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Golf Consulting

Owner & Managing Director

Golf Club Solutions Asia

 

Tim Haddon

Tim Haddon

Following a strong amateur career in golf, Tim commenced a Traineeship with the Professional Golfers Association of Australia. Graduating in 1989, he started his coaching career in Indonesia and Singapore. Based in Asia, he embarked on his first resort pre-opening project in Malaysia at Golden Valley Country Club which was quickly followed up by the construction and opening of Southlinks Country Club located on the Indonesian island of Batam where he was able to create a world class golf resort. As Director of Golf he took up positions in some of the region’s most prestigious resorts in Thailand and Indonesia including Blue Canyon Country Club and Bintan Lagoon Resort respectively then joined the Banyan Tree Group in 2007 running the Laguna Phuket Golf Club and part of Asia’s largest integrated resort. Under Banyan Tree, Tim also consulted on group’s projects where golf was involved, culminating in the construction and pre/post opening of Laguna Lang Co integrated resort in the position as General Manager of Laguna Lang Co Golf Club.

With an active interest in tournament golf, and through his association with exceptional golf clubs, Tim has been instrumental in securing and managing many professional events which have included both Asian & European Tour events including professional Skins games, a Johnnie Walker Classic, The Thailand Open, Thailand Mercedes-Benz Masters, the Singapore Open as well as amateur events such as the BMW World Championships.

After 25 years in the Asia Pacific region managing and building golf resorts, Tim has established a board skill set in high level management at both privately owned and integrated resorts clubs with multi stakeholder interests. A strong back ground in all styles of clubs including public, private and resort facilities, he has cultivated a comprehensive understanding of pre-opening, management and operations, marketing, communications and brand building, membership programs, fiscal management, human resources development and training beginning with conception of a golf project working with the course designers and construction teams through to the opening and operations on international standard golf facilities.  Tim was also one of the founding investors/owners of Barnbougle Dunes Golf Course in Australia in 2005 which is now ranked 3rd best course in Australia, 32nd best course in the world as of 2013.