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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Streamsong (Red) 30/05/2017

3rd Florida - Best in Area 55th USA Ranking 63rd North America Ranking
The Red course was designed by Coore & Crenshaw and routed through prime alligator country full of sandy dunes. At Streamsong you just don’t see many people venturing int...

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Seminole 30/05/2017

1st Florida - Best in Area 17th USA Ranking 17th North America Ranking 29th World Ranking
Most golf enthusiasts dream of one day playing Seminole. I was no different and the thought of Coore & Crenshaw working with them to renovate the course made me all the m...

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PGA National (Champion) 10/05/2017

34th Florida - Best in Area
Recently spent a couple days staying at PGA National resort. The first impression is how impressed I was with the scale of everything, even the roads going in to the reso...

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Loblolly 10/05/2017

22nd Florida - Best in Area
Pete Dye and sons built this course as part of an upscale real-estate development. It’s a private club with perfect maintenance and high attention to detail. It was playi...

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Diamante (El Cardonal) 23/03/2017

11th Mexico Ranking
El Cardonal is Tiger’s first effort as an architect or better said the first course he’s stamped his name on in hopes to increase housing and timeshare sales. The course...

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Cabo del Sol (Ocean) 23/03/2017

2nd Mexico Ranking 50th North America Ranking
A trip to Cabo is in no way complete without a game at Cabo del Sol. The Ocean course has a strong figure 8 routing and is very walkable as opposed to some of the others...

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Quivira 23/03/2017

4th Mexico Ranking
Quivera is a recent Jack Nicklaus project and while spectacular and even breath-taking in places makes me feel that Nicklaus might have been better just sticking to being...

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Diamante (Dunes) 18/01/2017

1st Mexico Ranking 30th North America Ranking 59th World Ranking
Had the pleasure of a first visit to Diamante Dunes in October. Stamped with Davis Love’s trademark, the Dunes course is a work of art from course architect Paul Cowley a...

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Portland Golf Club 30/11/2016

10th Oregon - Best in Area
Recently had the pleasure of visit one of the premier private clubs in Portland, Oregon. the Portland Golf Club. Set in the hills of Northwest Portland this club was the...

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Riviera 30/11/2016

5th California - Best in Area 21st USA Ranking 21st North America Ranking 37th World Ranking
Many people are familiar with Riviera from the PGA Tour’s annual stop here. Admittedly there is always something special about playing a course for the first time that yo...

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Cypress Point 30/11/2016

1st California - Best in Area 1st USA Ranking 1st North America Ranking 1st World Ranking
5 years ago, I broke off my engagement for a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to play Cypress Point…best decision I ever made. Not to mention the best day of golf I’ve ev...

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