Golf Business Monitor's 10th Anniversary

Golf Business Monitor’s 10th anniversary

By: 2019. 08. 13.

I am super excited today, as I arrived at a major milestone with Golf Business Monitor, the world #1 B2B golf business blog (+ golf club marketing consultancy). 10 years ago on 13th August 2009, I launched my…

The 8th hole at Yas Links, showcasing its imposing hazards

How did Troon impress the owner of Yas Links?

By: 2019. 08. 05.

Probably, you have already heard that Troon has been selected to manage Yas Links. This is the 17th Troon managed venue in the MENA region. Troon is not a newcomer in Abu Dhabi. They are already helping Abu…

golf trip tips for Italy

10 tips for your first golf trip in Italy

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I know that every golf trip can have unintentionally pitfalls. Therefore, I would like to share with you my tips on how to have a meaningful golf trip in Italy, especially if it will be the first one…

Vidago Palace eco-friendly

Where are the eco-friendly Portuguese golf clubs?

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I would like to believe that we golfers recognize the efforts of golf clubs who are trying to manage an eco-friendly golf club operations. Sustainable golf tourism is not another popular trend, but it must be a top-top…

Pinal Golf Course golfing holiday destination

TOP16 golfing holiday destination for families in Portugal & Spain

By: 2019. 07. 03.

How many of you have concrete golf holiday plans and ideas for this summer? Are you planning a golfing holiday with the kids or even with grandparents? Yes, with kids! I can ensure you here right at the…

Italian wines in traditional restaurant in florence

Can Italian wines make you play better golf?

By: 2019. 07. 01.

Last weekend we hosted some guests for dinner. We wanted to pimp up the dinner with some Italian wines to make the gathering more memorable. As I was planning which wines should we buy, I used Vivino (the…

Ocean Course at Hokuala on Kaua‘i - a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course

Is Ocean Course at Hokuala on the path of perfection?

By: 2019. 06. 26.

Billy Casper Golf has been recently selected to manage Ocean Course at Hokuala (on the Hawaiian island of Kauai). The American golf club management company will oversee clubhouse operations, golf course maintenance, marketing, sales, staffing, merchandising, golf instruction…

Golf International Pont Royal-sunset on the golf course

Building explicit links to value at the Golf International Pont Royal

By: 2019. 06. 24.

I am sure many of you have heard of that Education City Golf Club has completed the final installation of its Centre of Excellence that offers: V1 Analysis, TrackMan, FlightScope Golf, Biomechanics technology (including Gears and SAM Balance…

La Manga Club five-star Hotel Principe Felipe

Why should La Manga Club curate guest experience?

By: 2019. 06. 15.

In the last five years, La Manga Club won several accolades. Recently, they won two new titles at the World Travel Awards: Its five-star Hotel Principe Felipe was named ‘Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Villas 2019’ for the…

Rodrigo Ulrich Palheiro Golf Club Portuguese golf courses

Time to discover less known Portuguese golf courses!

By: 2019. 06. 08.

Early this year, I received a very kind invitation from Carlos Ferreira (owner of Tee Time Golf Agency, Portugal). He invited me to participate in the 1st Tee Times Lisbon Tournament 2019 (29th May – 2nd June). The…

Golf Della Montecchia golf course female golfers

Top golf destinations in Italy for female golfers

By: 2019. 06. 03.

‘Women multiplier effect’ Forbes says if the consumer economy had a sex, it would be female. Women drive 70-80% of all consumer purchasing, through a combination of their buying power and influence. In 2017, they estimated that the “female economy” was…

The Shack Bar at Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal: gastronomy experience

Where to find the best gastronomy & golf offers in Portugal?

By: 2019. 06. 03.

When we are on a golf holiday, we want to pamper ourselves. This does not stop at where we are going to play golf or the quality of the golf resort’s hotel. I am almost 100% sure that…

Greg Norman-designed course at Al Mouj Golf

Al Mouj Golf is making headlines again…but how?

By: 2019. 05. 21.

Two years ago I have already highlighted Al Mouj Golf when I wrote about the development of Jebel Sifah (designed by Peter Harradine). I told then that Al Mouj Golf is a more complex and compelling golf experience with its Greg Norman-designed, 18-hole, par…

Faldo Signature Design Laguna Golf Lăng Cô plays host to the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

What is the value of Faldo Signature Design Status?

By: 2019. 05. 16.

This morning I had to realize that Faldo Design provides two design brand options: Faldo Design,Sir Nick Faldo Signature. What I liked in the Sir Nick Faldo Signature offer is that it provides a Golf Environment Organization (GEO)…

Dumbarnie Links golf course in Fife, Scotland

Would you play at the Scottish Dumbarnie Links?

By: 2019. 05. 15.

Probably, I will not tell you anything new when I say that in the Kingdom of Fife there are at least 51 golf clubs. I had to realize that in this part of Scotland there are 17 links…