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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Gamble Sands 20/02/2017

1st Washington - Best in Area 90th USA Ranking
In the go-go days of course development in the 1990's in the United States there was a strong push to bring to fruition various golf courses where overall difficulty was...

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Old Head 16/02/2017

1st Cork - Best in Area 15th Ireland Ranking 65th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Old Head is without question one of the most scenic locations for golf on earth. The issue is whether the golf is as good as the scenery? To borrow a Texas expression --...

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Quivira 11/02/2017

4th Mexico Ranking
Among world golf destinations Cabo San Lucas Mexico is clearly at the very top of the charts for the overall interest it creates on a range of fronts. Located at the far...

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Pine Valley 08/02/2017

1st New Jersey - Best in Area 3rd USA Ranking 3rd North America Ranking 3rd World Ranking
In the golf pecking order of ultimate greatness -- the name Pine Valley resonates as the first among equals. It is the "Citizen Kane" of golf courses. When rankings of th...

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Bayonne 23/01/2017

10th New Jersey - Best in Area
One of the real advantages architects had when golf grew rapidly during the classic period of golf course development in America in the 1920's was the availability of cho...

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Pound Ridge 20/01/2017

44th New York - Best in Area
The name Pete Dye is one of the true giants in golf course architecture. Dye made his mark by going in the opposite manner of the man he replaced as the giant in golf arc...

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Baltusrol (Upper) 16/01/2017

6th New Jersey - Best in Area
Baltusrol Golf Club is one of the most noteworthy 36-hole facilities in America. The club is the only facility in which both courses have served as host to the US Open. B...

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Plainfield 16/01/2017

3rd New Jersey - Best in Area 56th USA Ranking 64th North America Ranking
New Jersey is 47th among all States in America in terms of overall size -- but when the golf side is measured it easily ranks among the top ten in terms of overall qualit...

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Westchester (West) 16/01/2017

18th New York - Best in Area
New York State is blessed with arguably the deepest roster of private clubs in the United States. The concentration of that depth rests primarily in two locations. Long I...

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Forsgate (Banks) 06/01/2017

14th New Jersey - Best in Area
In today's "connected" world it's hard to imagine any "sleeper" courses escaping view. Especially when such courses are in an immediate core area where other courses of d...

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