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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Cape Fear National 23/02/2020

60th North Carolina - Best in Area
Cape Fear National is a pleasant surprise in the Wilmington, NC area. It is very flat but has water and swamp, excuse me, wetlands, on just about every hole.The first ho...

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Duke University 19/02/2020

39th North Carolina - Best in Area
I have been hearing wonderful things about the Duke University course for over 20 years. Logistically, I was not able to make it work until recently. The golf course is...

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Biltmore Forest 13/02/2020

21st North Carolina - Best in Area
Biltmore Forest is a fun throwback course. A Donald Ross design that has withstood the passage of time. Not that long, a par 70, but a challenge. Located just down the...

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Dogwoods 24/12/2019

14th Mississippi - Best in Area
The Dogwoods opened with a lot of great PR and fanfare. Unfortunately, the course has backslid. When I played there earlier this month many of the bunkers where now gra...

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Canebrake 22/12/2019

18th Mississippi - Best in Area
Canebrake CC is a Clubcorp property. It offers a little bit of everything. The first few holes go into the woods and then several around a lake, but it clearly was a re...

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Timberton 20/12/2019

20th Mississippi - Best in Area
Timberton is a Mark McCumber design that opened in 1991. It has won a plethora of awards and best of all it is a great value. However, it is not a very walkable course...

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Streamsong (Black) 05/12/2019

6th Florida - Best in Area 99th USA Ranking
Just about everything about Streamsong Black is huge. Huge fairways, huge greens and huge vistas. I was told that the acreage for Black exceeded the combined acreage fo...

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Old Hawthorne 20/11/2019

25th Missouri - Best in Area
Old Hawthorne is a well designed fun course with some neat risk/reward holes. Opened in 2007 I am not really sure how it is “old” and thus, while I have been called a cur...

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Gator Creek 18/11/2019

Gem USA - Best in Area
Gator Creek is a golfer’s golf club and a golfer’s golf course. Gator Creek was founded in 1972 and opened in 1974 in eastern Sarasota. The population of Sarasota coun...

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Old Corkscrew 08/11/2019

70th Florida - Best in Area
Old Corkscrew located in southwest Florida is a Nicklaus design. As Florida is pretty flat, not surprisingly, so is the course. Not a lot elevation changes and perhaps...

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Sweetens Cove 21/10/2019

3rd Tennessee - Best in Area
Sweetens Cove has a cult like following. It is a nine hole course about 30 minutes west of Chattanooga (warning it is in the Central Time Zone) that utilizes two pins pe...

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French Lick (Donald Ross) 07/10/2019

3rd Indiana - Best in Area
The Donald Ross Course makes the visit to French Lick worthwhile. It is a throwbacks throwback course. It is very walkable, albeit, the staff will try to dissuade you....

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Sultan's Run 01/10/2019

22nd Indiana - Best in Area
Sultan’s Run is a fun golf course. Not that long, but there are plenty of challenges. The first hole is relatively straight forward. The key is to hit your drive strai...

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French Lick (Pete Dye) 30/09/2019

5th Indiana - Best in Area
Where to begin, I will start with the positive. This is a beautiful piece of property. Sadly, a boatload of $$ was invested here and the result looks like a patient wh...

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Coeur d'Alene 16/09/2019

8th Idaho - Best in Area
Couer D’Alene is a resort course and you can see the lake from just about every hole. It has won countless awards and accolades, including:Golf Magazine, Audubon Sanctua...

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The Wilds 16/09/2019

38th Minnesota - Best in Area
The Wilds is a Tom Weiskopf design. The first hole is a dogleg right with a water hazard way right. A fairly welcoming hole, do not get too cute and try to cut much of t...

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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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