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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Ganton 17/11/2016

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 9th England Ranking 26th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
I love golf in the British Isles and visiting Ganton is no exception. The course is located in North Yorkshire which has beautiful rolling countryside and impossible to d...

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Myopia Hunt 17/11/2016

4th Massachusetts - Best in Area 51st USA Ranking 58th North America Ranking
Myopia brings together a lot of what I like about old-style golf courses and reveals many verities that I have found as I play great golf courses. Among the truths: 1) Le...

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Prestwick 17/11/2016

4th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 16th Scotland Ranking 38th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Playing at Prestwick is like going back in time. The course has a timeless feel to it and is hallowed ground for golfers. The first hole at Prestwick is one of the world'...

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Kauri Cliffs 16/11/2016

5th North Island - Best in Area 5th New Zealand Ranking 19th Oceania Ranking
The long and winding dirt entry road reminded me of the ones at Yeamans Hall and Sand Hills and helped to build the sense of anticipation, not that you need much once you...

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Seminole 15/11/2016

1st Florida - Best in Area 21st USA Ranking 21st North America Ranking 37th World Ranking
Similar to the Old Course at St. Andrews, when you arrive and look out over Seminole you think there’s not much going on there, but you would be wrong. Rees Jones, who is...

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Kingsbarns 15/11/2016

2nd Fife - Best in Area 7th Scotland Ranking 14th Britain & Ireland Ranking 43rd World Ranking
Kingsbarns is one of my favorite courses; it is varied and interesting and a lot of fun to play. A lot of land was moved to build the course and critics of Kingsbarns cit...

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Whippoorwill 14/11/2016

14th New York - Best in Area 81st USA Ranking 95th North America Ranking
What does a golf course need to achieve greatness? First, it needs good terrain to start with. Second, it needs skilled designers. How about Donald Ross and “Steamshovel”...

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Yale 14/11/2016

2nd Connecticut - Best in Area 68th USA Ranking 78th North America Ranking
Yale is a Charles Blair Macdonald masterpiece that doesn’t get the love it deserves because of its conditioning. I liked all the holes at Yale and it is hard to pick a fa...

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