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Matt Ginella


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. Before Golf Channel, Ginella was senior travel editor for Golf Digest and Golf World from 2007-2012 and covered courses, resorts and the avid amateur golfer's annual buddy trips to over 60 destinations around the country. Ginella graduated from St. Mary's College (Calif.) in 1995 and earned a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2003. Follow Matt on Twitter at @mattginellagc and on Instagram at @Matt_Ginella.

Recent articles
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November 25, 2019
Walk-off hole-in-one by Geoff Ogilvy marks a triumphant finish to a great annual charity event at Goat Hill Park.
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October 25, 2019
The faces and courses that endure after the ultimate summer spent on golf courses coast-to-coast and abroad.
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October 16, 2019
Few families in golf put on more miles than the Ginellas. They share some of their favorite tips and items to bring along.
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August 11, 2019
Matt Ginella's Ultimate Itinerary to Pebble Beach features the best golf and lodging at Pebble Beach Resorts as well as the surrounding Monterey Peninsula.
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August 11, 2019
Our guide to the best courses you can play around Orlando, from top-rated resort golf to hidden local gems.
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August 11, 2019
Our guide to the ultimate in public and resort golf in the San Francisco Bay Area, featuring legendary municipal courses and world-class resort courses.
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August 11, 2019
Our guide to the best public and resort courses you can play on a golf trip to Phoenix-Scottsdale, Arizona.
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August 7, 2019
Editor-at-Large Matt Ginella's 3- and 5-day itineraries for the ideal SoCal golf trip.
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July 3, 2019
Matt Ginella's Top 10 Ireland and Northern Ireland courses you should play on your golf tour.
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June 5, 2019
Keith Rhebb, Riley Johns tapped for latest addition to Michigan destination
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April 17, 2019
The mysterious - and final - chapter of this Oregon destination nears completion.
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March 21, 2019
On the Georgia coast, the resort's extensive upgrades to its facilities and golf courses near completion with the Plantation Course.
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January 30, 2019
The uncut interview between Matt Ginella and Ogilvy from Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.
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November 21, 2018
The Golf Advisor staff shares what they are thankful for in the game this Thanksgiving.
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September 5, 2018
Ginella reveals Keiser's latest pick, plus lots more new course news around the Midwest.
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September 2, 2018
These exciting courses off the tee will make you feel like a long-drive champion.
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April 27, 2018
Matt Ginella reports on the transformation underway at Pinehurst Resort, which began with the restoration of Pinehurst No. 2 and continues with Gil Hanse's Cradle and No. 4 renovation.
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April 11, 2018
As part of Junior Golf Week on Golf Channel, Ginella showcases 10 of his favorite short courses in the U.S. that are perfect for junior golfers to get excited about the game.
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February 21, 2018
In golf, "value" is a relative term. Matt Ginella selects his favorite value courses in the U.S., from $10 in Hawaii to $150 at a major championship venue in New York.
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February 2, 2018
Stadium courses became a thing when the TPC Sawgrass emerged from a Florida swamp in 1981. Now there is a network of TPC courses around the country, but only the best three made Matt Ginella's list of the best 'stadium' courses in golf.
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January 16, 2018
Palm Springs is one of the most coveted winter golf destinations in the world. Matt Ginella shares the best courses and resorts you can play in this Golf Channel Morning Drive segment.
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January 2, 2018
From Turtle Bay to Mauna Kea, Matt Ginella ranks his top five golf courses you can play in Hawaii, plus his best value round on each island.
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October 10, 2017
The latest addition to the Pinehurst resort in North Carolina, The Cradle short course by Gil Hanse is officially open. Matt Ginella offers thoughts on the course and where the game is headed from here.
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September 26, 2017
Golf developer Mike Keiser's sights are set on the Scottish Highlands. Ground may break on Coul Links, a Coore & Crenshaw design, by the spring of 2018.
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May 20, 2017
There were many critics of the brand new, drivable par-4 12th hole at TPC Sawgrass following the 2017 Players Championship. Matt Ginella spoke with Alice Dye, Tom Weiskopf, Bobby Weed, and PGA Tour architect Steve Wensloff.
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