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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Des Moines (South) 08/04/2020

4th Iowa - Best in Area
I played Des Moines South on May 5, 2019. Des Moines South is usually rated in the top four courses in Iowa. The South and the second course, surprisingly named the Nort...

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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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Blue Mound 27/05/2021

7th Wisconsin - Best in Area
I do not think I have ever played a course where I found it nearly impossible to lose a ball on the golf course until I played Blue Mound. This statement might suggest t...

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Whisper Rock (Upper) 08/03/2021

4th Arizona - Best in Area
At probably the best club in the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale area, there is a debate as to whether the Upper or the Lower course is better at Whisper Rock. The Upper cour...

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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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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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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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Engineers 14/05/2020

22nd New York - Best in Area
Some of the courses that hosted the PGA long ago are simply not very good, no longer exist (Pecan Valley), or have been modified so much that they are barely recognizable...

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Chambers Bay 30/07/2021

2nd Washington - Best in Area
Chambers Bay, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., is a course that I thought I would like more than I did. I want to emphasize that I did like it, but it fell slightly...

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Pinehurst (No.4) 04/06/2020

15th North Carolina - Best in Area
Pinehurst #4 has been done many times but finally it is nearly as good as it is going to be. Gil Hanse was the most recent architect to be tasked with making the #4 cour...

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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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Country Club of Charleston 07/11/2019

15th South Carolina - Best in Area
I played the Country Club of Charleston on 11/6/2019 for the first time following a round the previous day at Yeamans Hall Club. Both golf courses were designed by Seth...

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