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. On the 30th of November 2018 at Augusta National, David completed our two most recent World Top 100 lists (World Top 100 or Bust!). His favorite courses are Royal County Down and Cypress Point.

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Les Bordes (New) 12/09/2021

Gem France - Best in Area
Les Bordes has been a well-known and much sought-after premier location for golf on the European Continent for many years. It has seen several changes in ownership but fi...

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Winston (Links) 09/01/2021

1st North East Germany - Best in Area 4th Germany Ranking 69th Continental Europe Ranking
Admittedly, I had an idea what to expect out of the Links course at Winston Golf, with that said, if you told me, driving to the heartland of Germany for golf I would run...

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Winston (Open) 09/01/2021

2nd North East Germany - Best in Area 6th Germany Ranking 96th Continental Europe Ranking
In September in between lockdowns we managed to escape The Netherlands for a whirlwind tour of the best that German golf has to offer. An essential stop on this tour was...

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Budersand Sylt 09/01/2021

2nd North West Germany - Best in Area 2nd Germany Ranking 20th Continental Europe Ranking
Granted this was a strange year for most of us golfers, especially those of us that usually travel extensively and see a lot of new courses. In retrospect the year looked...

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Vilamoura (Old) 28/12/2020

4th Algarve - Best in Area 7th Portugal Ranking 45th Continental Europe Ranking
A couple months ago I played the famous Old Course at Vilamoura for the first time. It’s a rolling parkland course that’s maintained to a high standard and characterized...

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Amendoeira (Faldo) 28/12/2020

7th Algarve - Best in Area 12th Portugal Ranking
Just played Amendoiera for the first time, another first was that this was my first ever course played that was designed by Sir Nick Faldo. My first thought, literally, w...

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Vale do Lobo (Royal) 28/12/2020

11th Algarve - Best in Area 23rd Portugal Ranking
Recently played the Royal Course at Vale do Lobo, home of the most photographed hole in Portugal, the par 3 16th hole playing along the cliffs. The routing much as you wo...

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San Lorenzo 28/12/2020

5th Algarve - Best in Area 9th Portugal Ranking 49th Continental Europe Ranking
A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of my first round at San Lorenzo. I’d have to say that I was really pleasantly surprised by the course and the routing. There ar...

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Praia D'El Rey 20/11/2020

4th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 8th Portugal Ranking 48th Continental Europe Ranking
What a great place to have your first post Covid lockdown visit. Beautiful weather, nice sea breezes and a lovely resort course located in the dunes and coastal pine fore...

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West Cliffs 20/11/2020

1st Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 2nd Portugal Ranking 15th Continental Europe Ranking
The last couple years there has been tremendous buzz and media exposure around this new course on Portugal’s West Coast which is a welcome addition to the Praia D’El Rey...

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Monte Rei (North) 15/10/2020

1st Algarve - Best in Area 1st Portugal Ranking 12th Continental Europe Ranking
I had the great pleasure of a couple rounds at Monte Rei last week. Honestly, it had been a big gap on my resume of courses in Continental Europe, especially with the con...

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Cuscowilla 09/06/2020

5th Georgia - Best in Area
Cuscowilla was quite a surprise. I didn’t know much about it going in other than that it was an early Coore & Crenshaw design. It’s spread out over a fairly expansive rol...

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Waverley Country Club 15/10/2019

6th Oregon - Best in Area
Last year I had the wonderful opportunity to join a couple members for a first round at Waverely. Although I’m from Oregon originally I didn’t golf when I lived there so...

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Gamble Sands 15/10/2019

1st Washington - Best in Area 91st USA Ranking
Gamble Sands is perhaps David Kidd’s return to what made him famous at Bandon Dunes with that minimalist links like approach to golf. Some call Gamble Sands feel good gol...

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Wine Valley 15/10/2019

3rd Washington - Best in Area
Wine Valley is about the last thing I would of expected from Walla Walla. Wine, yes, onions, definitely, but great golf, well not exactly. Boy was I wrong. I drove hou...

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Columbia Edgewater (Macan) 15/10/2019

17th Oregon - Best in Area
Last summer I had the pleasure of a visit to Columbia Edgewater. This parkland course runs along the Columbia River which dissects Oregon and Washington. It’s hosted seve...

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