Five trends and golf courses to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Matt Ginella presented his five golf courses he's thankful for on Golf Channel's Morning Drive. Each is a facility that makes the game a very special place to be a part of, but all in their own unique ways.

Also, in a separate segment on Morning Drive, Ginella shared his favorite trends in golf, from municipal renovations to a recommitment to short courses, he's thankful for.

These trends are going a long way in helping to share the game with more and more new golfers.

You can tweet to Ginella and Morning Drive using the hashtag #Thankful4Golf.

5 golf courses Matt Ginella is thankful for

Old Course at St. Andrews

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Bethpage Black

Bandon Preserve

Goat Hill Park

The state of the game and five trends Ginella is thankful for

Matt Ginella is Golf Advisor's Editor-at-Large and host of Golf Advisor Round Trip travel series on Golf Channel. Matt serves as resident buddy trip expert and captains a collection of VIP trips called Golf Advisor Getaways.
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Five trends and golf courses to be thankful for this Thanksgiving