133 entries: Portugal

golf triop with rented golf clubs and golf holidays

Can we gain a relaxed golf holiday with rented golf clubs?

By: 2018. 04. 24.

It is a constant dilemma for us golfers when we plan our golf holiday or golf trip abroad whether to bring our customized golf clubs with us or utilize golf club rental services at the local golf resort…

Tewkesbury Park Hotel room

How will Tewkesbury Park raise the quality of hospitality?

By: 2018. 04. 13.

The renowned Tewkesbury Park went through a two-year, £9m facelift. The owners claim that the 93-room luxury hotel, spa, and golf course now offers the complete golf break with outstanding accommodation. From now on we can choose from six brand-new historic…

customer experience reality expectation

Do you align Customer Experience with your golf club marketing?

By: 2018. 03. 07.

In these days, I am working on the next presentation that I will give at the 4th National Conference on Residential Tourism & Golf in Estoril, Portugal on 11th April. I was invited by Vanessa Velosa, the secretary general…

Hinojo Community Las Colinas Golf Country Club from above

Does it worth investing in Hinojo Community as a 2nd home?

By: 2018. 03. 02.

The year 2017, was a great year for the Spanish home sales. The Spanish house price index published by Tinsa shows a significant rise in real estate prices in 2017: Barcelona, Madrid area - 7,5% the Mediterranean coast up…

La Reserva Club Sotogrande_VALLEY_VIEW

Is La Reserva Club close to becoming a deluxe facility?

By: 2018. 03. 01.

I think it is fair to say that we have not had a bad time so far at the La Reserva Club, Sotogrande (Spain). The La Reserva Club is the leisure component of La Reserva de Sotogrande gated residential…

Amendoeira Golf Resort Oceanico O'Connor Jnr Course

Will Amendoeira Golf Resort reap the laurels at the EGTA?

By: 2018. 02. 13.

None of the golf resorts and golf clubs can sit on their laurels when customer trust and credibility are at stake. Even the most shrewd golfer and golf tourist pay attention to such social proofs like the World Golf…

OnCourse app

The new OnCourse application comes with improved features

By: 2017. 10. 27.

As we are entering the Early Order Program period of the year, it is also great to get equipped with an upgraded, improved decision support application the OnCourse. For some of you, it might remind you Toro's "The…

Bom Sucesso golf tourism outside Algarve

How to show golf tourism opportunities outside the Algarve?

By: 2017. 09. 11.

I am almost completely sure, that when someone asks you about golf in Portugal, you will answer as a flash the Algarve. This is not a big surprise, 45.1% of golf courses supply in Portugal is concentrated in the Algarve.…

Lumine Beach Club Picture

Who will be the 1st guest of the reopened Lumine Beach Club?

By: 2017. 07. 17.

The Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club has just reopened its Beach Club for 2017. The Beach Club, which features a unique series of tiered pools that overlook the Mediterranean Sea, offers visitors the perfect place to relax and unwind…

How could Dom Pedro Golf attract more golfers to Algarve?

By: 2017. 06. 28.

The Dom Pedro Group, one of the world’s most renowned hospitality brands, has introduced a newly formed division, the Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection. All this happened after the acquisition of Vilamoura’s five best-loved courses (Oceânico Group was…

Iberian online tee time sales -portugal

Insider: Iberian online tee time sales trends in 2017

By: Carlos Ferreira 2017. 06. 27.

I have just had an interesting conversation with Carlos Ferreira, the CEO of Tee Times Golf Holidays Agency. During our talk, I was interested in his insights about the Iberian tee time sales trends. I hope you will…

The Championship Faldo Course at Amendoeira Golf Resort

What kind of social proof does the Amendoeira Golf Resort need?

By: 2017. 06. 08.

Actually, this post could have been solely about Amendoeira Golf Resort's Faldo course and Christy O’Connor Jnr course nominations for the title of ‘Portugal’s Best Golf Course’ in 2017 (+‘Portugal’s Best Golf Hotel’) at the World Golf Awards. However,…

West Cliffs Golf Links

How will West Cliffs challenge the competitors?

By: 2017. 02. 21.

Do you remember when I wrote in last October about the new golf course to be built right next to Praia D'el Rey? The new golf course, West Cliffs Golf Links is almost ready. Only 99 days left…

How should Bom Sucesso look like after the redesign?

By: 2016. 11. 18.

Not so long time ago, I wrote about that Bom Sucesso became a member of the Europen Tour Properties as an official European Tour Destination. This time I can tell you that the Donald Steel-designed Guardian Bom Sucesso golf course…

Why should Las Colinas empower its guests?

By: 2016. 11. 15.

For the second year running, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club (managed by Troon) has been crowned as Spain’s Best Golf Course in the prestigious World Golf Awards that took place in Portugal over the weekend. The category of…

How should the European Tour Properties improve in 2017?

By: 2016. 11. 07.

I think the European Tour Properties will return next week to the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) with great pride. They have added this year 6 new golf clubs to their portfolio of prestigious golf venues. Now boasting 22…

Is it time to discover golf in North-East Poland?

By: 2016. 10. 07.

I am always curious to read about Central European countries' golf clubs' efforts to attract golf tourists. This why I thought to write about two Polish golf clubs' latest initiative. Two of the leading golf clubs in Poland,…

What will be the next invesment of Oceânico Golf?

By: 2016. 10. 05.

Oceânico Group (founded by Gerry Fagan and Simon Burgess 13 years ago) sold for just under €70m its full interest and ownership in Oceânico Golf, Vilamoura, to KAY CC Portugal, a consortium between Mr. Keith Cousins and the…

What will be like Praia D’el Rey’s new links golf course?

By: 2016. 10. 02.

My visit to Praia D'el Rey this week is a great example how LinkedIn is able to connect like-minded people. I met Alexandra Betamio de Almeida (Sustainable urban development consultant) on LinkedIn who offered me if I visit Portugal…

What is the next challenge of the European Tour Properties?

By: 2016. 09. 19.

European Tour Properties venues Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort (Provence, France) and PGA Catalunya Resort (Costa Brava, Spain) have been ranked first and third respectively in a prestigious new listing of continental Europe’s finest golf resorts, compiled by Golf…