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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Floridian National 19/02/2020

27th Florida - Best in Area
It is not often one plays a golf course designed by one well known player and course designer (Gary Player) that is essentially done over within a short period by another...

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Berkshire (Red) 27/02/2020

2nd Berkshire - Best in Area 22nd England Ranking 49th Britain & Ireland Ranking
A day spent playing both courses at The Berkshire is in my top ten list of private clubs with two courses. This excludes resorts such as Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, Barn...

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Berkshire (Blue) 28/02/2020

3rd Berkshire - Best in Area 36th England Ranking 83rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
I will begin this review of the Blue course by copying the first three paragraphs and final paragraph of my review of the Red course, which I wrote first.A day spent play...

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Desert Forest 03/09/2020

8th Arizona - Best in Area
Desert Forest is considered THE course that raised the status of golf in the desert. It was conceived by Tom Darlington and K.T. Palmer as part of the planned community...

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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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Apache Stronghold 05/03/2020

37th Arizona - Best in Area
When I pulled into the Apache Stronghold Casino Hotel and Resort about two hours east of the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport at 4PM I was surprised to see only one car. But I...

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Silverleaf 05/03/2020

10th Arizona - Best in Area
Arizona is blessed with the best of desert golf as Palm Springs does not have enough good land and New Mexico, Nevada and Utah do not have as many golf courses. Around P...

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Old Memorial 22/03/2020

17th Florida - Best in Area
I think Old Memorial, a Steve Smyers design, is the best golf course in the greater Tampa, Florida area. It makes me want to seek out other golf courses that he designed...

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Harvester 07/04/2020

2nd Iowa - Best in Area
I played The Harvester on May 2, 2019 as part of a 3500 mile nine day driving tour that included a stop at The Dunes Club, The Harvester, Chicago GC, Des Moines (South),...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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PGA West (TPC Stadium) 01/07/2020

24th California - Best in Area
Golfers generally have a definite opinion regarding the designs by Pete Dye. They either love his work or dislike his designs. Pete Dye is known for building very diffi...

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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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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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