Mark White

I have played 716 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 (43 so far). 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, UK and the USA 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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Buckinghamshire 10/01/2020

6th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area
I first played the Buckinghamshire on the last day of October, 1995 and returned several years ago before the bunker renovation that occurred recently. I was hesitant to...

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Oxfordshire 10/01/2020

3rd Oxfordshire - Best in Area
I first played The Oxfordshire course in 1996 which was three years after it opened. It had already hosted a couple of European Tour events. I did not quite know what t...

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Rye (Old) 07/01/2020

2nd Sussex - Best in Area 24th England Ranking 55th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Is Rye Old the UK’s best par sub-70 golf course? If so, it would likely make it the best sub-70 golf course in the world. There are several others in the United Kingdom...

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Saunton (West) 30/12/2019

3rd Devon - Best in Area 61st England Ranking
In the summer of 2018, while four of us played Saunton East in the morning, only two of us continued on to the West course following a quick lunch for the afternoon round...

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Saunton (East) 29/12/2019

1st Devon - Best in Area 21st England Ranking 48th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Many will debate that Saunton is the best golf club in the United Kingdom with two courses. Royal Portrush, The Berkshire, and Walton Heath are considered to be of a sim...

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Royal North Devon 25/12/2019

2nd Devon - Best in Area 60th England Ranking
After many years of wanting to see Royal North Devon (Westward Ho!), I finally played Royal North Devon in the summer of 2018. I was intrigued by this course for nearly...

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Trevose (Championship) 21/12/2019

3rd Cornwall - Best in Area 66th England Ranking
In the five years I lived just west of London, I was told repeatedly by neighbor that if I ever went to Cornwall that I must play the championship course at Trevose. I n...

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Perranporth 17/12/2019

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 62nd England Ranking
I played Perranporth several years ago in May. I did not experience the burnout to the fairways that can happen at this course during the summer months. I actually did...

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Royal St David's 12/12/2019

2nd North Wales - Best in Area 4th Wales Ranking 86th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Royal St. David’s in Harlech is a very fine golf course. Is it the hardest par 69 in the world? Well, it is possible with only Wannamoisett in Rhode Island as a competi...

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Pyle and Kenfig 09/12/2019

5th South Wales - Best in Area 10th Wales Ranking
The Pyle and Kenfig golf course, designed by Harry Colt, reminds me of Woodbrook Golf Club outside of Ireland in that it has a bit of history, a lovely setting with lovel...

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Woodbrook 02/12/2019

15th Wicklow - Best in Area
Located on Shankill Beach in Bray, County Wicklow, Woodbrook has hosted many significant professional tournaments, including the Irish Sweepstakes Tournament from 1959-19...

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Waterville 02/12/2019

2nd Kerry - Best in Area 5th Ireland Ranking 35th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I really like Waterville Golf Links, originally designed by Eddie Hackett (primarily) with some input from Claude Harmon, and updated by Tom Fazio, for its wonderful loca...

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