Ginella’s Journeys

Ginella’s Journeys

Matt Ginella is a nationally known travel & golf expert. A former senior travel editor for Golf Digest and Golf World, he is continuously exploring courses, resorts and amateur golfer destinations around the world. In addition to writing for, Matt is currently a senior editor for as well as the Golf Channel’s resident travel insider.


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You’re spending a day in one of America’s great big cities and you have time for one round, where do you play? Let’s first address...

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Dana Fry is bullish on a bold new course he’s building at Arcadia Bluffs in Arcadia, Michigan. One of the co-designers of Erin Hills,...

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What’s the best state for golf in America? A question that always fosters great debate. Hard to beat the Northeast, especially New York and New Jersey....
Streamsong Black 9th Green

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Gil Hanse’s hits just keep on comin’… Whether it’s via Twitter, Instagram, Morning Drive or at an airport bar, I’m always happy to answer viewer...
Pinehurst No.3

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Even through the thickest set of his iconic round-rimmed glasses, the great Donald Ross would’ve had a hard time recognizing his favorite of an...

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Having toured 23 states, four countries on three continents, it has been another year of stories on short courses, sustainability, municipals, makeovers and effective...

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One of my first journeys as a travel reporter was in 2007 and it was to The Land of 10,000 Lakes. I went to...
Forest Dunes

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Streamsong The Black Course, a Gil Hanse design and the third course at the remote Florida resort, is on schedule. Almost every hole has been...
Big Cedar Lodge

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“They” say golf is struggling. Struggling to do what, exactly? I’ve just spent the last few days connecting with 12 of the best public golf...

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“I warmed up for The Uncle Tony by spending the holiday weekend camping in Santa Cruz. I drank until 2am, woke up at 7am....

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Matt Ginella shows off the places to play and stay in Santa Fe for couples.

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On a recent trip to Morocco, I was introduced to a grow-the-game initiative that the program's mentors referred to as "Birdies." Formally known as...

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Matt Ginella travels to the sand hills of Pinehurst, North Carolina for golf, food and fun.

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Join Matt Ginella as he keeps it weird in Austin, Texas.
Overlooking 12-hole Player Course

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Let’s make it official. Gary Player is The Most Traveled Man in Golf. Having played global golf for over 60 years, he has earned...

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Matt Ginella shows you the places to play and stay in Jupiter, Florida.

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Matt Ginella travels to Scottsdale, Arizona for food, fun and to play golf with course designer Bill Coore and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley.

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Matt Ginella tours Augusta, Georgia and shows you where to play and stay.

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Every golfer has one thing in common: The love of a birdie putt. It can be a tap in or a hundred feet of undulation...

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We’re hearing it a lot lately: “Grow the game.” Meanwhile, we rarely reflect on how the game has grown. And specifically, our options for...

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In terms of the quality of golf, resorts, countries and cultures, 2015 is at the top of the ten years I’ve been a “travel...