Golf Tourism

Pinal Golf Course golfing holiday destination

TOP16 golfing holiday destination for families in Portugal & Spain

By: 2019. 07. 03.

How many of you have concrete golf holiday plans and ideas for this summer? Are you planning a golfing holiday with the kids or even with grandparents? Yes, with kids! I can ensure you here right at the…

Italian wines in traditional restaurant in florence

Can Italian wines make you play better golf?

By: 2019. 07. 01.

Last weekend we hosted some guests for dinner. We wanted to pimp up the dinner with some Italian wines to make the gathering more memorable. As I was planning which wines should we buy, I used Vivino (the…

Ocean Course at Hokuala on Kaua‘i - a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course

Is Ocean Course at Hokuala on the path of perfection?

By: 2019. 06. 26.

Billy Casper Golf has been recently selected to manage Ocean Course at Hokuala (on the Hawaiian island of Kauai). The American golf club management company will oversee clubhouse operations, golf course maintenance, marketing, sales, staffing, merchandising, golf instruction…

Golf International Pont Royal-sunset on the golf course

Building explicit links to value at the Golf International Pont Royal

By: 2019. 06. 24.

I am sure many of you have heard of that Education City Golf Club has completed the final installation of its Centre of Excellence that offers: V1 Analysis, TrackMan, FlightScope Golf, Biomechanics technology (including Gears and SAM Balance…

La Manga Club five-star Hotel Principe Felipe

Why should La Manga Club curate guest experience?

By: 2019. 06. 15.

In the last five years, La Manga Club won several accolades. Recently, they won two new titles at the World Travel Awards: Its five-star Hotel Principe Felipe was named ‘Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Villas 2019’ for the…

Rodrigo Ulrich Palheiro Golf Club Portuguese golf courses

Time to discover less known Portuguese golf courses!

By: 2019. 06. 08.

Early this year, I received a very kind invitation from Carlos Ferreira (owner of Tee Time Golf Agency, Portugal). He invited me to participate in the 1st Tee Times Lisbon Tournament 2019 (29th May – 2nd June). The…

Golf Della Montecchia golf course female golfers

Top golf destinations in Italy for female golfers

By: 2019. 06. 03.

‘Women multiplier effect’ Forbes says if the consumer economy had a sex, it would be female. Women drive 70-80% of all consumer purchasing, through a combination of their buying power and influence. In 2017, they estimated that the “female economy” was…

The Shack Bar at Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal: gastronomy experience

Where to find the best gastronomy & golf offers in Portugal?

By: 2019. 06. 03.

When we are on a golf holiday, we want to pamper ourselves. This does not stop at where we are going to play golf or the quality of the golf resort’s hotel. I am almost 100% sure that…

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…