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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Astoria Golf & Country Club 03/08/2021

18th Oregon - Best in Area
Set on a smaller acreage about half a mile from Sunset Beach on the Pacific Ocean in the upper northwest part of Oregon, Astoria Golf and Country Club is a delightful gem...

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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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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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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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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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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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Columbia 05/05/2021

4th Maryland - Best in Area
This is a fine design by Walter Travis although it could have been better. The reason for this statement is that the course is short by modern standards, just above 6800...

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Pumpkin Ridge (Witch Hollow) 07/08/2021

9th Oregon - Best in Area
The Witch Hollow course at Pumpkin Ridge, designed by Bob Cupp, has been the scene of several important events in golf including the US Amateur won by Tiger Woods, his th...

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Waverley Country Club 31/07/2021

6th Oregon - Best in Area
Waverley has an impressive history of hosting USGA events. It also boasts having some members who went on to make history in USGA, British and professional events such a...

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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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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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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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Streamsong (Black) 22/07/2020

6th Florida - Best in Area 99th USA Ranking
Streamsong has great hotel rooms, a lovely rooftop bar, the dining is good, a good fitness center and there is an excellent spa. The outdoor infinity pool is nice and th...

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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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Torrey Pines (North) 11/09/2020

62nd California - Best in Area
If one wants to play a course that typically has great weather, hosts the US Open, and three of the four rounds of a PGA tour stop, then play Torrey Pines South. If one...

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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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Taconic 15/09/2020

12th Massachusetts - Best in Area
Taconic Golf Club was originally designed in 1927 by Wayne Stiles of Stiles & Van Kleek. Gil Hanse completed a renovation in 2009. I admit to never hearing of Stiles an...

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Brae Burn 22/09/2020

23rd Massachusetts - Best in Area
Brae Burn is another historic club in the Boston area designed by Donald Ross. It was founded in 1897 in West Newtown, Massachusetts. Mr. Ross later redesigned the cour...

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