Golf Tourism

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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…

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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…

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 Golf. All this happened after the acquisition of Vilamoura’s five best-loved courses (Oceânico Group was the previous owner…

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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,…

Las Colinas 8th hole

Where is the coverage for the #ThisGirlGolfs campaign??

By: 2017. 05. 18.

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has recently partnered with Lady Golfer magazine to support their #ThisGirlGolfs campaign (launched in 2015; a collaboration between England Golf, The Scottish Golf Union, the PGA and National Club Golfer) and offer…

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…

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How could GolfinDubai.com be more effective?

By: 2017. 05. 10.

At the beginning of this week, Dubai unveiled at the Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC) in Danang, Vietnam, a new website the GolfinDubai.com to enhance awareness of the world-leading, premium golf destination. The new website is covering in one place…

Parisian golf courses - Golf National

Why aren’t Parisian golf courses in our consideration set?

By: 2017. 05. 09.

Early this year, I have already highlighted why golf tourism is getting more important for France. Recently, the Paris Region Tourist Board has published a report that found a 4.7% decrease in the number of tourist visits (vs.…

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What could make an amateur golf tournament attractive?

By: 2017. 05. 08.

It seems like that the concept of #TheOven17 is viable and working well. It is an amateur multi-day golf tournament founded in the US in 2014. This year it will be held between July 20-23. This is why…

Scotland golf life

Golf tourism is now worth £286 million to Scotland

By: 2017. 04. 20.

VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise has just revealed their latest study about the contribution of the golf tourism industry to the Scottish economy. The study found that golf tourism is now worth £286 million to Scotland on an annual basis…

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Hotel Camiral joins The Leading Hotels of the World

By: 2017. 04. 18.

Do you remember when I wrote about the opening of PGA Catalunya Resort's new 5-star hotel the  Hotel Camiral? This time I can tell you that Hotel Camiral has been accepted as the latest member of The Leading Hotels of…

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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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What should Danang improve to become Vietnam’s Algarve?

By: 2017. 03. 09.

The 6th annual IAGTO Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC), will take place in Danang, Vietnam, from 7-13 May this year, will be Asia’s largest-ever golf tourism event. The event will be held at the Furama Resort Danang and…

Gleneagles golf course

Can Gleneagles host effectively a European Championship?

By: 2017. 02. 22.

Gleneagles has today been unveiled as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships (between 2nd and 12th August 2018), a multi-sport event. To be staged every four years, the European Championships will combine the existing European Championships…

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…

Secret Valley Golf Club

What could make Secret Valley Golf Club truly attractive?

By: 2017. 02. 06.

It was funny to read about the Secret Valley Golf Club (Cyprus; part of the Bank of Cyprus’ investment portfolio) that it is one of the most popular golf courses in Cyprus. Not so far away from the Secret…

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Hosting The Open fulfilled the expectations of Scotland

By: 2017. 01. 31.

As we are getting closer to the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale  (16th - 23rd July 2017), it is worth to summarize the business results of the previous event: Hosting The 145th Open at Royal Troon delivered more than £110 million…

Stoke Park

Stoke Park found an interesting golf travel segment

By: 2017. 01. 24.

A new international membership available from England's famous Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel. The ‘Colt International Membership' is available only to those whose permanent residence is outside of the UK and entitles the holder to up…

IGTM Palais des Festivals et des Congrés

Why is IGTM important to French golf tourism?

By: 2017. 01. 13.

The 20th edition of the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) will be held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, in the south of France, from December 11-14, 2017. Cannes the host city was not selected…