026 – Giants Ridge Resort (feat. John Kendall)

EPISODE 026

Giants Ridge Resort

Featuring John Kendall


Giants Ridge has long been considered one of Minnesota’s best resort golf vacation destinations. Year after year, national golf publications have ranked The Legend and The Quarry near or at the top of the best golf courses in the world.

Few other golf facilities in the nation can claim more than one course in Golf Digest‘s “Top 100” list. And no other Minnesota resort offers two highly ranked courses of this caliber.

In fact, Giants Ridge received an “Editors Choice” in 2019 as one of “The Best Golf Resorts in the Midwest”, the Quarry was ranked the #1 public course in the state, and The Legend was ranked as the #4 public course in the state.
With these accolades, along with the incomparable Northwoods experience, Giants Ridge makes for a buddy golf trip that will leave your group with memories only a bucket list destination can.

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022 – Iberostar Resort (feat. Greg Bond)

What comes to mind when you think “Cancún”? At Iberostar, it means beaches that stretch for miles, luxury accommodations, unbelievable dining experiences, and spectacular golf! Iberostar Resort is home to two world class hotels, each with their own golf club, that are close enough to encourage golfers to play both on a south-of-the-border buddy golf trip!

In Cancún, the Iberostar Selection services the Ibersostar Golf Club Cancún. This club boasts a fantastic location in the heart of the hotel district. It is set just off the Caribbean Sea surrounded by mangroves with abundant native plants and exotic animals. In Riviera Maya, the Iberostar Grand Paraíso Resort services Iberostar Playa Paraíso Golf Club. This top-rated club has hosted prestigious events such as the World Amateur Team Championships 2016, Big Break Mexico, and Iberostar Riviera Maya Open and is an 11-time host of the classification round for the Mayakoba Golf Classic OHL PGA TOUR.

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