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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Pinehurst (No.4) 04/06/2020

15th North Carolina - Best in Area
Pinehurst #4 has been done many times but finally it is nearly as good as it is going to be. Gil Hanse was the most recent architect to be tasked with making the #4 cour...

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Sahalee (South & North) 26/07/2021

8th Washington - Best in Area
I have a bias towards links and links-like courses. I also prefer a course that offers views across the fairways to other holes. I had read the reviews of others on thi...

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Wild Horse 12/10/2020

4th Nebraska - Best in Area
I played Wild Horse on October 3, 2020 with two raters from Golf Digest and a member who located the land upon which the course resides and is still a member of the board...

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Secession 06/11/2019

10th South Carolina - Best in Area
I played Secession Golf Club on November 4, 2019. The golf course was originally intended to be designed and completed by Pete Dye, but Mr. Dye shifted his focus to The...

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Kinloch Golf Club 10/09/2020

2nd Virginia - Best in Area
Kinloch is a very good golf course and certainly deserving of being considered the best in the state of Virginia and among the top 100 modern courses in the USA. While I...

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May River 09/11/2019

11th South Carolina - Best in Area
May River at Palmetto Bluff is one of Jack Nicklaus’ best designs. It is in superb condition. The golf course as presented offers variety that one will not find in othe...

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Spanish Oaks 09/10/2020

9th Texas - Best in Area
This is one of the hilliest golf courses I have ever played, making me glad that I took a riding cart. My member informed me that it is rare that anyone walks here and e...

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Essex County Country Club 28/08/2020

9th New Jersey - Best in Area
Essex Country Club is a very nice golf club, with a mixture of good and bad holes on the front nine, and a terrific back nine ending on one of the most difficult finishin...

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Chambers Bay 30/07/2021

2nd Washington - Best in Area
Chambers Bay, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., is a course that I thought I would like more than I did. I want to emphasize that I did like it, but it fell slightly...

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Naples National 14/02/2021

25th Florida - Best in Area
Prior to the arrival of Calusa Pines, Naples National was considered by many to be the best course in southwest Florida.The courses were designed by the team of Michael H...

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Old Head 19/11/2019

1st Cork - Best in Area 16th Ireland Ranking 68th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Old Head is a course that gives me mixed emotions and a mixed opinion. It is one of the most breathtaking, dramatic, and stunning golf courses in the world. By every me...

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Lawsonia (Links) 30/05/2021

4th Wisconsin - Best in Area 79th USA Ranking 92nd North America Ranking
The Links course at The Golf Course of Lawsonia has been receiving a lot of recognition recently from USA based magazines and its raters for being one of the top public c...

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Whitinsville 16/09/2020

15th Massachusetts - Best in Area
It is appropriate that Whitinsville is now included among the top 200 classic golf courses in the USA even though it has only nine holes. It certainly is one of Donald R...

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Barton Hills 28/08/2020

16th Michigan - Best in Area
I had been visiting my wife’s aunt and uncle in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 30 years but nearly always played Radrick Farms, the University of Michigan course, or the Inverne...

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Colorado 18/04/2020

2nd Colorado - Best in Area 77th USA Ranking 88th North America Ranking
Colorado Golf Club is somewhere around the tenth best course designed by the partnership of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. This is not a criticism of the course but a comp...

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Broadmoor (East) 17/04/2020

6th Colorado - Best in Area
When I go to play at Ballyneal in Colorado I try to add courses in the area although there are no decent courses in a circle of nearly three hours. I have stayed at the...

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Links of North Dakota 10/06/2021

2nd North Dakota - Best in Area
I admit to having a bias towards links or links-like golf courses. I loved the Links of North Dakota and consider it perhaps my “hidden gem” of the entire USA placing it...

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Tumble Creek 31/07/2021

5th Washington - Best in Area
Tumble Creek at Suncadia, designed by Tom Doak, is in a setting that is among the most beautiful locations I have ever played offering multiple views across a valley of t...

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Floridian National 19/02/2020

27th Florida - Best in Area
It is not often one plays a golf course designed by one well known player and course designer (Gary Player) that is essentially done over within a short period by another...

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