Tag: Portugal

Vidago Palace eco-friendly

Where are the eco-friendly Portuguese golf clubs?

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I would like to believe that we golfers recognize the efforts of golf clubs who are trying to manage an eco-friendly golf club operations. Sustainable golf tourism is not another popular trend, but it must be a top-top…

Landscaping work at the Victoria Course Dom Pedro Golf

What will € 4.5 million be enough for Dom Pedro Golf?

By: 2019. 07. 15.

Dom Pedro Golf has begun a major €4.5 million upgrade of its five championship golf courses. Pietro Dal Fabbro, CEO of Dom Pedro Golf, said:  " This is the biggest investment we have made in recent years and…

Pinal Golf Course golfing holiday destination

TOP16 golfing holiday destination for families in Portugal & Spain

By: 2019. 07. 03.

How many of you have concrete golf holiday plans and ideas for this summer? Are you planning a golfing holiday with the kids or even with grandparents? Yes, with kids! I can ensure you here right at the…

Rodrigo Ulrich Palheiro Golf Club Portuguese golf courses

Time to discover less known Portuguese golf courses!

By: 2019. 06. 08.

Early this year, I received a very kind invitation from Carlos Ferreira (owner of Tee Time Golf Agency, Portugal). He invited me to participate in the 1st Tee Times Lisbon Tournament 2019 (29th May – 2nd June). The…

The Shack Bar at Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal: gastronomy experience

Where to find the best gastronomy & golf offers in Portugal?

By: 2019. 06. 03.

When we are on a golf holiday, we want to pamper ourselves. This does not stop at where we are going to play golf or the quality of the golf resort’s hotel. I am almost 100% sure that…

portugal wine regions map

Where to play golf in Portugal’s famous wine regions?

By: 2019. 05. 01.

Recently, I had to realize that with my friends and family members, we talk quite a lot about the great Portuguese wines. These discussions usually start with mentioning the wine region of Porto or Madeira. Soon I understood…

NAU-Morgado Golf Resort-Hotel

Why do many happy golfers return to Morgado Golf Resort?

By: 2019. 04. 08.

When we hear the word Algarve, many great golf holiday memories and fabulous golf resorts (e.g. Monte Rei Golf & Country Club; Amendoeira Golf Resort, Vilamoura Dom Pedro Golf Collection, etc.) and golf courses are coming to our…

Cannot skip Portugal golf tourism

The surprising growth of Portuguese & Spanish golf tourism

By: 2019. 03. 06.

My Portuguese friend, Carlos Ferreira (owner of Tee Times Golf Agency) wrote me a few weeks ago about an almost 30% growth in the number of played rounds among his clients between the periods of November 2017 –…

Miguel Franco Sousa golf societies

Golfing societies – Are they saving the game or killing it?

By: Miguel Franco de Sousa - President, Portugal Golf Federation 2019. 01. 09.

With some very isolated exceptions, the sustainability of golf courses has been seriously compromised a little bit all over the world. The question is: Do we have a few golfers or too many golf courses? Or maybe a…

Do you remember Aroeira?

By: 2014. 05. 05.

I am happy to report that one of Portugal’s most iconic golfing venues is being restored to its former glory. Those who are elder than me, can remember how great was Aroeira in the 70s and 80s. Aroeria…

Golf participation in Europe 2010

By: 2010. 11. 25.

Those who are familiar with the golf industry they know that KPMG prepares from year to year a survey about golf course development and golf participation trends. 2010 is not an exception. ;) Since the last decade of…

WTTC’s world tourism trends in 2009 versus KPMG’s forecast

By: 2009. 08. 27.

After writing my previous post about golf tourism I started to google for fresh data about world tourism and its impact on world economy and the golf industry. This how I found World Travel & Tourism Council findings: The…

Golf accounts for about $11.3 billion of Canada’s gross domestic product

By: 2009. 08. 26.

Recently the Royal Canadian Golf Association conducted a survey about the Canadian golf industry and life by Strategic Networks Group, Inc. These were the key findings: Canadian golf industry generates $11.3 billion in economic activity; Industry employment estimated…