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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Puakea 12/03/2019

27th Hawaii - Best in Area
So much of Hawaii golf is based on the self-created hype from the constant bombardment of marketing messages from the big time resorts. Few actually deliver. And, candidl...

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Mauna Kea 12/03/2019

4th Hawaii - Best in Area
Be forewarned -- anyone heading to Mauna Kea had best be able to golf their ball because this is clearly not your run-of-the-mill Hawaii resort. When Rees Jones updated t...

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Turtle Bay (Palmer) 12/03/2019

20th Hawaii - Best in Area
One would think that getting a course designed and built along the wild and beautiful North Shore of Oahu would be a grand spot for a golf course. The location certainly...

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Kapalua (Plantation) 09/01/2019

2nd Hawaii - Best in Area
Right off the bat the essence of the Plantation Course rests squarely on its location. The views, both on and most certainly off property, are spectacular. To their immen...

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Poipu Bay 18/03/2017

11th Hawaii - Best in Area
The literal translation for Poipu means "crashing waves" and Poipu Bay -- designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. -- certainly has provided major awareness of golf in Kaua'i...

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Kukui'ula 18/03/2017

9th Hawaii - Best in Area
Kukui'ula encompasses 1,010 acres of land -- located on the southern perimeter of Kaua'i. The facility was created as a family getaway -- a haven from the 24/7 pulse that...

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