7 Lakes C.C. near Pinehurst tops Golf Advisor Power Rankings for the week of Sept. 22

This week, a lesser known golf course near the Village of Pinehurst is at the top of Power Rankings. 7 Lakes Country Club , a local favorite, is the top-rated course by Golf Advisor reviewers. 7 Lakes is located in West End, N.C., the same town as Coore-Crenshaw's Dormie Club and minutes from the Pinehurst-Southern Pines golf mecca.

"The greens and fairways are the best I have ever seen them," bobmargaret wrote . "The staff is also equally as outstanding."

Here are the rest of the top-rated courses of the week as reviewed by Golf Advisor users 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 Golf Advisor to find out which golf courses offered the best overall experience.

1. 7 Lakes Country Club , West End, N.C.
2. La Costa Resort & Spa , Carlsbad, Calif.
3. The Boulders Resort Golf Club , Carefree, Ariz.
4. Eagle Dunes Golf Club , Sorrento, Fla.
5. BlackHorse Golf Club , Cypress, Texas
6. Pheasant Run Golf Course , Lagrange, Ohio
7. Blackberry Oaks Golf Course , Bristol, Ill.
8. Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club , Brooksville, Fla.
9. The Chimneys Golf Club , Winder, Ga.
10. Grayhawk Golf Club , Scottsdale, Ariz.

Top 10 value golf courses of the week

1. 7 Lakes Country Club , West End, N.C.
2. Eagle Dunes Golf Club , Sorrento, Fla.
3. Pheasant Run Golf Course , Lagrange, Ohio
4. The Boulders Resort Golf Club , Carefree, Ariz.
5. The Chimneys Golf Club , Winder, Ga.
6. Elk Ridge Golf Course at Carson Hot Springs , Carson, Wash.
7. BlackHorse Golf Club , Cypress, Texas
8. Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club , Brooksville, Fla.
9. Grayhawk Golf Club , Scottsdale, Ariz.
10. BlackHorse Golf Club , Cypress, Texas

Top 10 course conditions of the week

1. The Boulders Resort Golf Club , Carefree, Ariz.
2. 7 Lakes Country Club , West End, N.C.
3. Eagle Dunes Golf Club , Sorrento, Fla.
4. Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club , Brooksville, Fla.
5. Christmas Mountain Village , Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
6. Bella Vista Golf Course , Gilbertsville, Pa.
7. La Costa Resort & Spa , Carlsbad, Calif.
8. Blackberry Oaks Golf Course , Bristol, Ill.
9. BlackHorse Golf Club , Cypress, Texas
10. Eagle Ridge Golf Club , Lakewood, N.J.

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.
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