Golf Club Management

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…

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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…

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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…

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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 –…

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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…

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What will Alcanada not find in surveys?

By: 2017. 03. 27.

It seems like 2016 was really an outstanding year for Club De Golf Alcanada (Mallorca; 7,108-yard Robert Trent Jones Jnr-designed course): 59Club Awards: won the Silver Flag Awards in the Overall Golf Resorts category; They were named as Mallorca's best…

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HR Trends at Private Clubs

By: Rob Hill – Partner, GGA 2017. 03. 16.

At Global Golf Advisors, we recently completed two surveys of over 175 club managers, one in North America and one in Europe, seeking to identify the trends that are and will continue to have, the most significant impact…

Oaks Prague is home to a Kyle Phillips-designed championship golf course

How could Oaks Prague generate true interest among golfers?

By: 2017. 03. 15.

Recently, Troon has been selected to provide full-scale golf course management services to the Oaks PGA National, just outside of Prague, Czech Republic. Oaks Prague also becomes only the third Troon Privé venue in Europe, following Aloha Golf Club in…

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How the new CMAE’s benchmark study important to golf clubs?

By: 2017. 03. 10.

Rob Hill (Partner, Global Golf Advisor) wrote in his guest post in January 2017 that a possible excuse of golf club managers for not embracing data analytics is that they do not have the tools with which to gather…

Woodmere Club

Who are the new owners of The Woodmere Club?

By: 2017. 03. 03.

In January this year, it was not sure who will be the owners of the 109-year-old Woodmere Club. Now we know that Troon has been selected to manage The Woodmere Club, a private club in Woodmere, New York. All…

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…

Troon Glasco and Ryan

What are the latest promotions at Troon?

By: 2017. 02. 17.

As the current Troon Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John Easterbrook, has been appointed as the chief membership officer for the PGA of America, Troon had to find a replacement. Troon has named Mike Ryan and…

Medinah Country Club organic garden

Happy birthday to Medinah Country Club’s organic garden!

By: 2017. 02. 15.

I assume you would expect many things to hear from and about Medinah Country Club, but about their organic garden. Yes, organic garden. You read it correctly. Last December, I found in Global Golf Advisors' 2016 National Trends…

Insurance Golf-course-fire

Does insurance add value to a golf club?

By: Daniel Bateup 2017. 02. 14.

Insurance is rarely recognized as a value-add to a golf club, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. One thing will always remain consistent & that’s people would rather play from the fairway (financial security) than suffer…

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…