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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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

8th 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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Oak Tree National 23/04/2020

2nd Oklahoma - Best in Area
Pete Dye built some very difficult golf courses of which Oak Tree National is right at the top of the list. I played the course on May 4, 2017 near the beginning of an e...

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Patriot 22/04/2020

4th Oklahoma - Best in Area
The Patriot Club is a tale of three different courses due to the three distinct differences in terrain. It is a course that one will unlikely ever walk due to the steep...

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Twin Hills 22/04/2020

8th Oklahoma - Best in Area
I played Twin Hills Country Club in Oklahoma City on May 17, 2017 in the morning before heading to Karsten Creek for an afternoon round. The member has told me that Twin...

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Flint Hills National 20/04/2020

2nd Kansas - Best in Area
The two best courses in Kansas, Prairie Dunes and Flint Hills National, could not be more different even though they are located approximately 75 minutes apart. Prairie...

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Ballyneal 19/04/2020

1st Colorado - Best in Area 22nd USA Ranking 23rd North America Ranking 47th World Ranking
It is hard to objectively evaluate a course where one is a member. I joined Ballyneal in late 2006 after joining a golf trip in early July, 2006 that took me to Sutton Ba...

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Colorado 18/04/2020

2nd Colorado - Best in Area 77th USA Ranking 88th North America Ranking
Colorado Golf Club is somewhere around the tenth best course designed by the partnership of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. This is not a criticism of the course but a comp...

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Broadmoor (East) 17/04/2020

6th Colorado - Best in Area
When I go to play at Ballyneal in Colorado I try to add courses in the area although there are no decent courses in a circle of nearly three hours. I have stayed at the...

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Cherry Hills 15/04/2020

4th Colorado - Best in Area
Cherry Hills is one of William Flynn’s most notable designs, for me ranking third best of the courses he designed behind Shinnecock Hills and Kittansett. This excludes c...

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Castle Pines Golf Club 14/04/2020

3rd Colorado - Best in Area
I first played Castle Pines Golf Club in July 2004. It was for a two-day member-guest with a practice round. I then reconnected with the course many years later being s...

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Chicago 14/04/2020

1st Illinois - Best in Area 15th USA Ranking 15th North America Ranking 26th World Ranking
I have been fortunate to play Chicago Golf Club numerous times, most recently on May 3, 2019. On that day the course was wet due to a spring of heavy rains and my host w...

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French Lick (Donald Ross) 11/04/2020

3rd Indiana - Best in Area
I played the Donald Ross course at French Lick on May 7, 2019 after playing two rounds in the morning on the Pete Dye course. I wished I could have played the Ross cours...

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French Lick (Pete Dye) 10/04/2020

4th Indiana - Best in Area
The Pete Dye course at French Lick is rated one of the best public golf courses in the country. I was eager to play it as I had not been in this area of the country sinc...

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