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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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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Timuquana 09/04/2021

31st Florida - Best in Area
As I walked around the clubhouse prior to the round, admiring the views from both the large swimming pool area as well as the rear of the clubhouse across a wide expanse...

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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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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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Wentworth (Edinburgh) 28/02/2020

21st Surrey - Best in Area
I like the John Jacobs designed Edinburgh course at Wentworth (with assists from Gary Player and Bernard Gallacher).I do consider Wentworth to be the best club in the UK...

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Llanerch 03/03/2020

35th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
A common question from people who are visiting from far away is “what is the hidden gem in the area?” Near St. Andrews the answer might be Elie, in Chicago it might be K...

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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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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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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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Grand National (Lake) 04/05/2020

7th Alabama - Best in Area
After several drinks I posed the following question to a friend on a golf trip on the Robert Trent Jones trail: “who designed the Lake course on the RTJ trail?” He answ...

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Grand National (Links) 05/05/2020

15th Alabama - Best in Area
Our group of eight had a different opinion to the other raters regarding the Links course versus the Lake as we thought the Links to be about equal. It has more holes on...

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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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Hackensack 03/05/2021

22nd New Jersey - Best in Area
Hackensack Golf Club has Charles Banks as the architect of record since he built the course. However, it was Seth Raynor who designed the course so one will find many of...

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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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Adios 03/05/2021

85th Florida - Best in Area
I agree with Colin’s post that Adios should be rated higher in the state of Florida. I thoroughly enjoyed my round there even if I played miserably over the final six ho...

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Hole-In-The-Wall 23/04/2021

70th Florida - Best in Area
Southwest Florida from Ft. Myers down to Marco Island has perhaps the highest number of golf courses per square mile in the USA. Most of these are private courses built...

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Fresh Meadow 16/07/2020

57th New York - Best in Area
Designed by Charles Hugh Alison, Fresh Meadow is a good golf course. With the clubhouse positioned at the highest point on the course, it is routed around a couple of h...

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Elie 06/09/2021

7th Fife - Best in Area 35th Scotland Ranking
Ellie has been described to me as a “hidden gem” in Scotland. I had been eager to play it for over five years and today I had my opportunity. We had a day of limited su...

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Warren 06/08/2020

7th Indiana - Best in Area
After being disappointed the previous day by the Ackerman-Allen course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex at Purdue, I played the following morning at the Warren cours...

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