Mark White

I have played over 800 different golf courses, of which over 620 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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Wild Dunes (Links) 04/06/2020

33rd South Carolina - Best in Area
The Links course at the Wild Dunes resort on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina was once rated by Golf Magazine in the top 100 courses in the world. After playing the c...

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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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Ojai Valley Inn 30/06/2020

86th California - Best in Area
George Thomas is the star of the greater Los Angeles area when it comes to golf having designed the three best courses in Los Angeles – Bel-Air, Los Angeles North, and Ri...

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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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River Marsh 23/07/2020

22nd Maryland - Best in Area
Designed by Keith Foster and closely connected with a large, family-oriented Hyatt hotel located on the Choptank River (which is very wide and looks like the Chesapeake B...

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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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Hershey (West) 30/08/2020

51st Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Designed by Maurice McCarthy in 1930, this course hosted the PGA Championship in 1940 where Byron Nelson defeated Sam Snead. It has held many other professional events o...

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Blue Hill (Championship) 17/09/2020

48th Massachusetts - Best in Area
Blue Hill Championship designed by Skip Wogan with updates by Ron Prichard, is an under-rated golf course. It hosted the 1956 PGA championship, won by Jack Burke, Jr., a...

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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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Columbine 14/10/2020

38th Colorado - Best in Area
Columbine was designed by Henry Hughes, who designed several courses in the area, and opened in 1955. In 1967 it hosted the PGA, won by Don January in a playoff over Don...

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Tidewater 07/12/2020

31st South Carolina - Best in Area
Tidewater was designed by Ken Tomlinson, a tax attorney, as the only golf course he ever did. When it opened in 1990, both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine declared it the...

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St Davids 15/12/2020

58th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
St. Davids Golf Club is a lovely Donald Ross designed course. In the Philadelphia area it is rarely a “first thought” for visitors coming into the area to play the many...

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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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Tiburón (Black) 17/01/2021

65th Florida - Best in Area
While the Gold course at Tiburon hosts two “professional” tournaments, the CME finale on the Women’s LPGA tour and the QBE Shark Shootout on the PGA Tour, the Black cours...

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Manito 25/07/2021

32nd Washington - Best in Area
Manito Golf & Country Club hosted the 1944 PGA won by Bob Hamilton in an upset against Byron Nelson. Of the courses that I have played that have hosted a major (110 to d...

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Luffness New 01/10/2019

8th Lothians - Best in Area 46th Scotland Ranking
One plays Luffness New for the fun of the game as well as a relatively quick round of golf. It is not a golf course that provides a real challenge unless the wind is rea...

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Pyle and Kenfig 09/12/2019

5th South Wales - Best in Area 10th Wales Ranking
The Pyle and Kenfig golf course, designed by Harry Colt, reminds me of Woodbrook Golf Club outside of Ireland in that it has a bit of history, a lovely setting with lovel...

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Buckinghamshire 10/01/2020

6th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area
I first played the Buckinghamshire on the last day of October, 1995 and returned several years ago before the bunker renovation that occurred recently. I was hesitant to...

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Woburn (Duchess) 19/02/2020

5th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area 96th England Ranking
I have not played the Marquess course at Woburn, but played the Duchess’ and Duke’s a few years back. The Duchess’ course is heavily lined by trees on either side and th...

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Bully Pulpit 11/06/2021

3rd North Dakota - Best in Area
I looked forward to playing Bully Pulpit for many reasons, having read about it after it opened, knowing it was located in a beautiful setting, reading favorable reviews,...

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