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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St Davids 15/12/2020

58th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
St. Davids Golf Club is a lovely Donald Ross designed course. In the Philadelphia area it is rarely a “first thought” for visitors coming into the area to play the many...

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True Blue 10/12/2020

28th South Carolina - Best in Area
True Blue is an interesting design by Mike Strantz. The course is more suited for the longer/better players for whom there are many more decisions to be made as to strat...

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Caledonia 08/12/2020

9th South Carolina - Best in Area
The Caledonia Golf and Fish Club is located on a small piece of land pinched by Kings River Road and the marshes/rice fields adjoining the Waccamaw River. Mike Strantz d...

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Eagle Point 08/12/2020

17th North Carolina - Best in Area
Designed by Tom Fazio on land close enough to the ocean to be influenced by the strength of the wind, this is a “big feeling” golf course due to the width of the fairways...

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Tidewater 07/12/2020

31st South Carolina - Best in Area
Tidewater was designed by Ken Tomlinson, a tax attorney, as the only golf course he ever did. When it opened in 1990, both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine declared it the...

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Cape Fear Country Club 06/12/2020

20th North Carolina - Best in Area
Cape Fear Country Club, originally designed by Donald Ross and recently restored by Andrew Green, is one of the more playable golf courses one will play. While it does n...

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Dunes Golf & Beach Club 06/12/2020

7th South Carolina - Best in Area
The Dunes Golf and Beach Club is the best course in the greater Myrtle Beach area, consisting of more than 100 nearby courses, of which less than ten are private. It is...

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Galen Hall 26/11/2020

45th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
After taking a break from golf to reacquaint myself with my family on a long vacation in Naples, Florida, I returned to Pennsylvania and wanted to find a course to play o...

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PGA National (Champion) 19/11/2020

53rd Florida - Best in Area
Originally designed by George and Tom Fazio but re-designed and then updated by Jack Nicklaus, the Champion course at PGA National remains one of the best public golf cou...

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Kittansett 28/10/2020

7th Massachusetts - Best in Area 73rd USA Ranking 84th North America Ranking
I have played Kittansett only once in late October on a day where it rained beginning on the fifth hole. The rain was never “hard” but it was consistent and definitely a...

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Grayhawk (Raptor) 23/10/2020

42nd Arizona - Best in Area
The Raptor course at Grayhawk is a fine design by Tom Fazio. This public course once hosted a PGA tour event, the Frys.com Open from 2007-2009. It was also scheduled to...

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Vesper 19/10/2020

21st Massachusetts - Best in Area
In 25% of the states in the USA, Vesper would be a top seven golf course. In golf-rich Massachusetts, it makes the top 20. Unlike the other top-rated courses in Massach...

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Myopia Hunt 18/10/2020

4th Massachusetts - Best in Area 51st USA Ranking 58th North America Ranking
At the turn of the 1900’s there were three golf courses in the USA felt to be architecturally significant: Oakmont, Garden City Men’s, and Myopia Hunt Club. Newport CC...

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The Prairie Club (Pines) 15/10/2020

7th Nebraska - Best in Area
I know several people who describe the Pines course at The Prairie Club as a missed opportunity. While it is on a flatter piece of land than the Dunes course due to it b...

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The 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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