Golf Club Management

2018 World of Leading Golf Awards

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

By: 2018. 09. 13.

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…

Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation

What does Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation really need?

By: 2018. 09. 05.

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…

The future of the golf industry

How I see the golf industry?

By: Michael Braidwood - General Manager, Education City Golf Club, Qatar 2018. 09. 03.

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…

Education City Golf Club and the 4th hole

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

By: 2018. 08. 28.

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,…

Cristobal Guerrero Managing Director of Las Colinas Golf & Country Club

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

By: 2018. 08. 27.

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.…

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Golf Business Forum 2018 is in the spotlight in Australia

By: 2018. 08. 24.

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…

Le Golf National has retained GEO (sustainability) certification

Commitment to sustainability at Le Golf National is not a whim

By: 2018. 08. 23.

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…

Château Élan Golf Club

Will you recognize the Château Élan Golf Club?

By: 2018. 08. 22.

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.…

Could you do more for pollinators on your golf courses?

By: 2018. 08. 21.

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…

West London Links Golf Club Pete Dye team and Menai-Davis family

The brave design of the new West London Links Golf Club

By: 2018. 08. 09.

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…

Troon & the non-golf Santa Ana Country Club

Troon & the non-golf Santa Ana Country Club

By: 2018. 08. 06.

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…

Le Golf National employee exprience innovation in practice

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

By: Paul Armitage - General Manager, Le Golf National 2018. 07. 31.

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…

Cliff Drysdale Management became a division of Troon

What can bring Cliff Drysdale Tennis for Troon?

By: 2018. 07. 23.

I was not surprised when I heard that Troon acquired Cliff Drysdale Tennis for several reasons. The Cliff Drysdale Tennis is a global, full-service tennis management company that provides the “Ultimate Tennis Experience.” Cliff Drysdale Tennis will continue to operate…

Vale Resort with the new Club Car fleet

Vale Resort doesn’t want to miss the latest golf cart trend

By: 2018. 07. 06.

When I hear about an interesting golf business news and a golf club enhancement/development project I like to analyze them from two main aspects: Its contribution to the overall customer experience of the golf club; How it can…

CMAE Young Managers Group was founded

CMAE Young Managers Group: New opportunity for young club managers

By: 2018. 06. 26.

The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) has launched a new networking group, the CMAE Young Managers Group on 30th May. The idea behind the CMAE Young Managers Group is to help CMAE members under age 35, to enhance their career…

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The first 30 years of the St Mellion International Resort

By: 2018. 06. 21.

Would you believe that Jack Nicklaus initially turned down the request of the original owners' (the Bond brothers) to build a new course next to the Kernow course (was opened in 1976; aka The Old Course), just because…

Troon North Golf Club’s Pinnacle Course

Enhancement on the way at Troon North Golf Club’s Pinnacle Course

By: 2018. 06. 18.

Troon North Golf Club's Pinnacle Course (in Scottsdale, Arizona) will undergo in the following months a 4-month course enhancement project. This is a Tom Weiskopf designed golf course, just like the other Troon North Golf Club course the Monument.…

E-bike & Michel from Leading Golf Clubs of Germany

What is the benefit of golf clubs in promoting e-bikes?

By: 2018. 06. 14.

For many years I have heard that cycling is the new golf as road cycling is becoming the preferred way of networking for the modern professional. Some believe it is a more effective way of building lasting working relationships…

Brookwater Golf & Country Club - The tree lined 18th hole offers a thrilling conclusion

Troon continues to work with Brookwater Golf & Country Club

By: 2018. 06. 07.

Troon International has been selected to manage the Brookwater Golf and Country Club, Queensland’s (Australia) premium golfing destination. Troon is managing Brookwater Golf and Country Club (18-hole, par 72 championship golf course, a Greg Norman design) for over 15…

plastic pollution_World environment day logos

Sustainability: How can golf clubs beat plastic pollution?

By: 2018. 06. 05.

I am sure that you have heard of how serious is the plastic pollution worldwide. If not, then let me give you some insights: 91% of plastic waste isn’t recycled. And since most plastics don’t biodegrade in any meaningful…