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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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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Diamante (Dunes) 18/01/2017

1st Mexico Ranking 52nd World Ranking
Had the pleasure of a first visit to Diamante Dunes in October. Stamped with Davis Love’s trademark, the Dunes course is a work of art from course architect Paul Cowley a...

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Portland Golf Club 30/11/2016

10th Oregon - Best in Area
Recently had the pleasure of visit one of the premier private clubs in Portland, Oregon. the Portland Golf Club. Set in the hills of Northwest Portland this club was the...

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Riviera 30/11/2016

4th California - Best in Area 20th USA Ranking 36th World Ranking
Many people are familiar with Riviera from the PGA Tour’s annual stop here. Admittedly there is always something special about playing a course for the first time that yo...

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