Golf News for Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Peter Walton, Chief Executive of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators: "We can now confidently assert that 2015 will be the fourth year of consecutive growth for global golf tour operators, which is extremely positive for the industry." [... more » ]

"Links Insight is able to supply valuable information about the business of golf in this region which not only helps me to be better educated when talking to our members but also gives our members greater knowledge that ultimately allows them to manage their business using fact based analysis and benchmarking," said Matt Brown, Executive Director of NCGOA Georgia. [... more » ]

"We're extremely proud of Chris and excited about this opportunity," said Venetian Golf & Country Club General Manger Joseph Iafe. "Both staff and members are looking forward to watching Chris play these challenging venues and cheering him on!" [... more » ]

"We are all very proud of Steve and supportive of his expedition," said Chris Berlin, Oakland Hills general manager. "We know climbing is his passion and this is important to him. And we'll be waiting for him to come back to us in great shape and tell us all about it." [... more » ]

The "Stay and Play at Orange Lake Resort" package deal lets you enjoy spectacular golf on your choice of four distinctive courses. Includes upgraded accommodations in a two-bedroom villa, two rounds of golf per night booked, complimentary resort fees, green and cart fees, daily club storage, and 50 percent off club rentals. [... more » ]

"As many courses begin closing for the winter and temperatures become less predictable, golfers can enjoy sublime temperatures at these two incredible, world-class resorts," Premier Golf President Jim Ward said. [... more » ]

"Our hearts go out to the many South Carolinians impacted by the flooding," says Todd Miller, general manager of Santee Cooper Resort. "The Santee area dodged a few bullets and welcomes local golfers and traveling golfers for the fall season without issue." [... more » ]

"Abu Dhabi now holds a prominent position in world golf, and the course design at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is some of our finest design work in the world," said Gary Player. "The combination of these two factors, as well as His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council's support, will propel this event to the highest-level." [... more » ]

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Courses in Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island ready to reopen after historic rains from Hurricane Joaquin plague South Carolina
Hurricane Joaquin drenched Kiawah Island and Myrtle Beach, S.C. last weekend, but the courses at two of the state's most popular golf destinations are already on the path to recovery. If you've got a golf trip scheduled to either place, don't give up that tee time just yet. More than 30 courses were expected to open today with others coming back online throughout the week. For more...

Presidents Cup golf travel: The top 12 international destinations, from New Zealand to Argentina
In honor of the 2015 Presidents Cup, the Golf Advisor team selected a team of the 12 best international golf destinations. (That is, outside Ryder Cup-contending countries.) We've seeded them from 1-12, but there are certainly plenty of match-up debates to be had, from proximity, to a preference for warm weather, to mountain golf, to resort vibes, to exotic locales. For more...

Royal Dornoch Golf Club's Struie Course: An overlooked gem in the Scottish Highlands
Golfers come to Scotland from the around the world to see the majestic Championship Course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Only the wise leave with an appreciation for the Struie Course as well. Golfers who can't have fun playing the Struie don't belong in my foursome! For more...