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. 114: Wente Vineyards, Silver Creek Valley and iconic Pasatiempo
In a Northern California trifecta, co-host Darin Bunch recaps a recent visit to three very different (but all very interesting) properties on the outskirts of the San Francisco Bay Area — Wente Vineyards designed by Greg Norman, the private Silver Creek Valley redesigned by Mike Strantz, and iconic Pasatiempo designed by Alister MacKenzie and later restored by Tom Doak and Jim Urbina.
Ep. 113: Exploring Mike Strantz in South Carolina
Co-host Darin Bunch heads to South Carolina to visit Mitch Laurance in person and play three courses designed by the late Mike Strantz — Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club on Pawleys Island, and the private Bulls Bay Golf Club outside Charleston — as part of Darin’s quest to play all the Strantz-designed tracks across the United States.
Ep. 112: How to Plan the Ultimate Group Buddy Trip
Avid golf traveler Joe Sas returns to the podcast to discuss the ultimate weeklong Arizona buddy trip he has been organizing for more than 20 years, with tips about things he’s learned, things to avoid and why his group chooses the desert year after year. Plus, Joe’s mini-Emergency 9 with a decidedly Scottsdale bent.
Ep. 111: Scottsdale Double Dip of Hotel Valley Ho and “New” Mountain Shadows
Looking for a place to stay while you play in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area? Hotel Valley Ho and Mountain Shadows are two of the coolest resort properties you’ll find in the West — and the latter has an unforgettable golf course that is 18 (or actually 18 and a half) holes of pure fun.
Ep. 110: Talking Tiger Woods (Golf Architect) with Diamante’s Ken Jowdy
Ken Jowdy, founder of Diamante Cabo San Lucas, joins co-host Darin Bunch to discuss working with PGA Tour legends Tiger Woods and Davis Love III in building the two golf courses (with a third on the way) at the destination resort, which also impresses guest with dazzling accommodations, mouthwatering food-and-beverage options and one of the coolest lagoon-style pool complexes you’ll ever see (so big, in fact, you can see it from the plane when flying into Cabo) — all in the year-round weather that makes the tip of Baja California, Mexico, so enticing.
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