Mark White

I have played 736 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) and 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. 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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Highlands Links 21/05/2020

3rd Nova Scotia - Best in Area 4th Canada Ranking 54th North America Ranking
Cape Breton Highland Links was once listed by Golf Magazine and other publications as one of the top 100 golf courses in the world. Designed by Stanley Thompson, it is t...

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Yale 18/05/2020

1st Connecticut - Best in Area 68th USA Ranking 78th North America Ranking
How to rate a golf course that is one of the most architecturally significant in the USA? How to rate a golf course for longer, better players where technology has elimi...

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Engineers 14/05/2020

23rd New York - Best in Area
Some of the courses that hosted the PGA long ago are simply not very good, no longer exist (Pecan Valley), or have been modified so much that they are barely recognizable...

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Ballyneal (Mulligan) 13/05/2020

44th Colorado - Best in Area
The Ballyneal Mulligan course, designed by Tom Doak, is a wonderful addition to Ballyneal, where I have the most fun playing golf. There is no other par 3 course in the...

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Fallen Oak 09/05/2020

2nd Mississippi - Best in Area
Opened in 2006, Fallen Oak is a very good golf course. I consider this to be one of Tom Fazio’s best designed courses. Of the courses that I have played that Mr. Fazio...

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TPC Louisiana 08/05/2020

4th Louisiana - Best in Area
TPC Louisiana, designed by Pete Dye, is a nice course. It is not one of Mr. Dye’s best designs but he certainly made a fun and challenging course filled with temptations...

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English Turn 08/05/2020

13th Louisiana - Best in Area
I prefer golf courses that are links or links-like that have kept natural land forms, with interesting green surrounds, well-placed and the right amount of bunkers, wide...

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Magnolia Grove (Crossings) 07/05/2020

18th Alabama - Best in Area
After our eight guys played the Crossings course at Magnolia Grove, having before made stops at Grand National and Oxmoor Valley, we considered both the Crossings and the...

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Oxmoor Valley (Ridge) 06/05/2020

13th Alabama - Best in Area
Alabama has a wonderful affordable, good value for money public golf option in the eleven facilities that comprise the Robert Trent Jones Trail. However, for a course su...

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Grand National (Links) 05/05/2020

12th Alabama - Best in Area
Our group of eight had a different opinion to the other raters regarding the Links course versus the Lake as we thought the Links to be about equal. It has more holes on...

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Grand National (Lake) 04/05/2020

8th Alabama - Best in Area
After several drinks I posed the following question to a friend on a golf trip on the Robert Trent Jones trail: “who designed the Lake course on the RTJ trail?” He answ...

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Shoal Creek - Alabama 04/05/2020

2nd Alabama - Best in Area
My personal top 20 ranking of the golf courses designed or co-designd by Jack Nicklaus are: 1. Muirfield Village, 2. Mayacama, 3. The Concession (with Tony Jacklin),...

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Sand Hills 29/04/2020

1st Nebraska - Best in Area 6th USA Ranking 6th North America Ranking 10th World Ranking
Sand Hills, the third course designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, is the best golf course I have played that was built after 1970. Tara Iti is the only course that c...

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Dismal River (Red) 28/04/2020

2nd Nebraska - Best in Area
Dismal River Red is one of my favorite courses to play if the question is, “what course would you choose to play where you would have the most fun?” If that is what Tom...

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Dismal River (White) 27/04/2020

7th Nebraska - Best in Area
I played Dismal River White on June 1, 2016. I played it towards the end of a 10-day trip where I drove 3400 miles, played 10 rounds of golf and combined golf with runni...

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Karsten Creek 24/04/2020

3rd Oklahoma - Best in Area
I had been wanting to play Karsten Creek due to the excellence of the men’s college golf team from Oklahoma State University. It was reputed to be the best college golf...

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