About DetroitOnce Detroit emerges from bankruptcy, don't be surprised if this is classic Midwest city experiences a renaissance of sorts. Detroit has a rich history of cars, sports and music, from Motown and the MC5, to Eminem and Kid Rock.
The three downtown casinos built in the last decade Greektown, MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity Casino have bolstered the city's nightlife. The region's historical attractions like the Detroit Institute of Arts, Greenfield Village (in Dearborn) and the Ford Rogue Factory Tour (part of the Henry Ford Museum) are intriguing and insightful. The surrounding suburbs are stocked with good golf courses.
Shepherd's Hollow Golf Club in Clarkston and Boulder Pointe Golf Club and Banquet Center in Oxford are two strong 27-hole facilities that headline Oakland County, a haven of fine restaurants and private clubs. Arnold Palmer's Northville Hills Golf Club straddles the Wayne County border closer to downtown.
Farther flung are the Coyote Preserve Golf Club near Fenton, Moose Ridge Golf Club near South Lyon and The Majestic at Lake Walden near Hartland. All are Livingston County gems that look more than northern Michigan than metro Detroit.
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It might not be thought of as a golf destination, but the suburbs surrounding Detroit certainly can play the part with more than a dozen courses worth playing. If you're visiting southeast Michigan for business or pleasure, there are multiple ways to play golf three straight days without spending more than $200!
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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)