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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Pradera 24/04/2018

14th Colorado - Best in Area
The greater Denver area has a number of top quality golf options but one clearly is often undervalued and overlooked -- Pradera.Architect Jim Engh successfully incorporat...

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Redlands Mesa 23/04/2018

11th Colorado - Best in Area
Architect Jim Engh is a most resourceful designer and equally fine player too. He spent his early development years in Europe and then when coming back to the States took...

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Red Sky Ranch (Fazio) 23/04/2018

13th Colorado - Best in Area
Give Tom Fazio credit for creating a very attractive layout at Red Sky Ranch. The beauty of the terrain masks a layout that is fairly pedestrian in the shot values it req...

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Champions (Cypress Creek) 23/04/2018

9th Texas - Best in Area
Hosting big time events is no guarantor that the course itself will be one where architectural greatness lives. Such is the case with Champions Golf Club and its Cypress...

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Canterbury Golf Club 16/04/2018

9th Ohio - Best in Area
In my mind, New York and Pennsylvania are the two leading States with the deepest array of private clubs found in America. Making a good case for a top five inclusion is...

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Coldstream 16/04/2018

25th Ohio - Best in Area
Any visit to the area must be sure to head and play Camargo if the opportunity arises. Coldstream features a Dick Wilson design that reflects the design philosophy that e...

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Oakmont 16/04/2018

1st Pennsylvania - Best in Area 5th USA Ranking 5th North America Ranking 9th World Ranking
Since the 1978 PGA Championship I have had the good fortune in having attended all the key national championships played at this tour de force course.In my mind, the US O...

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Bully Pulpit 16/04/2018

3rd North Dakota - Best in Area
Located in the Badlands section within North Dakota is Bully Pulpit -- named for the phrase used by former US President Teddy Roosevelt when describing the platform that...

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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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