Atlantic City, New Jersey
About Atlantic CityWhat has basically become the Las Vegas of the East Coast, Atlantic City is the ultimate destination for the night owl. From high-rises, to casinos and high-stakes gambling, you can experience it all. In case you’ve been out all night and feel like taking it easy, hop aboard the boardwalk tram. For only $2.25, you can take in all the views of the boardwalk including The Tropicana, Steel Pier, and Boardwalk Hall. If you’re hanging out on the boardwalk, spend some time looking out at the water for some dolphins, or gather your friends to take an Atlantic City Boat Cruise to do some sightseeing. Vineyard Golf at Renault offers wonderful views of vineyards all throughout the course. Keep in mind that if you get off to a rough start on the links, a glass of wine is waiting for you around the corner. The Atlantic City Country Club has been around for nearly 120 years, and several golf legends have made their way onto the tee boxes. From Arnold Palmer, to Sam Snead, you’ll feel a sense of pride playing the course, even if you’ve sunk your fifth double-bogey of the day.
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There are only 19 golf courses in the Greater Atlantic City Golf Association, but the great mix of unique and traditional courses and historic and modern clubs is second to none. Picking five must-play courses near this gambling hotbed along the Jersey Shore wasn't easy, but Jason Scott Deegan rolled the dice. Check out where they landed.
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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)