Although the “Talking GolfGetaways” team of Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch love talking to our friends — old and new — throughout the golf business, it’s our goal to also highlight the “everyman” golf travelers who hit the road frequently in search of the best places to play across North America and abroad.
In this episode, Tennessee native Daniel Miles joins Darin for a late-night (while Mitch as sleeping) “expanded” Emergency 9 with an extra dose of Favorite Place to Play focusing on Daniel’s trip to Cabot Cliffs not long after the much-heralded Canadian course opened for play. Daniel recounts his favorite holes in the Ben Crenshaw-Bill Coore routing, plus gives us his top reasons why he plans to return to Nova Scotia as often as possible.
Deeper into the Emergency 9, Daniel and Darin discuss everything from fun with friends on the golf course and the best shoes to protect a hardcore walker’s feet to Filet Mignon Medallions for breakfast at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (on the menu in The Gallery Restaurant) and why Daniel believes another Pacific Northwest favorite, Chambers Bay, shouldn’t be judged by its U.S. Open experience.
Like many “Talking GolfGetaways” guests, Daniel has Australia and New Zealand at the top of his golf-travel bucket list (along with introducing himself to Hawaii golf for the first time), and since new hotspot Sweetens Cove is in his home state (outside Chattanooga, Tennessee), it’s definitely a Course He Wishes Everyone Knew About (although he admits it is becoming less and less of a secret every day).
All in all, it’s a fun “Talking GolfGetaways” episode (even without Mitch), and another example of how the game we love brings people together from all walks of life and all parts of the world.
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