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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La Cala (America) 22/10/2016

31st Southern Spain - Best in Area 66th Spain Ranking
Played this course about a week ago for the first time. I would say it’s a decent resort course with some fun and quirky holes. Probably best described as penal architect...

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Tokyo 24/06/2016

2nd Kanto - Best in Area 5th Japan Ranking 8th Asia Ranking
The last of my visits on what turned out to be an amazing visit to Japan was the very traditional and highly esteemed Tokyo Golf Club. This is yet another experience not...

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Hirono 24/06/2016

1st Kinki (Kansai) - Best in Area 1st Japan Ranking 1st Asia Ranking 35th World Ranking
The second Japanese course on my wonderful itinerary happened to be the #1 course in Japan. What a special treat. A wet day greeted us but even that could not take away f...

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Naruo 24/06/2016

2nd Kinki (Kansai) - Best in Area 4th Japan Ranking 6th Asia Ranking 96th World Ranking
My first ever trip to Japan and I’m fortunate enough that this trip was for golf. The first course I had the honor of playing was Naruo. Naruo is a very private tradition...

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Jack Nicklaus Korea 24/06/2016

6th South Korea Ranking 33rd Asia Ranking
One night and one day in Seoul, what do you do? Let some golf business friends from Korea take you to one of the high-end courses in the area. From what I’ve understood J...

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Nine Bridges 03/05/2016

2nd South Korea Ranking 9th Asia Ranking
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Jeju Island to visit Nine Bridges which has been rated as a world top 100 course by various US publications. Nine Bridges is a pri...

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Shanqin Bay 02/05/2016

1st China Ranking 4th Asia Ranking 91st World Ranking
Shanqin Bay is a true gem and one of the best courses in Asia. It’s a shame that more people don’t get to see it but being arguable the most private club in the world thi...

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Spring City (Mountain) 30/04/2016

6th China Ranking 27th Asia Ranking
The Mountain course at Spring City is a fun play. It’s exactly what you would expect from a Jack Nicholas Mountain resort course. Nice holes in a scenic setting. No real...

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Spring City (Lake) 30/04/2016

2nd China Ranking 18th Asia Ranking
The Spring City resort is awesome! It’s simply a beautiful place, extremely well run and offering wonderful service throughout. Honestly, not what I expected to find on m...

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Ayodhya Links 30/04/2016

1st Central Thailand - Best in Area 1st Thailand Ranking 11th Asia Ranking
I had the pleasure of taking a much too short trip North of Bangkok to visit Ayodhya Links recently. It’s located in a perfectly flat swamp area in Thailand, not a hill t...

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Bluffs Ho Tram Strip 30/04/2016

1st Vietnam Ranking 7th Asia Ranking
A visit to The Bluffs Resort as far as I’m concerned is a must for every single golfer thinking of taking a golf or golf and culture trip to Vietnam. The Bluffs is a new...

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Dormie Club 31/03/2016

10th North Carolina - Best in Area
Dormie Club might just be my favorite course in the Pinehurst area. I’m certainly a fan of Coore & Crenshaw and admit that this routing is a little bit on the confusing s...

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Tobacco Road 31/03/2016

9th North Carolina - Best in Area
I’d heard great things about Tobacco Road and all the quirky holes there. This course is a great addition to the Pinehurst area and a visit to Pinehurst should in my opin...

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