Tucson's Starr Pass is earning high marks from GolfAdvisor raters in June.  (Courtesy of jwmarriottstarrpass.com) One of Grande Pines Golf Club's signature traits is it's steep, dramatic bunkering.  (Courtesy of Marriott Golf) The design team of Proctor & Axeland laid out Delaware Springs Golf Course in Burnet, Texas. (Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor)

Delaware Springs tops this week's U.S. Power Rankings for June 16-22



At GolfAdvisor, we've scanned the thousands of golf courses ratings and reviews submitted and have compiled your picks for the plays of the week coast-to-coast.

The big winner? Delaware Springs Golf Course in the Texas Hill Country. Located about an hour northwest of Austin, this affordable muni scored perfect marks overall, in conditions and in value. While you no doubt heard plenty about the design team of Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw during the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, Delaware Springs was designed by Dave Axeland and Dan Proctor, the shapers for Coore-Crenshaw at Sand Hills. Also architects of Top 100-ranked Wild Horse Golf Course in Nebraska, this may be the top duo in golf architecture you've never heard of.

Here are the Top 10 overall courses, as well as best conditioned and best values for the week of June 16th.

(Editor's Note: Courses needed a minimum of five reviews for the week to qualify, Ties are broken by cumulative scores in sub-categories).

GolfAdvisor's Top 10 Overall Golf Courses, June 16-22

1. Delaware Springs Golf Course, Burnet, Tex.

2. Starr Pass Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.

3. Augustine Golf Club, Stafford, Vir.

4. Grande Pines Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.

5. 7 Lakes Country Club, West End, N.C.

6. Acorns Golf Links, Waterloo, Ill.

7. Canyon Ridge Golf Club, Rising Fawn, Ga.

8. Grandover Resort, Greensboro, N.C.

9. Hawks Nest Golf Club, Creston, Ohio

10. The Georgia Club, Stratham, Ga.

Top-rated by course conditions, June 16-22

1. Delaware Springs Golf Course, Burnet, Tex.

2. Starr Pass Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.

3. Hawks Nest Golf Club, Creston, Ohio

4. Wilderness Golf Course, Lake Jackson, Tex.

5. Grande Pines Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.

6. The Georgia Club, Stratham, Ga.

7. Cold Spring Country Club, Belchertown, Mass.

8. Finley Golf Club at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

9. Royal Manchester, Mount Wolf, N.C.

10 .Forest Akers at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

Top-rated by value, June 16-22

1. Delaware Springs Golf Course, Burnet, Tex.

2. Hawks Nest Golf Club, Creston, Ohio

3. Forest Akers at MSU, East Lansing, Mich.

4. 7 Lakes Country Club, West End, N.C.

5. Acorns Golf Links, Waterloo, Ill.

6. Trilogy Golf Course, Gilbert, Ariz.

7. Deltona Club, Deltona, Fla.

8. Starr Pass Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.

9. Grande Pines Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.

10. Pines at Clermont, Clermont, N.J.

Jun 23, 2014



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Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.