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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Highlands Links 07/09/2018

3rd Nova Scotia - Best in Area 6th Canada Ranking 62nd North America Ranking
A trip to Nova Scotia cannot be made without making the pilgrimage 2 hours further Northeast to Cape Breton. What you find once arriving there is what one would expect to...


Cabot Links 22/06/2018

2nd Nova Scotia - Best in Area 3rd Canada Ranking 31st North America Ranking 61st World Ranking
The odds are small that you’ve even heard of Halifax, Nova Scotia. If you have, you’ve likely never been there or even thought about visiting unless of course you are a g...


Peachtree 05/06/2018

2nd Georgia - Best in Area 47th USA Ranking 52nd North America Ranking
The last course on my trip to the Pinehurst area was to be played on my way back to Atlanta. I was thrilled at finally having an opportunity to visit Peachtree. It’s no w...


Southern Pines 05/06/2018

40th North Carolina - Best in Area
Southern Pines is the YMCA of the sand hills of the greater Pinehurst resort area. Of course the locals will say it’s actually in Southern Pines but I’m going to refer to...


Tobacco Road 05/06/2018

9th North Carolina - Best in Area
My first ever visit to Tobacco Road was perhaps the wettest day I’ve ever seen on a golf course. I was out first thing in the morning in the first group and by the time I...


Pine Needles 05/06/2018

11th North Carolina - Best in Area
At the end of July I managed to play Pine Needles for the first time. It’s currently being looked after by architect Kyle Franz and he been working his magic here just as...


Mid Pines 05/06/2018

8th North Carolina - Best in Area
A few years back I played most of Mid Pines before running into two 8 balls of afternoon beer guzzlers and skipping through to the 18th. This time around the course had u...


Dormie Club 05/06/2018

10th North Carolina - Best in Area
Last summer while in the Pinehurst area I had the pleasure of a 2ndvisit to Dormie Club. I’ve yet to find a Coore & Crenshaw course I really didn’t like. This one is full...


Old Town 14/03/2018

2nd 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...