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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Punta Blanca 01/04/2022

12th Dominican Republic Ranking
Tired. The first hole is a welcoming par four. Leans left and has a large waste are left starting about 115 yards out. The first par three is a beast 236 yards. The...

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La Estancia 29/03/2022

9th Dominican Republic Ranking 36th Caribbean Ranking
Estancia is a fun golf course. The first hole is a welcoming par four with a couple of fairway bunkers on each side. The 2nd hole is probably the signature hole. A dog...

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Iberostar Bávaro 26/03/2022

8th Dominican Republic Ranking 31st Caribbean Ranking
Iberostar is a very good course. The first hole is a short welcoming par four. The 2nd is the first par three. It is mid-length with bunker front right and left. Not...

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Punta Espada 21/03/2022

2nd Dominican Republic Ranking 3rd Caribbean Ranking
Punta Espada is a fantastic course and potentially overwhelming sensory experience. It is also one of most perpetually windy courses I have ever played. The first hole...

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Punta Cana (Corales) 19/03/2022

3rd Dominican Republic Ranking 4th Caribbean Ranking
Where to start? Ocean views and ocean holes are from a sensory perspective are hard to overcome. Corales, has these, but......Yes, this is a very nice golf course, cond...

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The King and Prince 11/03/2022

51st Georgia - Best in Area
This is a fun course. Has a wee bit of everything, except, elevation changes. Not long but tight. The first two holes are welcoming par fours. The third is the first...

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Bear's Best Atlanta 06/03/2022

50th Georgia - Best in Area
I am not a fan of replica courses. I have played several and while they are fun, they seem very corporate to me. Of course, imitation is the highest form of flattery....

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Atlanta National 05/03/2022

46th Georgia - Best in Area
Atlanta has a lot of good golf courses and Atlanta National is one of them. The first hole is a short welcoming par four. Water right as well as a creek in front of the...

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Lanier Islands Legacy 04/03/2022

36th Georgia - Best in Area
This is a fun underappreciated golf course. Water comes into play on most holes, but there is a surprising amount of elevation change on the inland holes. The first hol...

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Sea Island (Plantation) 27/02/2022

19th Georgia - Best in Area
Full disclosure, I have not played the latest reincarnation by the Loves. When I played the Plantation i enjoyed and thought it was a real solid course but not quite as...

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Banyan 26/02/2022

76th Florida - Best in Area
Banyan is an excellent Florida course that most folks have not heard of. BAM has written a very comprehensive review and for the most part I agree with his perspective....

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Keystone Ranch (Ranch) 24/02/2022

Gem USA - Best in Area
Keystone Ranch is the original course and a Robert Trent Jones design. As with many of his designs, it needs more tees with less yardage disparity, yardages are, 7065, 6...

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Grayhawk (Talon) 16/02/2022

49th Arizona - Best in Area
Nice but not great. The par fives are the strength of the course. The par threes are weak. While the short par fours are can be great ego stokers, the course leaves yo...

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Auburn University Club 15/02/2022

24th Alabama - Best in Area
In my opinion this is a pedestrian course until the last four holes. Having said that, I admit my bias as I played UGAs course that AM and it was awesome. The last four...

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Peninsula (Marsh & Lakes) 14/02/2022

25th Alabama - Best in Area
This is a housing development that happens to have a golf course. I am surprised that there are 27 holes, as they could have used the extra land for more lots and perhap...

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Magnolia Grove (Crossings) 14/02/2022

18th Alabama - Best in Area
I agree with Mark's assessment, the Opelika, grand national courses are the standard bearers for the trail. Mark's analysis of the Crossing is spot on. I do think it is...

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Kiva Dunes 14/02/2022

8th Alabama - Best in Area
I had heard a lot about Kiva Dunes and thus my expectations were high. It is a very good course, but...there are way too many sequential parallel holes. As an example,...

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FarmLinks 14/02/2022

4th Alabama - Best in Area
This is a wonderful golf course. I usually agree with Mark White, and much of what he says is true. This is a fun course, yes the fairways are wide and the greens are...

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Royal Cape 11/02/2022

14th Western Cape - Best in Area 51st South Africa Ranking 94th Africa Ranking
As the oldest course in South Africa, Royal Cape has quite the pedigree. The history is impressive and the historical documents and memorabilia are worth visiting. The...

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