Mark White

I have played over 900 different golf courses, of which over 700 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 (47 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 400 more golf courses I would love to play. So much golf.....so little time.

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Alotian 30/04/2022

2nd Arkansas - Best in Area
Upon its opening in 2004, The Alotian Club received recognition as it immediately broke into Golf Digest’s top 50 golf courses in the USA. The course is also known for i...

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Rolling Green 24/04/2022

13th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Pennsylvania is a golf-rich state and one wonders whether if it had the population on California, New York or Florida that it could become the best state in the USA for g...

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White Clay Creek 21/04/2022

9th Delaware - Best in Area
White Clay Creek in Delaware Park has some major pluses but also some significant negatives.The pluses are that it is a course suited for good players. Designed by Arthu...

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Green Valley 19/04/2022

54th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Green Valley is a fine private golf course designed by William Flynn. The course sits on land that flows up and down, but not as dramatically as many of the courses in t...

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Chester Valley 19/04/2022

43rd Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Chester Valley sits on terrain that rises and falls on nearly every hole resulting in a somewhat difficult walk.In addition to the change In terrain, the second defining...

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Golden Horseshoe (Gold) 17/04/2022

13th Virginia - Best in Area
The Gold course at Golden Horseshoe has been rated in the top 100 public golf courses in the USA since opening. It sits beside one of the best “inland” resort hotels in...

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Royal New Kent 12/04/2022

11th Virginia - Best in Area
Royal New Kent, one of seven original designs by Mike Strantz, is a course that leaves one asking the question “why?” I do not recall another course where so many holes...

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High Ridge 25/03/2022

37th Florida - Best in Area
As I played High Ridge it reminded me of playing Adios Golf Club. One feels as if they have entered an arboretum where someone decided to place 18 holes of golf inside o...

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BallenIsles (East) 15/02/2022

97th Florida - Best in Area
Ballenisles East is a very playable course with no distinctive architectural features. Located in Palm Beach Garden, it sits on essentially flat land. The East course o...

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Riviera 12/12/2021

4th California - Best in Area 18th USA Ranking 18th North America Ranking 33rd World Ranking
The great courses of the world have one thing in common: all of the holes are memorable even if some of them are lesser or perhaps not as distinctive. At Riviera, while...

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Stone Eagle 12/12/2021

15th California - Best in Area
Stone Eagle might be the most difficult golf course in the USA for me to review and rate. I do not know if I have played a more breathtaking inland course in the USA. A...

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Memorial Park 11/12/2021

52nd Texas - Best in Area
I have not played enough municipal owned golf courses to say decisively whether Memorial Park belongs in the top ten in the USA for “munis.” But if I had played more mun...

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Austin Country Club 09/12/2021

12th Texas - Best in Area
I arrived at Austin Country Club with two thoughts. First, I knew most of the front nine from tv as it is played as the back nine in the Dell World Matchplay. Second, a...

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Desert Highlands 13/11/2021

3rd Arizona - Best in Area
I recently had a second look at Desert Highlands and my appreciation grew for this Jack Nicklaus design. Unlike my first visit, where a friend and I played unaccompanied...

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Desert Mountain (Chiricahua) 11/11/2021

9th Arizona - Best in Area
I had wanted to play the Chiricahua course at Desert Mountain for about fifteen years. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, it has usually been considered to be the best of the se...

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Whisper Rock (Lower) 11/11/2021

5th Arizona - Best in Area
The finest club in the Scottsdale area for male golfers is Whisper Rock. While there are three clubs with a superior golf course, Whisper Rock is unparalleled in the are...

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Brook Hollow 09/11/2021

7th Texas - Best in Area
Keith Foster has recently completed a sympathetic restoration of Brook Hollow. Inside the men’s locker room is a drawing of the original design by A.W. Tillinghast where...

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