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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Coral Creek 20/04/2021

33rd Florida - Best in Area
Coral Creek Club has a fine golf course so it is difficult to understand why it changed hands three times in its short existence since its opening in 2000. Perhaps it is...

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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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Cherry Creek 17/06/2021

45th Colorado - Best in Area
Jack Nicklaus was asked to come in and create a new course where a previous course existed. On an essentially flat piece of land he routed and designed the type of cours...

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Portland Golf Club 17/08/2021

14th Oregon - Best in Area
I had wanted to play Portland Golf Club for some time as it is steeped in history holding both a Ryder Cup and a PGA as well as several other important professional event...

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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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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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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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Bulls Bay 08/11/2019

14th South Carolina - Best in Area
The late Mike Strantz designed some fascinating golf courses before he passed away at an early age. Many of his courses are heavily debated such as Tobacco Road outside...

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Castlerock (Mussenden) 14/11/2019

2nd Londonderry - Best in Area 4th Northern Ireland Ranking
The Mussenden Links at Castlerock is a fine golf course that should be played either before the start of the playing the bigger courses in Ireland/Northern Ireland or at...

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Talis Park 16/02/2021

Gem USA - Best in Area
Is Talis Park merely a “gem” or should it be listed in the top 100 golf courses in Florida, although at the lower end of the list? After playing Talis Park (poorly on a...

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Royal St David's 12/12/2019

2nd North Wales - Best in Area 4th Wales Ranking 86th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Royal St. David’s in Harlech is a very fine golf course. Is it the hardest par 69 in the world? Well, it is possible with only Wannamoisett in Rhode Island as a competi...

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Oxfordshire 10/01/2020

3rd Oxfordshire - Best in Area
I first played The Oxfordshire course in 1996 which was three years after it opened. It had already hosted a couple of European Tour events. I did not quite know what t...

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Hawktree 12/06/2021

1st North Dakota - Best in Area
Hawktree, is considered by many to be the number one course in North Dakota. It is often listed among the top public courses in the USA. Recently, one USA golf magazine...

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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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Liphook 19/02/2020

1st Hampshire - Best in Area 32nd England Ranking 78th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Liphook, designed by Arthur Croome and Tom Simpson, is an interesting course to play. It is not long at 6300 yards yet it is a course that requires clear thinking for th...

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Old Corkscrew 22/03/2020

72nd Florida - Best in Area
Old Corkscrew, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is the best public golf in the greater Naples, Florida area. What I like the most about the course is that one sees no houses,...

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Seaview (Bay) 29/05/2020

43rd New Jersey - Best in Area
The Seaview Bay course currently hosts the LPGA Shoprite Classic. In 1942, the front nine was also used for the 1942 PGA won by Sam Snead for his first major victory. T...

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Dallas Athletic Club (Blue) 21/03/2021

48th Texas - Best in Area
As I played the Blue Course at Dallas Athletic Club, there were four thoughts that came to mind.The first thought was regarding PGA championships. The Blue course is the...

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