Mark White

I have played over 800 different golf courses, of which over 620 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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Prairie Club (Dunes) 14/10/2020

3rd Nebraska - Best in Area
I was able to play the Dunes course at The Prairie Club three times on October 7, 2020, as I had the first tee time as a single. I was also able to take my time and chip...

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Columbine 14/10/2020

38th Colorado - Best in Area
Columbine was designed by Henry Hughes, who designed several courses in the area, and opened in 1955. In 1967 it hosted the PGA, won by Don January in a playoff over Don...

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Wild Horse 12/10/2020

4th Nebraska - Best in Area
I played Wild Horse on October 3, 2020 with two raters from Golf Digest and a member who located the land upon which the course resides and is still a member of the board...

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CommonGround 11/10/2020

13th Colorado - Best in Area
Common Ground, redone just over a decade ago by Renaissance Golf and Tom Doak achieves the purpose of being an affordable course that is playable for all ages: from playe...

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Spanish Oaks 09/10/2020

9th Texas - Best in Area
This is one of the hilliest golf courses I have ever played, making me glad that I took a riding cart. My member informed me that it is rare that anyone walks here and e...

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Champions (Cypress Creek) 08/10/2020

14th Texas - Best in Area
Much like the very good/great golf courses on flat ground that I have played such as Kingston Heath and Chicago Golf Club, the Cypress Creek course at Champions sits on f...

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Carlton Woods (Fazio) 06/10/2020

23rd Texas - Best in Area
The Nicklaus course is played essentially on a flat course with very difficult green complexes making it a course for better players. The Fazio course at Carlton Woods i...

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Carlton Woods (Nicklaus) 06/10/2020

29th Texas - Best in Area
The Carlton Woods Nicklaus course is difficult. Members say it plays 5-6 shots more difficult than the Fazio course. After playing both, I would agree with that assessm...

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The Woodlands (Tournament) 06/10/2020

47th Texas - Best in Area
The Woodlands Tournament course, designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge is a fairly traditional golf course. Once home to the Shell Houston Open and now home to t...

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Cape Cod National 29/09/2020

25th Massachusetts - Best in Area
Cape Cod National is a design by Brian Silva. It is a good design across rolling topography that is a feature of nearly every golf hole. It must have been a real challe...

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Hyannisport 22/09/2020

14th Massachusetts - Best in Area
If there is a “perfect” club on the east coast, Hyannisport might be the one. Misquamicut in Rhode Island also comes to mind. It does not have a perfect golf course, no...

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Brae Burn 22/09/2020

23rd Massachusetts - Best in Area
Brae Burn is another historic club in the Boston area designed by Donald Ross. It was founded in 1897 in West Newtown, Massachusetts. Mr. Ross later redesigned the cour...

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Worcester Country Club 20/09/2020

18th Massachusetts - Best in Area
In 42 other states, Worcester would likely be among the top ten golf courses in that state. But because Worcester is in Massachusetts, a golf-rich state, other raters in...

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Blue Hill (Championship) 17/09/2020

48th Massachusetts - Best in Area
Blue Hill Championship designed by Skip Wogan with updates by Ron Prichard, is an under-rated golf course. It hosted the 1956 PGA championship, won by Jack Burke, Jr., a...

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Whitinsville 16/09/2020

15th Massachusetts - Best in Area
It is appropriate that Whitinsville is now included among the top 200 classic golf courses in the USA even though it has only nine holes. It certainly is one of Donald R...

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Taconic 15/09/2020

12th Massachusetts - Best in Area
Taconic Golf Club was originally designed in 1927 by Wayne Stiles of Stiles & Van Kleek. Gil Hanse completed a renovation in 2009. I admit to never hearing of Stiles an...

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Torrey Pines (South) 11/09/2020

26th California - Best in Area
Is the South course at Torrey Pines the worst course the U.S. Open has been held on in the “modern era?” (and hosting it again in 2021). Probably. Other than the views...

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Torrey Pines (North) 11/09/2020

62nd California - Best in Area
If one wants to play a course that typically has great weather, hosts the US Open, and three of the four rounds of a PGA tour stop, then play Torrey Pines South. If one...

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Kinloch Golf Club 10/09/2020

2nd Virginia - Best in Area
Kinloch is a very good golf course and certainly deserving of being considered the best in the state of Virginia and among the top 100 modern courses in the USA. While I...

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