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The Bluffs Gets Kudos For Aiding Vietnam’s Golf Growth

POSTED ON July 30, 2019 @ 6:43 pm

Ever since its debut five years ago, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip has been in the vanguard of Vietnam’s emergence as one of Asia’s most exciting destinations for golf. Its efforts to grow the game in the Southeast Asian nation were given the official seal of approval last week when...


Call to use Wellington City council-owned golf course to ease housing crisis

POSTED ON July 30, 2019 @ 4:41 pm

Building hundreds of houses on a section of the Berhampore Golf Course could relieve pressure on property prices across the city, an economist says. Property developer Kurt Gibbons, of GibbonsCo, believes 500 medium-density terraced houses could be built on just a quarter of the 90-acre Berhampore Golf Course, which is protected by the...


With 3 projects in works, Golfplan still leading SK’s public revolution

POSTED ON July 30, 2019 @ 12:42 pm

Having designed the first public facility here, in 1982, and led the country’s second wave of public golf development during the 1990s, the course architects at Golfplan-Dale & Ramsey are today spearheading Stage III with one stand-alone, public project newly opened and another three in various stages of development. The...


Horsham Golf Club will use $300k loan to restructure

POSTED ON July 29, 2019 @ 10:47 am

Horsham Golf Club will use a $300,000 loan from Horsham Rural City Council (HRCC) to restructure its borrowings and strengthen its financial position across the next decade. Councillors at the June Ordinary Meeting adopted a recommendation to provide the loan for a term of 10 years. The Club has experienced...


SEEK: Chief Executive Officer – Golf Management Australia

POSTED ON July 29, 2019 @ 10:24 am

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Support senior golf club managers across Australia Strategic leadership and governance role Drive member engagement and growth Work from home (Melbourne or Sydney preferred) Golf Management Australia (GMA) represents Golf Club Managers throughout Australia and, through state GMA associations, aims to provide professional development, support, education, networking and health/wellbeing...


Three-storey, 50-room hotel planned for Canterbury’s Pegasus Golf Course

POSTED ON July 26, 2019 @ 11:59 am

The North Canterbury township of Pegasus may soon boast a new 50-room hotel and conference facility. Pegasus Golf Ltd has applied to the Waimakariri District Council for resource consent to build a three-storey hotel with conference centre and restaurant. The development would be located on three vacant lots on Taerutu...


Industry awards nominations Now Open

POSTED ON July 26, 2019 @ 11:56 am

Nominations for the 2019 NSW Golf Industry awards are now open. Being held on Monday, October 21st, 2019 at the iconic Curzon Hall at Marsfield, six organisations: Golf NSW, PGA of Australia (NSW/ACT), Golf Management Australia (NSW), Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG), the NSW Golf Course Superintendents Association (NSWGCSA) and...


Queensland Open rescheduled for 2020

POSTED ON July 26, 2019 @ 11:54 am

Golf Australia (GA) and the PGA of Australia advise that the Isuzu Queensland Open will not be played this year, with plans to reschedule the prestigious championship in early 2020. GA’s operations boss Simon Brookhouse said all in the industry were committed to making the Queensland Open one of Australia’s...


New PGA Centre for Learning and Performance opens at Wembley Golf Course

POSTED ON July 24, 2019 @ 5:10 pm

Golfers in Western Australia will be able to take their game to a new level thanks to the opening of the PGA Centre for Learning and Performance at Wembley Golf Course. Wembley Golf Course in Perth is delighted to launch Australia’s second PGA Centre for Learning and Performance in addition...


The rise of golf tourism increases travel risks. Are you covered?

POSTED ON July 23, 2019 @ 5:23 pm

Before you tee off, make sure your golf travel insurance is on par. The golf tourism industry has boomed over the last decade, with a steady upsurge in holiday makers worldwide opting to bring their clubs and squeeze in a quick 9 or 18-holes between poolside margaritas when travelling. Recent...