Greek Tourist Enterprises have invested heavily into promoting Costa Navarino as a world-class golfing destination in recent years, and with four spectacular golf courses now in operation it is fast becoming a golfing mecca. With four hotels on-site, and an array of residences too, Costa Navarino cater for visitors flying in from all parts of the world, with buggy fleets and rental sets being made available to cater for their needs. This, of course, requires large storage areas to complement the free flow of bag and buggy movements.
The Grove has announced a host of important investments to its award-winning golf experience ahead of its 20th anniversary celebrations next year. The five-star luxury retreat already boasts one of the finest golf experiences in the UK thanks to its Kyle Phillips-designed 18-hole championship golf course and impeccable customer service. Work is already under way to extend The Stables Bar and enhance the outdoor terrace and courtyard areas to further elevate the food and beverage offering. The Locker Rooms, Stables Toilets and Halfway House are also undergoing significant renovations.
Members and guests can look forward to an enhanced golfing experience at The Manor House Golf Club in 2023 with the acclaimed Wiltshire venue making a number of upgrades to its championship course this winter. Already renowned for its quality and outstanding year-round condition thanks to the exceptional drainage of the par-72 layout, officials at the club have announced a further period of course investment, with a major sustainable bunker renovation project among the improvements being made.
PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness has reduced its energy consumption by 50 per cent with a number of new, sustainable energy measures, which will help the Spainish golf resort cut more than 362 tonnes of CO² emissions each year. The 36-hole venue near Girona, Spain, has invested 300,000€ in state-of-the-art air conditioning units at its five-star hotel Camiral and award-winning Wellness Centre, and an on-site, 900m² photovoltaic power station with 316 solar panels has also been installed on the hotel’s roof, enabling the resort to generate 210,772 KW of green energy to power both its hotel and Wellness Centre.
In just two short months, St Andrews Links has seen dramatic results at its range facility through the new installation of Toptracer Range — a move which has led to higher usage from golfers of all ages thanks to the innovative, experiential offering now available at The Home of Golf. As part of a long-term partnership, Toptracer Range has completely transformed the practice facilities on-site.
Major players across the golf industry, including Ballybunion Golf Club, are endorsing a Safety and Compliance platform which helps ensure the safety, compliance and training standards at golf clubs are up to date literally at the click of a button. Golf clubs, golf course management organisations, insurance companies, health & safety and legal experts have all sung the praises of Obbi Golf, an award-winning solution which is simple to install and operate and saves golf clubs time and money and ensure compliance in an ever more-strict regulatory world.
A new community-based golf and entertainment facility has successfully launched an ambitious education and community programme that will see golf lessons delivered to 42,500 pupils across Glasgow over the next five years. Golf It!, a unique golf concept being developed by The R&A located on the new south bank of Hogganfield Loch, is set to open next summer and is already working with three schools across the North East of Glasgow to inspire the next generation of golfers.
More golf courses have turned to Motocaddy for their rental fleets than ever before this year, with many prestigious clubs and resorts choosing the innovative brand’s products for their proven reliability, game-enhancing features and profitable margins. The world’s biggest-selling electric trolley brand offers an award-winning selection of rental fleet options — from the easy-to-use M1 and M1 DHC compact-folding models, to the pioneering M5 GPS and M5 GPS DHC touchscreen trolleys with 40,000 pre-loaded courses.
The R&A has confirmed that Grant Moir is to become its executive director — Governance, effective from January 1, 2023. He will lead the organisation’s governance responsibilities, including the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status and handicapping, succeeding David Rickman, who has held the role since 1996. He will also liaise closely with The R&A’s equipment standards team, led by Professor Steve Otto.
Glenmuir, whose purpose is to craft the world’s most loved golf clothing, has launched its Spring Summer 2023 collection (SS23) with on trend colours Amethyst and Marine Green as well as classic colours Tahiti and Candy. The focus remains strongly on sustainable performance fabrics as well as luxurious but sustainable natural fibres combined with contemporary styling and an emphasis on brand new prints.
Golf Saudi has shown its commitment to sustainability, by announcing during this week’s Aramco Team Series-Jeddah that three of its golf clubs have successfully achieved certification by GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf, the international non-profit entirely dedicated to helping accelerate sustainability in and through golf. Three golf clubs in Riyadh and Jeddah respectively: Dirab Golf & Country Club; Riyadh Golf Club and Royal Greens Golf & Country Club have been recognised for meeting the international standard for sustainability in golf and agreeing to further improvement over the next three years.
Motocaddy has joined the TGI Golf Partnership as a Partner Supplier for the first time in a deal that will see its award-winning product range made available to more high-quality golf retailers. “We’re delighted to get this partnership agreed and we’re very much looking forward to working closely with the TGI Golf team and their retail partners to help grow their businesses and support their customers,” said Motocaddy sales director, Steve Morris.
A new specialist digital marketing agency INFLUX.GOLF has launched, helping global golf brands, destinations and events increase direct-to-customer sales. With an experienced team of digital marketers and brand content creators in London, Edinburgh and Cape Town, the new agency combines incisive data, decades of digital expertise and compelling content to drive sales to new and loyal customers.
Celtic Manor Resort has installed a new fleet of state-of-the-art electric Club Car golf vehicles as part of its sustainability mission. The five-star South Wales venue, host of the 2010 Ryder Cup, has purchased 135 Tempo Lithium-Ion golf cars, complete with Club Car’s long-lasting, fast-charging battery, to minimise energy consumption and adhere to the resort’s sustainability drive.