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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Arrowtown 11/10/2019

2nd South Island - Best in Area 7th New Zealand Ranking 31st Oceania Ranking
Arrowtown is described by Tom Doak as a hidden gem. It is very natural golf course with limited shaping of the golf course other than the greens. It is often referred b...

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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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Hanbury Manor 07/02/2020

10th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
When I land in London I sometimes stay at a hotel with a golf course. I can check-in, play a round where I care less about my score and more about being refreshed, but h...

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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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Talking Stick (O’odham) 09/03/2020

23rd Arizona - Best in Area
As disappointing as the Piipaash course is, the O’Odham is a fine public golf course designed by Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw on a flat piece of land. Unlike the Piipaash whe...

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Twin Hills 22/04/2020

8th Oklahoma - Best in Area
I played Twin Hills Country Club in Oklahoma City on May 17, 2017 in the morning before heading to Karsten Creek for an afternoon round. The member has told me that Twin...

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English Turn 08/05/2020

9th Louisiana - Best in Area
I prefer golf courses that are links or links-like that have kept natural land forms, with interesting green surrounds, well-placed and the right amount of bunkers, wide...

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Big Spring 03/08/2020

5th Kentucky - Best in Area
Big Spring is a standard country club course that is mainly flat with some terrain changes where the course gets closer to the Middle Fork Beargrass Creek.The club recent...

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CommonGround 11/10/2020

13th Colorado - Best in Area
Common Ground, redone just over a decade ago by Renaissance Golf and Tom Doak achieves the purpose of being an affordable course that is playable for all ages: from playe...

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Wyncote 28/12/2020

53rd Pennsylvania - Best in Area
In the greater Philadelphia area, there are a handful of public courses that one should seek out to play if they do not have access to private clubs. One of those clubs...

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Shawnee Inn (Red & Blue) 30/12/2020

60th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Much like the other reviewers I share their opinion of all three nine holes at Shawnee. I went there for three reasons. First was to play a course that once hosted a PG...

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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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Berkleigh 28/06/2021

59th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
I had been intrigued by Berkleigh for some time as I knew it was a “local” course that hosted an LPGA event from 1996-2004 and had an impressive list of winners including...

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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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Tain 30/09/2019

16th North Scotland - Best in Area 88th Scotland Ranking
Tain is a nice warm-up course or a course if you only want to have some fun.I don't know when I have ever been more frustrated by a golf course as the land and the routin...

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