Ginella: Ireland, St. Andrews and Bandon Dunes
Travel guru Matt Ginella reveals his top 5 places to play and stay in southwest Ireland, St. Andrews and Bandon Dunes. Watch Morning Drive every day on Golf Channel.
Ginella: Most scenic places to play golf
Matt Ginella answers viewer questions such as the top scenic places to play golf. Watch Morning Drive everyday on Golf Channel.
Ginella: Tips for playing Bandon Dunes
Matt Ginella gives his tips for playing Bandon Dunes. Watch Morning Drive everyday on Golf Channel.
Simply the best: Ginella's top public courses
Matt Ginella gives an in-depth look at his favorite public courses and reviews numbers 6-20 here. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
#AskMattyG: Bandon Dunes, San Fran and Kiawah
Travel insider Matt Ginella joins Damon Hack to answer fans travel questions about Bandon Dunes, favorite San Francisco Bay courses for junior golfers and top five Kiawah Island courses to play. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.here. You got Harding Park, obviously, big fan. You've got the Presidio golf course . And that's, it plays shorter, it plays longer than it lists on the scorecard. So don't be looking at the scorecard thinkingKiawah Resort area. Gorgeous area for golf. Yeah, Kiawah gives you five golf course options. You, of course, the Ocean Course is the one is the one that everybody goes there to play. I like the Osprey Point, the Tom Fazio design, as the number 2 course. A lot of water there, but you'll only get into it if you hit a really bad shot, so it's still pretty fair. Turtle Point is a Jack Nicklaus course. There's three oceanfront holes but they're all kind of jammed up in there, it's not my favorite Jack Nichlaus design. Good
Coming soon: Ginella previews new courses
Matt Ginella previews courses currently in development at Bandon Dunes, Cabot Links, and Forest Dunes that will be destination courses for golfers.Oregon State Parks Department voted to agree to a land swap with Mike Kaiser . That's good progress. And that's good news for the avid amateur anxious to find out when Gil Hanse will get the okay to build that sixth course at Bandon Dunes. But Mike Kaiser did tell me that they still need to negotiate the particulars of what the exact land swap will be. So there's more
Ginella's Journeys: Bandon Dunes Punchbowl putting course
Damon Hack talks with travel insider Matt Ginella about the new 2-acre Punchbowl putting course at Bandon Dunes. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.think this is going to be very popular and, as I told Mike Kaiser . The owner said, you know, are you concerned this is going to take some business away from what is your business? The golf course that actually charge green frees, the punchbowl being free. And he said, yeah, you know, I'm a bit concerned this is yet
#AskMattyG: Best high-end buddy trips
Matt Ginella answers viewer questions about high-end buddy trips. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.Scotland, that to me feels like every five, every ten years and Pebble Beach is one every ten years for me. Hm, great insight, alright, question number two, my man. Honest opinion of Silverado North in Napa, your review in Golf Digest was positive and Frys is there, good or great? yeah, I, I spent some time in Silverado. Johnny Miller purchased this property with a couple partners in 2010. Miller, obviously Napa is very close to his heart and, and revived the place. This was a Bob, one of Robert Trent Jones Junior's original designs. It was, the two courses at Silverado. I was read and Johnny Miller redid the North Course, I think Bob Jones really wanted the chance to do what he did recently to Poppy Hills which is put a fresh face on one of his original designs. I think Johnny Miller did a very good job with what he has to work with there. I reserve the word great for routing and holes that are a little more memorable than what they have at Silverado North, but I think it's a very good golf course . I think the south course is also very good. And they have plans of, of renovating that at some point in the
Golfing World: Bandon Dunes course report
Golfing World takes a close look at what's on offer at Bandon Dunes in South Oregon.where he could build golf on sand, having a passion for the golf courses overseas. So he acquired the site and went through the permitting process which took some time and planned out the first golf course. Bandon Dunes itself is the first layout to open. Followed by Pacific Dunes two years later. Both have all ready made their way into the Rolex list of the world's top 1000 golf courses . Some of us thought that we might see some erosion to the 30,000 rounds that Bandon Dunes did, in its first stabilized year, but in actuality play went up on Bandon Dunes when we opened Pacific Dunes, and both courses been so well received. And of course, along in 2005 came Bandon Trails, designed by Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw . And then that 2010 the opening of Old Macdonald. Designed again by Tom Doak and Jim Urbina. And then more recently the
Pacific Gales promises to be on par with Bandon
If you're a fan of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, then here's something that might excite you: There's more world-class golf being planned for the southern coast of Oregon.
Overdrive: Who wins the Race to the CME Globe?
Damon Hack, Todd Lewis, and Chris DiMarco discuss who is the player most likely to win the new year long Race to the CMA Globe. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.installment of Overdrive on golfchannel.com. I'm Damon Hack alongside Todd Lewis and Chris DiMarco . Gentlemen, start your engines. Are you ready? -Vroom, vroom. Let's go. -He uses that word-- he uses that word, gentlemen, very loosely. -I probably do, I probably do. All right. Todd, let's start with you. What's your one take away from Morgan Pressel's appearance on Morning Drive Wednesday? -That her mother is still a major influence in her life, and she's got a huge, huge heart to raise a money which she has raised through her foundation to help fight cancer and breast cancer, specifically. I was really impressed by that. And the fact that she was [unk] a lot emotional talking aboutthe bi. Who's gonna win the inaugural Race to the CME Globe, Chris DiMarco ? -The person who plays best a lot this year. -Give me a name. -A name. Okay. Really. You know what? I'm gonna