CNN’s Living Golf program posted a series of stories about golf in China earlier this month. For the most part, they did a fine job and offer the viewer a decent overview of what’s going on here — or as much of an overview as you could expect in around 15 minutes. Sure there is […]
David Chu, patriarch of the Mission Hills family, will receive KPMG’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 Golf Business Forum next April in Dubai. The award has been around since 2006 and is “dedicated the ambassadors of the game and business of golf.” Chu joins a prestigious group of past winners: Gary Player, Ken Schofield, […]
A visit to a construction site reveals a country where golf course building is both banned and booming — and where hope competes with fear every day.
I recently received an illuminating email from renowned golf course critic Darius Oliver — author of Planet Golf and Planet Golf USA — that I thought readers of this blog would find quite interesting. I am publishing a portion of that email here, with permission from Darius: I recently exhibited at the Beijing Golf Show, […]
Golf Course Architecture magazine recently published a 2,600-word quote-packed story by Adam Lawrence that gives a nice overview of the whys and hows of China’s current boom in golf course development. Of course, no one seems to agree on what it all means or where it is all headed. Here’s how the story starts: At […]
You’d think it’s just another in a long line of Chinese golf courses choosing to “borrow” the name of a well known course in the United States (see Pine Valley, Mission Hills, et al.), but according to the most recent issue of China International Business, you’d be wrong: When the owners of California’s Pebble Beach […]
Sorry for the silence of late — various assignments and deadlines demanded my attention. I’ve got a break in the action at the moment and wanted to pass along something that, although a couple months old now, I think is still worth a post. Less than a week after the release of my Financial Times […]
The Wall Street Journal interviewed me for their story “Beijing Pulls Out Its Driver.”