Golf Club Management

Howard Craft Burhill Golf & Leisure

Learn 7 ideas from Burhill Golf & Leisure about sustainability!

By: 2017. 07. 13.

Last month, I had the chance to report about 5 Burhill Golf & Leisure venues who were recertified by the Golf Environment Organization (GEO). Recently, I made an interview with Howard Craft, the general manager of  Wycombe Heights Golf…

Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club

New chapter in the eventful life of Deering Bay Yacht & CC

By: 2017. 07. 12.

When I first heard about that Troon will manage the Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club in Coral Gables, Florida, I could not imagine that is a very eventful place. Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club is a unique…

Heather Tubb: diverse golf club workforce

Can diverse golf club workforce outperform homogenous?

By: 2017. 07. 10.

Actually, this post is intended to be a positive one when I heard that Cams Hall Estate in Fareham, Hampshire (owned by Crown Golf) has got a new FEMALE general manager in the person of Heather Tubb. She is still one of…

Crown Golf Development Program

Who are the new ambassadors of Crown Golf clubs?

By: 2017. 07. 06.

In my latest article ("Reality of Measuring Customer Experience", page 26-27.) about customer experience in Golf Management Europe, I have highlighted that if golf clubs want to achieve customer-centricity then first they have to make an internal transformation. This includes empowering…

3. Le Touquet Golf Resort_Patrice Boissonnas

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…

Burhill Golf GEO Certified golf courses

What can Burhill Golf gain from sustainable golf courses?

By: 2017. 06. 20.

Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd (BGL) has recently had five venues recertified by the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) with the remaining five to follow as a result of continued, progressive works carried out across the operator’s 22 golf…

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…

Club Car customer service - Woburn Golf Club

Why is customer service no more a cost center?

By: 2017. 06. 13.

Probably you have already heard about that Woburn Golf Club renewed its contract with Club Car. The golf club has signed an extension to its current contract with the Official Supplier of The European Tour until 2020. The extended lease…

Michael Braidwood

What should a golf club manager be like in 2017?

By: 2017. 06. 06.

In 2013 I wrote about the importance of specific educational background in connection to golf club management.  In that post, I quoted the study of Colt Mackenzie McNair and Club Managers Association of Europe from 2010. This study found that a degree-level education…

Golf Assets

Maximizing in 3 steps the Value of your Golf Asset

By: Rob Hill, Partner, GGA 2017. 05. 30.

The landscape of golf-related asset ownership has changed significantly since the financial crisis started in 2008. Many multi-venue owners have consolidated their portfolios. Savvy, well-capitalized developers and homebuilders have sought to both strategically dispose of and acquire lands…

2017 Golf Business TechCon

What will help the 2017 Golf Business TechCon?

By: 2017. 05. 25.

The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) will host the 2017 Golf Business TechCon in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 27 and 28. The organizers designed this two-day event for golf course owners, operators, and other industry professionals.…

Will Jebel Sifah be able to boost tourism for Oman?

By: 2017. 05. 12.

Troon has been selected to provide golf course management services to the new golf course at Jebel Sifah (designed by Peter Harradine), a 6.2 million sqm beachfront development located on the outskirts of Muscat, Oman. Actually, it takes 1h 18 minutes…

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…

GMVD Korbinian Kofler_Foto Martin Joppen

GMVD Annual Conference in Frankfurt

By: 2017. 05. 04.

I thought I will highlight a German golf business news since Germany is the #2 golf market in Europe with 643, 158 registered golfers. The Golf Management Association of Germany (GMVD) held last week (April 28th) its annual meeting…

Golf Club Trends Membership Attrition - GGA

Noteworthy European Golf Club Trends in 2017

By: Rob Hill – Partner, GGA 2017. 05. 01.

Through our numerous assignments and research initiatives at Global Golf Advisors over the last twelve months, we have encountered both unique challenges and consistent trends at golf facilities throughout the EMEA territory. Here, I have identified five that…

The Club at Crested Butte

Will you recognize the new clubhouse of The Club at Crested Butte?

By: 2017. 04. 17.

Probably, you have already heard about the extensive renovation at The Club at Crested Butte,  in Crested Butte, Colorado. Last year, Global Golf Advisors found in their 2016 National Club Trends Survey that the most impactful trend was the…

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…

Global Golf Advisors Paul Hinton

Global Golf Advisors is growing in the Asia-Pacific region

By: 2017. 04. 11.

A real private golf club veteran is joining the new office of Global Golf Advisors in Sydney to serve the firm’s clients across the Asia-Pacific region. The former general manager of Royal Sydney Golf Club, Paul Hinton was appointed to…

Desaru Coast_ValleyCourse

What is the competitive edge of the new golf course at Desaru Coast?

By: 2017. 03. 31.

Usually, I get excited when I hear about an opening of a new golf course somewhere around the world. This happened also today when I heard that the Ernie Els and Vijay Singh designed The Els Club Desaru Coast –…

Millennials Orlando show 2016

Millennials – Do you speak their language?

By: Adam Keable - Director, Colt Mackenzie McNair 2017. 03. 28.

Following the insights reported by Global Golf Advisor’s in the ‘2016 National Club Trend Survey’, it was observed that the ability to attract and retain talent was a key concern to many golf clubs. For the leaders in…