About RenoThey call Reno the "Biggest Little City in the World" and it's loaded with quality gaming options at places like Peppermill, Atlantis and Silver Legacy, but golfers here will enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities on and off the course. Play 18 holes in the morning, mountain bike or river raft in the afternoon and hit the slots and blackjack tables at night.
All in a day's work in Reno. There are approximately 45 golf courses with 90 minutes of Reno's main casino area. The Jack Nicklaus-designed Montreux Golf and Country Club hosts the PGA Tour's Reno-Tahoe Open. ArrowCreek Country Club features the Arnold Palmer-designed Legend Course as well as the stunning Challenge Course.
Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed the LakeRidge Golf Course, which features a spectacular par-3 island green at no. 15. Other courses to put on your list include Somersett Golf & C.C., the Lakes Course at Red Hawk Golf and Resort and Wolf Run Golf Club. Reno, the largest city in northern Nevada, is a nice alternative to Las Vegas.
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Visit Reno and its surrounding area, and you'll find the golf courses of the High Sierras as diverse and interesting as the region's weather. Little destinations within destinations spring out at Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Plumas County and in the Carson Valley. And the topography makes the golf courses spectacular in nature, if entirely unexpected.
August 13, 2018
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Ewan Porter travels down under to visit some of the best golfing destinations in Australia. Porter visits Moonah Links to play a round with 2018 Australian Senior Amateur Champion Sue Wooster. Along the way, Porter spends time meeting koala bears at the Moonlit Sanctuary and diving alongside sharks in a Melbourne aquarium. A visit to King Island leads to a tour of Cape Wickham and an Australian cheese tasting. The round trip ends with an excursion to Tanzania that includes golfing at Barnbougle and mountain biking in Derby. (2019).
Matt Ginella travels to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to visit the “seaside golf capital of the world.” During a visit to Pine Lakes Country Club, Ginella spends time with Brandon Canesi, the founder of the Hole High Foundation. Along the way, he tees it up with junior golfer Jackson Cole and hits the water at Shark Wake Park with Greg Norman Jr. Between rounds, Ginella goes fishing at Paradise Reef and enjoys some delicious tacos from Bubba’s Love Shak. The round trip ends with a visit to Pawley’s Plantation Golf and Country Club to talk music and golf with Mark Bryan. (Original air date 2018)
Matt Ginella ventures across the pond to explore the culture of golf in Ireland. After discussing the updated Adare Manor Golf Club with Andy McMahon, Ginella heads to town to listen to some traditional Irish music at Aunty Lena’s. The tour of Ireland continues with a visit to Waterville Golf Links and Ardglass Golf Club. Amidst teeing it up along the coast, Ginella makes time to try Bushmills Whiskey and visit Lahinch Golf Club, home of the 2019 Irish Open. The round trip ends with a visit to Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland to play a round with John Bamber. (Originally aired 2018)
Join Matt Ginella as he travels to Big Cedar Lodge on Golf Advisor Round Trip. Overlooking Table Rock Lake in the Ozark Mountains, Big Cedar Lodge is a golf resort founded by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, boasting four courses designed by legends including Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Tom Fazio. Watch Matt play with Morris’ nephew Hudson at Top of the Rock, get adventurous at Fun Mountain, go bass fishing with hall-of-famer Stacey King at Bent Hook Marina, and play Buffalo Ridge with Les Garland, the founder of MTV. Get a sneak peek at Ozarks National, designed by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, and even go bow fishing with Johnny’s son, John Paul. (Originally aired 2018)