Talking GolfGetaways

Talking Golf Getaways is a podcast focusing on golf travel, with hosts Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance connecting with golf journalists, architects and global golf travelers to talk about their favorite destinations and experiences.

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Ep. 146: A New Yorker’s journey, from Steamsong to Sand Valley


Friend of the podcast Bruce Sitka joins Mitch and Darin for a golf-travel conversation about a few of our favorite Florida and Wisconsin hotspots, plus a rundown of where to golf when you’re headed to Long Island, home to some of the premier private clubs in the country (and a public gem you don’t want to miss).

Ep. 145: How writer Tom Bedell crafted a career out of beer and golf


Hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch take a detour from their beloved single-malt Scotch whisky to talk beer — lots of beer — with travel journalist Tom Bedell, who specializes in hops and barley along with fairways and greens. In this episode, Bedell travels everywhere from the Craft Beer Trail of Northern Alabama to the sunny shores of San Diego with suggestions for the best spots to mix his two favorite pastimes.

Ep. 144: From fertilizer to fairways with FarmLinks owner David Pursell


“Talking GolfGetaways” podcast hosts Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance dive into everything from dramatic-drop 3-pars to the South’s best milkshakes with David Pursell, CEO of the Pursell Farms boutique resort and FarmLinks golf course in Central Alabama — plus shooting pool on Gomer Pyle’s table, which boasts a rich heritage of American celebrities.

Ep. 143: Pure Michigan, from Belvedere’s history to The Loop’s magic


Hickories at Belvedere Golf Club, Tom Doak’s reversible Loop at Forest Dunes and the otherworldly wonders and history of Mackinac Island highlight an episode recapping host Mitch Laurance’s visit to Michigan.

Ep. 142: At the top of Scotland with Brora Golf Club secretary Tony Gill


Continuing our love affair with one of Scotland’s true links gems (not so hidden anymore), hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch welcome Brora Golf Club secretary Tony Gill onto the podcast to discuss why this little spot in the northern Scottish Highlands should be a must-play on any itinerary.

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