Colin Braithwaite

Colin is an avid golfer who has played well over 1,800 different 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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Hart Ranch 09/09/2019

5th South Dakota - Best in Area
Hart Ranch was a pleasant surprise, a more traditional design. My first suggestion is due to elevation and greens not holding take one less club than you think. The fir...

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Red Rock 30/08/2019

2nd South Dakota - Best in Area
The Golf Club at Red Rock has a little bit of everything, except water hazards. The first hole is a welcoming downhill par four. Depending upon your tees the fairway bu...

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Edgewood 28/08/2019

10th North Dakota - Best in Area
Edgewood Golf Club in Fargo is one of the most popular courses in the area. Unfortunately, it is also prone to flooding from the adjacent Red River. In 2010 holes 2-5...

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Riverwood 27/08/2019

8th North Dakota - Best in Area
The first thing you will notice about Riverwood are the trees. Most holes are framed with trees and lots of them. For the inquiring mind, mostly Cottonwoods. This is o...

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Fargo 26/08/2019

4th North Dakota - Best in Area
The Fargo Country Club is North Dakota’s oldest golf course and opened in 1916. Located on the Red River it is prone to flooding and has new and old levy’s providing som...

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Hawktree 23/08/2019

2nd North Dakota - Best in Area
Hawktree is a pretty cool course. One of the first things you will notice is the black sand bunkers. The first two holes are welcoming par fours. With the 2nd being lo...

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Links of North Dakota 22/08/2019

1st North Dakota - Best in Area
For purists The Links of North Dakota is a misnomer, as it is hardly near the sea. However, the course has many elements of a classic links course. When we were there t...

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Circling Raven 13/08/2019

4th Idaho - Best in Area
The first thing you will notice about Circling Raven is a sense of vastness. It seems big and it is. The course covers over 600 acres and for most of the holes you do...

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Ko'olau 06/08/2019

26th Hawaii - Best in Area
Ko’olau Golf Club is acknowledged as the toughest course in the United States with the tournament tees rating 78.2 with a 153 slope. Ko’olau is on the winward side of Oah...

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Antognolla 31/07/2019

Gem Italy - Best in Area
Antognolla is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr design that went through a renovation in 2018. With the omnipresent castle overlooking the course it creates a unique setting. It...

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Bay Harbor (Links & Quarry) 30/07/2019

41st Michigan - Best in Area
Several years ago I was raving about Arcadia Bluffs to an associate who was from Michigan. He said if you loved Arcadia wait until you play Bay Harbor. Thus, my expecta...

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Wawashkamo 26/07/2019

50th Michigan - Best in Area
This will be a unique review to match a unique course. Wawashkamo is located on Mackinaw Island in Lake Huron. Mackinow Island is also unique in that by statute no moto...

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Boyne Highlands (Heather) 16/07/2019

35th Michigan - Best in Area
Boyne Highlands Heather is a classic Robert Trent Jones design, thus, pretty predictable. However, if you can only play one of the Boyne courses in northern Michigan, th...

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Forest Dunes (Weiskopf) 13/07/2019

8th Michigan - Best in Area
Forest Dunes is the ying to the Loops yang. If you played the Loop first, you may feel claustrophobic on Forest Dunes front 9. A Weiskopf design, the front meanders thr...

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Ugolino - Florence 06/07/2019

11th Central Italy - Best in Area 34th Italy Ranking
Ugolino is a fun course. Dating back to 1889 the current course was constructed in 1934. Some may dismiss it as short, and it is, but it does provide a good test of one...

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