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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Aspen Lakes 05/04/2018

19th Oregon - Best in Area
There's little doubt in my mind Bend is one of the best summer locations in all of America. The centrally located Oregon has warm days and cool nights and the clarity of...

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Bell Bay 05/04/2018

12th Nova Scotia - Best in Area
The golf is merely formulaic and that is truly puzzling because the site could have provided much more. The routing is purely functional golf and nothing more. The green...

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Newport Country Club 05/04/2018

3rd Rhode Island - Best in Area
Few clubs in all of America can rival the history and traditions of Newport Country Club. Along with four other clubs was a founding member of the USGA and hosted the 1st...

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The Farms 28/03/2018

61st California - Best in Area
There are moments when ownership of a course has to decide if the course they have is working or if they need to "bite the bullet" and make major changes which they see a...

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Portsmouth 28/03/2018

11th New Hampshire - Best in Area
This RTJ, Sr. layout provides a predictable course -- nothing more. The layout is conventional but the architecture richness is mainly on the vanilla side. Turf quality w...

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Double Eagle 28/03/2018

12th Ohio - Best in Area
The Columbus, OH golf market is one loaded with some top tier golf offerings with Muirfield Village and The Golf Club leading the way. Double Eagle is another successful...

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Abama 19/03/2018

2nd Canary Islands - Best in Area 33rd Spain Ranking
There's little question that Abama provides a regal view -- the Atlantic Ocean in full sight from the clubhouse and the Ritz Carlton provides all the key amenities associ...

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Buenavista 19/03/2018

10th Canary Islands - Best in Area 87th Spain Ranking
One of the real virtues in heading to Buenavista is the winding roads taking you to the location. You are clearly away from the maddening crush of people found closer to...

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Costa Adeje 19/03/2018

9th Canary Islands - Best in Area 85th Spain Ranking
For those seeking a golf "activity" while on vacation a visit to Costa Adeje will fill out your agenda. The course is geared towards the holiday golfer. Shotmaking elemen...

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Shadow Creek 16/03/2018

1st Nevada - Best in Area 59th USA Ranking 67th North America Ranking
What many people fail to understand about Shadow Creek is that the primary storyline on the course is how it came into being and how when you visit you're serviced like a...

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Innisbrook (Copperhead) 12/03/2018

29th Florida - Best in Area
When you leave Route 19 and venture onto the grounds of Innisbrook you leave the cluttered and chaotic roadway and all the hustle and bustle behind.Innisbrook is beyond t...

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Grand Cypress (New) 12/03/2018

45th Florida - Best in Area
Why anyone would venture to play a themed course patterned to the iconic Old Course at St. Andrews is beyond me.So much of Orlando is about creating illusions with Disney...

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Ravenna 12/03/2018

8th Colorado - Best in Area
So much of the work of the late Jay Morrish is tied to his connection to PGA TOUR player Tom Weiskopf. The duo did create a number of top tier designs. When the partnersh...

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