Golf Tourism

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.…

Philippines One-of-the-Golf-Fam-Tour-destinations-for-AGTC-2018

What is the future of the Philippines as a golf destination?

By: 2018. 03. 13.

In 2017, R&A 's "Golf around the world" report found and listed 105 golf clubs in the Philippines (versus 240 in Thailand, 183 in Malaysia, 161 in Indonesia, 128 in Myanmar). This is an 11.7% growth since 2015. The country…

Hinojo Community Las Colinas Golf Country Club from above

Does it worth investing in Hinojo Community as a 2nd home?

By: 2018. 03. 02.

The year 2017, was a great year for the Spanish home sales. The Spanish house price index published by Tinsa shows a significant rise in real estate prices in 2017: Barcelona, Madrid area - 7,5% the Mediterranean coast up…

La Reserva Club Sotogrande_VALLEY_VIEW

Is La Reserva Club close to becoming a deluxe facility?

By: 2018. 03. 01.

I think it is fair to say that we have not had a bad time so far at the La Reserva Club, Sotogrande (Spain). The La Reserva Club is the leisure component of La Reserva de Sotogrande gated residential…

The Stunning 17th on Sentosa Golf Club's New Tanjong Course

What will be the prominent feature of the Sentosa Golf Club?

By: 2018. 02. 26.

Last year, I have already mentioned Sentosa Golf Club's Singapore Open Agronomy Volunteer Programme. Last week they were the host of the first-ever Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship at their new Tanjong Course (completed in November 2016). The Thai star Atthaya…

Amendoeira Golf Resort Oceanico O'Connor Jnr Course

Will Amendoeira Golf Resort reap the laurels at the EGTA?

By: 2018. 02. 13.

None of the golf resorts and golf clubs can sit on their laurels when customer trust and credibility are at stake. Even the most shrewd golfer and golf tourist pay attention to such social proofs like the World Golf…

Caddy Rooms King Room

How is the new Caddy Rooms is leveraging technology?

By: 2018. 02. 08.

I see many interesting technologies and digital solutions are entering into to the hospitality industry (e.g. Pebble Beach Company's virtual concierge service in cooperation with IBM Watson). This is why I wanted to scrutinize PGA Catalunya Resort's new…

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…