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Golf Advisor show visits Maui, Bahamas


Host and Golf Travel Insider Matt Ginella Travels from Pacific to Atlantic for Episode Premieres

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 1, 2019) – Splashing with dolphins, teeing it up with musician Lukas Nelson and gold medalist Sebastien Toutant, and showcasing all that Maui and The Bahamas have to offer highlight host Matt Ginella’s adventures on July premieres of GOLF Advisor Round Trip. The popular travel series takes viewers around the globe to explore a variety of travel destinations offering the best in golf, resort accommodations, dining and activities with the help of Ginella, GOLF Advisor editor-at-large.


Maui, Hawaii – Tuesday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel

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As one of the world’s best golfing destinations, Hawaii offers hundreds of options throughout its many islands, with Maui beloved for its beauty and great courses. This episode features Wailea Golf Club on Maui’s southern shore, where Ginella tees it up with Lukas Nelson, son of county music icon Willie Nelson and leader of the country rock band Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Later in the episode, Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Sébastien Toutant joins Ginella for a round at Ka’anapali Golf Resort on the west side of the island; and NBC golf commentator Mark Rolfing, who built a second career in sports marketing and event production in Hawaii, hosts Ginella at Kapalua Golf Club, Rolfing’s home course and long-time host course of the PGA TOUR’s season-opening tournament. Then Ginella takes in some beach yoga and off-coast sailing.

The Bahamas/Atlantis – Tuesday, July 9, 7:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel

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GOLF Advisor Round Trip then crosses the continent to the clear-blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean to feature golf on the many islands of The Bahamas. Ginella showcases Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Paradise Island, a Tom Weiskopf design that, arguably, is the most picturesque golf course in The Bahamas. Away from the golf course, Ginella dares to swim with the sharks and takes a paddle board to visit with some curious dolphins.

Travel with GOLF Advisor Round Trip
Viewers can travel with Ginella and other GOLF Advisor personalities to these destinations and others featured on the GOLF Advisor Round Trip series during GOLF Advisor Getaways for individuals and groups. Serving as host and trip “captain,” GOLF Advisor personalities are responsible for organizing itineraries that not only include great golf, but also destination side-trips, entertainment and varied dining experiences. GOLFPASS members can save $100 on GOLF Advisor Getaways. More information can be found on how to join these trips at

Upcoming GOLF Advisor Getaways in 2019 include:

July 4-7 Baha Mar (Bahamas resort) Host: Matt Ginella

Aug. 25-28 Turning Stone Resort (N.Y.) Hosts: Matt Ginella & Bradley S. Klein

Sept. 19-21 Sandestin, Fla. Host: Matt Ginella

Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Sweetens Cove (Tenn.) Host: Bradley S. Klein

Nov. 14-18 Atlantis (Bahamas) Host: Matt Ginella

Dec. 1-7 Maui, Hawaii Host: Matt Ginella

About GOLF Advisor
GOLF Advisor is the ultimate digital destination for traveling golfers, who love to play, travel and learn more about how the sport can be experienced around the world. Featuring more than 900,000 reviews of 15,000-plus golf courses,GOLF Advisor serves as a one-stop, customized experience for golfers of all levels to find honest recommendations from their peers – and to offer feedback of their own – about any golf course they play, anywhere, anytime. The GOLF Advisor portfolio also includes a GOLF Channel travel series, GOLF Advisor Round Trip and GOLF Advisor Getaways, premium travel experiences at world-class resorts and clubs. A veteran staff of award-winning writers provides complementary, expert editorial content about golf travel, architecture and history. GOLF Advisor also is home to the popular ”Best of” Lists generated each year from authentic golfer reviews. Special GOLF Advisor perks and benefits, including travel assistance, insider travel information and credit at a selection of top resorts, are available through any GOLFPASS membership.

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