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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Piping Rock 05/12/2016

13th New York - Best in Area 52nd USA Ranking 60th North America Ranking
Piping Rock today retains the air of its founding days. Driving up to the Dutch Colonial clubhouse flanked by a stone wall gives the visitor a sense of being a country ge...

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Deepdale 05/12/2016

25th New York - Best in Area
When Deepdale was formed it had a small, exclusive membership and was built in Nassau County, relatively close to New York City. Its proximity to the city made it an idea...

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Colonial 05/12/2016

4th Texas - Best in Area
Colonial starts out simply enough on flat ground. The first hole is a straight forward dogleg right par five of 555 yards, one of only two on the course. It becomes clear...

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Sebonack 05/12/2016

12th New York - Best in Area 66th USA Ranking 76th North America Ranking
Sebonack is a golf course that both lives up to the potential of this unique site and the pedigree of its designers. Although it is a new course, having opened in 2006, I...

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Tokyo 04/12/2016

1st Kanto - Best in Area 4th Japan Ranking 7th Asia Ranking
Tokyo Golf Club is built on relatively flat land. It is characterized by its elevated greens, fairways that get progressively narrow as you get near the green, and extrem...

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El Saler 04/12/2016

1st South East Spain - Best in Area 2nd Spain Ranking 5th Continental Europe Ranking
I have heard that the course was difficult to appreciate because its conditioning was not very good. I found the course to be in excellent shape when I played it. The cou...

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Spyglass Hill 02/12/2016

10th California - Best in Area
Spyglass is really the tale of two courses. The intoxicating holes along the bay (1-5) are dramatic, wide open and exposed to the elements. The inland holes (6-18) are di...

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Quaker Ridge 02/12/2016

9th New York - Best in Area 47th USA Ranking 52nd North America Ranking
The defining characteristics of Quaker Ridge are the trees, the out of bounds and the greens. The greens are very good, subtle and very fast; sixteen of them slope back t...

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East Lake 01/12/2016

4th Georgia - Best in Area
East Lake, like Los Angeles Country Club, is a city course hemmed in in its entirety by a perimeter fence. The course is built on gently rolling hills and with the except...

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Harbour Town 30/11/2016

3rd South Carolina - Best in Area
To summarize Harbour Town: narrow fairways and small greens. The design, layout and routing are imaginative and good, even though the course is completely flat. You can't...

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