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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Inverness Club 29/11/2016

5th Ohio - Best in Area 82nd USA Ranking 96th North America Ranking
If I had to sum up Inverness in two words: small greens. Inverness has the smallest greens of any golf course I have ever played. Almost every green is a postage stamp gr...

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Cuscowilla 29/11/2016

3rd Georgia - Best in Area
I am a big fan of Coore and Crenshaw designs and Cuscowilla is among the reasons why. I just like their design aesthetic and philosophy. Make the course playable from tee...

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Sea Island (Seaside) 28/11/2016

5th Georgia - Best in Area
The first unique thing you notice about the Seaside course are the distinctive red wicker baskets instead of hole flags, like those at Merion. Most of the green designs a...

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Wade Hampton 27/11/2016

3rd North Carolina - Best in Area 49th USA Ranking 55th North America Ranking
Wade Hampton sits at 3,650 feet in elevation. The course begins on the highest point on the property with a 534-yard par five that plays down into a big valley. The cours...

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Shadow Creek 25/11/2016

1st Nevada - Best in Area 54th USA Ranking 62nd North America Ranking
Many courses have been built in the desert and are great golf courses. They use the natural features of the land, have fairways only where necessary and create mostly a '...

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Durban (Country Club) 25/11/2016

1st Kwazulu Natal - Best in Area 2nd South Africa Ranking
I liked Durban Country Club as a golf course, although it does not have 18 strong holes. It has a particularly strong start, especially the first five holes that are narr...

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Muirfield 24/11/2016

1st Lothians - Best in Area 4th Scotland Ranking 6th Britain & Ireland Ranking 14th World Ranking
Playing at the Honourable Company is one of the great experiences in golf. The storied history of the club and their adherence to rules and traditions make it a club ever...

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Oakmont 24/11/2016

1st Pennsylvania - Best in Area 5th USA Ranking 5th North America Ranking 7th World Ranking
Both Johnny Miller and Ernie Els call the first hole the hardest opening hole in championship golf and it's hard to disagree. Along the right-hand side is O.B. the entire...

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Royal Liverpool 24/11/2016

1st Cheshire - Best in Area 16th England Ranking 42nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Legendary. Historic. Welcoming. A classic golf course. World renowned history. Hoylake is one of my favorite places to play in England. The one knock you hear about Royal...

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