Talking GolfGetaways, Ep. 63: Champions Retreat’s Cameron Wiebe takes on the Emergency 9 golf-travel quiz
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Talking GolfGetaways, Ep. 63: Champions Retreat’s Cameron Wiebe takes on the Emergency 9 golf-travel quiz

The beauty of Champions Retreat near Augusta, Georgia.

With The Masters now behind us, our thoughts turn back to golf around the world. One person who remains close to Augusta year-round, however, is Cameron Wiebe, general manager at Champions Retreat, who shares his thoughts on golf and travel in this Emergency 9 episode of the “Talking GolfGetaways” podcast with hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch.

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Having played many of America’s great courses in a distinguished career of service to golfers, Cameron offers up many of his favorites, especially in California. He’s “grown to love Pebble Beach” and relishes iconic Los Angeles Country Club and Cypress Point as well. Who wouldn’t? Trips on his “Bucket List” include different corners of the globe, as Cameron hopes to someday play in Hawaii and Northern Ireland, with Royal County Down at the top of that list.

As the head man at one of America’s most respected clubs, with unique options for member lodging, Cameron knows a “Best Place to Stay” or two, and in this case he rates the accommodations at Bandon Dunes Resort and at Diamante in Cabo, San Lucas, Mexico, among his faves.

“Best Thing Ever Eaten on a Trip”? Scotland gave him Deep Fried Brie to remember, and fresh-catch seafood is always atop his list, too. And finally Cameron’s “Favorite Course He Wishes Everyone Knew About” is an obvious one, but this time his explanation of people learning about Champions Retreat makes this choice crystal clear. And if you want to hear what is, unquestionably, one of the best “Golf Story” bonus-question answers we’ll ever hear on “Talking GolfGetaways,” Cameron’s retelling of how a member of English royalty, a banana and Champions Retreat somehow go together will certainly make you laugh as it did us.

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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 and on their social media channels. You can find them usually playing hickories and having a great time taking in amazing architecture, scenery and company.