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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Tara Iti 11/10/2019

1st North Island - Best in Area 1st New Zealand Ranking 4th Oceania Ranking 36th World Ranking
After playing Tara Iti many times in February, 2019 here is a write-up I sent to several of my golfing friends:"I was once told that some raters for a leading golf magazi...

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Merion (West) 11/10/2019

38th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
The West course at Merion serves as a suitable and pleasant second course for the members. However, this is not like what you will find at Winged Foot, Baltusrol, Saucon...

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French Creek 11/10/2019

52nd Pennsylvania - Best in Area
I played French Creek, a Gil Hanse design, about a month ago with a good friend who with me has played around 75 courses listed in the top 100 in their country (I have pl...

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Citrus (La Foret) 11/10/2019

2nd Tunisia Ranking 40th Africa Ranking
I played this awhile back with rental clubs that were not very good. So these clubs made a hard course even more difficult. The course seems to have pine trees (one loc...

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St Andrews (New) 11/10/2019

3rd Fife - Best in Area 26th Scotland Ranking 85th 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 37th 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 09/10/2019

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 38th 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 6th Britain & Ireland Ranking 14th 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 14th Britain & Ireland Ranking 43rd 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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