Golf Club Management

Lodge of Four Seasons

Troon won a challenging task at The Lodge of Four Seasons

By: 2018. 01. 15.

Troon has been selected at the beginning of January to manage The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Troon will not just oversee the operations of the 358 room resort, but will also manage the property’s…

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What is the importance of pollinators in a golf club?

By: 2018. 01. 08.

I have just found that in the last couple of years there is a severe decline in the number of such pollinators like wild bees, honeybees. The bumblebee numbers have declined by 70% over the past 40 years with three species…

European Tour Properties - Villaverde Hotel & Resort with the CEO v2

What is Villaverde Hotel & Resort’s new achievement?

By: 2018. 01. 05.

It seems like the Italian golf clubs and resorts are gradually becoming part of the well-known networks. Most recently the Villaverde Hotel & Resort has joined the exclusive European Tour Properties network, becoming the 26th European Tour Destination (the 19th in Europe).…

Troon Instruction “Player Development Award” by the National Golf Course Owner’s Association (NGCOA)

The home run of Troon at the NGCOA

By: 2018. 01. 04.

Troon and the Troon-managed facilities won the 2017 NGCOA Player Development Award. NGCOA in every year is looking for the innovative and successful player development programs and new player retention programs. Troon launched its player development program in 2011,…

Chee Chan Golf Resort

Are you ready to test the new Chee Chan Golf Resort?

By: 2018. 01. 02.

Thailand's new golf resort, the Chee Chan Golf Resort (in the Silverlake region south of Pattaya) was planned to open in late 2017. Now, the new target is 1st May 2018. The new golf course was designed by Golfplan.…

Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa 6-5-3rd greens

How is Finca Cortesin ensuring resource efficiency?

By: 2017. 12. 18.

Last week I mentioned tangentially the latest recognition of Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa. The Spanish high-end resort won the IAGTO Sustainability Award for Resource Efficiency. Thanks to Miguel Girbés, director of golf at Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa,…

Victoria Golf and Country Resort, Sri Lanka

Who could strenghten the Victoria Golf & Country Resort?

By: 2017. 12. 15.

Troon International, found a new client in a very interesting market, in Sri Lanka. The Victoria Golf and Country Resort, a Donald Steel designed 18-hole, par-73, 6933-yard championship masterpiece in Digana, Sri Lanka has assigned Troon International to provide golf club…

Sentosa Golf Club 2017 Volunteer of the Year Khun Minachi

Should Sentosa Golf Club convey its agronomy secrets?

By: 2017. 12. 14.

We can agree that it is not so simple for a superintendent to gain practical experience how to create sustainable high-end golf tournament turf quality. The Singaporean Sentosa Golf Club in cooperation with The R&A and the Golf…

Carnoustie Golf Links Scotland Tagmarshal

Carnoustie Golf Links saved 17 minutes of its golfers’ time

By: 2017. 12. 08.

The R&A found two years ago in its survey that 60% of golfers would enjoy golf more if they could play golf in less time. Most recently, a USGA survey shows 74% of golfers believe appropriate speed is critical…

Australian Golf Industry Golf Business Forum 2018

Where is the Australian golf industry heading to in 2018?

By: 2017. 12. 06.

A year ago, I met a very interesting person, Andrew Davis at the annual conference of EGCOA (European Golf Course Owners Association) in Amsterdam. I really enjoyed his presentation about pricing strategies as a key driver of revenue…

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Waste Management Phoenix Open’s approach to sustainability

By: 2017. 11. 30.

Early this year, I have already shared with you that the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open (held February 2-5th, 2017) will be an official pilot of the new sustainability standard for golf tournaments of the Golf Environment Organization. Now, I can…

Royal Wellington Riparian habitat

How will Royal Wellington operate from now on?

By: 2017. 11. 15.

The host venue of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) and previously 7 New Zealand Open Championships, Royal Wellington Golf Club made a great step toward sustainability by becoming GEO Certified. Here are some actions of Royal Wellington took…

2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National - the team

Le Golf National – A decade of Ryder Cup choices, challenges and changes

By: Paul Armitage - General Manager, Le Golf National 2017. 11. 08.

Almost 10 years ago, one mans’ vision (Pascal Grizot – vice chairman of the French Golf Federation and to be Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 42nd Ryder Cup in France) and passion, supported by the French Golf…

Gleneagles winning team at Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2017

How Gleneagles wins out the customer-led market?

By: 2017. 11. 02.

The Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2017 was a great moment for The Gleneagles Hotel. Unlike in 2016 (won only in one category: The Best Catering), this time they won in 3 categories with 33,000 votes from golf consumers across Scotland:…

OnCourse app

The new OnCourse application comes with improved features

By: 2017. 10. 27.

As we are entering the Early Order Program period of the year, it is also great to get equipped with an upgraded, improved decision support application the OnCourse. For some of you, it might remind you Toro's "The…

Samsun Golf Club in Turkey Black Sea

What could flourish the golf tourism around the Black Sea?

By: 2017. 10. 16.

Two years ago, my guest writer Görkem Kursunlu Karakus (Counsel, Embassy of Turkey, Washington, US) when she wrote about golf tourism development in Turkey, she has not mentioned any golf projects at the Black Sea shore of Turkey. We…

Chris Reeve about customer experience

How to maintain the quality of customer experience?

By: Christopher Reeve, Director of Golf, The Belfry Hotel & Resort 2017. 10. 11.

Everyone working together achieves more. It’s a simple concept, but one that I’ve tried to instill in the talented golf team we have here at The Belfry. When you work at a resort that demands the very best…

turf machinery purchase

What is performance-based turf machinery purchase like?

By: 2017. 10. 09.

For those of you who were involved in performance-based media planning, Turf Machinery Acquisitions' (founded by Paul Copsey, a former Group Courses & Regional Course Manager at Crown Golf & American Golf UK) performance-based turf machinery purchase solution…

Belfair 17west

Can Belfair attract the most talented professionals?

By: 2017. 10. 06.

Troon Privé (the private club operations division of Troon) will manage Belfair, a private golf club community in Bluffton, South Carolina. Belfair is an award-winning 36-hole facility as well as the community’s property owners association. The club features two championship…

London Golf Club Rain Bird v8 software Paul Kennedy Head of Irragation and Water Management

London Golf Club is changing to data driven irrigation

By: 2017. 08. 28.

In these days, the London Golf Club is changing to a data driven irrigation solution, the Rain Bird V8 irrigation, and control software. The software was launched in May 2017. I am sure that Paul Kennedy, Head of…