Mark White

I have played over 800 different golf courses, of which nearly 670 of them are on this website. I don't chase "lists" but I look at them to see whether a course worth playing is nearby on my travels. I have my own rating system and have ranked every course I have played. My golf bucket list is to play in every state in the USA (44 so far) and at least 20 countries. I lived in England from 1993-1998 and am a member of a club in Scotland so I continue to go every year to the U.K or Ireland. There are about 600 more golf courses I would love to play. So much golf.....so little time.

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Riviera 12/12/2021

4th California - Best in Area 18th USA Ranking 18th North America Ranking 33rd World Ranking
The great courses of the world have one thing in common: all of the holes are memorable even if some of them are lesser or perhaps not as distinctive. At Riviera, while...

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Stone Eagle 12/12/2021

15th California - Best in Area
Stone Eagle might be the most difficult golf course in the USA for me to review and rate. I do not know if I have played a more breathtaking inland course in the USA. A...

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Memorial Park 11/12/2021

52nd Texas - Best in Area
I have not played enough municipal owned golf courses to say decisively whether Memorial Park belongs in the top ten in the USA for “munis.” But if I had played more mun...

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Austin Country Club 09/12/2021

12th Texas - Best in Area
I arrived at Austin Country Club with two thoughts. First, I knew most of the front nine from tv as it is played as the back nine in the Dell World Matchplay. Second, a...

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Desert Highlands 13/11/2021

3rd Arizona - Best in Area
I recently had a second look at Desert Highlands and my appreciation grew for this Jack Nicklaus design. Unlike my first visit, where a friend and I played unaccompanied...

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Desert Mountain (Chiricahua) 11/11/2021

9th Arizona - Best in Area
I had wanted to play the Chiricahua course at Desert Mountain for about fifteen years. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, it has usually been considered to be the best of the se...

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Whisper Rock (Lower) 11/11/2021

5th Arizona - Best in Area
The finest club in the Scottsdale area for male golfers is Whisper Rock. While there are three clubs with a superior golf course, Whisper Rock is unparalleled in the are...

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Brook Hollow 09/11/2021

7th Texas - Best in Area
Keith Foster has recently completed a sympathetic restoration of Brook Hollow. Inside the men’s locker room is a drawing of the original design by A.W. Tillinghast where...

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Grayhawk (Talon) 08/11/2021

49th Arizona - Best in Area
Grayhawk Talon is viewed as one of the best public options in the Scottsdale area. I played the Raptor course many years ago although after playing the Talon, I believe...

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Paa-Ko Ridge (1st & 2nd) 06/11/2021

1st New Mexico - Best in Area
Paako Ridge, designed by Ken Dye, is often rated as the number one course in New Mexico. I personally preferred Black Mesa due to its more quirkiness of the semi-blind t...

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Black Mesa 05/11/2021

4th New Mexico - Best in Area
Black Mesa has spectacular views whether looking at the holes or of the surrounding landscape. Taken all together, it is one of the more spectacular golf courses in the...

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Las Campanas (Sunset) 03/11/2021

2nd New Mexico - Best in Area
I am not certain I can properly evaluate the Sunset course at the Club at Las Campanas as I was fighting a head cold and fatigue from the previous day and morning. Combi...

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Butterfield Trail 30/10/2021

Gem USA - Best in Area
Butterfield Trail is the rare public course designed by Tom Fazio. It is also one of the best values in public golf as The fee is below $40 including a cart. I took a c...

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Boot Ranch 30/10/2021

6th Texas - Best in Area
t is easy to see why Boot Ranch is considered to be one of the best residential golf courses in the USA. The land and infrastructure is first class beginning with the la...

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Oak Hills 30/10/2021

19th Texas - Best in Area
Oaks Hills has a storied past as the third course built in the San Antonio area. The club hosted the PGA’s Texas Open 23 times, and a Champions Tour event 9 times. It a...

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Briggs Ranch 28/10/2021

21st Texas - Best in Area
In June 2017 Briggs Ranch was acquired by Hana Golf and added into The Dormie Network. This high-end gated community and club was likely “failing” at the time despite it...

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Wolf Point Ranch 26/10/2021

28th Texas - Best in Area
I went to Wolf Point Ranch with very high expectations given the recent praise and recognition from Tom Doak and Golf Magazine. After playing the course twice I understo...

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Forsgate (Banks) 23/10/2021

13th New Jersey - Best in Area
I was told I would like the Charles Banks’ course at Forsgate. I knew that it was highly regarded due to its placement on Golfweek’s top 200 classic courses in the USA....

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DuPont (DuPont) 21/10/2021

8th Delaware - Best in Area
In 2018 the DuPont Corporation sold the nearly 100 year DuPont Country Club to Ben DuPont and his primary business partner Don Wirth, a former executive at DuPont. I was...

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