Golf Tourism

The Els Club Malaysia mobile first approach and the Rainforest Course 7th hole

What does “mobile first” approach mean at the Els Club Malaysia?

By: 2018. 09. 18.

Back in 2010, on the Mobile World Congress in 2010, Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google said that designers should follow the “mobile first” rule/approach in product development. The "mobile first" means that our products & services (E.g. mobile application)…

Golf travel agency loyalty programs

Do golf travel agencies reward customer loyalty?

By: 2018. 09. 17.

The golf travel agencies are in a really challenging situation when golf tourists can switch easily from one distribution channel to another. In short, people have many booking options at their fingertips. Customer loyalty is not a simple…

Lee Westwood and Your Golf Travel

Your Golf Travel & the importance of added value services

By: 2018. 09. 04.

I am so happy that Your Golf Travel came to the same conclusion as I did last July. In that post, I highlighted the Portuguese Tee Times Golf Agency's 'unlimited golf concept' as a great offer. The reason why…

Education City Golf Club and the 4th hole

What will bring the new Education City Golf Club to Qatar?

By: 2018. 08. 28.

Probably you remember that in 2015 I reported about the construction of the development of the Qatar International Golf Club (now it is called Education City Golf Club) in the heart of Doha. The project comprises an 18-hole championship golf course,…

Cristobal Guerrero Managing Director of Las Colinas Golf & Country Club

Insider: Where is Las Colinas Golf & Country Club heading to?

By: 2018. 08. 27.

Since I read the article in the Financial Times last year about golf resort living and golf tourism, I was really curious to know the opinion of Cristobal Guerrero, the managing director of Las Colinas Golf & Country Club.…

Golf Business Forum 2018_Melbourne Park networking moments

Golf Business Forum 2018 is in the spotlight in Australia

By: 2018. 08. 24.

I met with Andrew Davies (Director @ Golf Business Forum, Australia) at the Annual Conference of EGCOA in 2016. He talked with great enthusiasm about their conference project. It was their first event. For this conference, they were…

Oceanico Pinhal 13th Portugal golf tourism destination

The great success of the Portuguese golf tourism industry

By: 2018. 08. 20.

I have already heard many promising great news about the latest success of the Portuguese golf tourism industry, but I wanted to hear from first hand about the details. This is why I asked Carlos Ferreira, the Founder…

Hoiana Shores Golf Club designed by Robert Trent Jones II.

Hoiana Shores Golf Club: part of a US$4 billion mega-resort

By: 2018. 07. 26.

The story Hoiana Shores Golf Club (Quang Nam Province, Vietnam; cca. 40 kilometers from the Da Nang Airport) began on 2 August 2016 when the Suncity Group received all of the official approvals. It is part of a US$4 billion mega-resort.…

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…

2018 Ryder Cup by Getty Images

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…

tee times booking solutions brands-communication--2018

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…