golfscape Partners with American Express

golfscape Partners with American Express

golfscape is excited to announce a partnership with American Express, offering American Express Card Members in six Asian markets – China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam – 15% savings when booking tee times on for the first time, and 5% savings on subsequent bookings through the 31st of March 2018.
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Introducing Languages

A New Way for Chinese and Japanese to Book Golf Worldwide

A new way for Chinese and Japanese to book golf worldwide

For the first time, golf enthusiasts from China and Japan can book tee times at over 50 golf destinations in their mother-tongue. We have launched our Chinese and Japanese websites, with more languages to come.

This project came about as a reaction to the high demand of Asian golfers arriving at our platform to book golf around the world. It was clear customers wanted a richer experience in a language they understood. We responded by focusing on the concept of making sure Japan and China could book tee times as easily as English speakers.

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Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club – Hosts of The European Senior Tour

Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club - Family Day Out

Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club is located 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport and is a fantastic golf course to take your family to when playing golf in Dubai. Don’t be frightened by the name, this club offers golf for all the family and much more.

Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Peter Harradine, this 9 hole golf course is fully floodlit to play from 7:30AM in the morning to 11:00PM. Played morning or night, this oasis of Paspalum grass will provide a par 72 layout that stretches in excess of the 7,300 yard mark. A pleasure to play but a challenge to par, the course offers between 5 and 7 different tees on every hole, vast water features, generous fairways, large and challenging bunkers and unique undulations; all of which ensure this golfing paradise offers a fair but tough test to every level of golfer and one you will relish time and time again.

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#UAEbest18: A Signature Hole Guide

With so many world-class golf courses to choose from in the UAE, and all within two hours from Dubai International Airport, it can be hard to pick one to play. We have compiled a UAE signature hole guide to help you choose. We’ve also teamed up with UAE golf courses to provide you with the chance to win a four-ball at 15 of UAE’s top golf courses. The grand prize is four VIP tickets to DP World!

Bali Welcomes Bukit Pandawa Golf Course

Bukit Pandawa Golf Course Sea View

Welcome Bali’s latest addition and only 18 hole championship-caliber par-3 golf course on the Island – Bukit Pandawa Golf Course. Bali’s newest arrival is now the most southern golf course on the peninsula, looking out onto the world-famous surf breaks of Bukit Peninsula. 10 of the 18 holes have views of the Indonesian Ocean, while other fairways offer backdrops of historical architectural ruins. The golf course emerges from limestone landscape. Characterized by its elevated ridges, weaving cliff edges, and laid with Paspalum grass. The challenges of this course are defined by the intricate greens complexes and rock outcroppings. Although it differs in many ways from the other five courses Bali now offers, it still maintains its natural landscape theme.

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Travel Stories: A Foodie on the Fairways

Pearl Valley Golf Club Fairway & Bridge

At golfscape, we like to send our in-house experts out into the field and explore all parts unknown of the destinations we serve from the golf to the culture. Therefore, It wasn’t hard for the team to convince our co-founder at golfscape, Michael, to get on a plane and spend the weekend exploring Cape Town during April’s Autumn harvest season. Michael happens to be the best golfer on our team but his passion for the sport is being rivaled in recent years by his love for food.

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The Most Expensive Courses in the World

Trump National Golf Club

Golf is a game enjoyed all over the world by both players and fans. Many of whom enjoy to travel overseas to boost adrenaline into their golfing adventures. If you’re one of these, you may have walked the same steps as some very well known names. It’s no red carpet, but nonetheless is still pretty damn cool! There is a handful of luxurious golf courses around the world, all of which are of the highest pedigree. Unsurprisingly, these courses are very popular hot spots for both professional golfers and celebrities, all those who wish to hone their skills with the iron.

We have found out which of the world’s golf courses ask for a hefty fee and which celebrities have taken on these challenges

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The golfscape Apple TV app

golfscape Apple TV app

Today, we launched our first golfscape app on the Apple TV, bringing our exciting technology and service to the living room. Why are we super excited? The golfscape Apple TV app provides you with an incredibly immersive experience to discover golf in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Inspire your next trip with amazing courses in over 55 countries, and high-resolution features at top worldwide golf properties.

The golfscape app offers two unique experiences:
• Featured Destinations – explore a curated selection of the finest courses
• Worldwide Slideshow – sit back and enjoy views from around the globe

Stay tuned for more updates!

Success Story: Nirwana Bali Golf Club

Nirwana Bali Website

After servicing golf booking requests by email, phone and tour operators for many years, the team at Nirwana Bali Golf Club led by Director of Golf Steven Morgan, now offers customers visiting their website a seamless web experience to complete an online reservation in seconds powered by the golfscape booking widget.

The widget is not dependent on our existing golf course technology, and we were able to go live processing instant bookings on the Nirwana Bali Golf Club website in a matter of hours. To have something so flexible and easy to set-up with minimal IT support is fantastic.
– Steven Morgan, Director of Golf, Nirwana Bali Golf Club

The newly launched product feature is dramatically improving Nirwana Bali Golf Club’s web traffic conversion rates, helping the golf operations department better manage efficiencies with staffing to instantly confirm reservations with customers. Launched in early May, the widget technology is currently operating at 60 golf bookings per month run rate on Nirwana Bali Golf Club’s website.

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5 Reasons Why Technology Is Reshaping the Golf Industry

golfscape Responsive Design

We all know how conservative and stuffy the golf industry can be at times, and many would argue that technology and the digital revolution has put golf on the back foot, struggling to play catch up.

Other industries have seen the transformation happening and quickly joined the movement as a way to grow their respective businesses and position themselves for the future. With a saturated market, higher competition, greater barriers to entry and new ways to be discovered, it makes a digital presence a must rather than an option for any business. However an unwillingness to embrace the future coupled with changing market forces, has put the golf industry in a tough spot. Rounds are down; club membership is less attractive of an option giving way to the “transient” golfer that is destination focused, mobile and on-the-go. Most golf course operators ask: where are these new customers online? How do they need to be engaged differently than a local audience? Do I have the tools and the budget in order to connect with them?

This is why companies like golfscape have arrived to solve these issues that the golf courses are plagued with. Creating a bridge between golf courses and online channels, using online advertising models to attract users in their searches, will ultimately drive incremental new business to golf courses.

Taking golf into a new dimension of mobility and online booking, golfscapehelps golf courses in a simple and effortless manner. By using a extranet system, golf course operators can create an editorial page in minutes where they can replicate all the content displayed on their own websites, and in seconds if they wish, opt-in to the xPro Sales Channel to load various rate cards and display bookable inventory to the user in real-time to confirm instantly.

The 5 reasons why technology is reshaping the golf industry:

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