The Golf Trip Authority


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!

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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 (

Jun 10

43 min

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 GrowVisit the show (

May 21

39 min 40 sec

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 (

Apr 29

47 min 7 sec

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 (

Apr 15

57 min 16 sec

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 (

Apr 1

1 hr 15 min

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 TripCaddie.comSupport the show (

Mar 18

37 min 4 sec

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 TripCaddie.comSupport the show (

Mar 11

48 min 50 sec

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 the show (

Mar 1

43 min 45 sec

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 TripCaddie.comSupport the show (

Feb 22

33 min 43 sec

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 ReadSupport the show ( the show (

Feb 14

37 min 37 sec

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 ReadSupport the show (

Feb 8

29 min 28 sec

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 (

Jan 25

46 min 52 sec

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 (

Jan 15

39 min 28 sec 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 (

Jan 5

19 min 54 sec

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 (

Oct 2020

57 min 33 sec

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 (


Oct 2020

37 min 47 sec

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 (

Sep 2020

36 min 11 sec

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 (

Aug 2020

32 min 57 sec

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 (

Aug 2020

56 min 10 sec

This week on The Golf Trip Authority:The Director of Golf, Mr. Ted Stonehouse talks about this Dream Golf destination in Nova Scotia.Set amidst the stunning beauty of the rugged Nova Scotian landscape, with its dramatic seaside views, Cabot Cape Breton (also known as 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. Support the show (

Aug 2020

46 min 57 sec

This week on The Golf Trip Authority podcast:In this episode, meet our friend and General Manager of Chambers Bay, Mr. 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!Support the show (

Jul 2020

30 min 26 sec

This week on the Golf Trip Authority Podcast:In this episode, Steve shares the golf trip goodness at Sand Valley and an awesome giveaway for you and your buddies when you book a stay and mention the podcast!  We covered everything from golf, food, lodging, and more to help make your golf trip truly memorable.Support the show (

Jul 2020

34 min 42 sec

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 …. Mr. Don Bostic, who is the Executive Director of the Friars Club will share that one thing and other golf trip goodness... Visit our show notes at websiteSupport the show (

Jul 2020

44 min 12 sec

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.Here to talk about the golf trip goodness at Pinehurst Resort is the director of Golf and our friend, Mr. Ben Bridgers. VISIT SHOW NOTES AT www.TheGolfTripAuthority.comSupport the show (

Jun 2020

40 min 44 sec

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.Support the show (

Jun 2020

40 min 19 sec

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.More golf trip goodness at and www.tripcaddie.comSupport the show (

Jun 2020

38 min 50 sec

Blackwolf Run® and Whistling Straits challenge the pros while providing the amateur golfer a fair and unforgettable test. All four courses between the two venues were chosen for 2019/2020 America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses by Golf Digest. Created by legendary golf course designer Pete Dye, they have 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.Guest Link on today to get weekly golf trip goodness delivered straight to your ear bones! Key Take-Away’s From This Episode:The host of the 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits is walking ONLY (take a caddie for the best experience)  Take advantage of one of the packages at Kohler to get the full golf experience – complimentary replays on both the Meadow Valley and Irish courses!Great golf offered at Destination Kohler but don’t forget all of the activities that your group can do outside of golf.  Key Resources Mentioned:The American Club is the original hotel on property and is Five Star/Five Diamond  ( Inn at Woodlake is a great buddy trip option with multiple room configurations to accommodate all size groups ( of options for food.  Steak Night?  Mike suggests trying the restaurant at Black Wolf Run for a steak that will not disappoint.  The Immigrant Room ( and the Horse and Plow ( and the Wisconsin Room ( are all great options for the group as well .Want to try something a little different away from golf?  Your group can take advantage of the great salmon fishing on the property in the Spring and the Fall.  Fly fishing lessons are also offered.  Also, the property also offers a Three Star spa to “work out the kinks”. Give-Away:Mention The Golf Trip Authority Podcast and receive…For groups of eight or more, you will receive a personalized tour of the Champions locker room along with a Ryder Cup hat for your groupGuest Contact Information: Reservations:  1-855-444-2838 Sponsor Links:Organize your group’s golf trip information all in one place with TripCaddie’s Golf Trip Manager Golf Travel has never been easier withSupport the show (

May 2020

51 min 26 sec

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. This mix of traditional and modern elements as well as a championship test will leave many golfers with the feeling that they’ve never played anywhere like Erin Hills.  Played as a stop in a Wisconsin tour of magnificent golf destinations, or enjoyed as a multi-day, stay-and-play golf retreat; either way, Erin Hills is certainly a crown jewel for any Wisconsin buddy golf trip.Rich Tock has been a PGA Professional for 43 years and is currently The Ambassador at Erin Hills Golf Course.  Rich is draped with many accolades including a 2 Time Golf Professional of the Year in Wisconsin, a 6 Time Senior Player of the Year in Wisconsin, a Senior Player of the decade and last fall he was inducted into the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame.  Subscribe today to get weekly golf trip goodness delivered straight to your earbones! Guest Link on  Erin HillsKey Take-Aways From this Episode: A country club experience at a public facility.  They will make you feel like family and strive to make your experience second to noneMake your reservations at least six months in advance to secure your accommodationsResources Mentioned:Jason Kauflin – Wisconsin Golf TravelBandon DunesSand ValleyDestination KohlerEvents:2022   USGA MidAm Championship2025 Womens US OpenAbsolute Must Experiences While Visiting:Take a Caddie – since Erin Hills is walking only, why not take in the full experience?Play the Kettle Loop – five holes that are a reconstructed version of the first few holes.  Meant to be played after the last tee time of the dayGo putt on the Drumlin – lighted for all guests to enjoy until late in the eveningTry Wisconsin’s own Spotted Cow BeerPlay a second round!        Enjoy the Caddie Barn – reserved for caddies during the day.  Once gone, guests can come in and enjoy big screen TV’s, pool, darts.  Great opportunity to meet other groups at the same timeTry a Fescue Rescue cocktail – the unique cocktail of Erin HillsOrder the Blue Cheese Dip Appetizer Guest Give-AwayThe Golf Trip Authority will buy the first round of beers for your group of 8 or more with Rich, RULES:   Rich must be available and presentPlease contact Rich through the reservations line ahead of time to schedule/coordinateContact Information:Reservations call 262.670.8600 to book your tee time and/or – great tool to get a sense for how special this property has to offer Sponsor Links:Organize your group’s golf trip information all in one place with TripCaddie’s Golf Trip Manager Golf Travel has never been easier with Ship Sticks; get 10% OFF NOWSupport the show (

May 2020

39 min 41 sec

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. They produced the perfect setting for some of the east coast’s top golf layouts. Each one achieved their goal of creating unique, visually striking, and fun to play courses and has been ranked by every major golf publication. It has been the host site to Golf Channel’s hit TV show “BIG BREAK Myrtle Beach” and was heralded as the #1 “Top 50 Courses of Myrtle Beach” as well as the “Golf Course of the Year“Subscribe today to get weekly golf trip goodness delivered straight to your earbones! Guest Link on  Barefoot Resort & Golf__________________________________________________ Key Take-Away’s From This Episode:Four world class golf courses – three of the courses go out of the main pro shop.  The Pete Dye course is right around the corner and shuttles are availableWith a little lead time, Trey and his team will make sure groups will be taken care of with scorecards and pairings Key Resources Mentioned:●     Car rental is probably the best option when coming into Barefoot Resort due to the travel in and around the area●     All lodging is done through third parties but all bookings can be done through Barefoot’s reservation team●     Putter’s Pub – great full service restaurant right off the driving range.  Other great options for food:  Marina Bar (across the street), Greg Norman’s Australian Grill, Rockefellers (seafood), and New York Prime or Bistro 90 for great steaks Guest Give-Away:Mention The Golf Trip Authority Podcast and receive…●     Mention GTA2020 when booking – Trey and his team will provide the trip leader of parties over 8 with a golf cap.  For group’s over 20, the trip leader will receive a free round of golf as a “thank you”  Guest Contact Information:●●     1-866-638-4818 for reservations Sponsor Links:Organize your group’s golf trip information all in one place with TripCaddie’s Golf Trip Manager Golf Travel has never been easier with Ship Sticks; get 10% OFF NOW!Support the show (

May 2020

32 min 33 sec

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, with NATURE'S FINEST™ courses designed by some of the top names in golf: Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Golf at Big Cedar will truly be an experience you and your buddies will never forget!Here to talk about the golf trip goodness at Big Cedar Lodge is the Assistant Director of Golf Sales and Marketing and our friend, Mr. Matt McQueary. Guest Link on  Big Cedar Lodge  Subscribe today to get weekly #golftripgoodness delivered straight to your ear bones! Key Take-Away’s From This Episode:Missouri not of the top of most golfer’s lists for buddy travel.  However, this destination was built with the intention of being THE premier experience with everything from world class golf to fishing to clay target shooting.Must Do:  take in the Osage Restaurant at the Top of the Rock course for a great steak (or Matt’s favorite – the Midwestern Rack of Lamb) and fantastic views of Table Rock lake.Don’t forget to ask to see the Wine and Whiskey tasting room in the basement of the Osage!  Great was to start or end the trip with a drink and a cigar. Key Resources Mentioned:Great selection of lodging options both at Big Cedar Lodge or properties adjacent to the resort.Cave and Nature Trail at Top of the Rock – free voucher provided when playing Top of the Rock.  Two and a half mile tour via golf carts through the forest and into cave formations.  A fully functioning bar is even offered inside the cave during the self directed tour!Guest Give-Away:Mention The Golf Trip Authority Podcast and receive…25% discount when playing Top of the Rock for the entire group - GTA2020 when booking Guest Contact Information:Website: www.Bigcedar.comReservations: 1 (800) 225-6343Matt McQueary, Asst. Director of Golf Sponsor Links:Organize your group’s golf trip information all in one place with TripCaddie’s Golf Trip Manager Golf Travel has never been easier with Ship Sticks; get 10% OFF NOW!Support the show (

Apr 2020

43 min 29 sec

Perry Baldwin talks golf trip goodness at PGA National PGA National Resort & Spa has long been a place of legendary moments. Here at this Palm Beach destination, luxury is always the standard, golf is never considered just a game and together the two create an enviable lifestyle in a setting that embraces the best Florida has to offer. 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 this destination will most certainly leave you and your buddies with a memorable golf trip experience that will last a lifetime. Guest Link on  PGA National Resort and Spa Subscribe today to get weekly golf trip goodness delivered straight to your earbones! __________________________________________________ Key Take-Away’s From This Episode:The Bear Trap – “where tournaments/bets are won or lost” – 15th, 16th, and 17th holes on the Championship coursePerry’s tagline for the resort – “no shuttle needed”.  Once guests are onsite, they can leave their rooms and access all 72 holes of golf right outside their pro shop.330 Rooms at the resort and 17 cottages to choose from when accommodating groups at PGA National.PGA National takes pride on customizing the golf experience for groups.  Everything from staging your group’s carts with names, taking care of all scoring, even posting results outside the pro shop!Key Resources Mentioned:Palm Beach Airport is only 20 mins away – Fort Lauderdale Airport is one hour awayBar 91 – right off the pro shop and a great place to meet following your roundIdeal itinerary – 3 days of golf  - hit the town after and go to Tiger’s restaurant (The Woods - or Michael Jordan’s restaurant (1000 North- – Singer Island and enjoy the Sailfish Marina.   Also, all packages at PGA National include a great breakfast buffet at no additional charge!Guest Give-Away:As the trip commissioner, all accommodations and golf will be complimentary for bringing a group of 24 or more to the PGA Resort.  For smaller groups, Perry will customize a giveaway for the commissioner when booking their trips through him.     Guest Contact Information:PGA Website URL: 800-863-2819 Perry Baldwin’s email:     Sponsor Links:Organize your group’s golf trip information all in one place with TripCaddie’s Golf Trip Manager Golf Travel has never been easier with Ship Sticks; get 10% OFF NOW!#golf, #golftrip, #golftripexperience, #buddiesgolftrip, #golftravel, #tripcaddie, #golftripgoodness, #pganational, #hondaclassicSupport the show (

Apr 2020

42 min 39 sec

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.Guest Link on  French Lick Resort Subscribe today to get weekly golf trip goodness delivered straight to your earbones! __________________________________________________ Key Take-Away’s from this EpisodeStrive to make the group experience as special as possible for all involved – two or three night stay can be customized to each group’s needs.  You won’t be disappointed with the hospitality offered by Brendan and his team.   Golf/Casino/Sportsbook/Sporting Clays are all available to guests at French Lick Resort.Due to the close proximity to major college and pro football cities, this is a great destination for those groups wanting to get together for gameday experiences.  Also, a great venue to stay and enjoy the Kentucky Derby!  Must Do’s – Go into the West Baden Spring Hotel lobby (been called the 8th Wonder of the World).  Play both the Dye and Ross courses – very unique.  Don’t forget that replays after your first round are no charge!  Request a tour of the high school gym where Larry Bird played basketball.   Key Resources MentionedTwo hours south of Indianapolis – Hour from Louisville – Three hours north of Nashville – Three hours east of St. Louis.  Great resort for those groups that are dispersed throughout the US.  Dead middle of our great country!West Baden Springs Hotel and French Lick Springs Hotel (468 rooms and attached casino).  Valley Hotel is on campus as well – over 800 rooms in total.  Full trolley system that takes guests between properties and courses.  Cars are not needed once on property!Over 13 restaurants on property – higher end offerings at the West Baden Springs Hotel.  Pete Dye mansion has great restaurant for groups as well.  Guest Give-Away:Mention The Golf Trip Authority Podcast and receive a special gift following play at the Pete Dye course from Brendan and his team!Guest Contact Information:Brendan Sweeney can be reached at bsweeney@frenchlick.comReservations: 812-936-9300For more details, please visit or at Instagram @FL_resortSponsor LinksOrganize your group’s golf trip information all in one place with TripCaddie’s Golf Trip Manager and get 25% off with coupon code AWESOME25. Golf Travel has never been easier with Ship Sticks; get 10% OFF NOW!Support the show (

Mar 2020

37 min 11 sec

AboutNestled 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.  The course has accumulated its fair share of accolades since opening in 1998 and yet remains a true test of a player’s eye, determination, and wits.Martha Hudson is the Director of Brand Marketing and Retail at Tobacco Road Golf Club.  In 13 years working in the golf industry she has played multiple roles including the last 4 years as the head professional at Tobacco Road.  Her new role is slightly more behind the scenes, and among other duties, she is building the brand experience for one of the coolest tracks on the east coast. Guest Link on  Tobacco Road Golf Club SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST TODAY! to get weekly golf trip goodness delivered straight to your ear bones! __________________________________________________ Key Take-Away’s From This Episode I [Martha] want every person who comes to the area to reconnect with the people they are playing with while enjoying the journey that Tobacco Road takes you on at the club.Use Tobacco Road to find where you can reconnect with the reasons why you loved the game of golf!Key Resources MentionedDue to Covid-19, dates on some events may be impacted.  Please call ahead.Tobacco Road Golf Club WebsiteTobacco Road Travel Website2019 Travel GuideCaddiewalk Caddie ProgramDiad (March)Home on the Range Camping Event (Memorial Day Weekend)Women’s Amateur for High School and Collegiate Players (July)Audean “Tough Day Tournament” Scramble (August)Guest Link on  Tobacco Road Golf Club Guest Give-AwayMention The Golf Trip Authority Podcast and receive…Martha has a special surprise for guests that show up and mention the podcast!Contact Martha when you get to the course.Guest Contact InformationTobacco Road Golf Club WebsiteTobacco Road Travel WebsiteReservation Phone Number: Toll Free: (877) 284-3762Book Online Tee TimesGuest Contact Info (if offered):Call Martha Hudson DirectlyEmail DM Martha @TobaccoRoadGolf on Insta, FB or TwitterSponsor LinksOrganize your group’s golf trip information all in one place with TripCaddie’s Golf Trip Manager and get 25% off with coupon code AWESOME25. Golf Travel has never been easier with Ship Sticks; get 10% OFF NOW!Support the show (

Mar 2020

46 min 56 sec

About Brian Lally aka “Wally” is a self-proclaimed “playground coordinator” for the Pinehurst area!  He has been living in Pinehurst working as a golf teaching professional and professional caddy for over 25 years.  With his passion for golf and his extensive experience and connections in the area, Wally provides high-touch golf experience coordination services for golf groups ranging in size from 2-102 in this prime bucket list destination.  Not only is Wally a super great guy, his knowledge about the area is a key ingredient to making your next Pinehurst golf trip truly memorable!Guest Link on  Brian “Wally” Lally Golf ExperienceSubscribe today to get weekly golf trip goodness delivered straight to your ear bones! __________________________________________________ Key Take-Away’s From This EpisodeOutside of the great options at Pinehurst Resort, the entire area (within 15 mins by car) offers world class golf for buddy golf trips.  Courses like Mid Pines, Pine Needles, Tobacco Road, and Dormie Club are just a few to take in while in the Sandhills region!Take advantage of the Village of Pinehurst!  When staying “in town”, everything is walk-able and the people will treat you with that great Southern hospitality.  The Pinehurst Resort is also conveniently located nearby and only steps away.Key Resources MentionedCaddiewalk Caddie ProgramGreat 19th Hole options:  Pinecrest Inn is a local favorite for drinks and a cigar – walking distance.  Quaint pubs in town are also great options – Drum and Quill and Dugan’s Pub.  The Deuce is in the clubhouse at Pinehurst and overlooks the 18th green of number 2.  Don’t forget to take your picture next to the iconic Payne Stewart statue on their outdoor patio!The Resort offers first class accommodations and can be found at  Don’t overlook the houses that are available for rent in the area as well.  They are fantastic for those groups who want to “hang out” and have the ability to eat and drink in the comfort of their own place.  Call Wally for options available during your dates in town!Guest Give-AwayMention The Golf Trip Authority Podcast and receive a FREE round of beers for your group from Wally at the Pinecrest Inn.  Remember to reach out to Wally for all your booking needs!Guest Contact InformationCall Wally (Brian Lally)  910-528-1616Email golfingmaven@hotmail.comSponsor LinksOrganize your group’s golf trip information all in one place with TripCaddie’s Golf Trip Manager and get 25% off with coupon code AWESOME25. Golf Travel has never been easier with Ship Sticks; get 10% OFF NOW!Support the show (

Mar 2020

39 min 52 sec

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 will 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 ear bones!  Plan your golf trip today with The Golf Trip Manager at the show (

Feb 2020

52 sec