General Manager – Education City Golf Club, Qatar
Michael Braidwood is the General Manager of Education City Golf, and was responsible for the pre of the club which opened in January 2019. He is now responsible for the club which is a landmark project for Qatar and the world of golf, offering a revolutionary and holistic approach to growing the game of golf. It comprises a range of short game formats, a state-of-the-art learning and practice facility and an18-hole championship golf course, 6-hole championship course and 9-hole par-3 course all designed by two-time major winner Jose Maria Olazabal
A Certified Club Manager and Advanced Fellow of the PGA, Michael is a very experienced Golf Industry Professional. Michael has a solid educational background and qualified to be an assessor for the PGA’s Director of Golf Program in 2012 and is a regular presenter on the Club Managers Association of Europe’s Management development programmes.
Michael’s previous experiences have seen him hold the following positions: Director of Education for the Club Managers Association of Europe (2014 – 2017) where he was responsible for the delivery of their club education programmes and two levels of certification: the Club Management Diploma and Certified Club Manager, Operations Director for Braemar Golf Developments (2010 – 2014), where he was responsible for all of Braemar Golf’s projects that were operational, and this saw him working on projects in Russia, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Oman and the UK. Prior to that, Michael was the CEO of Bahrain International Golf Course Company (2008 – 2010) overseeing four business units and representing their interests in the Riffa Views development project. Before being promoted to CEO, Michael was General Manager of the Riffa Golf Club, Bahrain (1998 – 2008). This semi private golf club hosted multiple events, including the European Seniors Tour, Tour Championship on 2 occasions and the PGA’s Pro Captain Challenge on 6 occasions. Before moving to Bahrain, Michael was a Golf Professional at The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland.