Tegavah Golf Club leads Power Rankings for the week of Aug. 4



There's a new name in the Sonoran Desert, and it tops this week's Power Rankings: Tegavah Golf Club, formerly Vista Verde Golf Club, clean-swept the competition last week in overall, value and conditions categories.

The course, located in the Valley of the Sun's East Valley and operated by O.B. Sports, opened in 2006 but changed its name for the 2014 season. Raters for GolfAdvisor scored it high in all seven categories, particularly in regards to staff friendliness and value.

Perhaps proof that the Phoenix-Scottsdale is indeed America's golf capital no matter what time of year, Tegavah is joined in this week's edition of Power Rankings by neighbors Legend Trail, Talking Stick and Copper Canyon. The new Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol in nearby Tucson also scored high this week.

View the top-rated U.S. courses of the week as submitted by GolfAdvisor users for the past week in overall, value and conditions categories:

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

Top 10 overall golf courses of the week

We took the sum of the average rating of all seven categories on GolfAdvisor to find out which golf courses offered the best overall experience.

1. Tegavah Golf Club, Rio Verde, Ariz.

2. Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.

3. Lake Buena Vista Golf Course at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

4. Washington County Golf Course, Hartford, Wisc.

5. Tierra Verde Golf Club, Arlington, Tex.

6. The Preserve Golf Club at Saddlebrooke, Tucson, Ariz.

7. TPC Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev.

8. Walden Ponds Golf Club, Hamilton, Ohio

9. Bowes Creek Country Club, Elgin, Ill.

T-10. Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club, Holland, Mich.

Top 10 course conditions of the week

1. Tegavah Golf Club, Rio Verde, Ariz.

2. Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.

3 . Washington County Golf Course, Hartford, Wisc.

4. Copper Canyon Golf Club, Buckeye, Ariz.

5. The Golf Club at Ballantyne Hotel, Charlotte, N.C.

6. Avery Ranch Golf Club, Austin, Tex.

7. Woods Course at Wild Rock Golf Club, Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.

8. Pohick Bay Golf Course, Lorton, Va.

9. Eagle's Landing, Berlin, Mary.

10. Legend Trail Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Top 10 value golf courses of the week

1. Tegavah Golf Club, Rio Verde, Ariz.

2. Washington County Golf Course, Hartford, Wisc.

3. Copper Canyon Golf Club, Buckeye, Ariz.

4. Legend Trail Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.

5. Lake Buena Vista Golf Course at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

6. TPC Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev.

7. Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.

8. Greystone Golf Club, Dickson, Tenn.

9. Lake Arrowhead Country Club, Waleska, Ga.

10. The Preserve Golf Club at Saddlebrooke, Tucson, Ariz.

Aug 11, 2014



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