Mark White

I have played over 750 different golf courses, of which I consider 475 of them worth playing if in the area. 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 and recorded every score since 1993. My golf bucket list is to play in every state in the USA (44 so far) and 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. I have played in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Tunisia, but have yet to play in Japan. S. America, Asia, many countries in Europe or the Caribbean. So much golf.....so little time.

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Tiburón (Black) 17/01/2021

65th Florida - Best in Area
While the Gold course at Tiburon hosts two “professional” tournaments, the CME finale on the Women’s LPGA tour and the QBE Shark Shootout on the PGA Tour, the Black cours...

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Shawnee Inn (Red & Blue) 30/12/2020

60th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Much like the other reviewers I share their opinion of all three nine holes at Shawnee. I went there for three reasons. First was to play a course that once hosted a PG...

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Wyncote 28/12/2020

53rd Pennsylvania - Best in Area
In the greater Philadelphia area, there are a handful of public courses that one should seek out to play if they do not have access to private clubs. One of those clubs...

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Waynesborough 22/12/2020

48th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Waynesborough Country Club, a design originally by George Fazio, updated by Tom Fazio, scarcely gets a mention in the greater Philadelphia area as one of the top golf cou...

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St Davids 15/12/2020

58th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
St. Davids Golf Club is a lovely Donald Ross designed course. In the Philadelphia area it is rarely a “first thought” for visitors coming into the area to play the many...

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True Blue 10/12/2020

28th South Carolina - Best in Area
True Blue is an interesting design by Mike Strantz. The course is more suited for the longer/better players for whom there are many more decisions to be made as to strat...

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Caledonia 08/12/2020

9th South Carolina - Best in Area
The Caledonia Golf and Fish Club is located on a small piece of land pinched by Kings River Road and the marshes/rice fields adjoining the Waccamaw River. Mike Strantz d...

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Eagle Point 08/12/2020

17th North Carolina - Best in Area
Designed by Tom Fazio on land close enough to the ocean to be influenced by the strength of the wind, this is a “big feeling” golf course due to the width of the fairways...

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Tidewater 07/12/2020

31st South Carolina - Best in Area
Tidewater was designed by Ken Tomlinson, a tax attorney, as the only golf course he ever did. When it opened in 1990, both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine declared it the...

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Cape Fear Country Club 06/12/2020

20th North Carolina - Best in Area
Cape Fear Country Club, originally designed by Donald Ross and recently restored by Andrew Green, is one of the more playable golf courses one will play. While it does n...

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Dunes Golf & Beach Club 06/12/2020

7th South Carolina - Best in Area
The Dunes Golf and Beach Club is the best course in the greater Myrtle Beach area, consisting of more than 100 nearby courses, of which less than ten are private. It is...

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Galen Hall 26/11/2020

45th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
After taking a break from golf to reacquaint myself with my family on a long vacation in Naples, Florida, I returned to Pennsylvania and wanted to find a course to play o...

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PGA National (Champion) 19/11/2020

53rd Florida - Best in Area
Originally designed by George and Tom Fazio but re-designed and then updated by Jack Nicklaus, the Champion course at PGA National remains one of the best public golf cou...

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Kittansett 28/10/2020

7th Massachusetts - Best in Area 73rd USA Ranking 84th North America Ranking
I have played Kittansett only once in late October on a day where it rained beginning on the fifth hole. The rain was never “hard” but it was consistent and definitely a...

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Grayhawk (Raptor) 23/10/2020

42nd Arizona - Best in Area
The Raptor course at Grayhawk is a fine design by Tom Fazio. This public course once hosted a PGA tour event, the Frys.com Open from 2007-2009. It was also scheduled to...

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Vesper 19/10/2020

21st Massachusetts - Best in Area
In 25% of the states in the USA, Vesper would be a top seven golf course. In golf-rich Massachusetts, it makes the top 20. Unlike the other top-rated courses in Massach...

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Myopia Hunt 18/10/2020

4th Massachusetts - Best in Area 51st USA Ranking 58th North America Ranking
At the turn of the 1900’s there were three golf courses in the USA felt to be architecturally significant: Oakmont, Garden City Men’s, and Myopia Hunt Club. Newport CC...

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Prairie Club (Pines) 15/10/2020

7th Nebraska - Best in Area
I know several people who describe the Pines course at The Prairie Club as a missed opportunity. While it is on a flatter piece of land than the Dunes course due to it b...

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Prairie Club (Dunes) 14/10/2020

3rd Nebraska - Best in Area
I was able to play the Dunes course at The Prairie Club three times on October 7, 2020, as I had the first tee time as a single. I was also able to take my time and chip...

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