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Mailbag: Where to play on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Jacksonville and more

Golf and travel expert Matt Ginella is answering your questions on Golf Channel's Morning Drive.

This week, viewer questions include good value courses near TPC Sawgrass and a guide to Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

Also, those who want some afternoon motorboating after their morning round, Ginella has a guide to where you can find lake access near great golf.

Video: Ginella on values courses near TPC Sawgrass and RTJ GolfTrail

You can read more about Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in this article by Jason Scott Deegan, who narrows down the 26 courses at 11 locations to his Top 5 must-plays.

Or, visit our Jacksonville Destination Guide to find the top-rated courses in the area by Golf Advisor raters beyond Ginella's pick, St. Johns Country Club.

Aug 22, 2014

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Matt Ginella is Golf Channel's resident travel insider. He writes for 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.