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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Nordelta 14/02/2018

9th 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...

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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...

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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...

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Ellerstina 09/11/2017

13th Argentina Ranking
With extensive golf travel you start to realize that it’s pretty rare to run into courses or projects that are truly unique. Often concepts are repeated, some of these ar...

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Argentino 01/11/2017

18th Argentina Ranking
I recently had the opportunity during my first visit to Buenos Aires to visit the home course of Javier Pintos, co-owner of We Golf Argentina the #1 Golf Travel Company i...

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Buenos Aires (Green & Yellow) 31/10/2017

4th Argentina Ranking
Buenos Aires Golf Club is a modern Robert von Hagge design from the 90’s that highlights his style of penal golf design. Similar to Les Bordes in France this beautiful pa...

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Santapazienza 31/10/2017

1st Brazil Ranking
Up until now I’d have to admit that when I thought about Brazil, let alone South America, the last thing that came to my mind would be golf. However, as with most ideas i...

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Ellerston 11/10/2017

2nd New South Wales - Best in Area 8th Australia Ranking 10th Oceania Ranking 81st World Ranking
The last round of a several week golf visit to Australia and New Zealand ideally should always end on a high point. That’s not all too complicated given the astoundin...

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Ganton 09/10/2017

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 8th England Ranking 25th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
The first impression when you drive up to Ganton is that you are stepping back into a period of golf that’s full of tradition, where simplicity and understated style reig...

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Alwoodley 18/09/2017

2nd Yorkshire - Best in Area 14th England Ranking 37th Britain & Ireland Ranking
For a long time I’d heard great things about this Alister MacKenzie gem tucked away in the middle of England near Leeds. I recently, finally had the wonderful pleasure of...

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Jack's Point 18/09/2017

1st South Island - Best in Area 6th New Zealand Ranking 25th Oceania Ranking
Jack’s Point is no doubt the most famous course in Queenstown. It is 100% all about the nature and spectacular views. The course has been set up for real-estate project a...

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Arrowtown 08/09/2017

2nd South Island - Best in Area 7th New Zealand Ranking 31st Oceania Ranking
No question that one of the biggest surprises of my extensive New Zealand golf tour was Arrowtown. It’s also immediately the most underrated club in the country. It enjoy...

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Kinloch Club 08/09/2017

4th North Island - Best in Area 4th New Zealand Ranking 16th Oceania Ranking
The next stop on our whirlwind tour of New Zealand was a short and pleasant 3-hour drive from Cape Kidnappers. Talk about a beautiful area, bordering on the huge lake Tau...

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Kauri Cliffs 21/07/2017

5th North Island - Best in Area 5th New Zealand Ranking 19th Oceania Ranking
Kauri Cliffs has long been placed among the world’s top 100 and a trip to New Zealand is not complete with out the wonderful experience of playing here. They also offer w...

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Tara Iti 14/07/2017

1st North Island - Best in Area 1st New Zealand Ranking 4th Oceania Ranking 36th World Ranking
Tara Iti is the newest sensational course from Tom Doak and his company Renaissance Design. The clear advantage of being very successful in the golf architecture busines...

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