Golf Tourism

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).…

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.…

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…

IAGTO Sustainability Awards Golf della Montecchia Italy

The winners of the 2018 IAGTO Sustainability Awards are…

By: 2017. 12. 12.

I assume when you first hear IAGTO, sustainability does not come to your mind. Although this is the second year when IAGTO recognizes golf clubs and resorts for their sustainability efforts with the IAGTO Sustainability Awards. They claim…

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…

20th IGTM in Cannes -Photo-Herve-Fabre-15_v2

The final countdown to the 20th IGTM has started

By: 2017. 11. 03.

The 20th International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) will kick off in five weeks. This time, it will be held in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès from December 11-14, 2017. I will be there too. We don't…

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:…

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.…

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…

TROIA Resort in Golf World list

What is the ROI of being ranked in Golf World’s list?

By: 2017. 09. 22.

How shall I say it? An old habit of golf club managers and marketing/PR managers to think about being ranked on the list of leading golf magazines (in this case Golf World) will help them to promote their…

IGTM - golf destination challenges in 2018

How should golf destinations get prepared for 2018?

By: 2017. 09. 15.

This post could have been only about the coming IGTM event that will be held on 11-14 December, in Cannes, France, but I think we should focus more on the global travel forecasts and hospitality trends (e.g. smart…

Bom Sucesso golf tourism outside Algarve

How to show golf tourism opportunities outside the Algarve?

By: 2017. 09. 11.

I am almost completely sure, that when someone asks you about golf in Portugal, you will answer as a flash the Algarve. This is not a big surprise, 45.1% of golf courses supply in Portugal is concentrated in the Algarve.…

Portugal golf industry and trends

Success story of golf in Portugal and future trends

By: Jose Villa Cardoso 2017. 08. 31.

Portugal is one of the top golf destinations in the world. Most of the golf courses are located in Algarve, in Southern Portugal, but there is a significant number of amazing golf courses in all continental areas, including…

golf travel blogs influencer marketing

TOP 10 golf travel blogs to consider

By: 2017. 08. 25.

As we all know that people will be influenced by many things during their customer journey before they arrive (if they arrive at all) to our golf resort/club or to the golf resort's website. We also know that 90% of the consumers…

PGA Catalunya Resort - Celler Mas Hereu_vine planting

How could PGA Catalunya Resort utilize wine tourism trends?

By: 2017. 08. 11.

Did you hear that PGA Catalunya Resort will have a new, on-site vineyard? The Celler Mas Hereu, will eventually see the European Tour Destination produce its own wine. The idea of combining wine and golf is not totally a new…

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

What are the new golf destination promotion techniques in 2017?

By: 2017. 08. 09.

Troon International has recently sealed a partnership with leading golf tour operators Golfbreaks.com, Your Golf Travel and golf.extra, to increase visibility and encourage more golfers than ever to venues within its world-class golf course portfolio. Properties in the…

Lumine Beach Club Picture

Who will be the 1st guest of the reopened Lumine Beach Club?

By: 2017. 07. 17.

The Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club has just reopened its Beach Club for 2017. The Beach Club, which features a unique series of tiered pools that overlook the Mediterranean Sea, offers visitors the perfect place to relax and unwind…

3. Le Touquet Golf Resort_Patrice Boissonnas

Harry Colt’s La Mer shines again in his old splendour

By: 2017. 06. 29.

It always makes me happy to share the news of a renovated, famous golf course. Most recently, the Harry Colt designed La Mer Course at Le Touquet Golf Resort (Normandy, France) gained back almost completely its old splendor.…