About BirminghamIf you like good music, unique dining experiences, never-ending nightlife and a place to make lifetime memories, Birmingham is the place to be.
Iron City is a music venue that’s sending soundwaves across the city. There’s different shows that are making their way to Iron City every weekend, from Billy Bob Thornton to Kenny Neal.
Al’s Deli and Grill is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat after a show or a night on the town. The restaurant is open 24/7, so whether you’re a night-owl or an early bird, Al’s always makes time for you to have a delicious meal.
If you’re looking to cool down, you can grab a tube and float down the Cahaba River. You can also take a canoe or kayak, and they even have rope swings to jump on and swing into the river.
Ballantrae Golf Club is known throughout Birmingham as the “fast, fun, and friendly” course. This semi-private course has five different tees, and the practice range has annual plans for members.
Bent Brook Golf Course has three nine-hole courses to test your skills on. They offer half price rates for kids 17 and under, and just when you thought it couldn’t get better, they offer a free round of golf for your birthday.
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Full episodes of Golf Advisor Round Trip
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)