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Golf Guide Podcast

An informal and casual look at the landscape of West Coast golf through the lens of passionate amateur golfers and professional fans of the game.

Enjoy all the banter, shenanigans and debauchery of your local 19th hole from anywhere. Host Kyle Surlow talks to friends and golf insiders about topics that include; travel, West Coast golf courses, PGA Tour analysis, golf course architecture, beer, whiskey, and whatever else may cross their minds.

Feb 28, 2018

Andy Johnson (@the_fried_egg) is the founder of The Fried Egg, where he covers professional and amateur golf as well as golf course architecture.

Andy and host Kyle Surlow discuss Andy's past year as the Fried Egg has grown, writing versus podcasting, how club champions stack up against tour pros, both of their...


Feb 21, 2018

This past weekend, host Kyle Surlow (@ksurlow) participated in the 48th Big Squaw Valley Invitational in Lake County, California, where golf returns to its most basic forms. No green grass, no manicured playing conditions, PVC pipes for flagsticks and just two clubs allowed per person, the Squaw Valley Invitational is...


Feb 14, 2018

Up-and-coming golf course architect Brett Hochstein (@hochsteindesign) joins host Kyle Surlow to discuss how to build a low-maintenance golf course, the benefits of links golf and what goes in to building a bunker.

Before that, Kyle recounts Ted Potter's victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and looks ahead to this...


Feb 7, 2018

Up-and-coming golf course designer Brett Hochstein (@hochsteindesign) joins host Kyle Surlow to discuss his background as a golf course designer, how he learned how to operate a bulldozer and excavator, being named one of Matt Ginella's best young architects, and the challenges of breaking through in the golf design...