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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Poipu Bay 20/05/2019

11th Hawaii - Best in Area
Poipu Bay is a resort course on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Fair warning, Kauai is the wettest of the Hawaiian Islands. It rained every day we were there except one....

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Kapalua (Plantation) 14/05/2019

2nd Hawaii - Best in Area
Playing Kapalua two days after the PGA tournament was slightly unsettling. However, I did man up. It was a day of stark contrasts; I was either in there or out of ther...

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Woodmont 07/05/2019

50th Georgia - Best in Area
Woodmont Golf Club holds a special place in my heart. It was the first Robert Trent Jones, Jr course in the state of Georgia. The layout is unique with 5 par 3 and 5 pa...

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Brasstown Valley 06/05/2019

48th Georgia - Best in Area
Brasstown Valley is a resort course located in the Appalachian foothills. Not a lot of options on tees, the tips are over 7k yards, teals around 6500 and whites less then...

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Kinderlou Forest 01/05/2019

45th Georgia - Best in Area
Kinderlou is a Davis Love design in Valdosta, GA. From the tips almost 7800 yards, as I am a mere mortal this review is from the blues just under 6500. All roads do no...

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Barnsley Gardens 30/04/2019

43rd Georgia - Best in Area
This is a Jim Fazio design and one feature that I liked is that it is the antithesis of a Nicklaus design. Nothing quite like a happy hooker. With multiple sets of tees...

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University of Georgia 29/04/2019

39th Georgia - Best in Area
While I have not played all the home courses in the SEC, University of Georgia is clearly the best. The Bulldog tees are a robust 7258 yards. I chose to play up. Orig...

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Achasta 22/04/2019

28th Georgia - Best in Area
Achasta is a Nicklaus design located in Dahlonega, Georgia, home of one of the first gold rushes in American history. The first hole is a long par four. Off the tee,...

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Country Club of the South 19/04/2019

27th Georgia - Best in Area
Country Club of the South is nice but not great. A Nicklaus design, it amazingly opened in 1987. A year after his comeback win at Augusta. The first hole is a good sta...

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Cobblestone 18/04/2019

22nd Georgia - Best in Area
Cobblestone, north of Atlanta, is not a long course but it is a fun course. Out of the gates, you have a welcoming par 5. Big hitters can get home, but the green is wel...

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Georgia (Lakeside) 17/04/2019

21st Georgia - Best in Area
Golf Club of Georgia has two top ranked courses, both Arthur Hill designs. Lakeside opens with a par five with a significant slope right to left. It is possible to reac...

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Capital City (Crabapple) 16/04/2019

17th Georgia - Best in Area
The Capital City club traces it’s history back to 1883. I love their club crest, which at the bottom says “Carpe diem”. For those of you who have forgotten your Latin,...

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The Farm 11/04/2019

12th Georgia - Best in Area
The Farm is a Fazio design located in Rocky Face, GA near Dalton. The first hole is welcoming a short dogleg right. A decent drive should give you a wedge in, but the gr...

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Bluejack National 09/04/2019

1st Texas - Best in Area 88th USA Ranking
Awesome, creative, transformative.For those of you who have read my reviews, I do not think I am prone to hyperbole, but Bluejack National is amazing. It starts when you...

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Lookout Mountain 14/03/2019

9th Georgia - Best in Area
Lookout Mountain is a Seth Raynor design, however he died three months before ground was broken. Originally called Fairyland Country Club, it suffered a series of setback...

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Atlanta Country Club 12/03/2019

7th Georgia - Best in Area
Atlanta Country Club is a complete gem from the staff to the clubhouse, facilities and ultimately the course. While designed in the 1960s, it has a throwback look and fe...

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Sea Island (Seaside) 06/03/2019

5th Georgia - Best in Area
Sea Island Seaside is a magnificent golf course. Our day started on a high. I had made a couple of calls to secure a tee time the weekend of the annual World's Largest...

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