Golf Club Management

Dumbarnie Links golf course in Fife, Scotland

Would you play at the Scottish Dumbarnie Links?

By: 2019. 05. 15.

Probably, I will not tell you anything new when I say that in the Kingdom of Fife there are at least 51 golf clubs. I had to realize that in this part of Scotland there are 17 links…

Shore-Dunes 2-Prince’s Golf Club-FINAL

Nothing remains the same at the Prince’s Golf Club

By: 2019. 05. 14.

Early this year, it turned out that the redevelopment of the Himalayas golf course of the Prince's Golf Club paid off. Thus Prince's Golf Club has risen 10 places into the top 50 of the Golf World magazine’s…

Green Golf Partners Logo

Troon’s latest acquisition: Green Golf Partners & 18 clients

By: 2019. 05. 13.

Green Golf Partners currently manages 18 public and private golf courses located across five states, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Green Golf Partners was founded in 2011 in cooperation with HG Golf Properties (founded by Tom…

Aerial of the 2nd hole Potomac Shores Golf Club

The new life of the Potomac Shores Golf Club

By: 2019. 04. 30.

The Potomac Shores Golf Club (since 2014) in Dumfries, VA. (Just 30 minutes south of Washington, D.C.), is the first public Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The club's golf course is a…

Karnataka Golf Association Flyover of course - aerial view

Karnataka Golf Association is on the way to the international sphere

By: 2019. 04. 25.

Although India is one of the TOP5 golfing countries with 294 golf courses (vs Thailand: 315) in Asia we hardly hear anything about the local golf clubs in the international golf media. How many of you will be…

The 2019 Solheim Cup & Earth Day & Gleneagles

The 2019 Solheim Cup in the lure of sustainability

By: 2019. 04. 23.

The Gleneagles Resort the host of the 2019 Solheim Cup has been dealing with sustainability for a long time. They understood very soon that landscape is key to the 'Gleneagles experience'. The Golf Environment Organization released approximately two…

Pierre-André Uhlen UGOLF French golf industry

How promising the French golf industry is? – Interview

By: 2019. 04. 15.

In the last couple of years, I asked several French golf industry leaders about the trends and future of golf in France. This is how I learned from: Olivier Denis-Massé (Marketing Director, French Golf Federation), Pierre Chevallier (French…

The Standard Club-Troon Privé

How will Troon Privé design the future of The Standard Club?

By: 2019. 04. 10.

Troon Privé has been selected to manage The Standard Club, a private club located in Johns Creek, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The Standard Club, the oldest social club in Atlanta, is the outgrowth of the old Concordia…

The Leeward Coast of Oahu, home of Mākaha Valley Resort

What is Tiger Woods’ contribution to the Mākaha Valley Resort?

By: 2019. 04. 09.

I think we can all agree upon that Tiger Woods is still at the beginning of his golf architecture career and business. So far he was involved in 10 golf course design projects. His first golf course design…

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…

UL International Crown golf tournament

Who will win the UL International Crown at the Centurion Club?

By: 2019. 04. 07.

Have you heard about the Centurion Club (founded in 2013) from Hertfordshire, UK? For at least one reason, you might have heard about the club. It hosted twice the European Tour’s GolfSixes in 2017 and in 2018. The…

La Cala Resort wellness tourism and fresh air

How could La Cala Resort exploit wellness tourism?

By: 2019. 04. 05.

I am not surprised that the Spanish La Cala Resort wants to offer a spa and wellness center for its guests and members. The global wellness tourism grew between 2015-2017 by 6.5%. Its value in 2017 was $639.4…

Arabella Golf Mallorca - automatic water dispenser

Will Arabella Golf Mallorca’s example be sticky?

By: 2019. 04. 04.

Do you remember when last year I wrote about the severe problem of plastic pollution worldwide? The Surfers Against Sewage study says: In 2016, a global population of more than 7 billion people produced over 320 million tons…

Open Golf Club leadership change

Where Open Golf Club is heading to in 2019?

By: 2019. 03. 28.

When we are talking about European golf club management companies or international golf club management companies operating in Europe we usually think about: Bluegreen (world #7),UGOLF (world #16),Marriott Golf (world #14),Crown Golf (world 19),Troon. However, we cannot neglect…

LedgeRock Golf Club - 8th hole Par5 - Rees Jones Design

The first major course renovation of the LedgeRock Golf Club

By: 2019. 03. 27.

I am so happy that I can write about a Rees Jones project after writing so much about Robert Trent Jones and Robert Trent Jones Jr. The LedgeRock Golf Club in Mohnton, PA was opened in 2006. Since…

OCDev-Public Golf Facilities-kids

How to make public golf facilities sustainable?

By: 2019. 03. 26.

When I read recently the Golf Environment Organization's (GEO) ‘Sustainable Golf Development – Public Facilities Guidelines’ Olivier Denis-Massé's (Chief Marketing Officer, French Golf Federation) guest article came to my mind. In regarding hosting the 2018 Ryder Cup, he…

Conference room before the start Austria

Austria: How to drive growth with employee experience?

By: 2019. 03. 25.

At the beginning of February, I received a very kind invitation from Robert Fiegl, the Secretary-General of the Austrian Golf Federation to give a keynote presentation at their coming Golf-Forum 2019 conference (Friday, 22nd March) in Velden am…

Phil Mickelson (head shot) - ASU Karsten Golf Course

We will remember the ASU Karsten Golf Course as…

By: 2019. 03. 13.

On 5th May last week, was the final day to play at ASU Karsten Golf Course (managed by OB Sports) before permanently closing after 30 years of public golf. The Pete Dye-designed (with Perry Dye) ASU Karsten Golf…

59club Service Excellence Awards’ 2017-18 award winners

The nominees of the 59club Service Excellence Awards are…

By: 2019. 03. 11.

The very first step of improving customer experience in our golf clubs is the measurement of CX. This is why I am happy to see so much nominees at the latest 59club Service Excellence Awards. Today, customer experience…

golf club employee activism

How to seize golf club employee activism?

By: 2019. 02. 27.

At first hearing, golf club employee activism might sound like a scary term to grow your golf club business. Actually, it is an opportunity for golf clubs to build trust and gain bigger exposure in the real world.…