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Golf Advisor Round Trip showcases islands of the Bahamas

Host and Golf Advisor editor-at-large Matt Ginella explores New Providence and the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in newest episode, airing Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. on Golf Channel

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 30, 2019) – The newest episode of GOLF Advisor Round Trip, premiering Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel, explores two of the more than 700 islands and cays that escaped the brunt of the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian and remain open for tourism.

“The Bahamas is so special for so many reasons, but the reason why I will keep going back is the people. They are warm, welcoming and gracious,” said Matt Ginella, series host and GOLF Advisor editor-at-large. “As many of them have said to me, if you want to help the Bahamas, visit the Bahamas.”

Ginella will introduce life on land and on the clear-blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean that make the Bahamas a special place to visit. While exploring golf on the islands, he joins Gerrod Chadwell, University of Houston women’s golf coach and husband of two-time major champion Stacy Lewis, for a round on the Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club at Atlantis Resort, arguably 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. He also joins local residents for a traditional Bahamian fish fry.

The episode also will provide information on additional ways viewers can support relief efforts in the Bahamas through

Each month, the GOLF Advisor Round Trip travel series takes viewers around the globe to explore a variety of destinations offering the best in golf, resort accommodations, dining and activities.

Travel with GOLF Advisor Round Trip
Viewers will have an opportunity to have their own Bahamian experience – with Ginella as their host – by booking the GOLF Advisor Getaway to the Bahamas, scheduled for Nov. 14-17. GOLF Advisor Getaways feature Ginella and other GOLF Advisor personalities hosting individuals and groups at destinations featured on the GOLF Advisor Round Trip television series. 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:
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Sweetens Cove (Tenn.) Host: Bradley S. Klein
Oct 20-23 Carolina Sandhills 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 950,000 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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