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Matt Ginella

Editor-at-Large

Matt Ginella is Golf Advisor's Editor-at-Large and host of Golf Advisor Round Trip travel series on Golf Channel. Matt serves as resident buddy trip expert and captains a collection of VIP trips called Golf Advisor Getaways . 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 buddy 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 .

Recent articles
Matt Ginella reports on the transformation underway at Pinehurst Resort, which began with the restoration of Pinehurst No. 2 and continues with Gil Hanse's Cradle and No. 4 renovation.
As part of Junior Golf Week on Golf Channel, Ginella showcases 10 of his favorite short courses in the U.S. that are perfect for junior golfers to get excited about the game.
In golf, "value" is a relative term. Matt Ginella selects his favorite value courses in the U.S., from $10 in Hawaii to $150 at a major championship venue in New York.
Stadium courses became a thing when the TPC Sawgrass emerged from a Florida swamp in 1981. Now there is a network of TPC courses around the country, but only the best three made Matt Ginella's list of the best 'stadium' courses in golf.
Palm Springs is one of the most coveted winter golf destinations in the world. Matt Ginella shares the best courses and resorts you can play in this Golf Channel Morning Drive segment.
From Turtle Bay to Mauna Kea, Matt Ginella ranks his top five golf courses you can play in Hawaii, plus his best value round on each island.
The latest addition to the Pinehurst resort in North Carolina, The Cradle short course by Gil Hanse is officially open. Matt Ginella offers thoughts on the course and where the game is headed from here.
Golf developer Mike Keiser's sights are set on the Scottish Highlands. Ground may break on Coul Links, a Coore & Crenshaw design, by the spring of 2018.
There were many critics of the brand new, drivable par-4 12th hole at TPC Sawgrass following the 2017 Players Championship. Matt Ginella spoke with Alice Dye, Tom Weiskopf, Bobby Weed, and PGA Tour architect Steve Wensloff.
Matt Ginella checks in with some of the latest golf course updates around the world of destination golf, from Ireland to Pinehurst and Oregon.
A round of golf at Pebble Beach is pricy, but you can still enjoy the Monterey Peninsula on a lower budget. Matt Ginella shares his ultimate and value itineraries.
Golf Channel's Matt Ginella shares his favorite places to soak in the scenery during a around at Pebble Beach, plus the best social media pictures.
Ready for the ultimate golf experience? These are the top 10 courses you can play in the U.S.
Matt Ginella's list of Top 50 courses you can play in the United States with Nos. 20-11, which includes several PGA Tour venues.
The Top 50 you can play for 2016 ranking continues with the best courses in the country Nos. 30-21.
Golf Channel's Matt Ginella is back with his latest list of top 50 courses you can play in the U.S. from coast-to-coast.
Matt Ginella spent time on site watching the transformation of municipal Winter Park C.C. in central Florida. View details of the project in this segment from #GCDesignWeek.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Ginella offers five courses golfers can be thankful for, as well as some of the latest trends in the game.
One of Pinehurst's signature golf courses is getting a big facelift from Gil Hanse, but that's not all that is happening.
Ginella has an update on Sand Valley, which has 18 holes open for preview play and a second 18 on the way.
These 10 golf resorts, from Big Cedar Lodge to Walt Disney World, roll out the red carpet for families better than most.
Sheep Ranch, a primitively kept golf course north of Bandon Dunes, is about to get a massive makeover as the resort's fifth 18 holes.
This is an exciting time to be an avid amateur golfer as top resorts in the U.S. are investing heavily in their product.
With the start of the NFL season upon us, Golf Channel travel expert Matt Ginella takes a look at which markets have the best public golf.
The toughest golf courses you can play in the U.S. feature major championship hosts and of course, plenty of Pete Dye.
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