Golf Advisor Podcast Ep. 22: Matt Ginella on a bucket-list buddies trip to New Zealand and Australia, including Royal Melbourne

Discuss includes standouts Cape Wickham, Tara Iti, Barnbougle Dunes and more.
Is there anything better than traveling to the ends of the earth with your buddies in search of great golf?

Matt Ginella, by his own admission, has traveled even more in 2019 than in any year of his golf-globetrotting career. He recently capped off a crazy summer and fall with an 11-course feast of golf in New Zealand, then Australia.

For the latest episode of the Golf Advisor Podcast, Ginella sat down with Senior Writer Tim Gavrich to recap his trip and offer some valuable advice for anyone contemplating a trip Down Under.

Spoiler alert: you definitely should.

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Among the topics Ginella and Gavrich discussed were:

- The vibe and feel at Presidents Cup host Royal Melbourne, including the ways it reminds Ginella of Augusta National

- When golfers should risk being over-ambitious when it comes to squeezing as much golf into a trip itinerary

- Why, despite its pedigree and greatness, Royal Melbourne was not the favorite course of the trip

- Ginella's favorite single memory of the trip, and a discussion of some of golf's great "reveals"

- The unique charm and hospitality of Australian's golf crowd, and the unlikely group they remind Ginella of

- Some thoughts on Tara Iti, the hot new golf property in New Zealand

- Ginella's appreciation for the ability to walk, rather than ride, a golf course

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Golf Advisor Podcast Ep. 22: Matt Ginella on a bucket-list buddies trip to New Zealand and Australia, including Royal Melbourne