David Davis

David, our International Correspondent and one of our most respected raters, hails from Oregon originally but took up golf since moving to Europe about 23 years ago. He resides in Amsterdam, is a 5 handicap and a member of the Noordwijkse. He’s actively pursuing his dream of playing the World’s Top 100 Golf Courses and has now played 99 of them. His favourite is Cypress Point even though he considers himself a true "links golf" enthusiast.


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Old Town 14/03/2018

3rd North Carolina - Best in Area 36th USA Ranking 40th North America Ranking 76th World Ranking
Old Town Club has my vote for one of the most underrated courses in the world at the present moment. This last summer, while spending some time in Pinehurst, I had the wo...


Lage Vuursche 14/03/2018

8th Netherlands Ranking 72nd Continental Europe Ranking
It’s always great to get back to see the Lage Vuursche. The first, and for years, the only routing from Kyle Philips in The Netherlands. This fact is about to change with...


Noordwijkse 07/03/2018

4th Netherlands Ranking 17th Continental Europe Ranking
Noordwijkse Golf Club receives the award for the greatest missed opportunity in The Netherlands. The club is so fortunate to have some of the greatest linksland in the wo...


Utrecht de Pan 07/03/2018

2nd Netherlands Ranking 3rd Continental Europe Ranking 100th World Ranking
Utrechtse de Pan is arguably the best course in The Netherlands. Architecturally it is the best routed course, not only in The Netherlands but one of the best routed cour...


Hilversumsche 07/03/2018

6th Netherlands Ranking 34th Continental Europe Ranking
Hilversumsche Golf Club is another course that I don’t get to hardly enough. The current trend in The Netherlands is clearly aimed at much needed tree removal and creatin...


Eindhovensche 26/02/2018

5th Netherlands Ranking 29th Continental Europe Ranking
Sometimes even in your home country you forget to visit some of the excellent local courses for a number of years. Eindhovensche Golf Club is a classic understated Harry...


Olivos (Blanca & Colorada) 19/02/2018

1st Argentina Ranking
Olivos Golf Club is one of the premier classic courses of South America and on a recent visit I had the opportunity to pay them a visit. The first impression of the club...


Loch Lomond 14/02/2018

1st Dunbartonshire - Best in Area 13th Scotland Ranking 33rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Loch Lomond is legendary for many reasons. First of all, it’s an extremely private members club in a country where 99.9% of the golf courses are accessible for everyone....


Nordelta 14/02/2018

12th Argentina Ranking
On a recent golf trip to Argentina I had the pleasure of visiting a modern Nicklaus Design that is part of a massive housing development just out side of Buenos Aires cal...


Ardfin 06/12/2017

Gem Scotland - Best in Area
The biggest surprise of my golf year has been Ardfin. First of all, just the opportunity to go out and pre-play this course during a couple day visit to the Isle of Jura...


Machrie 06/12/2017

2nd Argyll & Bute - Best in Area 19th Scotland Ranking 56th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The mixed reviews below say quite a lot about the “New” Machrie. The former European Tour Player turned architect Mr. David Russell was contracted to give the old Machrie...