On Morning Drive, Matt Ginella discussed exciting developments at some of the nation's top golf destinations. (Courtesy of Golf Channel) Several improvements are in the works at Pebble Beach Golf Links. (Getty Images/Chris Condon)

A time to be bullish: Many top destinations are investing heavily in their golf product



The common catch-phrase you hear over and over is that golf is struggling. I totally disagree. I recently called the top 12 golf destinations in America and everyone is investing -- or re-investing -- into golf.

As I discussed with Damon Hack on Morning Drive, this is a very exciting time to be an avid amateur golfer. It's a buyer's market; prices are coming down.

Damon and I talked about some exciting developments, including upgrades to Pebble Beach Golf Links, a new 11-hole, par-3 course by Tom Doak in the works at Bandon Dunes, and more lodging being added at the Inn on Woodlake, part of the American Club in Kohler, Wis. Up in Michigan, Forest Dunes is talking about adding a short course, and perhaps even another championship course, to be designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Lastly, Arcadia Bluffs is in the process of adding a new course, and will add more lodging.

Video: Ginella on pending upgrades at top destination courses

Sep 13, 2016



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Matt Ginella is Golf Channel's resident travel insider. He writes for GolfChannel.com and appears weekly on "Morning Drive." Before Golf Channel, Ginella was senior travel editor for Golf Digest and Golf World from 2007-2012 and covered courses, resorts and the avid amateur golfer's annual buddies trips to over 60 destinations around the country. Ginella graduated from St. Mary's College (Calif.) in 1995 and earned a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2003. Follow Matt on Twitter at @mattginellagc and on Instagram at @Matt_Ginella.