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Do your Pebble Beach golf trip right by following Matt Ginella's ultimate itinerary to the Monterey Peninsula, California.
Editor-at-large Matt Ginella explains why Pebble Beach tops his list of public courses in the country.
The uncut interview between Matt Ginella and Ogilvy from Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.
Have you ever made a hole in one? If you’ve made one or seen one, you have a pretty good idea of how much fun it can be. American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) member Forrest Richardson’s latest project, an 18-hole par-3 course at Mountain Shadows in Arizona, serves up an ace opportunity around every turn. He and Matt Ginella discussed par-3 courses and more during a recent visit to Golf Channel studios.
It's a time of transition for golf courses around the United States and wider world. With communities prioritizing sensible allocation of resources, water use is a particularly important topic, one that affects the present and future of golf course architecture. Golf courses are generally labor-intensive, and with labor and materials costs rising, facilities that can shore up this part of their balance sheets while continuing to offer golfers an enjoyable experience will have the brightest futures. Matt Ginella recently sat down with recent American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) President John Sanford, a Florida-based golf course architect, to talk about this and other trends. Sanford’s recent approach to golf course design has focused on reducing golf’s footprint while still offering a solid experience.
New golf course construction has slowed way down in the last decade or so. Brand new courses are still coming online, though, and one of the most acclaimed openings from 2018 was the South Course at Arcadia Bluffs in Michigan. Matt Ginella recently spoke with golf course architect Jason Straka of Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design, the firm responsible for the South Course. The architects drew inspiration from one of the world’s greatest courses, but this project was not without risk.
Golf course architecture is a subject that seems to grow in prominence every year. Every place the game is played is the product of specific decisions that someone (or a group of people) made about how to arrange tees, fairways, greens and various hazards, all in the name of making the game fun and challenging to play. Some of the big names in golf course design tend to soak up a lot of headlines, but the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), the main trade organization for the profession, has nearly 200 members. These professionals, craftspeople and artists can make the complicated task of creating a golf course look easy. “They know all the boring stuff that makes a golf course work,” says Golf Advisor Senior Writer Brad Klein in this conversation with Golf Advisor Editor-at-Large Matt Ginella. The pair also discuss various trends on golf course architecture and agronomy as we look forward to another exciting year for the game.
Matt Ginella gives the history of Seth Raynor and reveals the top five designs by the architect of Waialae Country Club the site of the 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii.
Matt Ginella gives the history of Waialae Country Club and the story behind the iconic palm tree 'W'.
Geoff Shackelford and Matt Ginella explain the difference between remodeling and restoration in regards to golf course design.
Matt Ginella recaps his trip to Scottsdale and explains how you can join him there on for a Golf Advisor Round Trip Getaway.
On a recent trip to Houston, Golf Advisor Editor-at-Large spoke with two titans of Texas golf, and two of the most entertaining personalities in the game.
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Stadium courses became a thing when the TPC Sawgrass emerged from a Florida swamp in 1981. Now there is a network of TPC courses around the country, but only the best three made Matt Ginella's list of the best 'stadium' courses in golf.
From Michigan to Myrtle Beach, buddies trips will find great courses and exceptional value at these 10 best budget golf destinations.
Matt Ginella discovers all of the gems in Palm Beach. Plays a round with John Webster at The Breakers course. He gets a lesson on the sport of polo at the International Polo Club from Jeff Hall and finishing the day on the golf course with Rick Hayuk. (Originally aired 2017)
Matt Ginella visits Augusta, Georgia and visits notable courses including Palmetto Golf Club, Forest Hills Golf Club, and more. (Originally aired 2016).
Matt Ginella tries polo in addition to playing great golf in south Florida's hotbed of Palm Beaches. (Originally aired 2017)
Matt Ginella heads to Northern Ireland for part one of his Golf Advisor Round Trip. (Originally aired 2017)
Matt Ginella visits Scottsdale and experiences the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, as well as tees it up with architect of the We-Ko-Pa Saguaro Course, Bill Coore.
Matt Ginella invades America's golf buddies trip capital with The Cruds in this edition of Golf Advisor Round Trip.
Matt Ginella shares the story of the most interesting municipal course in California which has become a hotbed for working class golf.
Matt Ginella heads to Wisconsin's shores of Lake Michigan to experience Midwest luxury at Destination Kohler, home to Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run.
Matt Ginella visits one of the great up-and-coming links destinations in the world: Cape Breton Island's Cabot Links.
Matt Ginella heads to "Charm City" of Baltimore, Maryland. He visits Renditions Golf Club and plenty of blue crab.
Journey with Matt Ginella through Houston, Texas as he explores everything from baseball stadiums to space shuttles, as well as visits with the legendary Jackie Burke Jr. at Champions Golf Club.
In part 2 of Total Obsession: Houston, Matt Ginella spends some time on the course with the 1983 PGA champion. Hal Sutton explains his history with the city of Houston and gives Matt some swing tips.
Matt Ginella reveals some of the highlights and the people he has had the opportunity to meet during Golf Advisor Round Trip. Find out how you can experience the trips yourself.
A small destination that packs a big punch. Matt Ginella shows off the top courses, restaurants and things to do when on Prince Edward Island in Canada's Maritimes.
Matt Ginella gives his favorite off-course activities to do when in Oahu, Hawaii. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Travel insider Matt Ginella reveals the deals you can find when golfing in Hawaii.
Matt Ginella explains how the beauty of the Plantation Course in Kapalua inspires more people to travel to Hawaii.
Matt Ginella heads to Ireland to experience the updates to Adare Manor, Waterville, as well as 2019 Open host Royal Portrush. (Originally aired 2018)
David Lorenz of Travel Michigan speaks on the goal of Pure Michigan 18 and how a hole from Florida even makes it into the mix.
One of the east coast's most historic destinations, Matt Ginella explores golf, nature, and dining in Atlantic City since it has come back from the damage of Hurricane Sandy.
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