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From the creators of, The Golf Trip Authority is bringing the experience of the buddies golf trip to life by entertaining, informing and inspiring golfers with critical information for planning their next buddy golf trip. We interview key experts with knowledge about the greatest golf resorts, courses, products and services that make golf trips truly memorable! Subscribe today to get weekly golf trip goodness delivered straight to your earbones! When planning your next golf trip, make your first destination!


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From the creators of, The Golf Trip Authority is bringing the experience of the buddies golf trip to life by entertaining, informing and inspiring golfers with critical information for planning their next buddy golf trip. We interview key experts with knowledge about the greatest golf resorts, courses, products and services that make golf trips truly memorable! Subscribe today to get weekly golf trip goodness delivered straight to your earbones! When planning your next golf trip, make your first destination!






BONUS 01: ON THE TEE with the Awareness Foundation

Welcome to a special episode of The Golf Trip Authority where we go on the tee with actual golf trip planners who coordinate spectacular golf trips with their buddies. We will unlock their secrets for how they plan, manage and enjoy their golf trips so that you can gain some valuable insights for planning yours! In this episode, we are on the tee with the Awareness Foundation, a golf group raising awareness for those who are unaware! Learn how this group planned a well organized golf trip for 32 guys in West Michigan. Support the show


#034 - Turning Stone Resort Casino (feat. Miles Blundell)

Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse NY, Turning Stone Resort Casino is unquestionably the ideal destination for a memorable golf trip. The Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including four hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret style Showroom, and several nightlife venues. Not only will you and your buddies have enough to do off the course, your group will enjoy Turning Stone's two recreational courses and three championship golf courses that are pristinely conditioned and provide the ultimate experience for a buddy golf trip. The three courses, Atunyote (ADUN-YO), Kaluhyat (GALOO-YA), and Shenendoah have each collected numerous awards since their individual openings and each enjoys world-class recognition by having hosted PGA Tour events, the PGA Professional National Championship, and top tier Amateur/Collegiate Tournaments. From initial contact to the day of your trip, Turning Stone Resort's golf staff is dedicated to making your group golf experience as easy and carefree as possible while providing first rate service and care. Visit to book your trip today! Support the show


#033 - Pronghorn Resort (feat. Jerrel Grow)

Set on 640 acres amidst Central Oregon’s 1,000-year-old juniper forest and surrounded by the Cascade Mountain Range, Pronghorn has received recognition as the premier resort community in the West and was first to offer a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and Tom Fazio Championship Golf Course side-by-side. This Resort’s amenities include multiple restaurants, world-class clubhouse, the Pronghorn Golf Academy, the newly updated Spa at Pronghorn, fitness center outdoor heated pools and hot tubs, as well as customized adventures to take advantage of their proximity to Central Oregon’s many outdoor activities, cultural interests, and culinary and craft beverage experiences. Pronghorns mission is to create memorable experiences of their customers by delivering authentic, genuine, creative and exceptional hospitality service. Here to talk about the golf trip goodness at Pronghorn is the Director of Golf, and of course our friend, Mr. Jerrel Grow Visit Support the show


#032 - Sea Island Resort (feat. Brannon Veal)

Since 1928, Sea Island has been known for its Southern hospitality and gracious service, as well as its extensive array of activities and experiences. Today, sea island is the only resort in the world to have received four Forbes Five-Star awards for eight consecutive years. Rated #4 out of the 75 Best Golf Resorts in the U.S., the Sea Island Golf Club offers three exceptional 18-hole championship courses including Seaside and Plantation, both home to the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic. Where else can you get championship golf courses, top instructors, new teeing areas and practice greens and a brand new, 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center? Sea Island is the perfect setup for your next buddy golf trip and they are ready to serve an unbelievable golf trip experience! Visit for more information. Support the show


#031 - Innisbrook Resort (feat. Mike Williams)

Tee off among champions. Innisbrook Resort is home to four outstanding courses that consistently receives top accolades including Golf Magazine's "Top 100 You Can Play," and Golf Digest's "Top 75 Golf Resorts in America"- all designed by the innovative and imaginative architect Lawrence Packard - including the top-rated Copperhead course, which welcomes the world's finest players each April when the PGA TOUR competes in the Valspar Championship. As an Innisbrook guest, not only can you play where the world's finest professionals love to play, you can also take advantage of three other championship layouts featuring up to 70 feet of elevation change, and scenery more reminiscent of the Carolina sandhills and Georgia foothills than the typical Florida terrain. Discover what it means to play where the pros play and take your buddy golf trip to the next level at Innisbrook Resort . Visit for more information and to request a quote! Support the show


#030 - American Dunes (feat. Doug Bell)

What does a fighter pilot, mag wheels, Jack Nicklaus, Lake Michigan and a mission so powerful it touches the very soul of America have in common? An unbelievable new bucket list golf destination, of course – American Dunes Golf Club! On the eastern shores of Lake Michigan is the historic Grand Haven Golf Club which was transformed into a national treasure. Sculpted through the deep sands. Inspired by a passion for America. Built to honor American warriors and fund the legacies of their families. It’s a place of gathering for patriots who share Mr. Nicklaus’ love of the game. And our country. There is no place like this in America. This is for America. American Dunes. In this episode we’ll talk to the General Manager of American Dunes, Mr. Doug Bell as he tells the story of how a vision became a reality from Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional, a F-16 fighter pilot with three tours of duty in Iraq, a Husband, a father to 5 girls, and the founder of Folds of Honor Foundation. The vision for American Dunes transcends golf, serving not only the mission of the Folds of Honor but a safe haven for veterans and their families to find rehabilitation through the greatest game ever played. Jack’s game. When planning your next golf trip, make TripCaddie your FIRST destination! Support the show


#029 - Predator Ridge (feat. Cameron Craig)

Located just outside of Vernon, BC in the sunny Okanagan Valley, Predator Ridge offers one of the most unparalleled golf resort experiences in Canada. With 36-holes of championship golf and an array of activities in and around the resort, it’s no wonder that Predator Ridge is known as Canada's premier golf resort community and one of the best golf resorts in North America. Just 25 minutes from the Kelowna International Airport, Predator Ridge offers a range of vacation rentals, all with full kitchens, patios and more which makes it perfect for groups. Predator Ridge in the Okanagan Valley is an unexpected, yet unbelievable hidden gem that is perfect for a buddy golf trip that could easily become a permanent home. For more information visit Support the show


#028 - The Broadmoor (feat. Russ Miller)

Set in the Cheyenne Mountain foothills of Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor Golf Club is consistently ranked among the best in the world. Their two iconic courses were designed by some of golf’s greatest names, and have played host to numerous national tournaments, including the U.S. Women's Open and PGA Cup Matches. Presidents, politicians, celebrities, and many of the game’s greatest athletes have all played at The Broadmoor, and their distinctive courses have challenged them all. Experience The Legend for yourself and discover why The Broadmoor remains one of the world’s most celebrated golf destinations and is perfect for your next buddy golf trip. Request a quote and learn more at Support the show


#027 - Firestone Country Club (feat. Jay Walkinshaw)

Quietly situated on the outskirts of Akron, Ohio, Firestone Country Club offers 54 of the finest, most beautiful holes of golf of any private club in the country. Couple their challenging golf course options with their luxurious overnight accommodations, phenomenal dining, and a friendly, professional staff to create the ultimate golf experience, perfect for your buddies golf trip! Yes, Firestone is a private golf club, but it has recently made certain tee times available to the public. Now, Firestone welcome’s you to experience both their hospitality and 3 of the world’s greatest golf courses. This bucket list destination invites you and your buddies to discover the true Firestone golf trip experience. Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Morning Read, Thousand Greens and Support the show


#026 - Giants Ridge Resort (feat. John Kendall)

Giants Ridge has long been considered one of Minnesota’s best resort golf vacation destinations. Year after year, national golf publications have ranked The Legend and The Quarry near or at the top of the best golf courses in the world. Few other golf facilities in the nation can claim more than one course in Golf Digest‘s “Top 100” list. And no other Minnesota resort offers two highly ranked courses of this caliber. In fact, Giants Ridge received an “Editors Choice” in 2019 as one of “The Best Golf Resorts in the Midwest”, the Quarry was ranked the #1 public course in the state, and The Legend was ranked as the #4 public course in the state. With these accolades, along with the incomparable Northwoods experience, Giants Ridge makes for a buddy golf trip that will leave your group with memories only a bucket list destination can. Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Morning Read, Thousand Greens and Support the show


#025 - Mystical Golf (feat. Claude Pardue)

Mystical Golf offering "Myrtle Beach's finest 54 holes of golf" on its celebrated Witch, Man-O-War and Wizard courses finds itself among the elite in the "Golf Capital of the U.S." Mystical Golf's trio of courses are consistently recognized by Golf Channel to be among Myrtle Beach's "five best courses" and "best values." The Witch and Man-O-War courses are ranked in the "Top 15 Courses in South Carolina" in Golf Channel's Golf Advisor rater reviews. Man-O-War's 15th hole ranks among GOLF Magazine's "Five Most Memorable Island Greens" alongside No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass. The Wizard has earned 4-1/2 stars from Golf Digest. Planning your buddies golf trip at the courses of Mystical Golf will sure please your groups most basic and avid players and their wallets. Mystical Golf is known for the best packages in Myrtle Beach with stay-and-play perks that will make your buddy golf trip purely magical! Visit or for the show notes for this episode. Thank you to our Sponsors: Ship Sticks, Thousand Greens, Morning Read Support the show ( Support the show


#024 - Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort (feat. Clark Sinclair)

For over five decades, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has stood as an example of what a commitment to an exceptional golf experience can mean. It’s a combination of three magnificent courses and customer satisfaction that is second to none. Exemplary golf has always been the cornerstone of the Palmetto Dunes golf trip experience - and it always will be. When you and your buddies escape to Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort you can be inspired by relaxation, reliable comfort and incredible golf. This buddy golf trip destination is one that can be your go-to- choice for year-over-year golf trip goodness. Visit or for the show notes for this episode. Thank you to our Sponsors: Ship Sticks, Thousand Greens, Morning Read Support the show


#023 - Casa de Campo Resort and Villas (feat. Gilles Gagnon)

Since it opened in La Romana almost 50 years ago as the first resort in the Dominican Republic, CASA DE CAMPO® Resort & Villas has been a favorite luxury destination for discerning travelers who relish the private gated community for its safe and exclusive setting. Known as the best golf resort, the 3 Pete Dye golf courses include Teeth of the Dog, which is the #1 ranked course in the Caribbean. The activities are all world class — 7 outstanding restaurants including the stunning new Minitas Beach Club, Shooting Course, and 3 private pristine white sand beaches. If you want the best, the most and the first in the Caribbean for your buddies golf trip, your Casa de Campo experience awaits. Support the show


#022 - Iberostar Resort (feat. Greg Bond)

What comes to mind when you think “Cancun”? At Iberostar, it means beaches that stretch for miles, luxury accommodations, unbelievable dining experiences, and spectacular golf! Ibersostar Resorts is home to two world class hotels, each with their own golf club that are close enough to encourage golfers to play both on a south-of-the-border buddy golf trip! In Cancun, the Iberostar Selection services the Ibersostar Golf Club Cancun. This club boasts a fantastic location in the heart of the hotel district. It is set just off the Caribbean Sea surrounded by mangroves with abundant native plants and exotic animals. In Riviera Maya, the Iberostar Grand Paraiso Resort services Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club. This top-rated club has hosted prestigious events such as the World Amateur Team Championships 2016, Big Break Mexico, Iberostar Riviera Maya Open, is an 11-time host of the classification round for the Mayakoba Golf Classic OHL PGA TOUR. At either location, luxury and fun awaits while golfers enjoy sun, sand, surf and golf in one of the most beautiful regions in Mexico. Here to talk about the golf trip goodness at Iberostar resorts is the director of golf and our friend, Mr. Greg Bond. Support the show


#021 - COVID SPECIAL: Traveling Safe to the Mexican Caribbean (feat. Sandra Reed)

1/4/2021 promotes golf destinations and most popular golf courses in Latin America. As a media partner of the PGA TOUR Latin America, they support and promote destinations where tournaments are held and encourage golf travel to the region. Their editorial and promotional services encourage travel to discover amazing golf and “after golf” experiences such as culture, gastronomy, as well as hotels and resorts. Through their expertise and exposure, Golf-America’s creates golf trip packages offering high-end services and experiences throughout the regions of Mexico, Caribbean and Central America. In this special episode, Sandra Reed, Director of Golf Americas, shares her unique insight on safely traveling to the region during this pandemic. Support the show


#020 - Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (feat. Jeff Simonds)

In our Season 1 Finally, Jeff Simonds talks golf trip goodness at Bandon Dunes. Bandon Dunes is true to the spirit of Scotland’s ancient links. Here, players immerse themselves in the traditions of a timeless game and the grandeur of Oregon’s rugged coast. Sweeping, untamed shores stretch for miles. Primeval grassy dunes roll to the sea. Six distinctly different courses have been conceived in harmony with the natural environment. They combine with all the essential elements to reveal a new golf experience every time you play. The soul of the game resides here. Players walk. And at the end of the day, gracious hospitality comforts each guest like a warm, friendly embrace. This is Bandon Dunes. This is golf as it was meant to be. Support the show


#019 - The Greenbrier (feat. Robert Harris)

This week on The Golf Trip Authority: Located amid the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778. The natural mineral springs that drew their first guests over 235 years ago continue to lure visitors to the 11,000 acre luxury retreat today. With a guest list that includes 27 of our country’s 45 Presidents, America’s Resort has long been a favorite destination of royalty, celebrities and business leaders. Today, The Greenbrier invites a new generation to come out and play. You and your buddies can enjoy 54 holes of golf trip goodness and indulge on a menu amazing adventures that make buddies trips truly memorable. At the Greenbrier, you'll find endless buddies trip possibilities around every corner. Support the show


#018 - Primland (feat. Brian Alley)

This week on The Golf Trip Authority: It was the vision of Primland’s founder, Didier Primat, to create a place of immense beauty that offered his guests a return to simple human pleasures in an environment of refined authenticity and sensuality. He developed Primland in an eco-conscious and thoughtful manner, as the ultimate retreat for world-class golf, refined dining and outdoor activities. The Highland Course at Primland showcases breathtaking mountainous views at every turn. The 18-hole Audubon-certified course was carved from the natural landscape of the mountains by renowned golf course architect, Donald Steel. Not only does Primland offer a top ranked, bucket list golf course, it offers a unique collection of outdoor activities that provide you and your buddies an incredible connection to the outdoors like nowhere else. Support the show


#017 - Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa (feat. Brad Scott)

This week on the Golf Trip Authority: On a 415-acre tract of swampland in northeast Florida, the history of golf would be altered forever. On that site, ground was broken for what would become THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Opening in 1980, THE PLAYERS Stadium was built to challenge the pros like no other golf course had done before, while providing an unprecedented experience for spectators at the same time. Renowned architect Pete Dye began to scribble on a placemat drawing out the makings of a course. The rest is history. Now, as the world headquarters of professional golf, and the home to THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, the golf courses at TPC Sawgrass offer an unparalleled experience boasting two immaculately-maintained golf courses, both designed by the legendary Pete Dye. Along with the Sawgrass Marriott® Golf Resort & Spa, TPC Sawgrass offers you and your buddies a PGA Tour Experience like none other. As a host to several PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour events and home to several PGA TOUR pros, this bucket list destination will indulge the competitive spirit of your buddy golf trip. Support the show


#016 - Forest Dunes (feat. Don Helinski)

This week on The Golf Trip Authority: Your “Bucket List” experience at Forest Dunes is purely a golf one. You won’t find a pool or spa here, just 54 memorable golf holes cut through the northern Michigan forest. Some say they are in the middle of nowhere, but that’s what they like about it. Nestled on 500 acres of heavily wooded land within the Huron National Forest, Forest Dunes has become one of the country's most peaceful and exciting golf experiences. It is home to the celebrated Tom Weiskopf-designed, parkland-style classic, Forest Dunes course, and the innovative reversible Tom Doak course, called the Loop. But, it doesn’t stop there, Forest Dunes is proud to have opened its 10-hole, short course in 2020 next to its exciting 18-hole Hilltop putting course! At Forest Dunes, you will escape and experience world class golf with small town hospitality in this ultimate buddies’ trip getaway. Support the show