John Sabino

John Sabino is a widely followed blogger and golf critic and is among a small group of golfers who have achieved the feat of playing the top 100 ranked courses in the world. He has been featured in Links Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Golf Digest Index, Australian Golf Digest and Billionaire magazine. He is the author of How to Play the World’s Most Exclusive Golf Clubs and Golf’s Iron Horse: The astonishing Record-Breaking Life of Ralph Kennedy, who set the record of most golf courses ever played. John lives in the golf-rich state of New Jersey.

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Boat of Garten 11/11/2017

8th North Scotland - Best in Area 41st Scotland Ranking
The Boat of Garten hasn't been on my radar before (and I suspect is not on the radar of others for the same reason) because it is a wee course, as the Scots would say. It...

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Boston 24/07/2017

6th Massachusetts - Best in Area 66th USA Ranking
Bring your A game if you ever get the invite to the Boston Golf Club. The course demands brawn. The walk over the hilly terrain is a demanding one, and it is matched by t...

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Glens Falls 24/07/2017

45th New York - Best in Area
A below the radar design of Donald Ross that shines. The course features many blind shots starting from the first tee, which asks the golfer to hit his tee shot up a huge...

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Wilshire 29/03/2017

50th California - Best in Area
It is easy for a course in Los Angeles to get overlooked given all the great golf in the vicinity, such as Los Angeles Country Club, Riviera and Bel-Air. I had a chance t...

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Hyannisport 08/12/2016

12th Massachusetts - Best in Area
Hyannisport Club has world class views of the water and the surrounding tidal marshes looking out into Nantucket Sound. The course has a set of small, very fast greens. M...

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CuisinArt 08/12/2016

1st Anguilla Ranking 22nd Caribbean Ranking
The CuisinArt course in Anguilla is what I would call a typical resort course. There are breaktaking views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, Anguilla’s white sand...

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Streamsong (Red) 08/12/2016

4th Florida - Best in Area 70th USA Ranking
I enjoyed the Red Course, and prefer it marginally over the Blue Course. The Coore-Crenshaw design aesthetic just seems to suit my eye. The predominant impression coming...

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Streamsong (Blue) 08/12/2016

5th Florida - Best in Area 79th USA Ranking
Florida is not the mental image that comes to mind when you see a picture of the golf course at Streamsong. 12 million yards of earth were moved to build the two courses...

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Hidden Creek 08/12/2016

10th New Jersey - Best in Area
Another spectacular effort from Coore & Crenshaw built in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Wide fairways lull the unsuspecting golfer into thinking the course may not be a...

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Ocean Forest 06/12/2016

8th Georgia - Best in Area
Ocean Forest is located on the end of a barrier island where the Hampton River meets the Atlantic Ocean and the area is blessed with pine trees, sand dunes, oak trees, ma...

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Peachtree 06/12/2016

2nd Georgia - Best in Area 48th USA Ranking 100th World Ranking
Peachtree only has 225 members and on the beautiful Spring day I played it we saw only two other group all day. The terrain is some of the hilliest I've played (although...

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Cherry Hills 06/12/2016

2nd Colorado - Best in Area 87th USA Ranking
The golf course starts on flat ground and the first four holes are relatively straight forward. The elevation on the course begins at the fifth hole and basically gets pr...

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The Creek 06/12/2016

14th New York - Best in Area
Occupying one the highest pieces of land on Long Island, The Creek was built on a special 130 acres that were formerly the estate of Paul D. Cravath, a partner at the whi...

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Piping Rock 05/12/2016

13th New York - Best in Area 69th USA Ranking
Piping Rock today retains the air of its founding days. Driving up to the Dutch Colonial clubhouse flanked by a stone wall gives the visitor a sense of being a country ge...

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Deepdale 05/12/2016

20th New York - Best in Area
When Deepdale was formed it had a small, exclusive membership and was built in Nassau County, relatively close to New York City. Its proximity to the city made it an idea...

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Colonial 05/12/2016

2nd Texas - Best in Area 90th USA Ranking
Colonial starts out simply enough on flat ground. The first hole is a straight forward dogleg right par five of 555 yards, one of only two on the course. It becomes clear...

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Sebonack 05/12/2016

11th New York - Best in Area 46th USA Ranking 92nd World Ranking
Sebonack is a golf course that both lives up to the potential of this unique site and the pedigree of its designers. Although it is a new course, having opened in 2006, I...

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Royal Melbourne (East) 04/12/2016

5th Victoria - Best in Area 10th Australia Ranking
The East course has recently reached the top 100 world rankings on its own merits and I can see why. It's a great collection of holes. The par three 13th on the East, 135...

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