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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Aronimink 20/10/2019

3rd Pennsylvania - Best in Area 86th USA Ranking 100th North America Ranking
Donald Ross made a famous quote about Aronimink which is shown on the first tee on a plaque by the first hole. He said, “I intended to make this course my masterpiece, b...

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Valhalla 03/08/2020

2nd Kentucky - Best in Area
Valhalla is a golf course that one could play every day and not grow tired of it. This is one of the better designs by Jack Nicklaus. It is a course of two nines, with...

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Yeamans Hall 06/11/2019

2nd South Carolina - Best in Area 48th USA Ranking 53rd North America Ranking
I played the Yeamans Hall Club for the second time on 11/5/2019. Due to the rain in the morning, we saw standing water on two fairways as we arrived. In addition, we we...

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County Louth 15/11/2019

1st Louth - Best in Area 11th Ireland Ranking 57th Britain & Ireland Ranking
In my opinion, this is the hidden gem of Ireland and possibly the UK. I have a few more notable courses to play in the UK and Ireland, but it will hard to top this one a...

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Aldarra 26/07/2021

4th Washington - Best in Area
Aldarra Golf Club is worthy of higher recognition, and I wondered whether it was not ranked higher due to Tom Fazio already having so many courses ranked as one of the to...

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Loch Lomond 30/09/2019

1st Dunbartonshire - Best in Area 17th Scotland Ranking 40th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Loch Lomond is outstanding and deserves to be in the discussion of the finest inland course in the UK or Ireland. Everything about Loch Lomond is outstanding from your a...

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Kirtland 22/08/2020

8th Ohio - Best in Area
The Kirtland Country Club is known for having the best back nine in Ohio, and one of the better back nines in the USA. Because of this recognition, Kirtland is one of th...

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French Lick (Pete Dye) 10/04/2020

4th Indiana - Best in Area
The Pete Dye course at French Lick is rated one of the best public golf courses in the country. I was eager to play it as I had not been in this area of the country sinc...

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Dumbarnie Links 02/09/2021

Gem Scotland - Best in Area
Having heard of Dumbarnie Links many years ago, I followed its approval and construction sort of as a counter-point to Mike Keizer and Todd Warnock’s failed attempt to bu...

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Austin Golf Club 24/03/2021

5th Texas - Best in Area
My member host at Austin Golf Club informed me that I and my good, young amateur that accompanied me would likely score 5-6 shots higher than we might expect. He said th...

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Calusa Pines 22/03/2020

5th Florida - Best in Area 76th USA Ranking 87th North America Ranking
Calusa Pines is often listed behind TPC Sawgrass Stadium as the number three golf course in Florida, the state that has the most golf courses in the USA. Seminole is cle...

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Kittansett 28/10/2020

7th Massachusetts - Best in Area 73rd USA Ranking 84th North America Ranking
I have played Kittansett only once in late October on a day where it rained beginning on the fifth hole. The rain was never “hard” but it was consistent and definitely a...

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Castle Pines Golf Club 14/04/2020

3rd Colorado - Best in Area
I first played Castle Pines Golf Club in July 2004. It was for a two-day member-guest with a practice round. I then reconnected with the course many years later being s...

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The Country Club 24/08/2020

7th Ohio - Best in Area 97th USA Ranking
The Country Club in Ohio, designed by William Flynn, is an absolute gem. On my first visit there we got rained out on the second hole, retreating into a home bordering t...

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