But has golf development stalled across the continent, or is the momentum still there? Adam Lawrence investigates. The eastward shift of the global golf industry in the past two decades has been dramatic.
They feel that with their extensive experience in Asia, and with the services of our respected and experienced team of Golf Course Shapers, Construction Managers, Superintendents and Consultants that they can offer a service and price that is without comparison. AGC is a JV partnership between Tropical Landscaping International and Asian Sportsturf Limited and is an internationally recognized, full service golf course company that provides premium quality construction, maintenance, consultation and training services for golf courses and sports facilities. They can provide a full golf course management package, including the supply of grass, through to construction of nurseries on site, the management and operation of the golf course construction, grow in and on-going maintenance of the facility.
Graduated from Purdue UniversityAgronomy, Since More than 45 Years of Experience in the Golf Industry.
Filed to: AsiaLeadershipManagement. The club is the site of an annual Asian Tour event. Photos courtesy of Tony Taylor.
Flagstick is well-connected throughout the golf industry, which allows us to offer our clients access to top designers, manufacturers, suppliers and expert personnel. Our many long-standing relationships throughout the industry mean that our clients receive great service, prompt delivery of equipment and supplies, and, in many instances, exclusive Flagstick discounts. National Trading Ltd.
Though only 1 month old, Asia Golf Design staff have been based and working throughout Asia for the past 23 years in various roles in the construction and design business. Beginning in Thailand in as a Construction Supervisor for a hole project west of Bangkok, we then migrated south to Singapore where the new role was Design Coordinator for all IMG and its signature designer projects. Over the years, Project Manager was added to the overall duties, as well as promotions to Senior Design Associate. In order to ensure quality control for all projects, travel was virtually non-stop for a number of years.
Quality Golf Founder Tony Taylor pictured left is a turf manager who made the leap to the Asian golf market plus years ago. In the first of a two-part feature originally published in GCM, Bangkok-based Taylor shares lessons in perseverance and management learned through a different lens. It was a scene from the golf course construction boom in Asia.
Golfers travelling throughout the West often take it for granted that luxury resorts offer access to quality golf courses, an amenity as common in some regions as spas or swimming pools. But this has not been the case in many parts of the world—until now. Golf is booming in areas relatively new to the sport, especially across Asia. China and South Korea are seeing the fastest growth, with the latter especially notable for the rapid proliferation of cutting-edge indoor golf simulators in addition to conventional courses.