Colin Braithwaite

Colin is an avid golfer who has played well over 2,000 different 18 hole golf courses and five of them well. He is a democratic golfer in that these courses have ranged from The Country Club to $9 munis. He has played every 18-hole course in Tennessee and Alaska. His home course is Old Natchez Country Club in Franklin, TN. He was first exposed to golf through the caddy program at Marshfield Country Club in Marshfield, MA. Colin may have the worst swing of any single digit handicapper. He is also the author of “A Good Walk Unspoiled”.

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Stevens Park 11/05/2021

76th Texas - Best in Area
Stevens Park is municipal gem. Not a long course, but a pleasure to play with some super views of Dallas. The course opens with the longest par four that leans left....

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Kingwood (Island) 10/05/2021

73rd Texas - Best in Area
The Island Course at Kingwood CC has a little bit of everything. Like it’s sister course Deerwood, just down the street, it is also a Joe Finger design. Its former bar...

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The Quarry 07/05/2021

72nd Texas - Best in Area
The Quarry is an interesting course and as mentioned by others it really is two different nines. By todays standards it is a relatively short course. The first hole is...

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Wolfdancer 03/05/2021

58th Texas - Best in Area
Wolfdancer is an interesting course about half an hour east of Austin. The first hole is welcoming. Ideal tee shot is just left of the gaggle of fairway bunkers right, a...

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Crown Colony 02/05/2021

59th Texas - Best in Area
Crown Colony was designed over 40 years ago and at the time was one of the belles of the ball. The first hole is a welcoming par five that leans right. Play it as a thr...

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La Cantera (Palmer) 27/04/2021

57th Texas - Best in Area
Not as renowned as The Resort course, I prefer the Palmer. The first few holes are welcoming. The first hole tilts right and has a couple of fairway bunkers right and a...

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Woodforest (Front & Back) 27/04/2021

54th Texas - Best in Area
Woodforest about an hour north of Houston is a 27 hole complex with quick greens. Let me repeat, quick greens. The first few holes are good scoring oppties, so you have...

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Memorial Park 26/04/2021

52nd Texas - Best in Area
When a course has undergone its third design iteration in your lifetime there is only conclusion. You are old. The mid 1990s rendition was sorely needed and the most re...

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Deerwood 21/04/2021

51st Texas - Best in Area
Deerwood is a Joe Finger design with an assist from Byron Nelson. The first hole is welcoming, a dogleg right with a bunker on the inside elbow. Favor the left side of...

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The Boulders (South) 14/04/2021

48th Arizona - Best in Area
I really liked The Boulders South. In hindsight, I would have to categorize it as an eye candy course, but what is wrong with eye candy? Be prepared for your senses to...

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The Boulders (North) 08/04/2021

39th Arizona - Best in Area
he Boulders North is a fun desert course. It opens with a welcoming par 5. Large landing area, however on the second shot you will need to deal with a wash. A decent d...

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Seven Canyons 07/04/2021

33rd Arizona - Best in Area
Seven Canyons is an eye candy golf course. A Tom Weiskopf design, it is not long, a little bit constrained but it is fun.The first hole is a short uphill welcoming par f...

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We-Ko-Pa (Cholla) 05/04/2021

29th Arizona - Best in Area
Cholla is the original course at We Ko Pa. It is not an easy walking course, but I liked it slightly better than its sister.The first hole is a welcoming par four dogleg...

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The Rim 02/04/2021

13th Arizona - Best in Area
I love The Rim. With all due respect to Mark White and M. James Ward this course was challenging, scenic and perhaps most importantly fun. Granted, all roads do not lea...

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We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro) 02/04/2021

6th Arizona - Best in Area
I enjoyed Saguaro, however, I am surprised that others have rated it so highly. It was extraordinarily windy when we played and the GHIN subtracted from our scores as th...

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Horseshoe Bay (Ram Rock) 02/04/2021

49th Texas - Best in Area
Ram Rock is a fun course, especially for unapologetic hookers like myself. This design would make Jack Nicklaus uncomfortable. It is about 40 years old and by todays st...

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The Woodlands (Tournament) 22/03/2021

47th Texas - Best in Area
It is always easier (i.e.shorter) to write a review after Mark White as his detailed review and perspective I almost always agree with. The Woodlands is what one expect...

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TPC Las Colinas 20/03/2021

39th Texas - Best in Area
How things change. When I first played Las Colinas I thought it was the bomb. Of course, that was in the early 90s and it was one of my first big corporate outings. I...

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