As you might expect with fall almost here, in sheer numbers, warm weather states dominate the latest Golf Advisor Power Rankings. There are three Florida golf courses in the top 10, plus entries from Texas, South Carolina, Arizona and southern California.
However, 27-hole Pole Creek Golf Club -- located up in the Colorado Rockies, west of Boulder -- is clinging to summer, and gamely earned the no. 1 slot.
Following his Sept. 17 round, Colorado golfer dalekinzler , no stranger to Pole Creek , wrote : "One of the best mountain courses. Moderately challenging from white tees, very challenging from the tips. Great courses, beautiful scenery, wonderful layout, sooo much fun."
Following Pole Creek is 36-hole Squaw Valley Golf Course , which sits 60 miles southwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Both 18-hole layouts here are ranked by the Dallas Morning News in Texas' top five munis.
Top 10 overall courses
Pole Creek G.C.
, Tabernash, Colo.
2. Squaw Valley G.C. , Glen Rose, Texas
3. Fox Hollow Golf Club , Branchburg, N.J.
4. Hilton Head National Golf Club , Bluffton, S.C.
5. Twenty Valley Golf & Country Club , Vineland, Ontario
6. Eagle Mountain Golf Club , Fountain Hills, Ariz.
7. El Campeon Course at Mission Inn Resort & Club , Howey in the Hills, Fla.
8. South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort , Palm Springs, Calif.
9. Palm Aire Country Club & Resort , Pompano Beach, Fla.
10. Slammer and Squire Course at World Golf Village , St. Augustine, Fla.
Most active courses on Golf Advisor
The Quarry Golf Club
, San Antonio, Texas
2. Architects Golf Club , Phillipsburg, N.J.
3. Brandywine Country Club , Wilmington, Del.
4. Crooked Cat at Orange County National , Winter Garden, Fla.
5. Crescent Farms Golf Club , Crescent, Mo.
6. Freeway Golf Course , Sicklerville, N.J.
7. Raven Golf Club - Phoenix , Phoenix, Ariz.
8. Royal Niagara Golf Club , Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
9. Panther Lake at Orange County National , Winter Garden, Fla.
10. Champions Club At Summerfield , Stuart, Fla.