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Golf Travel Guide To Atlantic City

An Interview With Mike Charlton, Managing Partner and Chief Golf Package Builder at GolfAC.com

By Brian Weis


Looking to plan the perfect golf trip to Atlantic City? Planning a buddies trip or a romantic golf getaway can be a full time job not to mention pressure filled to deliver a memorable experience. Below is an interview with Mike Charlton, Managing Partner GolfAC.com who shares some insider information about golfing and traveling to Atlantic City, must play courses, a sample itinerary and where you can go for more planning tools.

Give our readers an overview of your destination and why they should consider it for their next golf trip?
Atlantic City is a fun place, especially if you are a golfer. Great restaurants, exciting nightlife, tremendous golf courses of all styles and price points just begin to tell the story of one of the best kept secrets of the golf vacation world. Add to that eight casinos, the world famous beach and boardwalk, boating and fishing. What else can you ask for??!!

What are the must play courses in Atlantic City?
Atlantic City Country Club "home of the term birdie", Seaview Golf Resort, Ballamor, Twisted Dune, Shore Gate, Sand Barrens, McCullough's Emerald Links, Blue Heron Pines, Sea Oaks and Renault Vineyards.

What is the hidden gem and/or best value course?
Twisted Dune. The golf course was recently recognized by Golfweek as one of the top 3 public courses in New Jersey.

Can you provide our readers with an ideal itinerary for a long weekend?
DAY ONE
12 noon Tee Time at McCullough's Emerald Links
Check in to the Tropicana Casino and enjoy a Family Style Italian Dinner at Carmine's.

DAY TWO
AM tee Time at Twisted Dune for true Scottish Links Golf
Lunch at Juliano's Sports Bar. Great food and best buffalo chicken tenders on the planet.
Spend the afternoon at Chickie's and Pete's or A Damn Good Sports Bar at Tropicana.
Enjoy the evening eating and drinking at the World Famous Irish Pub - $20 gets you dinner and 4 rounds of drinks! You can't beat the atmosphere - Micky Mantle was a regular in his hay day. The place is open 24 hours a day and food is served until 4am.

DAY THREE
Check out of the hotel
AM Tee Time at Atlantic City Country Club - the top public golf course in NJ.
Lunch at the Taproom Bar and Grill at Atlantic City Country Club
Head home with some of the best golf and fun memories of your life

After golf, what are the "must do" things or attractions to see?
Atlantic City is known for world class gaming! Beyond gambling there is also a ton to do.

* The party is always going at the Harrah's Pool After Dark Night Club.
* The night life at the Quarter Entertainment Complex at Tropicana is lively.
* Great shopping opportunities at the Bass Pro Shop or the various outlets.
* Belly aching laughs can be found at The Comedy Club at The Borgata.
* Fine dining experiences at Wolfgang Pucks and Bobby Flay's.
* If your guys trip needs a little excitement - the Bare Exposure Gentlemen's Club is very entertaining.
* The drinks at the Landshark Bar and Grille at Margaritaville are always cold and refreshing.
* The Boardwalk is world famous for walking, biking and people watching.

What is the best time to travel?
Spring and Fall. Weather is great and the courses are in excellent shape. You will also avoid the big summer crowds and the rates are very affordable. If you come during the summer months add some beach time to your itinerary.

Anything else you would like to share about the Atlantic City?
There is no place like Atlantic City. So much to do and so close to home for those living in the Atlantic coast. The best thing about Atlantic City is everything about it. Stay a day, a night or a week and your time will be filled with good memories and good times.

Where can golfers go for more information to research and plan their trip?
Check out our golf travel website at www.GolfAC.com or visitwww.PlayACGolf.com.



 

Revised: 10/22/2015 - Article Viewed 18,886 Times


Written By: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.


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