Golf Club Management

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…

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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…

Royal Mougins Golf Resort

Improved playing experience at the Royal Mougins Golf Resort

By: 2018. 06. 04.

The French Riviera's only golf resort, the Royal Mougins Golf Resort (since 1993; member of IMG Prestige) has just completed a comprehensive upgrade of the bunkers and irrigation system. This is part of the significant six-figure upgrade. Royal Mougins Golf Resort's 18-hole championship…

Troon AMPD Golf Performance partnership

Troon makes the most of the latest fitness trends

By: 2018. 05. 30.

Troon by partnering with AMPD Golf Performance to provide the best in golf swing development, golf fitness, training, athleticism and conditioning to members and customers of Troon-managed golf facilities, they are actually following the latest wellness trends in the hospitality…

The Carriage House Lounge at Adare Manor

How to be pampered in the Carriage House at Adare Manor?

By: 2018. 05. 25.

Last month, I shared with you the great news that the Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course (7509-yard) at Adare Manor went through a reconstruction. Now I can report on the opening of The Carriage House at Adare Manor (owned…

Atalayoun Golf Resort

How could Atalayoun Golf Resort impress us?

By: 2018. 05. 16.

Morocco is one of the TOP5 golf countries in Africa with 40 golf courses. South Africa is the biggest with 484 golf courses. Currently, there are 8 golf projects in development in Morocco (=20% growth) one of them…

Golf Club Staff Happy Toolbox

The “Big Time-Long Time” Golf Club Staff Happy Toolbox

By: Gregg Patterson, Founder & President “Tribal Magic!!!” 2018. 05. 15.

The “Golf Club Staff Happy” Imperative Every golf club manager’s toolbox needs to be filled with “Big Time-Long Time” Golf Club Staff Happy Tools---tactics they can use to keep the employee team Big Time Happy for a Long,…

Rain Bird IC Connect

How to make the Rain Bird Central Control multifunctional?

By: 2018. 05. 10.

Before I share with you the latest innovation of Rain Bird, I would like to draw your attention to some interesting technology trends. One of these trends is the rise of usage of artificial intelligence that will stay with…

GreenSight dashboard

How could GreenSight become really useful for turf managers?

By: 2018. 05. 09.

The GreenSight Agronomics is only 3-years old but already made its first acquisition. GreenSight has just acquired the digital-transformation firm Turf Cloud. Inc. The main motivation was to be able to provide more actionable insights for turf managers, but also…

Carnoustie Golf Links clubhouse

Does Carnoustie Golf Links focus on the right things?

By: 2018. 05. 07.

The Open Championship venue, Carnoustie Golf Links, has officially opened its new clubhouse, the Links House last week. A total of 26 jobs have been created through the £4.75 million project. The new Links House building includes: a golf…

Champion Hills Club - clubhouse

Is Champion Hills Club a wellness-focused residential community?

By: 2018. 05. 04.

Let's finish the week with a Troon news. Troon has been selected to manage the Champion Hills Club, a private golf club in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Champion Hills Club is a member-owned club…

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Creating a certified supervisor program – Part 2 -‘The Who’

By: Gregg Patterson, Founder & President “Tribal Magic!!!” 2018. 05. 02.

This is the second part of the article of 'Creating a certified supervisor program'. Doing "The Who" “Doing supervisor certification right” requires knowing The What that’s needed and The How of delivering What’s Needed effectively and efficiently.   In…

PGA Catalunya Resort - The Club Café

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

By: 2018. 04. 23.

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…

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

By: Gregg Patterson, Founder & President “Tribal Magic!!!” 2018. 04. 16.

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…

Tbilisi Hills Golf Resort European Tour Properties

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

By: 2018. 03. 27.

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…