Mark White

I have played over 800 different golf courses, of which over 620 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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Hawktree 12/06/2021

1st North Dakota - Best in Area
Hawktree, is considered by many to be the number one course in North Dakota. It is often listed among the top public courses in the USA. Recently, one USA golf magazine...

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Bully Pulpit 11/06/2021

3rd North Dakota - Best in Area
I looked forward to playing Bully Pulpit for many reasons, having read about it after it opened, knowing it was located in a beautiful setting, reading favorable reviews,...

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Links of North Dakota 10/06/2021

2nd North Dakota - Best in Area
I admit to having a bias towards links or links-like golf courses. I loved the Links of North Dakota and consider it perhaps my “hidden gem” of the entire USA placing it...

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Minot 09/06/2021

5th North Dakota - Best in Area
I have only played one other course designed by Jim Engh, which is The Creek Club at Reynolds Plantation in Georgia. I could see some similarities with Minot Country Clu...

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Sand Valley (Mammoth Dunes) 01/06/2021

6th Wisconsin - Best in Area
There are some big differences between Mammoth Dunes and Sand Valley. Sand Valley begins and ends at the same high point while Mammoth Dunes begins at the back of a putt...

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Lawsonia (Links) 30/05/2021

4th Wisconsin - Best in Area 79th USA Ranking 92nd North America Ranking
The Links course at The Golf Course of Lawsonia has been receiving a lot of recognition recently from USA based magazines and its raters for being one of the top public c...

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Whistling Straits (Irish) 27/05/2021

9th Wisconsin - Best in Area
This was my second visit to Kohler, having last visited there in June, 2003. On that visit I played the Straits and Blackwolf Run River course, and was rained out of the...

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Blue Mound 27/05/2021

7th Wisconsin - Best in Area
I do not think I have ever played a course where I found it nearly impossible to lose a ball on the golf course until I played Blue Mound. This statement might suggest t...

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Chicago 19/05/2021

1st Illinois - Best in Area 15th USA Ranking 15th North America Ranking 26th World Ranking
I made a return visit to Chicago Golf Club. We had the first (and one of only three tee times on the day due to the weather forecast of rain) and our foursome played in...

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Columbia 05/05/2021

4th Maryland - Best in Area
This is a fine design by Walter Travis although it could have been better. The reason for this statement is that the course is short by modern standards, just above 6800...

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Pine Tree 05/05/2021

15th Florida - Best in Area
There is a lot to like as well as admire regarding Pine Tree, designed by Dick Wilson. This is one of Mr. Wilson’s finest designs, although I personally prefer NCR South...

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Adios 03/05/2021

85th Florida - Best in Area
I agree with Colin’s post that Adios should be rated higher in the state of Florida. I thoroughly enjoyed my round there even if I played miserably over the final six ho...

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Atlanta Country Club 03/05/2021

8th Georgia - Best in Area
Designed by Willard Byrd, then updated by Bob Cupp and Jack Nicklaus, this is a hidden gem in the Atlanta area, now that the BellSouth Classic is a distant memory. And w...

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Hackensack 03/05/2021

22nd New Jersey - Best in Area
Hackensack Golf Club has Charles Banks as the architect of record since he built the course. However, it was Seth Raynor who designed the course so one will find many of...

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Cherokee Town (North) 30/04/2021

29th Georgia - Best in Area
My member host told me the North is the superior course to the South, but if one were able to take the front nine of the South and combine it with the back nine of the No...

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Peachtree 30/04/2021

2nd Georgia - Best in Area 46th USA Ranking 51st North America Ranking
Peachtree is about as perfect as an inland/parkland golf course can be found in the USA. As I played the course for the second time on March 26, 2021, I was struck by ho...

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Hole-In-The-Wall 23/04/2021

70th Florida - Best in Area
Southwest Florida from Ft. Myers down to Marco Island has perhaps the highest number of golf courses per square mile in the USA. Most of these are private courses built...

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