In an effort to fight the winter blues, and to provide golfers (and non-golfers alike) an escape from the cold days ahead, Golf Digest partnered with Scottsdale Golf Week to present the Golf Digest Gauntlet.

I decided to make the trip to the Arizona desert, because what’s not to love about a golf adventure in sunny Scottsdale in December? While the golf was fantastic (as expected), I was equally as blown away by the cuisine, off-course activities, and overall camaraderie I experienced at the event.

Rather than ramble on, I put together a video to highlight my experience at this year’s event. Hope to see you in the AZ desert for next year’s Gauntlet!

Note: I made the trip to Arizona solo, which meant Brittany wasn’t by my side to capture the visual content like usual. So, all video and images were shot with the iPhone 6S!