Mark White

I have played 714 different golf courses, of which I consider 450 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 or the Caribbean.

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St Andrews (New) 11/10/2019

3rd Fife - Best in Area 26th Scotland Ranking 93rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
As mentioned in my review of the Jubilee course, being able to have a round on the New course is a worthy substitute for waiting to get onto the Old or even if you strike...

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St Andrews (Jubilee) 11/10/2019

8th Fife - Best in Area 47th Scotland Ranking
If going to St. Andrews to play the Old Course and you have not been successful on the ballot or walking up, then heading to either the New or the Jubilee is a good alter...

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Western Gailes 10/10/2019

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 15th Scotland Ranking 34th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I first played here in 1993, returned in 1995 and then had a long absence until a recent visit. In 1993 Western Gailes was the hidden gem of Scotland and finding a tee t...

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Southerness 10/10/2019

1st Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 45th Scotland Ranking
Southerness is to Scotland as Silloth on Solway is to England, both are very difficult to get to but are well worth the trip. While Southerness is not in the same class...

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Royal Troon (Portland) 09/10/2019

13th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area
The Portland course at Royal Troon is a fine links golf course although it obviously does not have adequate length to challenge the really good players as it is approxima...

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Prestwick 09/10/2019

4th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 16th Scotland Ranking 35th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Prestwick is one of the most natural, quirking, interesting golf courses I have ever played. Add the history of the hosting the early Open Championships and you have a m...

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Musselburgh (Old) 09/10/2019

Gem Scotland - Best in Area
Musselburgh Links Golf Course (Old) sits inside a race track as a nine hole golf course, which hosted the Open Championship six times between 1874 and 1889.The four-and-a...

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Muirfield 09/10/2019

1st Lothians - Best in Area 4th Scotland Ranking 4th Britain & Ireland Ranking 10th World Ranking
I have been fortunate to play Muirfield several times, with three players, two players, and two somes. For years it was the golf course that I rated both the best as wel...

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Kingsbarns 08/10/2019

2nd Fife - Best in Area 7th Scotland Ranking 13th Britain & Ireland Ranking 42nd World Ranking
Kingsbarns, designed by Kyle Phillips is a fantastic golf course which I have had the pleasure to play many times, and in all types of weather. We once had a thunderstor...

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Gullane (No.2) 08/10/2019

7th Lothians - Best in Area 42nd Scotland Ranking
Gullane #2 is a fine golf course that takes awhile to get going, but once you get into the holes on the other side of the hill, it offers both scenery and a lovely settin...

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Gullane (No.1) 03/10/2019

3rd Lothians - Best in Area 20th Scotland Ranking 66th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Gullane 1 is not in the same class as three of its nearby neighbors, but it is a golf course that will provide everything you are looking for in golf.Yes, it has a few we...

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Dundonald 03/10/2019

5th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 30th Scotland Ranking 82nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Dundonald ranges in length from 6340 to 7100 yards. As one of our group was experiencing a bad back, we played the 6340 tees although I did walk back to the back tees on...

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