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Harry Colt’s La Mer shines again in his old splendour

By: 2017. 06. 29.

It always makes me happy to share the news of a renovated, famous golf course. Most recently, the Harry Colt designed La Mer Course at Le Touquet Golf Resort (Normandy, France) gained back almost completely its old splendour…

Synthetic turf by Golfplan in reality

Do golf courses really can win with synthetic turf?

By: 2017. 06. 22.

At the end of 2015, Rand Jerris, Ph.D. the Senior Managing Director of Public Services for the United States Golf Association gave an interview to my guest writer Rich O'Brien about sustainability. Rand Jerris said in that interview that "With…

Gleneagles - innovative drainage technology

What will the back to the future at Gleneagles be like?

By: 2017. 06. 14.

It is great to hear that a prestigious golf course like the Gleneagles is returning to its original golf course design. In Gleneagles case, to James Braid's design who originally designed the Queen's Course (a heathland course). Here…

Nine Bridges new bunkers Korea

How will Nine Bridges improve the lifetime of its bunkers?

By: 2017. 05. 05.

I think there is nothing new in that Korea is one of the most valuable golf markets in the world. A recent study of the Yuwon Golf Foundation found that the golf industry in South Korea is worth an estimated…

The Dye London architects

How competitive will be the new Dye London?

By: 2017. 04. 13.

I first heard about the plan of the Menai-Davis family to hire the renowned Dye Designs to build their new golf club The Dye London in 2013. Actually, Perry Dye designed the Dye London golf course. The construction began…

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…

PGA Catalunya Resort David_Bataller

Impressive superintendent career at PGA Catalunya Resort

By: 2017. 02. 09.

PGA Catalunya Resort has appointed David Bataller as its new Director of Golf Operations. This could be a regular career news, but I think it is worth to understand what kind of achievement is this for both sides. David…

Why the Auckland luxury real estate sales are in the spotlight?

By: 2016. 12. 14.

Would you believe that Auckland saw a 63% growth in million-dollar-plus sales thanks to strong international and local demand? Some real estate analysts say that there is a connection between the growth of Auckland real estate sales and…

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…

Who will help to achieve sustainable golf tournaments?

By: 2016. 10. 27.

A public consultation period has opened on a new voluntary sustainability standard for golf tournaments, with industry leaders calling for input into the creation of sustainable best practices for golf tournaments around the world. Golf Environment Organization (GEO)…

What the renewed The Wigwam Golf Club will be like?

By: 2016. 10. 16.

Tomorrow (October 17th) will reopen The Wigwam Golf Club's Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed Patriot Golf Course after a significant after an extensive bunker and irrigation system renovation. The renovation work focused on removing bunkers, modernizing and reshaping the remaining bunkers and…

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…

How to get to the heart of change of golf?

By: Robert Trent Jones, Jr. 2016. 08. 01.

Several weeks ago, the best women golfers in the world gathered at CordeValle Golf Club (see picture below) in Northern California for the U.S. Women’s Open Championship. I was proud that this was the first U.S. Women’s Open played…

Will the Qatar International Golf Club save the nature?

By: 2016. 05. 17.

In last November turned out that a new golf club, the Qatar International Golf Club will be built in the heart of Qatar’s Education City in Doha. The Qatar International Golf Club will have an 18-hole championship golf course,…

How to achieve sustainability with limited cash flow?

By: Jonathan Smith 2016. 04. 27.

Jonathan Smith is the Chief Executive of GEO (The Golf Environment Organization) the not-for-profit organization dedicated to working with the golf industry to drive sustainability in and through the sport. Jonathan has worked in the golf industry for…

Why should golf course sustainability be taught?

By: 2016. 03. 21.

I hope it is obvious that sustainability should be on top of golf courses' priority list in 2016 and in the future as well. It happens in cases of far-seeing ideas and concepts that we feel like we…

How new technologies are impacting on golf?

By: 2016. 03. 16.

The EIGCA is organizing a conference, which will be held at The Hastings Stormont Hotel in Belfast on Friday 15th April. The topic of the conference will be how technology is impacting on golf. It is a nice…

Will Troon be able to improve Golf Club Pfalz?

By: 2016. 02. 10.

Although Germany is the #2 golf country in Europe with 639,137 registered golfers (source: KPMG: Golf Participation in Europe 2015), we hardly talk about the country's golf club business. Germany is also the country with one of the…

What are the challenges of organic golf courses?

By: 2016. 02. 02.

Did you know that the first organic golf course has been opened at the Kobaldhof (Austria) in 2007? The Austrian golf course is maintained exclusively according to the strict criteria of organic farming. From a sustainability point of view, organic golf courses…

What is the heritage of Christy O’Connor Jnr?

By: 2016. 01. 08.

Early this week the Irish golf society and I think the golf world lost a great golfer (4 European Tour victory, 2 Ryder Cup appearance etc.) and golf architect in the person of Christy O'Connor Jnr. Christy O’Connor Jnr…