Mark White

I have played over 800 different golf courses, of which nearly 670 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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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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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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