This week our guest for a Greenside Chat is Les Durno, General Manager at Cruden Bay Golf Club, a quintessential club with a unique history located in the northeast of Scotland. Les discusses his long time family ties with the Club, the fascinating backstory of Cruden Bay Hotel & Golf Club and why the visitor experience is so memorable both on and off the course. He also shares some fantastic footage from a 1914 match between Harry Vardon and Ted Ray. From Dracula & Slains Castle to authentic links golf and warm welcomes, don’t miss this Greenside Chat!Read more “A Greenside Chat: The Story of an Authentic Scottish Golf Club ~ Cruden Bay Golf Club”
This week our guest for a Greenside Chat is Jon McCord, Director of Golf at Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs, two of the world’s most stunning courses located on the North Island of New Zealand. Jon discusses his journey from growing up in a small town in Iowa to managing these two remarkable courses, owned by Julian Robertson – former superstar trader and hedge fund manager from North Carolina. Jon describes what’s so special about these two courses and the luxury lodges situated onsite, and shares insight to many of New Zealand’s other marquee courses, cultural experiences, and reasons why New Zealand checks off all the right boxes for golf, wine and travel enthusiasts.Read more “A Greenside Chat: The Story of Cape Kidnappers & Kauri Cliffs ~ Defining Luxury in New Zealand”
The 150th Open on the Old Course, St Andrews in 2022 shall be a memorable and much-anticipated championship.
The R&A has announced dates for the two subsequent championships. Both venues had been previously declared before the pandemic struck, but the new dates were still unknown.Read more “2023, 2024 Dates Confirmed For The 151st Open & The 152nd Open”
Our interest and motivation to present our “Authentic Collection” was simple. Could we do a better job of introducing our clients to some golfing ideas in Scotland, which hitherto have been overlooked by our clients? Scotland is blessed with a collection of marque courses, some of which routinely host The Open. However, there is more to the story…Read more “The Authentic Collection – Scotland Golf Packages”
This week our guest for a Greenside Chat is Barney Coleman, Club Manager at Emirates Golf Club – annual home to the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic. Barney discusses the history of golf in Dubai, the impact of golf tourism in the region, the premium hospitality experience, and the amenities of Dubai Golf which include three facilities and five courses.Read more “A Greenside Chat: The Story of a Premium Golf Destination in the Middle East ~ Dubai, U.A.E.”