Pakistan: Tourist agency adds course at resort

A major tourist resort planned by the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is slated to include construction of a new golf course.

The PTDC recently received approval of the proposed 172-acre development at Gaddani Beach from its board of directors. The resort will also include a new hotel as well as a variety of modern water sports facilities.

Scotland: €16 million project moves ahead

Cheshire-based developer Guardian House Ltd. is moving forward with plans for a golf course and luxury housing community in Connel.

Named Saulmore Farm, the development will feature an 18-hole golf course with a full clubhouse, including a restaurant and bar.

The first phase of construction, expected to cost as much as €16 million, recently got underway. It will encompass construction of the golf course as well as the community's first six houses.

The four-bedroom houses are currently priced from €600,000 to €700,000.

Bella Collina, Indian Wells Golf Resort, Reynolds Landing capture clubhouse honors

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European course owners struggle through economic slump

Amid the uncertainty of the spreading global financial crisis, European golf industry leaders are taking steps to change the way they do business.

Delegates to the November European Golf Course Owners' Association (EGCOA) "Big Change" conference in Berlin voiced worries about the economic recession now impacting Europe. They also expressed concern that course supply in many developed and mature golf markets has exceeded demand.

New PGA president wants to promote game


Jim Remy has seen the golf industry go through ups and downs before. And he's confident that with hard work and smart decision-making, the industry will get through the current economic downturn. 

But in the meantime, as the newly elected president of the PGA of America, Remy said he plans to focus much of his efforts in the coming months on promoting the game and encouraging more individuals to play.

Golf 20/20 aims new grow-the-game program at adults


The World Golf Foundation's Golf 20/20 coalition of industry leaders has unveiled a new program designed to bolster the efforts of established programs such as Link Up 2 Golf and the PGA of America's Play Golf America to introduce new players to golf.

The new initiative, called "Get Golf Ready," specifically targets adults who either have never played golf or have had only limited exposure to the game.

British resort property sold


Hunley Hall Hotel and Golf Club, in Brotton, North Yorkshire, England, has been sold out of foreclosure for €2.25 million.

Savills handed the sale on behalf of Grant Thornton LLP. The identity of the buyer was not disclosed.

Featuring picturesque views of the North Yorkshire cost, the facility had gone into foreclosure in early 2008.

Former caddie buys Ontario golf club, plans upgrades


Hollinger Golf Club in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, has been sold to a man who as a youth worked as a caddie at the club.

Dr. Tony Kos, now a family physician in Timmins, purchased the club out of receivership for an undisclosed sum.

Kos reportedly plans to implement a five-phase series of improvements at the course that will include development of a new clubhouse. Construction of a new practice facility featuring target greens and bunkers is already underway and is expected to be complete at some point during the 2009 golf season.


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