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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Le Diable 29/07/2021

8th Québec - Best in Area 82nd Canada Ranking
The Devil at Mt Tremblant is a fun course. Not as much elevation change as The Giant but a boatload more of bunkers.The first hole is not welcoming. It is a long par fo...

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Le Geant 28/07/2021

6th Québec - Best in Area 75th Canada Ranking
The Giant at Mt Tremblant is a fun course. While there certainly some elevation changes, I would not call this a mountain course as there are many holes on river bottom....

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Chateau Whistler 25/07/2021

9th British Columbia - Best in Area 56th Canada Ranking
Chateau Whistler is an awesome course. Yes, it is a resort and yes, the breathtaking scenery can be over-stimulating, but Jones did this one right. Of the multiple cour...

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Lawsonia (Woodlands) 22/07/2021

29th Wisconsin - Best in Area
If you played The Links course first The Woodlands will be respite and completely different look and feel. The first hole is a welcoming par five. Reachable by some, it...

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Whistling Straits (Irish) 19/07/2021

9th Wisconsin - Best in Area
The easiest review to write is the one after Mark White. His hole by hole analysis is pretty much spot on. As being contrived, yes, we all know that the entire facility...

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Greenbrier (Greenbrier) 18/07/2021

Gem USA - Best in Area
I also played this course before the flood. I considered it good but it felt disjointed. One of golf's challenges is embracing the past and the future. New, longer, bi...

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Glade Springs (Stonehaven) 18/07/2021

10th West Virginia - Best in Area
The Stonehaven course is a composite of the Cobb and Woodhaven. The first hole is welcoming. It bends left with a fairway bunker on the right and a large greenside bunk...

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Cooks Creek 16/07/2021

48th Ohio - Best in Area
The course is closed. However, the driving range and restaurant are open Wed -SundayBased upon the above, not sure how to rate this one

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Glade Springs (Cobb) 14/07/2021

7th West Virginia - Best in Area
The Cobb course is the oldest at Glade Springs and the greens are ginormous. Although, I still missed quite a few. The first hole is a welcoming dogleg right. Favor le...

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Glade Springs (Woodhaven) 12/07/2021

9th West Virginia - Best in Area
The Woodhaven Course can best be likened to a roller coaster. The first hole is welcoming and in hindsight tame. A slight benign water carry to a wide fairway. The 2nd...

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Greenbrier (Meadows) 08/07/2021

6th West Virginia - Best in Area
The Meadows is the shortest of The Greenbrier course. The first hole is welcoming, actually the first three holes are excellent birdie opptie.. A benign water carry, fav...

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Greenbrier (Old White TPC) 08/07/2021

3rd West Virginia - Best in Area
Old White at The Greenbriar has an impressive pedigree. The opening hole is not welcoming. A long par where left of center is preferable as the green is well protected....

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Pete Dye 07/07/2021

1st West Virginia - Best in Area
There shouldn’t be any doubt as to who designed this one. Overall, I think one of his better designs with some neat features recognizing the local history.The first hole...

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MeadowWood 06/07/2021

38th Washington - Best in Area
I am surprised Meadow Wood made the list, but here goes. The first hole is a dogleg right with bunkers on the inside elbow. Favor left of center off the tee and there a...

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Creek at Qualchan 06/07/2021

27th Washington - Best in Area
The Creek at Qualchan starts out with a bang. A short downhill left leaning short par four. When I say downhill the tee shot plummets 100 feet off a cliff and over a cr...

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Indian Canyon 06/07/2021

22nd Washington - Best in Area
We played Indian Canyon over ten years ago. We had a tournament at Coeur D’Alene and Spokane was the closest airport. Indian Canyon is about as close to the airport as...

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Indian Canyon 06/07/2021

22nd Washington - Best in Area
We played Indian Canyon over ten years ago. We had a tournament at Coeur D’Alene and Spokane was the closest airport. Indian Canyon is about as close to the airport as...

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Sahalee (South & North) 05/07/2021

8th Washington - Best in Area
Having read the previous reviews I must confess that I played Sahalee close to twenty years ago and thought it was a wonderful course, extremely tight. When I played it...

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Stonewall Golf Club 03/07/2021

44th Virginia - Best in Area
I was pleasantly surprised at Stonewall Golf Club. Interesting layout and it was in excellent shape. The course starts with some excellent birdie oppties. The first ho...

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Virginian 29/06/2021

9th Virginia - Best in Area
The Virginian is a wonderful club and course. A Fazio design, it also has three full practice holes, two par fours and a par three. Nice touch.The first hole is a strai...

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