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As seen in:  Golf Digest, Golf World

Covering courses, resorts & avid amateurs for Golf Channel's Morning Drive. (Born at Sports Illustrated, raised at Golf Digest.) IG: @Matt_Ginella #Linksoul

The growth of golf in North America, and the bid to be “Bandon East.” — 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 great golf. For example, "The Cradle of American Golf" added Pinehurst No. 8 in 1996, acquired No. 9 in 2014 and have plans for No. 10.
Feb 03, 2016

Consumed with "grow the game" initiatives, it's easy to forget to celebrate the growth:

Feb 04, 2016

Cabot vs. Streamsong...which budding golf getaway leads the match to become "Bandon East"?

The Who, What, When, Why (and how) of Waialae's "W" — Let's say you're a member of the board at a private Hawaiian club full of rich tradition. Your course is a classic design by Seth Raynor and Charles Banks that opened in 1927. You host a PGA Tour event, won by some of the biggest names in golf.

From Maui to Oahu, Ginella's favorite Hawaii courses — It's a long trip from the east coast of the United States, but I've been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time in Hawaii. I have family on the North Shore, who I visit each holiday season, and I've played golf on every island.

Top 5 Trips of 2015 — 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 insider." With two trips to South Korea, three to Ireland, Canada, Hawaii, multiple trips to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest, 2015 was also my most traveled year.
Jan 05, 2016

Crenshaw's last Masters, a round with @RickieFowler, Rory's Holywood & more of my 2015:

Jan 06, 2016

RT @hriefs: .@MattGinellaGC in 2015 logged 200,000 miles — from @cabotlinks to S. Korea — and lived to write about it.

Keiser sets sites on Bandon Muni and Tillamook courses — When you call Mike Keiser to ask about one new golf course, there's always a chance you'll find out about two. Such was the case on Wednesday when I was following up on a story about the Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council potentially offering Keiser a 50-year lease on coastal land at Camp Meriwether in Tillamook County, located 90 minutes west of Portland, Ore.

Pete Dye is Renting His Way into his 90s — Pete Dye's 90 th birthday is Dec. 29, 2015. Just back from the Dominican Republic, the family is prepping for a worthy celebration. The World Golf Hall of Famer of 2008 didn't start building courses until his mid-30s, and yet, he has the most respected and prestigious portfolio of the modern era of architecture (1949-2008).
Dec 07, 2015

RT @NationalCarGolf: @MattGinellaGC reflects with @GolfHallofFame course builder Pete Dye on his 50-year career (and counting)

Dec 07, 2015

Pete Dye, who turns 90 this month, reflects on past, present, future & why he always rents:…

Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes highlight top U.S. courses — And so, without further ado, the best of The Best. My top 10 public courses in the U.S. are the courses that I'd be content playing for the rest of my life. Heck, give me three of these and I'd be good.

Ginella's top 50 courses: From Hawaii to Myrtle Beach — To engage with any ranking, one must first understand the criteria. For my list of the Top 50 Public Courses in the U.S., my criteria starts with fun-factor. When I putt out on the 18th green, do I immediately want to go back to the first tee?

Pasatiempo to Pinehurst: Water conservation and sustainability — According to the United States Drought Monitor, almost half of the country is experiencing abnormally dry conditions. Nevada and California, home to over 1,000 golf courses, are two states going through what's categorized as "exceptional drought." Which is why it's no wonder that the growth and sustainability of the game is dependent on the shrinking of a turf footprint.

Top 5 NFL Golf Cities — According to the latest power rankings, fall golf and football knows no rival. But what's the best NFL city for public golf? In order to answer the question, we must first be clear on a few particulars. There are several teams with broad-based geographical references, and for the purpose of this exercise, need definition.
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Feb 06, 2016

RT @craigdcox17: @MattGinellaGC went to We-ko-pa on your recommendation and it's still the first course my dad and I talk about playing out there.Magnificent

Feb 06, 2016

I haven't scouted the area...yet. For now, others can provide some insight.…

Feb 06, 2016

@DJDavidTheWorm Big fan of both, obviously. After the facelift, go Goat!

Feb 06, 2016

@angrygolfhulk Hulk! Haven't heard from you in a while...hope all is well.

Feb 06, 2016

My favorite amendment to traditional golf is...

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