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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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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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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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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Meadowbrook Country Club 29/08/2020

5th Michigan - Best in Area
Some of my golf friends who have played many of the world’s finest courses on multiple continents have been discussing what will be the next direction of golf course desi...

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Mountain Lake 02/04/2020

9th Florida - Best in Area
If there is a top fifty list for most fun golf courses to play, then Mountain Lake would be on the list. The only question would be how high on the list as one could pla...

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Wine Valley 01/08/2021

3rd Washington - Best in Area
Of the courses I played in Washington, I would rate Wine Valley the highest. I admit to having a bias towards links-like courses. I place Wine Valley above Chambers Bay...

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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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Fallen Oak 09/05/2020

1st Mississippi - Best in Area
Opened in 2006, Fallen Oak is a very good golf course. I consider this to be one of Tom Fazio’s best designed courses. Of the courses that I have played that Mr. Fazio...

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Saunton (East) 29/12/2019

1st Devon - Best in Area 21st England Ranking 48th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Many will debate that Saunton is the best golf club in the United Kingdom with two courses. Royal Portrush, The Berkshire, and Walton Heath are considered to be of a sim...

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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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Estancia 08/03/2020

2nd Arizona - Best in Area
Is Estancia the best desert golf course in the USA? Many think so although some mention Shadow Creek, a couple of courses near Palm Springs, Desert Forest, and Forest Hi...

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Dallas National 09/04/2021

3rd Texas - Best in Area
Dallas National is often listed as the best course in Texas and has appeared on one magazine’s list of the top 100 in the USA. This design by Tom Fazio is very good and...

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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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Highlands Links 21/05/2020

3rd Nova Scotia - Best in Area 4th Canada Ranking 54th North America Ranking
Cape Breton Highland Links was once listed by Golf Magazine and other publications as one of the top 100 golf courses in the world. Designed by Stanley Thompson, it is t...

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