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Who are the real winners of the 2018 World of Leading Golf Awards?

By: September 13, 2018
2018 World of Leading Golf Awards

As you know I am not a big fan of golf magazines' TOP100 and of similar lists. Years passing by and my skepticism regarding their credibility is just growing. I would like to circle back for a moment…

What does Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation really need?

By: September 5, 2018
Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation

Honours Golf, a division of Troon has been selected to manage Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation, a semi-private club located southwest of Jacksonville in Orange Park, Florida. Honours Golf will manage all aspects of Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Planation’s golf…

Your Golf Travel & the importance of added value services

By: September 4, 2018
Lee Westwood and Your Golf Travel

I am so happy that Your Golf Travel came to the same conclusion as I did last July. In that post, I highlighted the Portuguese Tee Times Golf Agency's 'unlimited golf concept' as a great offer. The reason why…

How I see the golf industry?

By: Michael Braidwood - General Manager, Education City Golf Club, Qatar September 3, 2018
The future of the golf industry

It’s an interesting question when you are posed with it – how do you see the golf industry? Well, I’ve been playing golf now for close on 40 years and have worked in the golf industry for close…

What will bring the new Education City Golf Club to Qatar?

By: August 28, 2018
Education City Golf Club and the 4th hole

Probably you remember that in 2015 I reported about the construction of the development of the Qatar International Golf Club (now it is called Education City Golf Club) in the heart of Doha. The project comprises an 18-hole championship golf course,…

Insider: Where is Las Colinas Golf & Country Club heading to?

By: August 27, 2018
Cristobal Guerrero Managing Director of Las Colinas Golf & Country Club

Since I read the article in the Financial Times last year about golf resort living and golf tourism, I was really curious to know the opinion of Cristobal Guerrero, the managing director of Las Colinas Golf & Country Club.…

Could you do more for pollinators on your golf courses?

By: August 21, 2018

You might jump out of your pants when you feel a bee or a beetle on you while concentrating to have a perfect golf swing. However, we should be grateful to these little creatures! More than 75% of…

The great success of the Portuguese golf tourism industry

By: August 20, 2018
Oceanico Pinhal 13th Portugal golf tourism destination

I have already heard many promising great news about the latest success of the Portuguese golf tourism industry, but I wanted to hear from first hand about the details. This is why I asked Carlos Ferreira, the Founder…

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Golf Business Forum 2018 is in the spotlight in Australia

By: August 24, 2018
Golf Business Forum 2018_Melbourne Park networking moments

I met with Andrew Davies (Director @ Golf Business Forum, Australia) at the Annual Conference of EGCOA in 2016. He talked with great enthusiasm about their conference project. It was their first event. For this conference, they were…

Commitment to sustainability at Le Golf National is not a whim

By: August 23, 2018
Le Golf National has retained GEO (sustainability) certification

By completing and the new and improved OnCourse® program, Le Golf National has expressed its commitment to sustainable business management. As a matter of fact, Le Golf National has retained its GEO certification. Recently, Ryder Cup Europe and The Ryder Cup Organising…

Will you recognize the Château Élan Golf Club?

By: August 22, 2018
Château Élan Golf Club

In January 2017 the Château Élan Golf Club was sold to an affiliate of Greenwich, Connecticut based real estate investment firm, Wheelock Street Capital. The new owner is investing now more than $20 million in a comprehensive renovation and refresh.…

Can the new Cleveland RTX-4 wedge save your short game?

By: August 12, 2018
Cleveland RTX-4 wedge from 2018

Based on the 4th generation of Rotex Face Technology, Cleveland Golf is launching its new Cleveland RTX-4 wedges in North America on Sept. 14, 2018. Their key promise is to provide ultimate short game control. The new Cleveland RTX-4…

The brave design of the new West London Links Golf Club

By: August 9, 2018
West London Links Golf Club Pete Dye team and Menai-Davis family

I must tell you that Pete Dye's book ('Bury me in a pot bunker') really impressed me when I read it a couple of years ago. Since then I like to follow his company's the Dye Designs' activities. Did…

The 11th generation Srixon Soft Feel golf balls

By: August 8, 2018
Srixon Soft Feel golf ball in a box white final version

In the coming days, I am supposed to receive the brand new Srixon Soft Feel golf balls. Now, I just want to summarize for you the most important facts about the 11th generation Srixon Soft Feel golf ball.…

Are you a real Ryder Cup fan? Test it NOW!

By: August 7, 2018
Golf GameBook Ryder Cup 2018 fan_game1_final

I can promise you I will not ask you as a Ryder Cup fan when will start the 2018 Ryder Cup. Just in case: 25th September 2018. Regarding major golf tournaments and events, I always highlight the importance…

Troon & the non-golf Santa Ana Country Club

By: August 6, 2018
Troon & the non-golf Santa Ana Country Club

The latest new business win of Troon Privé is probably the first time when I hear from them about winning an assignment of a non-golf country club. The Santa Ana Country Club (in San Jose, Costa Rica) is a new, non-golf country…

It’s all about the folks! – Employee experience innovation

By: Paul Armitage - General Manager, Le Golf National July 31, 2018
Le Golf National employee exprience innovation in practice

Change over the past four years has been rapid and widespread at Le Golf National. Many aspects of the business have been revamped to get ready for the Ryder Cup and what that brings, but also, to boast…

Hoiana Shores Golf Club: part of a US$4 billion mega-resort

By: July 26, 2018
Hoiana Shores Golf Club designed by Robert Trent Jones II.

The story Hoiana Shores Golf Club (Quang Nam Province, Vietnam; cca. 40 kilometers from the Da Nang Airport) began on 2 August 2016 when the Suncity Group received all of the official approvals. It is part of a US$4 billion mega-resort.…