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
1. 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
1. 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.