Golf Tourism

Unlimited golf package concept and golf holiday

Golf holiday: Who can resist to the unlimited golf concept?

By: 2018. 07. 18.

Recently, I was surprised to discover an interesting golf holiday package offer, the 'unlimited golf concept' at Tee Times Golf Agency, a leading Portuguese golf travel agency. I know you can find something similar in the Marriott Experiences…

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The 2018 Ryder Cup … a golf development factor in France

By: Olivier Denis-Massé, CMO, French Golf Federation 2018. 07. 16.

When the French Golf Federation submitted a bid to host the 2018 Ryder Cup, ambitions were strong for French golf! More courses, more golfers, more champions, and moreover bring golf into the heart of the French population, as…

Pacific Links International expansion in 2018

What will 2018 bring to Pacific Links International?

By: 2018. 06. 28.

I think my American and Australian readers will be much more familiar with Pacific Links International, the world’s premier golf network. The reason why I thought to highlight Pacific Links International to you is that the number of Pacific Links…

Troon International Trophy at Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Where will be the first Troon International Trophy?

By: 2018. 06. 22.

Troon International has announced to launch of the first-ever Troon International Trophy, to be held at the world-renowned Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Clubs (Gary Player-designed) from the 22nd – 24th October 2018. What makes it unique is that…

golf travel agencies before major changes

How can golf travel agencies remain relevant in 2018?

By: 2018. 06. 13.

In a previous post, I have already started to hint and recommend to golf travel agencies that golf travelers are looking for “experiences”.  As part of the customer experience innovation and development, I recommended a high level of…

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TOP 10 tee times booking solutions for Spain and Portugal

By: 2018. 05. 23.

The golf tourism in the Algarve generated 500 million euros in 2017 and generated 16,800 jobs (source: Algarve Tourism Association). This is why I thought to figure out what are the TOP 10 tee times booking solutions for Spain…

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…

rented golf clubs and golf holidays

Can we gain a relaxed golf holiday with rented golf clubs?

By: 2018. 04. 24.

It is a constant dilemma for us golfers when we plan our golf holiday or golf trip abroad whether to bring our customized golf clubs with us or utilize golf club rental services at the local golf resort…

Tewkesbury Park Hotel room

How will Tewkesbury Park raise the quality of hospitality?

By: 2018. 04. 13.

The renowned Tewkesbury Park went through a two-year, £9m facelift. The owners claim that the 93-room luxury hotel, spa, and golf course now offers the complete golf break with outstanding accommodation. From now on we can choose from six brand-new historic…

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…

Real Club de Golf El Prat 17th hole

The Real Club de Golf El Prat found the missing link

By: 2018. 03. 20.

I think we all agree on that the Real Club de Golf El Prat is one of the world's foremost golf clubs. I don't think I have to introduce you the club. I will just list the most interesting…

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).…