Ginella's Journeys: Scottsdale, Arizona
Matt Ginella travels to Scottsdale, Arizona for food, fun and to play golf with course designer Bill Coore and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley.
#AskMattyG: Warm buddies trip for N.J. guys?
Matt Ginella shares his January/February 4-star warm course picks for four guys from New Jersey. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Ginella's Journeys: Coore's design philosophy
Bill Coore on designing courses in Scottsdale, Arizona. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Favorite courses in Scottsdale, Arizona
Charlie Rymer, Cara Robinson, Matt Ginella, Damon Hack and Gary Williams give their top courses to play in Scottsdale, Arizona. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Buddies Trips Advice: Tips and Destinations
Matt Ginella joins Cara Robinson to share his tips and advice for golf buddies trips.property and you want to create that sort of 12 on 12 Ryder Cup scenario which is very popular amongst buddies trips, well, then it's That you want to be in a place where you kind of hunker down. You know what I mean? And you got multiple courses, and you don't have to worry about everybody getting in cars and moving to different spots. If you're going to the Southwest coast of Ireland, and you're gonna have to make that drive and touch all those different golf courses along the way. Or if you're going to place, say, Robert Trent Jones Trail and you're gonna try and hit multiple spots on the trail. Myrtle Beach, and you're gonna try to move around anda buyers market right now in America there's been upwards of 16,000 golf courses to chose from and within those 16,000 there's great level hubs of great golf. This is my list of what I consider the ten best, and this is a mix All around the country it's a mix of price point. It's a mix also of, say like Bandon Dunes is a place where you hunker down. Pinehurst is a place where you hunker down, but Pebble Beach you can move around a little bit, there's a little bit of options. And then you see as we were talking about, Austin, Texas. As a city, obviously I love Austin. Within Austin, I love Barton Creek, that gives you four golf courses at Barton Creek. Myrtle Beach, I like the Barefoot Resort as one of the great spots that has four gold courses there for buddies trips to all go down. But in general, Myrtle Beach is just a popular buddies trip destination. Robert Trent Jones Trail, 11 different spots. To choose from along that trail that spans the entire State of Alabama, I like Auburn Opelika, but you're not gonna go wrong on any one of those destinations. What's your top criteria when you're searching for a Buddy's trip destination? I was speaking to you recently about some, Some good results, some good golf courses and you said yeah but you know that there's not only much night life in that area so it's getting a balance
#AskMattyG: Best golf resort for the winter?
Matt Ginella answers @jel779's question about the best golf resort trip for the winter.who care about casinos, there's top golf right there, there's two good golf courses there, you can also spoke down and play. Course is like TPC Scottsdale. Or Weikapa. I really like the Western Kirlin Resortvery good spot and then you have access to the True North golf courses . Over in FLorida here I really like Grand Cypress right here in Orlando. If you're boyfriend and his buddies were coming intothere. You're gonna get good food. You're gonna lose a lot of golf balls on those golf courses , they are tough, but then you have access to all that is South Beach and Miami and the nightlife. And who doesn't like that? Right, there's the balance right there.
#AskMattyG: Value courses in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Matt Ginella answers viewer questions including value courses in Scottsdale, Arizona. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.days to weigh in on their favorite standout characteristics from their favorite golf courses . And yes, this one certainly made it. The wicker baskets at Merion, site of the 2013 U.S. Open. That's so unique, LT.the most? Well, Pan, Panther Lake and Crooked Cat are two good golf courses . Panther Lake is for the better golfer. It's a little higher degree of difficulty. And Crooked Cat is a little more open,
Ask Matty G: Llama caddies; Scottsdale stay-play
Matt Ginella answers questions about having a llama as a caddie and best resorts to play in Scottsdale, Arizona. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.in Arizona. Reportedly. They made a run for it from a mobile petting zoo at a retirement home. Darting through neighborhoods, they crossed highways, they crossed roads, I mean these, these guys were on a mission right there. Luckily they were wrangled and returned safely to their owners. We know they can run, but what about caddy on a golf course . That may sound funny to you, but yes there is a course. Sherwood Forest Golf Club in North Carolina. Yep. They use llamas as caddies, not sure how good of loopers they are but. Hey it's part putting green, part petting zoo . So I know you've had a lot of caddies in your past. Have you ever used a llama? There are some caddies
Ginella’s mailbag: Phoenix courses, hotels in St. Andrews
Travel expert Matt Ginella answers your questions about the best courses to play in Phoenix; which buddies trip is better: Brandon Dunes, Scottsdale or Sea Island; hotel suggestions for a trip to St. Andrews and favorite destination or course for the solo traveler. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET on Golf Channel.I'm actually heading out there tomorrow. -It's unbelievable when you have the Super Bowl and the Waste Management open at the same week with us next year. -It's gonna be a party. -I can't wait. -My