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.
Darin and Mitch recap a visit to the Central California Coast, from Santa Barbara up to Pismo Beach, including stops at oceanfront Sandpiper, foothill hidden gem Rancho San Marcos and the 1-2 punch of residential courses at Cypress Ridge and Monarch Dunes. Plus, where to stay for a casino getaway in Central Coast wine country and, of course, a nod to the unmatched Cracked Crab seafood experience.
Ep. 116: The “Golf Travel Tips” Episode!
What’s the best hard-case golf travel bag? Which golf-club shipping service is better: LuggageForward or ShipSticks? Who makes the best carry-on luggage for your next golf getaway? What are Darin and Mitch’s favorite golf bags, shoes and socks? And where can you find perfect custom-made raingear? All these questions are answered, plus a shoutout to a memorable Alabama par-3 course and a quick recap of Darin’s recent visit to one of his new favorite clubs — Devil’s Paintbrush in Ontario, Canada — in our first-ever “GolfGetaways Travel Tips Episode.”
Ep. 115: Great Lakes, Great Golf of Boyne Country in Northern Michigan
It’s “The Summer Golf Capital” and co-host Mitch Laurance dives into his visit to the Great Lakes region to explore the many golf and resort options Boyne Golf has to offer, from the four courses at Boyne Highlands to the acclaimed Inn at Bay Harbor and 27-hole Bay Harbor Golf Club and ending up on Boyne Mountain, home to 36 more holes and family activities galore.
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.
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