About BakersfieldHome to more than 800,000 people, Bakersfield, CA may not be as well-known as San Francisco, but there’s still plenty to do and see. If you’re looking for a night out on the town, The Fox Theater has been around since the late 1920’s. The theatre has events ranging from live concerts, to ballets, and so much more. Music and culture have filled the Fox Theater for decades and taking a part in that history is worth-while.
If you’ve got a need for speed, the Kern County Raceway Park is your cup of tea. This half a mile, oval raceway can hold up to 17,000 fans and has 18 concession stands spread throughout the park. From stock cars to motorcycles, there’s something for everybody.
The Links at Riverlakes Ranch has been one of the most popular courses in the area for the last 15 years. While the course is one of the cities’ best, it’s not easy out on the greens. Prepare yourself for mile-high rough around the bunkers, sometimes ranging six feet!
After opening in 1951, Buena Vista Golf Course is home to some of the most beautiful views on the golf course. The course is home to both a men’s, women’s, and junior golf club with events taking place typically once a month.
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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)