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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Ridgefields 03/03/2021

22nd Tennessee - Best in Area
Ridgefields is a lovely course in Kingsport, TN. It claims to be a Donald Ross design, however, the front nine opened the year he died and the back nine the subsequent y...

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Hillwood 16/02/2021

21st Tennessee - Best in Area
Hillwood is an excellent parkland golf course in Nashville. An interesting design note are the five par threes and five par fives. A rule of thumb, putts break towards...

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Colonial (South) 14/02/2021

20th Tennessee - Best in Area
Colonial South made news in 1977 when Al Geiberger shot a record 59. Perhaps a harbinger of the improbable, two days earlier President Gerald Ford made a hole in one at...

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The Moorings at Hawk's Nest 11/02/2021

30th Florida - Best in Area
Hawk’s Nest is not your prototypical Florida golf course. Two things will stand out on the Fazio design, no houses and elevation changes.The first hole is welcoming, fro...

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Bella Collina 07/02/2021

44th Florida - Best in Area
Bella Collina is not your typical FL course, it actually has hills. A Faldo/Smyers collaboration, although the club does not mention Steve much.The first hole is welcomi...

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GreyStone 06/02/2021

19th Tennessee - Best in Area
Greystone is a fun golf course. It may not be a classic purist track, but I love it. The first hole is welcoming, the scorecard does not indicate this. Woods left, tre...

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Jackson Country Club 31/01/2021

17th Tennessee - Best in Area
Jackson Country Club is a fantastic throwback. The first time I played it was int eh winter about 20 years ago. I was returning home from Memphis and it was a glorious...

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Mirimichi (Championship) 29/01/2021

16th Tennessee - Best in Area
Mirimichi was originally called Woodstock Country Club and then Big Creek and is less than 30 minutes north of Memphis. I was told that Justin Timberlake played there as...

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Nashville Golf & Athletic 28/01/2021

15th Tennessee - Best in Area
Nashville Athletic Club is a golfer’s golf course. Under the best circumstances it is difficult. The Nashville Open used to be held there, but the molly coddled pros co...

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The Course at Sewanee 24/01/2021

14th Tennessee - Best in Area
The Course at Sewanee dates back to 1915 and was redone by Gil Hanse. It is a 9 hole layout that utilizes different tees to create a different look and feel. The first...

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Mountain Brook 20/01/2021

21st Alabama - Best in Area
Mountain Brook Club is almost a century old and is a Donald Ross design that several others have reswizzled. The first two holes are mundane, flat par fours, although on...

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Council Fire 19/01/2021

13th Tennessee - Best in Area
Council Fire is a Bob Cupp design with most of it in Chattanooga, TN. The first is a short welcoming par four. While there is a fairway bunker right the right side will...

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Cherokee 19/01/2021

12th Tennessee - Best in Area
Cherokee Country Club dates back to 1907. In 1908 Jimmie Dickson arrived from Scotland with a letter of introduction from his old boss at St. Andrews, Old Tom Morris. D...

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Chickasaw 17/01/2021

7th Tennessee - Best in Area
Chickasaw Country Club is a William Langford design and it is sneaking up on its centennial anniversary. This is an old school club that is in a large city, it is surrou...

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Spring Creek Ranch 15/01/2021

4th Tennessee - Best in Area
Spring Creek Ranch is a Nicklaus design. There are 8 sets of tees ranging from 5300-7400 yards. Nobody should be surprised that the first holes leans right. A good wel...

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The Witch 13/01/2021

Gem USA - Best in Area
The Witch is a Maples design and unlike most Myrtle Beach courses there are not many houses around it. The first is a long par four that leans right. Aim at the left fa...

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Glen Dornoch Waterway 11/01/2021

71st South Carolina - Best in Area
Glen Dornoch’s first hole is extraordinarily welcoming, especially for us hookers. A decent drive will leave with a wedge. The 2nd hole is a longer straightaway par 4....

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