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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Vesper 19/10/2020

21st Massachusetts - Best in Area
In 25% of the states in the USA, Vesper would be a top seven golf course. In golf-rich Massachusetts, it makes the top 20. Unlike the other top-rated courses in Massach...

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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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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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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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Cape Fear Country Club 06/12/2020

20th North Carolina - Best in Area
Cape Fear Country Club, originally designed by Donald Ross and recently restored by Andrew Green, is one of the more playable golf courses one will play. While it does n...

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True Blue 10/12/2020

28th South Carolina - Best in Area
True Blue is an interesting design by Mike Strantz. The course is more suited for the longer/better players for whom there are many more decisions to be made as to strat...

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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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Dundonald 03/10/2019

5th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 30th Scotland Ranking 90th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Dundonald ranges in length from 6340 to 7100 yards. As one of our group was experiencing a bad back, we played the 6340 tees although I did walk back to the back tees on...

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Chechessee Creek 21/10/2019

12th South Carolina - Best in Area
Chechessee Creek is a fine golf course on flat and small piece of land. Bill Coore did a really nice job with the routing to fit eighteen very playable golf holes into s...

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Killarney (Killeen) 16/11/2019

7th Kerry - Best in Area 35th Ireland Ranking
The Killeen course at the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club is the most beautiful inland golf course in Ireland. It sits within a national park on the famous Ring of Kerry...

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Perranporth 17/12/2019

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 62nd England Ranking
I played Perranporth several years ago in May. I did not experience the burnout to the fairways that can happen at this course during the summer months. I actually did...

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Forest of Arden (Arden) 27/01/2020

4th Warwickshire - Best in Area
I played the Forest of Arden course at the Marriott a while ago so my comments will be brief in case there have been updates to the course. I played here because this Do...

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Kilspindie 02/09/2021

10th Lothians - Best in Area 59th Scotland Ranking
If one wants to have “guaranteed” fun in East Lothian, then one should head to Kilspindie. I have been coming to The area since 1993 but had always focused on the more...

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The Belfry (Brabazon) 01/03/2020

1st Warwickshire - Best in Area 76th England Ranking
There are three reasons to play the Brabazon course at The Belfry. The first is to play the course that has hosted more Ryder Cups than any other course in history. If...

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Magnolia Grove (Crossings) 06/05/2020

18th Alabama - Best in Area
After our eight guys played the Crossings course at Magnolia Grove, having before made stops at Grand National and Oxmoor Valley, we considered both the Crossings and the...

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Old Works 27/06/2020

9th Montana - Best in Area
After it opened in 1997 on the site of a former copper smelting mill that became a large EPA Superfund environmentally hazardous site in Anaconda, Montana, Jack Nicklaus...

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Inwood 17/07/2020

72nd New York - Best in Area
Inwood Country Club has a storied history. Per the club’s website: in 1900, prominent tobacco merchant, Jacob Wertheim was engaged to wed Emma Stern of Far Rockaway. She...

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Brickyard Crossing 04/08/2020

13th Indiana - Best in Area
Brickyard Crossing is a very nice option for public golf. Re-designed by Pete Dye with holes 7-10 inside the Indianapolis 500 race track, it offers a surprising amount o...

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The Woodlands (Tournament) 06/10/2020

47th Texas - Best in Area
The Woodlands Tournament course, designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge is a fairly traditional golf course. Once home to the Shell Houston Open and now home to t...

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Waynesborough 22/12/2020

48th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Waynesborough Country Club, a design originally by George Fazio, updated by Tom Fazio, scarcely gets a mention in the greater Philadelphia area as one of the top golf cou...

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