David Davis

David, our International Correspondent and one of our most respected raters, hails from Oregon originally but took up golf since moving to Europe about 23 years ago. He resides in Amsterdam, is a 5 handicap and a member of the Noordwijkse. He’s actively pursuing his dream of playing the World’s Top 100 Golf Courses and has now played 93 of them. His favourite is Cypress Point even though he considers himself a true "links golf" enthusiast.

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Cape Kidnappers 21/07/2017

2nd North Island - Best in Area 2nd New Zealand Ranking 40th World Ranking
New Zealand is a lot bigger than one might think. Our initial thought was to stay the night in Kerikeri and then drive down to Napier the next day. The distance didn’t se...

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Kauri Cliffs 21/07/2017

5th North Island - Best in Area 5th New Zealand Ranking
Kauri Cliffs has long been placed among the world’s top 100 and a trip to New Zealand is not complete with out the wonderful experience of playing here. They also offer w...

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Tara Iti 14/07/2017

1st North Island - Best in Area 1st New Zealand Ranking
Tara Iti is the newest sensational course from Tom Doak and his company Renaissance Design. The clear advantage of being very successful in the golf architecture busines...

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Royal Adelaide 14/07/2017

1st South Australia - Best in Area 11th Australia Ranking
After a week of island hopping including Tasmania and King Island I was back on the mainland and off to see the recently restored Royal Adelaide. Royal Adelaide had fall...

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Cape Wickham 06/07/2017

3rd Tasmania - Best in Area 8th Australia Ranking
The first course built on King Island is called Cape Wickham. Golf Digest has already included this new course very high in their World Top 100. Cape Wickham is on the f...

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Barnbougle Dunes 23/06/2017

1st Tasmania - Best in Area 3rd Australia Ranking 35th World Ranking
Barnbougle is amazing – you don’t need to hear again from me. I think the question is whether this is Tom Doak’s best effort in design. There is most certainly a strong a...

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Ocean Dunes 23/06/2017

4th Tasmania - Best in Area 35th Australia Ranking
Ocean Dunes is the second course to open on King Island in the Bass Strait, Cape Wickham being the first and is the brainchild of golf course architect Graeme Grant. Like...

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Kingston Heath 14/06/2017

2nd Victoria - Best in Area 2nd Australia Ranking 17th World Ranking
10 years ago I played Kingston Heath for the first time along with 14 other top courses in Australia all in one long trip. Back then it was my favorite course of the ones...

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Streamsong (Blue) 30/05/2017

5th Florida - Best in Area 79th USA Ranking
Streamsong’s Blue course has been created by Tom Doak and his team at Renaissance Design. The Red and the Blue are perfect compliments to each other and the Blue course e...

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Streamsong (Red) 30/05/2017

4th Florida - Best in Area 70th USA Ranking
The Red course was designed by Coore & Crenshaw and routed through prime alligator country full of sandy dunes. At Streamsong you just don’t see many people venturing int...

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Seminole 30/05/2017

1st Florida - Best in Area 16th USA Ranking 27th World Ranking
Most golf enthusiasts dream of one day playing Seminole. I was no different and the thought of Coore & Crenshaw working with them to renovate the course made me all the m...

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PGA National (Champion) 10/05/2017

33rd Florida - Best in Area
Recently spent a couple days staying at PGA National resort. The first impression is how impressed I was with the scale of everything, even the roads going in to the reso...

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Loblolly 10/05/2017

21st Florida - Best in Area
Pete Dye and sons built this course as part of an upscale real-estate development. It’s a private club with perfect maintenance and high attention to detail. It was playi...

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Kiawah Island Club (Cassique) 10/05/2017

9th South Carolina - Best in Area
Cassique is actually the first Tom Watson designed course I’ve ever played. I’m told that most of the holes were modeled after or influence by holes that Mr. Watson like...

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Diamante (El Cardonal) 23/03/2017

12th Mexico Ranking
El Cardonal is Tiger’s first effort as an architect or better said the first course he’s stamped his name on in hopes to increase housing and timeshare sales. The course...

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Cabo del Sol (Ocean) 23/03/2017

2nd Mexico Ranking 95th World Ranking
A trip to Cabo is in no way complete without a game at Cabo del Sol. The Ocean course has a strong figure 8 routing and is very walkable as opposed to some of the others...

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Quivira 23/03/2017

3rd Mexico Ranking
Quivera is a recent Jack Nicklaus project and while spectacular and even breath-taking in places makes me feel that Nicklaus might have been better just sticking to being...

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