The Olympic Course at Gold Mountain in Washington state is one of the courses Golf Advisor’s Jason Deegan wishes everyone knew about.
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Talking GolfGetaways 18: Emergency 9 with Golf Advisor’s Jason Deegan


After talking everything from South Korea to Las Vegas on previous episodes of “Talking GolfGetaways,” Jason Deegan of dives into the already iconic Emergency 9 questionnaire designed by hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch to find answers to the queries we receive most often as golf-travel journalists.

And for one of the most well-traveled golf journalists working today, there are plenty of answers from which to choose.

What’s the favorite destination for someone who’s reviewed more than 800 courses in almost 20 countries? (Hint: It’s very green.) What bucket list destination is at the top of Deegan’s list? (Hint: It’s the same spot that Mitch and Darin covet.) Best hotel and eats? There are a few. (Hints: Jack Nicklaus’ favorite fly-fishing spot and a food that is “squishy, wonderful awesomeness” — both native to New Zealand.)

Other than the game itself, what’s most important on a golf trip for someone who’s taken so many? What’s the piece of equipment he can’t live without?

And what’s the one course in those 800-plus that Deegan wishes everyone knew about? He stretches his answer to include three — one private, one public and one in Scotland that gave rise to his “Struie” nickname.

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