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020 – Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (feat. Jeff Simonds)

020 – Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (feat. Jeff Simonds)

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.

019 – The Greenbrier (feat. Robert Harris)

019 – The Greenbrier (feat. Robert Harris)

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.

018 – Primland Golf Resort (feat. Brian Alley)

018 – Primland Golf Resort (feat. Brian Alley)

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.

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

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

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.

016 – Forest Dunes (feat. Don Helinski)

016 – Forest Dunes (feat. Don Helinski)

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.
It doesn’t stop there, Forest Dunes is proud to have opened its 10-hole, short course this year 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.

015 – Cabot Cape Breton (feat. Ted Stonehouse)

015 – Cabot Cape Breton (feat. Ted Stonehouse)

Set amidst the stunning beauty of the rugged Nova Scotian landscape, with its dramatic seaside views, Cabot Links is located on over a mile of sandy beach and lauded as a golfer’s paradise. Featuring extraordinary Links golf on two ocean front courses, luxury accommodation and exquisite dining, Cabot truly represents the best the game has to offer. This Dream Golf destination will be an ultimate bucket list dream come true for your buddy golf trip.

014 – Chambers Bay (feat. Zac Keener)

014 – Chambers Bay (feat. Zac Keener)

With tawny fescue grasses, towering sand dunes, massive fairways, and breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and snow-capped Olympic Mountains, Chambers Bay brings the traditions of Scottish linksland to the Pacific Northwest. Some of golf’s great championships have been decided on these fairways and greens. Located in University Place, Washington, this 18-hole, walking-only golf course provides an authentic links experience for players of every ability.
This bucket list 18-hole championship golf course will deliver a world class experience for every golfer on your buddy trip!

013 – Sand Valley (feat. Steve Kurtz)

013 – Sand Valley (feat. Steve Kurtz)

Located in the prehistoric, tumbling sand dunes of central Wisconsin, Sand Valley offers three unique golf experiences modeled after the Heathland golf courses of London. The first two courses, Sand Valley and The Sandbox are by Coore & Crenshaw, and a third course, Mammoth Dunes, is designed by David McLay Kidd. Sand Valley Resort is a dream golf destination that will deliver an experience you and buddies will never forget.

012 – The Friars Club (feat. Don Bostic)

012 – The Friars Club (feat. Don Bostic)

In The Friars Golf Club, they take trips to great golf destinations with others who share a passion for golf and travel. They believe golf is mostly about with whom you play. With 550 members from 40 states and 11 countries, their members ages range from 17 to 85, have scratch and not-so-scratch abilities, and are comprised of members from private clubs and members who play at public courses – they all share one thing in common which happens to be the Club’s only rule ….

011 – Pinehurst Resort (feat. Ben Bridgers)

011 – Pinehurst Resort (feat. Ben Bridgers)

Around the world, Pinehurst is where the American golf story is rooted, and where it continues to flourish. Most know of its modern history – with stories like the Payne Stewart putt that won the 1999 U.S. Open. But locked with its archives are thousands of moments that define each generation for the past 100 years. Pinehurst is America’s first golf resort.

Since 1898, Pinehurst has hosted more championships than any other club in the country and they look forward to being the site of the 2024 U.S. Open Championship. Until then, you are invited to explore all of the nine courses and create a championship experience of your own. This bucket list golf trip destination will leave you and your buddies a memory that will last a lifetime.

010 – The Prairie Club (feat. Roger Brashear)

010 – The Prairie Club (feat. Roger Brashear)

Deep in the heartland of America, on the rim of the Snake River canyon, sits The Prairie Club, a place that rivals famous golfing destinations and attracts devout believers in the game.  You and your buddies will not be disappointed as you enjoy how The Prairie Club strives to create an unforgettable experience that touches the soul of all who journey there!

009 – Streamsong (feat. Scott Wilson)

009 – Streamsong (feat. Scott Wilson)

Streamsong is a new kind of resort that takes the everyday ordinary to the absolutely extraordinary. A resort where golf is both a quest for perfection and an art form. A retreat that is the ultimate escape for relaxation, enrichment and rejuvenation. A place where the surrounding ecosystems are as deeply valued as the time you’ll spend with them. Streamsong has everything you could possibly imagine for your next buddy golf trip.

008 – Destination Kohler (feat. Mike O’Reilly)

008 – Destination Kohler (feat. Mike O’Reilly)

Blackwolf Run® and Whistling Straits challenge the pros while providing the amateur golfer a fair and unforgettable test. Created by legendary golf course designer Pete Dye, Destination Kohler has hosted three PGA Championships, among other major PGA and LPGA events. In 2020, The Straits at Whistling Straits will host the ever favorite Ryder Cup. Destination Kohler is a bucket list golf trip resort that will leave you and your buddies with an unforgettable experience.

007 – Erin Hills (feat. Rich Tock)

007 – Erin Hills (feat. Rich Tock)

Erin Hills is a course like none other — routed over the kettle moraine areas left by glaciers, surrounded by wetlands and a river, on ground that consists of glacial till of varied composition of sand and small rock. It was an unconventional decision for a golf course in Wisconsin. The course was designed to accommodate the 2017 U.S. Open, in terms of both the challenge to the players and the logistics of the spectators.

006 – Barefoot Resort & Golf (feat. Trey Evans)

006 – Barefoot Resort & Golf (feat. Trey Evans)

Known as MYRTLE BEACH’S FANTASTIC FOUR, Barefoot Resort and Golf is home to the most decorated multi-course golf resort in Myrtle Beach. Barefoot was designed by hall of fame players and architects…Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye.

005 – Big Cedar Lodge (feat. Matt McQueary)

005 – Big Cedar Lodge (feat. Matt McQueary)

Inspired by a deep desire to connect people to nature, Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, has set out to create one of the greatest golf experiences in the country. Growing the game of golf while incorporating the beauty of the Ozarks into every shot, Big Cedar Lodge is quickly becoming known as America’s Next Great Golf Destination.

004 – PGA National Resort and Spa (feat. Perry Baldwin)

004 – PGA National Resort and Spa (feat. Perry Baldwin)

Anchored by five championship golf courses, and renowned throughout the world as Home to the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic and the legendary Bear Trap PGA National Resort and Spa will most certainly leave you and your buddies with a memorable golf trip experience that will last a lifetime.

003 – French Lick Resort (feat. Brendan Sweeney)

003 – French Lick Resort (feat. Brendan Sweeney)

Nestled among the hills of the Hoosier National Forest resides a classic American destination – French Lick Resort. An easy drive from Louisville, Indianapolis and Cincinnati it is home to two AAA Four-Diamond nationally historic hotels, three challenging golf courses, a Vegas-style casino – this resort is sure to exceed your buddy trip expectations.

Today we are talking to Mr. Brendan Sweeney Director of Golf Media Relations & Player Development.

002 – Tobacco Road Golf Club (feat. Martha Hudson)

002 – Tobacco Road Golf Club (feat. Martha Hudson)

Nestled neatly in the Sandhills region just outside the Village of Pinehurst in North Carolina, Tobacco Road Golf Club, boasts a polarizing design by Mike Strantz. Martha Hudson is the Director of Brand Marketing and Retail at Tobacco Road Golf Club.

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