Golf Tourism

New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club at the edge of a bunker

Has Les Bordes Golf Club done everything for sustainability?

By: 2021. 03. 29.

The new Gil Hanse-designed New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club (France) is likely to open on July 1. Before I introduce you to the new golf course, let’s talk about what are the business risks in NOT…

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Prince’s Golf Club’s Himalayas and Shore nines are almost ready

By: 2021. 03. 25.

The renowned golf course architects, Mackenzie & Ebert scooped the further improvements to key holes on Prince's Golf Club's Himalayas and Shore nines, the works started in November 2020. It will be completed when the club reopens on March 29th,…

Sir Nick Faldo Thanh Lanh Golf Club Hanoi resized

Sir Nick Faldo’s latest golf course design: Thanh Lanh Golf Club

By: 2021. 03. 24.

It’s a little bit early to talk about Sir Nick Faldo’s latest new golf course design in Thanh Lanh Golf Club near Hanoi, Vietnam. The new golf course will be ready for use in the summer. The unique…

Le Golf National 1st hole 2018 Ryder Cup

How Golf National solves its business challenges after the Ryder Cup?

By: 2021. 03. 22.

Paul Armitage left the club not so long time ago as the general manager of the Golf National. His successor is Philippe Pilato. He has been at Golf National for 25 years, almost since the day it opened.…

A House in Estoril the room

What makes the A House in Estoril homey for golfers?

By: 2021. 03. 16.

Now I see on my calendar that it has been 2 years since I gave a keynote presentation (customer experience as a differentiating factor) in Estoril at the 4th National Conference on Residential Tourism & Golf. Before I…

Chris Duffy Modry Las Golf Resort new general manager

What concerns Modry Las Golf Resort’s management the most?

By: 2021. 02. 07.

Last time I asked Chris Duffy CMDip about the challenges of golf club committees & boards. His article was so popular among golf club managers that I thought to interview him this time. Since his article, Chris Duffy…

Jack Nicklaus Design Confirmed For Qiddiya

Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in Qiddiya is a dream?

By: 2021. 02. 05.

Two years ago, I wrote Saudi Arabia is diversifying its economy by moving away from oil. To achieve this, the Saudi government launched the Quality of Life Program. They are planning to invest 130 billion riyals (1 riyal =…

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…

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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…