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Talking GolfGetaways: Your Golf Getaways Podcast

Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch

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Talking GolfGetaways: Your Golf Getaways Podcast

Talking GolfGetaways: Your Golf Getaways Podcast

Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch

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3
Plays
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Talking Golf Getaways is a five-days-a-week 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.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 162: From Winter Park to the McLemore mountaintop with Samantha Marks

Digital-media expert Samantha Marks joins “Talking GolfGetaways” podcast co-hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch for a fun conversation about her path to Golf Channel (and beyond) plus a recent road trip that included Sweetens Cove and The Troubadour, a Discovery Land property that wows guests with unforgettable amenities.

55 min5 d ago
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Ep. 162: From Winter Park to the McLemore mountaintop with Samantha Marks

Ep. 161: “Next on the Tee” voice Chris Mascaro talks golf, podcasts and more

“Talking GolfGetaways” co-host Mitch Laurance dives into a wide-ranging conversation with friend and all-around good guy Chris Mascaro, host of his own “Next on the Tee” podcast. Everything from early interviews that launched Mascaro’s trajectory to favorite places to play (and a bit about the new Course at McLemore, one of Chris’ sponsors) finds its way into a fun conversation with one of our favorite champions of the game of golf.

51 minSEP 13
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Ep. 161: “Next on the Tee” voice Chris Mascaro talks golf, podcasts and more

Ep. 160: How good is the new Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes?

“Talking GolfGetaways” co-hosts Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance detail Darin’s recent five-round visit playing Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, discussing everything from the creative Coore-Crenshaw routing and stunning visuals to unexpected treats at the comfort station, plus how the Oregon destination is welcoming guests during the pandemic.

61 minAUG 19
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Ep. 160: How good is the new Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes?

Ep. 159: Discovering a West Virginia gem at Glade Springs Resort

“Talking GolfGetaways” co-host Mitch Laurance recounts his recent summer golf getaway with friends to Glade Springs Resort in West Virginia, where the lodging, food and customer service were stellar and the Tom Clark-designed Stonehaven golf course vaulted onto his list of favorites worldwide.

60 minJUL 22
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Ep. 159: Discovering a West Virginia gem at Glade Springs Resort

Ep. 158: Emergency 9 golf-travel quiz with author Jay Revell

Jay Revell – author of “The Nine Virtues of Golf” – returns for a followup to Episode 156 in which he dives into the “Talking GolfGetaways” Emergency 9 with answers that cover everything from Streamsong Resort to Cypress Point to Scotland to his home Capital City Country Club. Along the way, he also gives a shoutout to a couple different shoe companies and all kinds of food and drink, from milkshakes to ribeyes to risotto.

70 minJUL 3
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Ep. 158: Emergency 9 golf-travel quiz with author Jay Revell

Ep. 157: Architect Bobby Weed on TPCs, The Medalist and More

Co-host Mitch Laurance spends an hour with golf designer and renovator Bobby Weed talking about how Pete Dye impacted a career that led to high-profile golf courses with superstar names attached (like Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan) plus tournament venues such as TPC River Highlands, where the PGA Tour tees it up for the Travelers Championship.

62 minJUN 25
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Ep. 157: Architect Bobby Weed on TPCs, The Medalist and More

Ep. 156: Discussing ‘The Nine Virtues of Golf’ with author Jay Revell

Golf scribe Jay Revell joins the podcast for the first of two episodes focusing on the heart and soul of the game that led to the writing of his new book “The Nine Virtues of Golf.” Plus, hosts Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance talk about an affordable Las Vegas favorite course, a new green-reading product that is perfect for golf travelers and Golf Trip Experts’ upcoming trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland.

73 minJUN 19
Comments
Ep. 156: Discussing ‘The Nine Virtues of Golf’ with author Jay Revell

Ep. 155: David McLay Kidd details new Quicksands short course at Gamble Sands

Could the new Quicksands short course at Gamble Sands be the coolest 14 holes you’ll ever play? We talk with golf architect David McLay Kidd about the creativity and effort behind the resort’s newest attraction expected to open for preview play in September 2020. Plus: An update on DMK’s project in the Bahamas’ Abacos Islands.

58 minJUN 9
Comments
Ep. 155: David McLay Kidd details new Quicksands short course at Gamble Sands

Ep. 154: Two Ends of the Spectrum, from Pebble Beach to Cheraw State Park

How does a $28 golf experience stack up against a $495 day trip? Hosts Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance dive into a compare-and-contrast discussion about two recent golf trips on opposite sides of the country with two dramatically different price points: Pebble Beach Golf Links and Cheraw State Park Golf Course.

61 minMAY 28
Comments
Ep. 154: Two Ends of the Spectrum, from Pebble Beach to Cheraw State Park

Ep. 153: Creative double-course routing at Oregon’s Silvies Valley Ranch

In the long overdue Part 2 of our interview with Dan Hixson, co-hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch speak with the golf architect about his creative 27-green, double-course “reversible” routing at Silvies Valley Ranch in Eastern Oregon. Hixson also talks about his anticipation of playing the Tom Doak’s similar concept “The Loop” at Forest Dunes, and dives into what he thinks makes a golf hole truly great.

39 minMAY 19
Comments
Ep. 153: Creative double-course routing at Oregon’s Silvies Valley Ranch

Latest Episodes

Ep. 162: From Winter Park to the McLemore mountaintop with Samantha Marks

Digital-media expert Samantha Marks joins “Talking GolfGetaways” podcast co-hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch for a fun conversation about her path to Golf Channel (and beyond) plus a recent road trip that included Sweetens Cove and The Troubadour, a Discovery Land property that wows guests with unforgettable amenities.

55 min5 d ago
Comments
Ep. 162: From Winter Park to the McLemore mountaintop with Samantha Marks

Ep. 161: “Next on the Tee” voice Chris Mascaro talks golf, podcasts and more

“Talking GolfGetaways” co-host Mitch Laurance dives into a wide-ranging conversation with friend and all-around good guy Chris Mascaro, host of his own “Next on the Tee” podcast. Everything from early interviews that launched Mascaro’s trajectory to favorite places to play (and a bit about the new Course at McLemore, one of Chris’ sponsors) finds its way into a fun conversation with one of our favorite champions of the game of golf.

51 minSEP 13
Comments
Ep. 161: “Next on the Tee” voice Chris Mascaro talks golf, podcasts and more

Ep. 160: How good is the new Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes?

“Talking GolfGetaways” co-hosts Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance detail Darin’s recent five-round visit playing Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, discussing everything from the creative Coore-Crenshaw routing and stunning visuals to unexpected treats at the comfort station, plus how the Oregon destination is welcoming guests during the pandemic.

61 minAUG 19
Comments
Ep. 160: How good is the new Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes?

Ep. 159: Discovering a West Virginia gem at Glade Springs Resort

“Talking GolfGetaways” co-host Mitch Laurance recounts his recent summer golf getaway with friends to Glade Springs Resort in West Virginia, where the lodging, food and customer service were stellar and the Tom Clark-designed Stonehaven golf course vaulted onto his list of favorites worldwide.

60 minJUL 22
Comments
Ep. 159: Discovering a West Virginia gem at Glade Springs Resort

Ep. 158: Emergency 9 golf-travel quiz with author Jay Revell

Jay Revell – author of “The Nine Virtues of Golf” – returns for a followup to Episode 156 in which he dives into the “Talking GolfGetaways” Emergency 9 with answers that cover everything from Streamsong Resort to Cypress Point to Scotland to his home Capital City Country Club. Along the way, he also gives a shoutout to a couple different shoe companies and all kinds of food and drink, from milkshakes to ribeyes to risotto.

70 minJUL 3
Comments
Ep. 158: Emergency 9 golf-travel quiz with author Jay Revell

Ep. 157: Architect Bobby Weed on TPCs, The Medalist and More

Co-host Mitch Laurance spends an hour with golf designer and renovator Bobby Weed talking about how Pete Dye impacted a career that led to high-profile golf courses with superstar names attached (like Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan) plus tournament venues such as TPC River Highlands, where the PGA Tour tees it up for the Travelers Championship.

62 minJUN 25
Comments
Ep. 157: Architect Bobby Weed on TPCs, The Medalist and More

Ep. 156: Discussing ‘The Nine Virtues of Golf’ with author Jay Revell

Golf scribe Jay Revell joins the podcast for the first of two episodes focusing on the heart and soul of the game that led to the writing of his new book “The Nine Virtues of Golf.” Plus, hosts Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance talk about an affordable Las Vegas favorite course, a new green-reading product that is perfect for golf travelers and Golf Trip Experts’ upcoming trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland.

73 minJUN 19
Comments
Ep. 156: Discussing ‘The Nine Virtues of Golf’ with author Jay Revell

Ep. 155: David McLay Kidd details new Quicksands short course at Gamble Sands

Could the new Quicksands short course at Gamble Sands be the coolest 14 holes you’ll ever play? We talk with golf architect David McLay Kidd about the creativity and effort behind the resort’s newest attraction expected to open for preview play in September 2020. Plus: An update on DMK’s project in the Bahamas’ Abacos Islands.

58 minJUN 9
Comments
Ep. 155: David McLay Kidd details new Quicksands short course at Gamble Sands

Ep. 154: Two Ends of the Spectrum, from Pebble Beach to Cheraw State Park

How does a $28 golf experience stack up against a $495 day trip? Hosts Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance dive into a compare-and-contrast discussion about two recent golf trips on opposite sides of the country with two dramatically different price points: Pebble Beach Golf Links and Cheraw State Park Golf Course.

61 minMAY 28
Comments
Ep. 154: Two Ends of the Spectrum, from Pebble Beach to Cheraw State Park

Ep. 153: Creative double-course routing at Oregon’s Silvies Valley Ranch

In the long overdue Part 2 of our interview with Dan Hixson, co-hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch speak with the golf architect about his creative 27-green, double-course “reversible” routing at Silvies Valley Ranch in Eastern Oregon. Hixson also talks about his anticipation of playing the Tom Doak’s similar concept “The Loop” at Forest Dunes, and dives into what he thinks makes a golf hole truly great.

39 minMAY 19
Comments
Ep. 153: Creative double-course routing at Oregon’s Silvies Valley Ranch
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