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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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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Letham Grange (Old) 01/10/2019

Gem Scotland - Best in Area
I played Letham Grange a few years back. Pretty sad to hear the news that the golf courses will close at the end of November, 2019.I had also stayed in the manor home pr...

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Crail (Balcomie) 03/10/2019

13th Fife - Best in Area 67th Scotland Ranking
Crail Balcomie offers some fabulous views, usually some "fresh" air with the wind which is either refreshing or howling, and a fun round of golf.If you want a test of gol...

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Dalmahoy (East) 03/10/2019

19th Lothians - Best in Area
I played Dalmahoy East both before and after the renovation. It was in decent condition prior to the renovation but was not a very exciting golf course. The most memora...

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Old Thorns 07/02/2020

18th Hampshire - Best in Area
Unlike most Americans, the first golf course I played in either the UK or Ireland was not one of the big name/renowned courses. On my second visit to the UK in July, 199...

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Mill Ride 07/02/2020

9th Berkshire - Best in Area
Donald Steel has the reputation for doing some outstanding original designs as well as being the only architect to do some changes on every course that has hosted The Ope...

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Woodhall Spa (Bracken) 07/02/2020

4th Lincolnshire - Best in Area
One should not make the mistake of playing the Bracken course at Woodhall Spa after playing the Hotchkin course, because one would only be disappointed. A good compariso...

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Talking Stick (Piipaash) 09/03/2020

51st Arizona - Best in Area
The Piipaash course at the Talking Stick Casino/Hotel/Resort designed by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw is a very average golf course suitable more for people who rarely play....

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