John Sabino

John Sabino is a widely followed blogger and golf critic and is among a small group of golfers who have achieved the feat of playing the top 100 ranked courses in the world. He has been featured in Links Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Golf Digest Index, Australian Golf Digest and Billionaire magazine. He is the author of How to Play the World’s Most Exclusive Golf Clubs and Golf’s Iron Horse: The astonishing Record-Breaking Life of Ralph Kennedy, who set the record of most golf courses ever played. John lives in the golf-rich state of New Jersey.

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Lundin 19/09/2019

5th Fife - Best in Area 31st Scotland Ranking
The historic Lundin Links has a rich heritage, originally designed by Old Tom Morris and revised by James Braid. The course does have two distinct feels to it. The origin...

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Double Eagle 12/08/2019

12th Ohio - Best in Area
Double Eagle is one of the most unique places I have played with its combination of optimum course conditioning, a noteworthy routing and exclusivity. There are not many...

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Boat of Garten 11/11/2017

7th North Scotland - Best in Area 38th Scotland Ranking
The Boat of Garten hasn't been on my radar before (and I suspect is not on the radar of others for the same reason) because it is a wee course, as the Scots would say. It...

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Boston 24/07/2017

6th Massachusetts - Best in Area 69th USA Ranking 79th North America Ranking
Bring your A game if you ever get the invite to the Boston Golf Club. The course demands brawn. The walk over the hilly terrain is a demanding one, and it is matched by t...

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Glens Falls 24/07/2017

26th New York - Best in Area
A below the radar design of Donald Ross that shines. The course features many blind shots starting from the first tee, which asks the golfer to hit his tee shot up a huge...

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Wilshire 29/03/2017

39th California - Best in Area
It is easy for a course in Los Angeles to get overlooked given all the great golf in the vicinity, such as Los Angeles Country Club, Riviera and Bel-Air. I had a chance t...

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Hyannisport 08/12/2016

14th Massachusetts - Best in Area
Hyannisport Club has world class views of the water and the surrounding tidal marshes looking out into Nantucket Sound. The course has a set of small, very fast greens. M...

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CuisinArt 08/12/2016

1st Anguilla Ranking 20th Caribbean Ranking
The CuisinArt course in Anguilla is what I would call a typical resort course. There are breaktaking views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, Anguilla’s white sand...

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Hidden Creek 08/12/2016

12th New Jersey - Best in Area
Another spectacular effort from Coore & Crenshaw built in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Wide fairways lull the unsuspecting golfer into thinking the course may not be a...

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Ocean Forest 06/12/2016

10th Georgia - Best in Area
Ocean Forest is located on the end of a barrier island where the Hampton River meets the Atlantic Ocean and the area is blessed with pine trees, sand dunes, oak trees, ma...

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Peachtree 06/12/2016

2nd Georgia - Best in Area 46th USA Ranking 51st North America Ranking
Peachtree only has 225 members and on the beautiful Spring day I played it we saw only two other group all day. The terrain is some of the hilliest I've played (although...

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Cherry Hills 06/12/2016

4th Colorado - Best in Area
The golf course starts on flat ground and the first four holes are relatively straight forward. The elevation on the course begins at the fifth hole and basically gets pr...

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The Creek 06/12/2016

16th New York - Best in Area 88th USA Ranking
Occupying one the highest pieces of land on Long Island, The Creek was built on a special 130 acres that were formerly the estate of Paul D. Cravath, a partner at the whi...

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