Tennessee's River Course at Sevierville Golf Club leads Power Rankings for the week of July 21-27



There's a clear winner in this week's edition of GolfAdvisor Power Rankings: The River Course at Sevierville (Tenn.) Golf Club in the Smokey Mountains. The course earned high marks over reviews left last week.

The city-owned course opened in 2011 and is now a favorite getaway for Knoxville residents or those passing through the Smokeys. The course also earned top marks in the value category for the week.

You can find out which courses are firing on all cylinders thus far this year by viewing the top-rated courses in the U.S. 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. River Course at Sevierville Golf Club, Sevierville, Tenn.

2. Sierra Lakes Golf Course, Fontana, Calif.

3. Pipestone Golf Club, Miamisburg, Ohio

4. Hilton Head National Golf Club, Bluffton, S.C.

5. Verrado Golf Club, Buckeye, Ariz.

6. The Georgia Club, Stratham, Ga.

7. Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Courses, Seaside, Calif.

8. The Eagles Golf Club, Odessa, Fla.

9. Badlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.

10. Pheasant Run Golf Club, Lagrange, Ohio

Top 10 value golf courses of the week

1. River Course at Sevierville Golf Club, Sevierville, Tenn.

2. Pipestone Golf Club, Miamisburg, Ohio

3. Highlands Reserve Golf Club, Davenport, Fla.

4. Golf Club At South Hampton, St. Augustine, Fla.

5. Dogwood Trace, Petersburg, Va.

6. Quarry Pines Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.

7. Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Courses, Seaside, Calif.

8. Hilton Head National Golf Club, Bluffton, S.C.

9. Hunter's Creek Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.

10. Verrado Golf Club, Buckeye, Ariz.

Top 10 course conditions of the week

1. Sierra Lakes Golf Course, Fontana, Calif.

2. Magnolia at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

3. Oak Marsh at Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, Fla.

4. Vaaler Creek Golf Club, Blanco, Tex.

5. River Course at Sevierville Golf Club, Sevierville, Tenn.

6. Pipestone Golf Club, Miamisburg, Ohio

7. Golf Club At South Hampton, St. Augustine, Fla.

8. The Georgia Club, Stratham, Ga.

9. Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Courses, Seaside, Calif.

10. Hilton Head National Golf Club, Bluffton, S.C.

Jul 28, 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.