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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Jupiter Hills (Hills) 27/02/2020

10th Florida - Best in Area
There is a debate among members of Jupiter Hills as to whether they have the superior course in southeast Florida. There are ten to choose from ranging from The Bear’s C...

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Seminole 20/02/2020

1st Florida - Best in Area 21st USA Ranking 21st North America Ranking 37th World Ranking
Seminole is a golf course that stirs quite a bit of debate as to how high it should be ranked. There are several people I know who proclaim it to be the most over-rated...

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Floridian National 19/02/2020

27th Florida - Best in Area
It is not often one plays a golf course designed by one well known player and course designer (Gary Player) that is essentially done over within a short period by another...

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Woburn (Duchess) 19/02/2020

5th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area 96th England Ranking
I have not played the Marquess course at Woburn, but played the Duchess’ and Duke’s a few years back. The Duchess’ course is heavily lined by trees on either side and th...

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Liphook 19/02/2020

1st Hampshire - Best in Area 32nd England Ranking 78th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Liphook, designed by Arthur Croome and Tom Simpson, is an interesting course to play. It is not long at 6300 yards yet it is a course that requires clear thinking for th...

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East Sussex National (East) 09/02/2020

11th Sussex - Best in Area
East Sussex National’s East course built by a Canadian and designed by Bob Cupp, is not surprisingly, an American style course. I decided to play this course because it...

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Moor Park (High) 08/02/2020

5th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
The H.S. Colt designed High course at Moor Park is an underrated parkland golf course. But perhaps the difficulty of the course results in less favorable impressions....

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Woodhall Spa (Bracken) 07/02/2020

4th Lincolnshire - Best in Area
One should not make the mistake of playing the Bracken course at Woodhall Spa after playing the Hotchkin course, because one would only be disappointed. A good compariso...

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Ashridge 07/02/2020

3rd Hertfordshire - Best in Area 85th England Ranking
Designed by Sir Guy Campebell, Major C K Hutchison and Colonel Hotchkin, and later updated by Tom Simpson, Ashridge is a very pleasant and enjoyable golf course to play....

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Hanbury Manor 07/02/2020

10th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
When I land in London I sometimes stay at a hotel with a golf course. I can check-in, play a round where I care less about my score and more about being refreshed, but h...

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Mill Ride 07/02/2020

9th Berkshire - Best in Area
Donald Steel has the reputation for doing some outstanding original designs as well as being the only architect to do some changes on every course that has hosted The Ope...

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Beaconsfield 07/02/2020

4th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area 95th England Ranking
When I lived in Beaconsfield from 1993-1998 I played Beaconsfield GC only one time right before my return to the USA. After playing it near the end of my time in England...

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Chart Hills 07/02/2020

10th Kent - Best in Area
I am often curious to see a course designed by an accomplished golf professional. Sir Nick Faldo and Steve Smyers co-designed Chart Hills on a better than average piece...

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Old Thorns 07/02/2020

18th Hampshire - Best in Area
Unlike most Americans, the first golf course I played in either the UK or Ireland was not one of the big name/renowned courses. On my second visit to the UK in July, 199...

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Lake Nona 07/02/2020

19th Florida - Best in Area
I had been wanting to play Lake Nona, designed by Tom Fazio, for nearly twenty years after meeting Ernie Els and David Ledbetter through my company, both of whom lived th...

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Forest of Arden (Arden) 27/01/2020

4th Warwickshire - Best in Area
I played the Forest of Arden course at the Marriott a while ago so my comments will be brief in case there have been updates to the course. I played here because this Do...

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Old Collier 25/01/2020

56th Florida - Best in Area
There is somewhat of a debate in southwest Florida (Naples – Fort Myers area excluding Sarasota/Bradenton and Streamsong) as to what is the second-best golf course in the...

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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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