Talking GolfGetaways, Ep. 17: Golf Advisor’s Jason Deegan discusses Las Vegas and new ownership at Royal Links
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Talking GolfGetaways, Ep. 17: Golf Advisor’s Jason Deegan discusses Las Vegas and new ownership at Royal Links

The “Road Hole” replica and “Open” scoreboard at Royal Links in Las Vegas (Photo by Brian Oar /


In our second of four “Talking GolfGetaways” episodes with’s Jason Deegan, hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch get the low-down on one of Las Vegas’ most popular tracks — the Open Championship replica course, Royal Links.

“Deegs” (as we prefer to call him whether he likes it or not) shares info gleaned from a recent feature he wrote for Golf Advisor — his impressions on why Royal Links is such an interesting Vegas stop; how it compares to real “links golf” in the United Kingdom; and why new owner Shelby Futch, a well-known figure in golf, is a great choice to take over this quintessential Las Vegas golf experience.

Jason also gives us a few thoughts on where he loves to stay in Las Vegas (Aria gets big props) and the courses he loves to play, from Shadow Creek out to Cascata and all the way up the road to Wolf Creek in Mesquite, Nev.

No doubt, Jason Deegan is one of the game’s best “advisors” on all things golf and travel, and he’s definitely worth a listen if you’re betting on Las Vegas for you next golf getaway (sorry, shameless pun alert).

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The GolfGetaways crew of Darin Bunch and Mitch Lauarance have decades of golf travels and adventures to share, which they do here at GNN, on their "Talking GolfGetaways" podcast.

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