Golf Marketing

Innovative-Ideas-green fee revenue

How do you find new sources of green fee revenue?

By: 2018. 04. 19.

An often-quoted idea is that golf clubs should understand their customers and create customer profiles. In recent years, more and more golf clubs have begun to recognize that it is not enough to know what our golf club…

Adare Manor, County Limerick, Ireland

Who will test 1st Adare Manor’s reconstructed golf course?

By: 2018. 04. 08.

In less than two weeks, County Limerick’s 5* hotel and golf resort, Adare Manor will relaunch its wholly-reconstructed, Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. To make the moment remarkable, they will hold an Exhibition Match on 20th April. Among the invited…

Female golf participation 2017 by EGCOA

How relevant is your golf club for women?

By: 2018. 04. 03.

The European Golf Course Owners Association held not so long time ago (22-24 March 2018) its annual conference, the EGCOA Golf Business Conference in Vienna, Austria. I was really lucky to be there and hear from first hand,…

Personal, relevant, and timely golf holiday services in demand

By: 2018. 03. 29.

I think we are living in a world where experience is more important than the price. This is also true regarding golf holiday services. Golf travelers want to feel like you care about them. Whether you are a…

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…

Troon Privé Rio Verde Community and Country Club

What can Troon Privé expect from high NPS score?

By: 2018. 03. 15.

The Troon Privé managed Rio Verde Country Club and Community are in a very good mood. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, was hired to manage the club in mid-2016. Earlier this year, members approved a…

La Manga Club will host the 2018 World Golf Awards ceremony

La Manga Club impressed the World Golf Awards’ organizers

By: 2018. 03. 14.

I have got a very pleasant experience with the La Manga Club. Last year, my client, the Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed Zala Springs Golf Resort won Hungary's Best Golf Course 2017 title at the World Golf Awards.…

customer experience reality expectation

Do you align Customer Experience with your golf club marketing?

By: 2018. 03. 07.

In these days, I am working on the next presentation that I will give at the 4th National Conference on Residential Tourism & Golf in Estoril, Portugal on 11th April. I was invited by Vanessa Velosa, the secretary general…

NPS improve-customer-experience

Can NPS show the right direction for your golf club business?

By: 2018. 02. 21.

More than three years ago I thought to share with you my thoughts about NPS (Net Promoter Score) as a tool to measure customer experience in golf clubs and golf resorts. In that article (later The Golf Business…

More Fun with Golf Genius

Who is the most likely to acquire Golf Genius?

By: 2018. 02. 15.

A commissioned customer satisfaction survey is more than nothing. Three years ago I found in England Golf's Golf Club Membership Questionnaire than 50% of the golf clubs are conducting exit surveys of departing golf club members. Now, Golf Genius was interested…

Tee times sales in midweek periods

How would you stop midweek tee time sales crisis?

By: 2018. 02. 06.

One of my new year resolutions was to play more frequently golf (at least once a week) in 2018. I started to plan and prioritize my future activities to be able to achieve this goal. When I know…

Foremost Elite Marketing Programme personalization

How is Foremost embracing the personalization trend?

By: 2018. 01. 09.

The need for personalization of offers, online experience, services, products, and communication is not a totally new trend. When we get a personalized service or product it means the marketer treats us well as individuals. Such approach can lead…

Shark Experience in the golf cart

The Shark Experience vs Pace of Play. Can you decide?

By: 2017. 12. 22.

I am that golfer who goes to play golf with his friends to relax and talk with them during his stay in the golf club. What I experienced so far that we golfers need silence, tranquility, and silence…

Honma Golf Gallery Store within the popular Roger Dunn Golf Shops’ Santa Ana, California

Can we get meaningful experience at the new Honma Golf Gallery Store?

By: 2017. 11. 21.

We can agree that there are not so many headlines around the Japan-based Honma Golf. Have you heard about that last year the Japanese prime minister gave a Honma Beres S-05 with 9.5 degrees of loft with a…

golf club member loyalty in a chart by Players 1st

Do you know how to manage golf club members’ loyalty?

By: Morten Bisgaard - CEO & Co-founder, Players 1st 2017. 11. 13.

Currently, as golf clubs find themselves losing members - some at a critical rate - a vast number of clubs are focusing on recruitment rather than retention, often leading to high churn rates. We know from our extensive…

The Track Meydan Golf Daytime

How can The Track Meydan expand its market in Dubai?

By: 2017. 11. 10.

A few years ago I asked you whether would you share your golf club membership with your friends and what is the possibility of creating shareable golf club membership offers. What I found at The Track, Meydan Golf (Peter…

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:…

Foremost 59club logos

How Foremost tries to win at customer experience?

By: 2017. 10. 23.

One of this year's TOP 5 retail trends is the creation of meaningful customer experience and brand engagement. Smarter companies like Foremost (soon I will tell you why) understood that customer experience will be their primary basis for…

Golf travel instagramers - visual communication

Who are the TOP 7 golf travel instagramers to consider?

By: 2017. 10. 20.

I received many positive feedbacks about my TOP 10 golf travel blogs' list that I published in August. So I thought to analyze another social media platform, the Instagram, and who are the most successful golf travel instagramers.…