Tucson's Arizona National Golf Club leads Power Rankings for the week of July 28



If you haven't played Tucson's Arizona National Golf Club in a few years, you may very well be missing out on one of the destination's top courses.

That's evident in this week's edition of Power Rankings, where the course has sprung to the top of the list for the week.

That hasn't always been the case with Arizona National, as evidenced by it's 3-star cumulative rating dating back to 2012. In prior years, golfers have lamented the course's conditions and suggested one of the area's best layouts, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1995, was in need of some T.L.C.

But the ratings in 2014 are a different story: 4.4/5 overall and conditions are a 4.45/5.

GolfAdvisor reviewer dahlers2 perhaps sums it up best in his review written last week:

"I played here before & up until 6 months ago the course had been going downhill," he wrote. "It is now in excellent condition for the time of year in Arizona."

We've uncovered many more of the country's hottest plays in this week's Power Rankings, which spotlights courses with the best overall, value and conditions ratings.

(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. Arizona National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.

2. 7 Lakes Country Club, West End, N.C.

3. Tierra Verde Golf Club, Arlington, Tex.

4. Ocean City Golf Club, Berlin, Md.

5. River Islands Golf Club, Kodak, Tenn.

6. Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, Wash.

7. The Gauntlet Golf Club, Fredericksburg, Va.

8. White Horse Golf Club, Kingston, Wash.

9. Steele Canyon Golf Club, Jamul, Calif.

10. StoneCrest Golf Course, Prestonburg, Ky.

Top 10 value golf courses of the week

1. River Islands Golf Club, Kodak, Tenn.

2. White Horse Golf Club, Kingston, Wash.

3. Heritage Hill Golf Club, Shepherdsville, Ky.

4. Legend Oaks Plantation Golf Club, Summerville, S.C.

5. Country Club of Coral Springs, Coral Springs, Fla.

6. Stonebridge Golf Club, Rome, Ga.

7. Purgatory Golf Club, Noblesville, Ind.

8. Island West Golf Club, Bluffton, S.C.

9. North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort, Palm Springs, Calif.

10. Arizona National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.

Top 10 course conditions of the week

1. White Horse Golf Club, Kingston, Wash.

2. New Course at Grand Cypress Resort, Orlando, Fla.

3. Ocean City Golf Club, Berlin, Md.

4. Steele Canyon Golf Club, Jamul, Calif.

5. River Islands Golf Club, Kodak, Tenn.

6. 7 Lakes Country Club, West End, N.C.

7. StoneCrest Golf Course, Prestonburg, Ky.

8. Morris Williams Golf Course, Austin, Tex.

9. Beaver Brook Golf Club, Annandale, N.J.

10. Tierra Verde Golf Club, Arlington, Tex.

Aug 04, 2014



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Brandon Tucker

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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.