Newest Posts

Can we gain a relaxed golf holiday with rented golf clubs?

By: April 24, 2018
rented golf clubs and golf holidays

It is a constant dilemma for us golfers when we plan our golf holiday or golf trip abroad whether to bring our customized golf clubs with us or utilize golf club rental services at the local golf resort…

How do you imagine PGA Catalunya’s renewed Club Café?

By: April 23, 2018
PGA Catalunya Resort - The Club Café

The famous interior designer Lazaro Rosa-Violán returned to PGA Catalunya Resort to create something great after the successful design project of the Hotel Camiral. He is considered to be a fashionable interior designer. It seems like that not only the Hotel…

How do you find new sources of green fee revenue?

By: April 19, 2018
Innovative-Ideas-green fee revenue

An often-quoted idea is that golf clubs should understand their customers and create customer profiles. In recent years, more and more golf clubs have begun to recognize that it is not enough to know what our golf club…

How big is the MOI in the Odyssey EXO Putters?

By: April 18, 2018
Odyssey EXO Putters close look

I am always curious what will golf equipment brands like Odyssey come up with in their latest golf equipment. Obviously, I am skeptical, because we can never know whether the latest feature is a gimmick or a real…

Creating a Certified Supervisor Program – Part 1 -‘The What’

By: Gregg Patterson, Founder & President “Tribal Magic!!!” April 16, 2018
Certified Supervisor Program Develop-Your-Employees-for-a-Strong-Company

The Need We who manage are in the business of identifying, developing and stimulating the Upwardly Mobile, the talented ones---people who, through the exercise of their talents, make our clubs flourish. Many of these talented ones, The Upwardly…

How will Tewkesbury Park raise the quality of hospitality?

By: April 13, 2018
Tewkesbury Park Hotel room

The renowned Tewkesbury Park went through a two-year, £9m facelift. The owners claim that the 93-room luxury hotel, spa, and golf course now offers the complete golf break with outstanding accommodation. From now on we can choose from six brand-new historic…

All Posts

Who will test 1st Adare Manor’s reconstructed golf course?

By: April 8, 2018
Adare Manor, County Limerick, Ireland

In less than two weeks, County Limerick’s 5* hotel and golf resort, Adare Manor will relaunch its wholly-reconstructed, Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. To make the moment remarkable, they will hold an Exhibition Match on 20th April. Among the invited…

How relevant is your golf club for women?

By: April 3, 2018
Female golf participation 2017 by EGCOA

The European Golf Course Owners Association held not so long time ago (22-24 March 2018) its annual conference, the EGCOA Golf Business Conference in Vienna, Austria. I was really lucky to be there and hear from first hand,…

Personal, relevant, and timely golf holiday services in demand

By: March 29, 2018

I think we are living in a world where experience is more important than the price. This is also true regarding golf holiday services. Golf travelers want to feel like you care about them. Whether you are a…

What are the high hopes of the Tbilisi Hills Golf Resort?

By: March 27, 2018
Tbilisi Hills Golf Resort European Tour Properties

Probably you remember, that on October 2017 I wrote about Tbilisi's and Georgia's first golf resort, the Tbilisi Hills Golf Resort. It is the first 18-hole golf course (6,300m; Tilander Golf Design) of Tbilisi and Georgia. The developers of…

What will Kapalua Golf’s multi-million enhancement include?

By: March 26, 2018
Kapalua, Plantation Course #18

The Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore designed Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf & Tennis (Maui, Hawaii) is expected to undergo a multi-million dollar enhancement project aimed at refining and revitalizing the 27-year-old golf course. No worries, this year you will still able to play…

How can Chervò make the most of the US market?

By: March 21, 2018
Chervò 2016 Collection

If we can believe the Frost & Sullivan Report, the global golf retail sales value will be cca. US$13.3 billion in 2019. This will be a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 3.3% between 2015 and 2019. In 2015, golf…

The Real Club de Golf El Prat found the missing link

By: March 20, 2018
Real Club de Golf El Prat 17th hole

I think we all agree on that the Real Club de Golf El Prat is one of the world's foremost golf clubs. I don't think I have to introduce you the club. I will just list the most interesting…

What can Troon Privé expect from high NPS score?

By: March 15, 2018
Troon Privé Rio Verde Community and Country Club

The Troon Privé managed Rio Verde Country Club and Community are in a very good mood. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, was hired to manage the club in mid-2016. Earlier this year, members approved a…

La Manga Club impressed the World Golf Awards’ organizers

By: March 14, 2018
La Manga Club will host the 2018 World Golf Awards ceremony

I have got a very pleasant experience with the La Manga Club. Last year, my client, the Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed Zala Springs Golf Resort won Hungary's Best Golf Course 2017 title at the World Golf Awards.…

What is the future of the Philippines as a golf destination?

By: March 13, 2018
Philippines One-of-the-Golf-Fam-Tour-destinations-for-AGTC-2018

In 2017, R&A 's "Golf around the world" report found and listed 105 golf clubs in the Philippines (versus 240 in Thailand, 183 in Malaysia, 161 in Indonesia, 128 in Myanmar). This is an 11.7% growth since 2015. The country…