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 99 of them. His favourite is Cypress Point even though he considers himself a true "links golf" enthusiast.

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Ardfin 06/12/2017

Gem Scotland - Best in Area
The biggest surprise of my golf year has been Ardfin. First of all, just the opportunity to go out and pre-play this course during a couple day visit to the Isle of Jura...

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Machrie 06/12/2017

2nd Argyll & Bute - Best in Area 19th Scotland Ranking 56th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The mixed reviews below say quite a lot about the “New” Machrie. The former European Tour Player turned architect Mr. David Russell was contracted to give the old Machrie...

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Ellerstina 09/11/2017

Gem Argentina - Best in Area
With extensive golf travel you start to realize that it’s pretty rare to run into courses or projects that are truly unique. Often concepts are repeated, some of these ar...

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Argentino 01/11/2017

16th Argentina Ranking
I recently had the opportunity during my first visit to Buenos Aires to visit the home course of Javier Pintos, co-owner of We Golf Argentina the #1 Golf Travel Company i...

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Buenos Aires (Green & Yellow) 31/10/2017

2nd Argentina Ranking
Buenos Aires Golf Club is a modern Robert von Hagge design from the 90’s that highlights his style of penal golf design. Similar to Les Bordes in France this beautiful pa...

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Santapazienza 31/10/2017

1st Brazil Ranking
Up until now I’d have to admit that when I thought about Brazil, let alone South America, the last thing that came to my mind would be golf. However, as with most ideas i...

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Ellerston 11/10/2017

2nd New South Wales - Best in Area 7th Australia Ranking 81st World Ranking
The last round of a several week golf visit to Australia and New Zealand ideally should always end on a high point. That’s not all too complicated given the astoundin...

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Ganton 09/10/2017

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 8th England Ranking 25th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
The first impression when you drive up to Ganton is that you are stepping back into a period of golf that’s full of tradition, where simplicity and understated style reig...

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Alwoodley 18/09/2017

2nd Yorkshire - Best in Area 14th England Ranking 37th Britain & Ireland Ranking
For a long time I’d heard great things about this Alister MacKenzie gem tucked away in the middle of England near Leeds. I recently, finally had the wonderful pleasure of...

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Jack's Point 18/09/2017

1st South Island - Best in Area 6th New Zealand Ranking
Jack’s Point is no doubt the most famous course in Queenstown. It is 100% all about the nature and spectacular views. The course has been set up for real-estate project a...

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Arrowtown 08/09/2017

3rd South Island - Best in Area 11th New Zealand Ranking
No question that one of the biggest surprises of my extensive New Zealand golf tour was Arrowtown. It’s also immediately the most underrated club in the country. It enjoy...

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Paraparaumu Beach 08/09/2017

3rd North Island - Best in Area 3rd New Zealand Ranking 97th World Ranking
I can’t help feeling that Paraparaumu Beach remains one of the world’s most underrated golf courses. At one point it broke its way miraculously into the World Top 100. I...

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Kinloch Club 08/09/2017

4th North Island - Best in Area 4th New Zealand Ranking
The next stop on our whirlwind tour of New Zealand was a short and pleasant 3-hour drive from Cape Kidnappers. Talk about a beautiful area, bordering on the huge lake Tau...

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Cape Kidnappers 21/07/2017

2nd North Island - Best in Area 2nd New Zealand Ranking 44th 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 36th World 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 99th World 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 52nd World 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 33rd 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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