Talking Golf Getaways is a podcast focusing on golf travel, with hosts Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance connecting with golf journalists, architects and global golf travelers to talk about their favorite destinations and experiences.
Ep. 135: Sweetens Cove’s future and new investment with Rob Collins
Golf course designer Rob Collins joins Mitch and Darin to talk about the nine-hole Sweetens Cove, including recent news about its star-studded investment group, possible improvements to the facilities (and more golf on the property), how Mike Strantz inspires Rob’s course architecture and his partnership with professional golfer Zac Blair on the forthcoming Buck Club being developed in Utah.
Ep. 134: The rise of Topgolf and new Myrtle Beach location
Hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch talk about the growth of the Topgolf brand as a lead-in to Mitch’s interview with two key team members at Topgolf’s newest location in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Plus, updates on California’s Rams Hill Golf Club and the Golf Trip Experts’ Sweetens Cove Shootout in August 2019.
Ep. 133: Golfing Scotland with VisitScotland’s David Connor
Looking to make a big trip to golf’s homeland? VisitScotland’s David Connor joins “Talking GolfGetaways” with advice on various ways to map out a links-golf vacation — including looking past the bucket-listers to find memorable hidden gems, plus getaway ideas for women, thoughts on traversing the country by train and a few a tips on other off-course activities.
Ep. 132: Emergency 9 golf-travel quiz with RGV Tour’s Patrick Koenig
Golf photographer and RGV Tour road warrior Patrick Koenig returns to “Talking GolfGetaways” for a fun “Emergency 9” golf-travel quiz discussing everything from the beauty of Cabot Cliffs and the cabins at Ballyhack to the scallop roll at Seminole and his encounters with two different U.S. presidents.
Ep. 131: Traveling golf photographer Patrick Koenig talks RGV Tour and more
He did the unthinkable. And now that he’s wrapped up a yearlong 47-state golf journey across the country behind the wheel of his recreational (golf) vehicle, Patrick Koenig stops by “Talking GolfGetaways” to unpack the highlights from his great American adventure.
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