M. James Ward

The 30+ year golf journalist is a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America (GWAA) and a past member of the Metropolitan Golf Writer's Association (MGWA). Has played over 2,000 courses globally and has covered the various major golf championships since 1980 for several different outlets. For 17 years served as national course rating panelist for Golf Digest and served for roughly three years in a similar capacity with Golfweek. Lives in the greater New York City metro area. Plays to a 3 handicap and has played in USGA Championships. Favorite motto: "You can print money but you can't print time. Once time is gone it's gone." Make the most of every opportunity to play whenever possible.

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GreatHorse 08/11/2019

30th Massachusetts - Best in Area
The goal in achieving superior courses often comes down to a few key variables. First, how committed is the ownership in seeing through matters from start to finish. Seco...

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New Seabury (Ocean) 13/09/2019

Gem USA - Best in Area
The Mitchell design was clearly a major addition to the Cape Cod scene when it first opened in 1962 but over the course of time the layout became tired and the '60s desig...

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Crumpin-Fox 23/04/2019

35th Massachusetts - Best in Area
Over the years I have been able to play Crumpin-Fox a number of times as the course is ideally located on one's way to the northern areas of New England when traveling fr...

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Nantucket 28/08/2018

17th Massachusetts - Best in Area
Just getting to the course is no easy task here. Located on Nantucket Island makes for a bit of an effort to play this Rees Jones design. The main issue with Nantucket is...

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TPC Boston 28/08/2018

11th Massachusetts - Best in Area
The story of TPC Boston boils down to this -- prior to 2007 the layout, the handiwork of Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, was simply a course with a few moments of specia...

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Oyster Harbors 28/08/2018

21st Massachusetts - Best in Area
The Cape Cod area provides for a wonderful mixture of topography and Oyster Harbors also had the good fortune in having architect Donald Ross at his best when the course...

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Eastward Ho! 25/09/2017

5th Massachusetts - Best in Area 56th USA Ranking 64th North America Ranking
Massachusetts has a number of superb top tier layouts – many congregated in and around the Boston metro area. But I can say without any hesitation or reservation that tho...

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