Golf Tourism

Greg Norman-designed course at Al Mouj Golf

Al Mouj Golf is making headlines again…but how?

By: 2019. 05. 21.

Two years ago I have already highlighted Al Mouj Golf when I wrote about the development of Jebel Sifah (designed by Peter Harradine). I told then that Al Mouj Golf is a more complex and compelling golf experience with its Greg Norman-designed, 18-hole, par…

Faldo Signature Design Laguna Golf Lăng Cô plays host to the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

What is the value of Faldo Signature Design Status?

By: 2019. 05. 16.

This morning I had to realize that Faldo Design provides two design brand options: Faldo Design,Sir Nick Faldo Signature. What I liked in the Sir Nick Faldo Signature offer is that it provides a Golf Environment Organization (GEO)…

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…

Real Club de Golf El Prat La Mola Lobby B Arty

Is smart hospitality important to La Mola?

By: 2019. 05. 08.

The Real Club de Golf El Prat has just extended its exclusivity agreement with La Mola Conference Center Hotel. La Mola is located next to the 10th hole of the North course of Real Club de Golf El…

sirmione-lago-di-garda Italian golf tourism

What can boost Italian golf tourism?

By: 2019. 05. 02.

I firmly believe that there is a huge and untapped opportunity in Italian golf tourism. Hence, I thought to ask the Founders of Italy4golf about how they want to boost the inbound golf tourism in Italy. What kind…

portugal wine regions map

Where to play golf in Portugal’s famous wine regions?

By: 2019. 05. 01.

Recently, I had to realize that with my friends and family members, we talk quite a lot about the great Portuguese wines. These discussions usually start with mentioning the wine region of Porto or Madeira. Soon I understood…

attracting customers - online tee time booking

Online tee time bookings can be simple in Italy if…

By: 2019. 05. 01.

Almost a year ago I composed the list of TOP10 online tee time booking solutions for Portugal and Spain. The article received many comments and feedbacks. Among the comments, I found a very legitimate one, namely where are…

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…

148th Open-Royal Portrush Golf Course

High hopes for the success of the 148th Open in Northern Ireland

By: 2019. 04. 16.

Last week I had an interesting conversation about the possible effects of Brexit on UK golf clubs. I thought to share with you some of our worries/concerns before letting you know the high hopes of Royal Portrush Golf…

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…

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…

Golf holiday travel experience

How to have an unforgettable golf holiday in Italy?

By: 2019. 04. 01.

I know how much planning goes before every golf holiday travel. This is especially true when you are going to a less known golf holiday destination like Italy. Hence, I thought to help you to have an unforgettable…

Cannot skip Portugal golf tourism

The surprising growth of Portuguese & Spanish golf tourism

By: 2019. 03. 06.

My Portuguese friend, Carlos Ferreira (owner of Tee Times Golf Agency) wrote me a few weeks ago about an almost 30% growth in the number of played rounds among his clients between the periods of November 2017 –…

Castello Antognolla Golf Course Umbria Italy

What are the benefits of playing golf in Italy?

By: 2019. 03. 05.

If you remember, Reed Exhibition in cooperation with Sports Marketing Surveys came out with a study about the trends in the golf tourism industry in 2017. They asked over 10,000 regular golfers (=those who play at least 10…

facing the future golf travel agencies

The relevance & potentials of golf travel agencies in 2019

By: 2019. 02. 05.

We might have the impression that in the age of social media and smartphones golf travel agencies’ role will diminish in golf holiday package sales and golf destination promotion. However, who had been to the latest IGTM event…

franciacorta-golf-club-corte-franca-brescia-Italy

Italy the untold golf tourism destination…

By: 2019. 02. 03.

At the latest IGTM in Ljubljana, Slovenia I tried to discover the less popular golf destinations among them Italy. I found only 25 companies representing Italy, including DMCs, golf resorts, golf travel agencies, and hotels. All this while…

Miguel Franco Sousa golf societies

Golfing societies – Are they saving the game or killing it?

By: Miguel Franco de Sousa - President, Portugal Golf Federation 2019. 01. 09.

With some very isolated exceptions, the sustainability of golf courses has been seriously compromised a little bit all over the world. The question is: Do we have a few golfers or too many golf courses? Or maybe a…

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club golf course

What did Monte Rei Golf & Country Club achieve in 2018?

By: 2019. 01. 07.

During the latest IGTM event in Ljubljana, Slovenia, I thought I will be able to interview David Ashington (Director of Sales & Hospitality, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club). Very soon I had to realize that due to…