Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


Jack Nicklaus and Kazantsev Will Join Wednesday’s Morning Drive for a Profile of Arizona’s Desert Mountain Golf and Recreational Community


Kira Kazantsev to Serve as GOLF Advisor Living Features Host and Will Contribute On-Air and Online as a Lifestyle Correspondent for GOLF

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2019) – Showcasing the abundant ways to live the ideal golfing lifestyle, the new GOLF Advisor Living on Wednesday will begin airing monthly features on GOLF Channel’s Morning Drive. In tandem with the golfing lifestyle content found on GOLF Advisor, the segments will be hosted by GOLF Lifestyle Correspondent Kira Kazantsev – Miss America 2015 – and will profile the country’s finest golf communities, as well as share the latest real estate, apparel and lifestyle trends.


On the Wednesday edition of Morning Drive, beginning at 7 a.m. ET, Kazantsev and golfing legend Jack Nicklaus will join the show for an insider’s look at Arizona’s Desert Mountain, considered among the best golf and recreational communities in the world. Nicklaus, who designed all six golf courses at Desert Mountain, will talk about the community’s unparalleled desert golf, while Kazantsev will profile the many amenities, activities and events that have earned Desert Mountain the reputation as the epitome of desert living and the ideal golfing lifestyle.

Watch a Preview of the Desert Mountain Feature Here


“We’ll be visiting some incredible properties and communities, and showing the things that make them special, like great golf, restaurants, activities and shopping,” Kazantsev said. “These are places anchored around golf that people would consider making their homes. It’s not necessarily all about golf, it’s about how it plays into your life and the greater joys you get out of it.”


Through expansive on-air features and regular news reports, as well as a broad range of editorial from an expert team of writers – covering topics from real estate trends to the private club lifestyle – GOLF Advisor Living is the newest offering by GOLF Advisor, the ultimate online destination for people looking to play, travel and live the golf life.


“Expanding the GOLF Advisor business with an additional focus on real estate, private communities and the golf lifestyle is an exciting opportunity,” said Mike Lowe, vice president and general manager, GOLF Advisor. “GOLF Advisor was founded on showcasing the best in destination golf travel, and now we’ve widened our view to provide expert advice on how to put golf at the center of your daily life.”


Kazantsev, who recently made the cut at the 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am where she played alongside PGA TOUR winner Ryan Armour, has a long history with golf. The daughter of Russian immigrants, Kazantsev was first introduced to the sport as a child by her father, who considered playing golf an “American right of passage.” A “serious” junior golfer, she has played in numerous competitive events over the years and credits golf with opening doors throughout her career. Kazantsev attended Hofstra University, and was crowned Miss America in 2015, Miss New York City 2014 and Miss New York 2014.


On an encore episode of GOLF Advisor Round Trip airing tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel, host Matt Ginella provides a look at the desert golf experience offered by Scottsdale, Ariz.


About GOLF Advisor

GOLF Advisor is the ultimate digital destination for traveling golfers, who love to play, travel and learn more about how the sport can be experienced around the world. Featuring more than 825,000 reviews of 14,000-plus golf courses, GOLF Advisor serves as a one-stop, customized experience for golfers of all levels to find honest recommendations from their peers – and to offer feedback of their own – about any golf course they play, anywhere, anytime. The GOLF Advisor portfolio also includes a GOLF Channel travel series, GOLF Advisor Round Trip and GOLF Advisor Getaways, premium travel experiences at world-class resorts and clubs. A veteran staff of award-winning writers provides complementary, expert editorial content about golf travel, architecture and history. GOLF Advisor also is home to the popular ”Best of” Lists generated each year from authentic golfer reviews. Special GOLF Advisor perks and benefits, including travel assistance, insider travel information and credit at a selection of top resorts, are available through any GOLFPASS membership.

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