Not long ago golfing with a mate from São Paulo Doug Munro he suggested I do my list out of curiosity and voila here it is. Golf has been a wonderful game for me – the source of many wonderful friends from my early days in Fiji and my childhood mate Mark Ragg (RIP 94), my old view mates Dan and David. I regret not having played more as a young man however so be it! In those early days we would play intermittenly however that changed when I arrived in Acapulco. Since around ’99 golf has become an important part of my life and has afforded me many good mates from Gerardo Estua, Matteoni, Sergio Olvera, Antonio Palazuelos in Acapulco, Roberto Engels and the Borns in Punta del Este, Ronnie Trussi, Diego Bruno Quijano en Bs As, John Pacey, Fabrice Meyer and many others in Sao Paulo including the Comado da Madrugada, Lito Nicastro, Jose Vega, Descole and more in Mendoza and today Marcelo Lopez, Arturo my coach and more in Punta Mita!

I have had the opportunity to play with and become a good friend of Lorena Ochoa, now a mate of Corey Pavin and played with LPGA players Paula Creamer and Jessica Korda in the LPGA Lorena Ochoa invitational.

One hole in one in Acapulco, organised a number of golf tournaments in all the destinations I have worked – golf has always offered us the ideal platform for friendship, fun and business – one cannot ask for more.
Today I am where I am thanks to a recommendation by a golf mate in São Paulo, Tatiana got a traineeship through another golf mate, and the stories go on and on and I look forward to sharing these stories on my blog. For a hotelier running a hotel with 2 Jack Nicklaus golf courses golf is indeed part of the day in the life of this hotelier today! Back to the driving range!! Enjoy someof these photos of different golf moments.

 

Australia

1. Hyatt Sanctuary Cove Queensland · 2. Hyatt Coolum Queensland · 3. Royal Sydney Golf Club  · 4. Woolhara Golf Club  · 5. Northbridge Golf Club  · 6. Monash Golf Club  · 7. Wakehurst Golf Club  · 8. Palm Beach Golf Club  · 9. Pymble Golf Club  · 10. Mona Vale Golf Club  · 11. Burwood Golf Club  · 12. Chatswood Golf Club  · 13. Lane Cove Golf Club  · 14. Avalon Golf Club  · 15. Moore Park Golf Club

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Mexico

1. Litibu Punta Mita · 2. Pacifico Punta Mita · 3. Bahia Punta Mita  · 4. Vista Vallarta Jack Nicklaus  · 5. Vista Vallarta Tom Weiskop  · 6. El Tigre Nuevo Vallarta  · 7. Ixtapa Golf  · 8. Marina Puerto Vallarta  · 9. Tamarindo Careyes  · 10. Acapulco Golf Club  · 11. Tres Vidas Acapulco  · 12. Princess Golf Acapulco  · 13. Mayan Golf Acapulco  · 14. Guadalajara Country Club  · 15. Las Lomas Country Club Guadalajara  · 16. Los Encinos Mexico City  · 17. Mayakoba Riviera Maya  · 18. Las Lomas Country Club Mexico City  · 19. Club Valle Escondido Mexico City  · 20. Cabo Real Los Cabos  · 21. Cabo de sol Los Cabos  · 22. One and only Palmilla Los Cabos  · 23. Querencia Los Cabos  · 24. Moon palace cancun  · 25. Club de golf los Tabachines Cuernavaca  · 26. Marina Ixtapa

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Canada

1. Point Grey Vancouver  · 2. Capilano Vancouver · 3. Marine drive, Vancouver  · 4. GlenEagle Golf Course Calgary

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Dubai

1. The Montgomerie · 2. Emirates Golf Club · 3. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

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Thailand

1. Black Mountain golf, Hua Hin · 2. Banyan golf, Hua Hin

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Brazil

1. Gavea Golf Club Rio de Janeiro · 2. Frade Golf Club Angra dos Reis · 3. Commandatuba Golf Bahia · 4. Iberostar Salvador Bahia · 5. San Fernando Golf Club Sao Paulo · 6. Clube de Campo Sao Paulo · 7. Quinta de Baronesa Sao Paulo · 8. Fazenda Boa Vista Sao Paulo · 9. Fazenda da Grama, Sao Paulo · 10. Guariroba Golf Club Sao Paulo · 11. Terra de Sao Jose Itu Sao Paulo · 12. Vista Verde Golf Club Sao Paulo · 13. Guaruja Golf · 14. Guarapiranga golf and country

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Argentina

1. Club de Campo Mendoza · 2. El Andino Mendoza · 3. Martingdale Buenos Aires · 4. Jockey Club Buenos Aires · 5. San Isidro Golf Buenos Aires · 6. Newman Golf Buenos Aires · 7. Buenos Aires Golf Bs As · 8. Pilar Golf Club Bs As · 9. Hurlingham Golf Club · 10. Las Cumbres Cordoba · 11. Golf de la Ciudad de Bs As · 12. San Rafael Golf Mendoza · 13. La Vacherie Country Club · 14. Tortugas Country Club · 15. Mayling Club de Campo

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Chile

1. Santa Augusta De Quintay Golf Club

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Republica Dominicana

1.- Punta Espada Golf Club

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USA

1. Bel Air Country Club · 2. Monarch Beach Golf · 3. Cog Hill Chicago · 4. Blue Monster Miami · 5. Yale Golf Course New York · 6. Popu Grand Hyatt Kauai Hawaii · 7. Kapalua Bay Course Maui · 8. The Glen Club Chicago · 9. Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose · 10. Del Mar Country Club La Jolla San Diego · 11. The Bridges – Ranchos Santa Fe – San Diego · 12. The Colonial Fort Worth, Dallas · 13. Ridglea Country Club, Fort Worh, Dallas · 14. Shady Oaks, Fort Worth, Dallas Texas · 15 Northwood Country Club

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Spain

1. La Manga, Alicante

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France

1.- Paris International Golf Club – Paris France

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Switzerland

1.- Crans Montana Golf

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Fiji

1. Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, Nadi · 2. Fiji Golf Club · 3. Nadi Airport Golf Club · 4. Pacific Harbour Golf Club ·
5. Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort Executive Golf Course · 6. Shangri-La’s Fiji Mocambo Hotel Executive Golf Course

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UK

1. Celtic Manor · 2. Wimbeldon Golf Course

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Uruguay

1. Club de Lago Punta del Este · 2. La Barra Golf Punta del Este · 3. Cantegril Punta del Este · 4. Club de Golf de Uruguay Punta Carretas · 5. La Tahona Montevideo · 6. Club de Golf del Cerro