We're past peak season in the Phoenix-Scottsdale golf mecca, but that isn't stopping Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club from leading Golf Advisor in ratings for the week of May 11.
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, a Troon Golf-managed facility, is enjoying a strong season of reviews following a grand reopening after a summer renovation to the facility, which also includes the #MiniDunes short course aimed at families and casual afternoon rounds.
"Southern Dunes was a great change of pace with respect to the other Phoenix area courses," wrote Top 1000 contributor to Golf Advisor Tonyjm74 in his May review. "This is more of a 'links-style' course with minimal elevation changes."
Here are the top 10 courses on Golf Advisor for the week of May 11 in overall and pace-of-play categories.
Top 10 overall courses on Golf Advisor
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
, Maricopa, Ariz.
2. Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes , Orlando, Fla.
3. Poston Butte Golf Club , Florence, Ariz.
4. Yocha Dehe Golf Club at Cache Creek , Brooks, Calif.
5. Classic Club , Palm Desert, Calif.
6. The Links Golf Club At Queen Creek , Queen Creek, Ariz.
7. Desert Pines Golf Club , Las Vegas
8. Ocean Links at Amelia Island Plantation , Amelia Island, Fla.
9. Stallion Mountain Golf Club , Las Vegas
10. El Campeon at Mission Inn Resort & Club , Howey in the Hills, Fla.
Top 10 courses for pace of play
Poston Butte Golf Club
, Florence, Ariz.
2. Desert Pines Golf Club , Las Vegas
3. Mountain Vista Golf Course At Sun City Palm Desert , Palm Desert, Calif.
4. Legends on the Niagara , Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
5. Desert Dunes Golf Course , Desert Hot Springs, Calif.
6. Classic Club , Palm Desert, Calif.
7. Kissimmee Bay Country Club , Kissimmee, Fla.
8. Lake Diamond Golf & Country Club , Ocala, Fla.
9. Big Run Golf Club , Rockport, Ill.
10. Rio Pinar Country Club , Orlando, Fla.