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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Cape Arundel 28/09/2021

4th Maine - Best in Area
Cape Arundel has received recognition for being on Golfclubatlas.com’s Custodian’s list, a list of 148 courses (one is added every year after the Open Championship is hel...

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NCR (South) 18/09/2021

13th Ohio - Best in Area
While most would say Pine Tree, Laurel Valley or even Bay Hill are the finest designs of Dick Wilson, I would say NCR South is his best course. One could argue the Pine...

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Indianwood (Old) 18/09/2021

9th Michigan - Best in Area
Michigan is a golf rich state, ranking fifth in the USA in terms of the number of golf courses. The state is filled with a wide variety of terrain, from courses located...

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Elie 06/09/2021

7th Fife - Best in Area 35th Scotland Ranking
Ellie has been described to me as a “hidden gem” in Scotland. I had been eager to play it for over five years and today I had my opportunity. We had a day of limited su...

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Dumbarnie Links 02/09/2021

Gem Scotland - Best in Area
Having heard of Dumbarnie Links many years ago, I followed its approval and construction sort of as a counter-point to Mike Keizer and Todd Warnock’s failed attempt to bu...

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Kilspindie 02/09/2021

10th Lothians - Best in Area 59th Scotland Ranking
If one wants to have “guaranteed” fun in East Lothian, then one should head to Kilspindie. I have been coming to The area since 1993 but had always focused on the more...

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Portland Golf Club 17/08/2021

14th Oregon - Best in Area
I had wanted to play Portland Golf Club for some time as it is steeped in history holding both a Ryder Cup and a PGA as well as several other important professional event...

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Pumpkin Ridge (Witch Hollow) 07/08/2021

9th Oregon - Best in Area
The Witch Hollow course at Pumpkin Ridge, designed by Bob Cupp, has been the scene of several important events in golf including the US Amateur won by Tiger Woods, his th...

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Pumpkin Ridge (Ghost Creek) 04/08/2021

16th Oregon - Best in Area
Pumpkin Ridge Ghost Creek was often listed as one of the top 100 public golf courses in the USA although that is not as likely these days given the many outstanding golf...

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Astoria Golf & Country Club 03/08/2021

18th Oregon - Best in Area
Set on a smaller acreage about half a mile from Sunset Beach on the Pacific Ocean in the upper northwest part of Oregon, Astoria Golf and Country Club is a delightful gem...

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Gamble Sands 03/08/2021

1st Washington - Best in Area 91st USA Ranking
Gamble Sands, designed by David McLay Kidd has received much praise. It deserves its recognition as one of the most fun courses one will play. There is much to like her...

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Bandon Dunes (Sheep Ranch) 02/08/2021

Gem USA - Best in Area
I expected to be blown away by the Sheep Ranch – both literally and figuratively. I had heard that a round at this Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw design could be played in...

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Wine Valley 01/08/2021

3rd Washington - Best in Area
Of the courses I played in Washington, I would rate Wine Valley the highest. I admit to having a bias towards links-like courses. I place Wine Valley above Chambers Bay...

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Tumble Creek 31/07/2021

5th Washington - Best in Area
Tumble Creek at Suncadia, designed by Tom Doak, is in a setting that is among the most beautiful locations I have ever played offering multiple views across a valley of t...

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Waverley Country Club 31/07/2021

6th Oregon - Best in Area
Waverley has an impressive history of hosting USGA events. It also boasts having some members who went on to make history in USGA, British and professional events such a...

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Chambers Bay 30/07/2021

2nd Washington - Best in Area
Chambers Bay, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., is a course that I thought I would like more than I did. I want to emphasize that I did like it, but it fell slightly...

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Sahalee (South & North) 26/07/2021

8th Washington - Best in Area
I have a bias towards links and links-like courses. I also prefer a course that offers views across the fairways to other holes. I had read the reviews of others on thi...

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Aldarra 26/07/2021

4th Washington - Best in Area
Aldarra Golf Club is worthy of higher recognition, and I wondered whether it was not ranked higher due to Tom Fazio already having so many courses ranked as one of the to...

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