As fall approaches, this week's top 10 features a few golf courses in Northern climes, where the golf days are getting shorter and fewer. While in the South, courses are prepping for more comfortable weather and busier tee sheets.
The week's No. 1 course is a new entry on the Power Rankings: Heritage Ranch, located in the north of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It's a course that is clearly trending upward, 100 percent of reviews in the last six months recommend the course, and 16 of 20 reviews are five stars, with the other four being four stars. Designed by Arthur Hills, players seem to particularly like the value, while "course layout" and "staff friendliness" marks are also very high.
You can view the full top 10 below, determined by rankings over the first half of the month, and click on each course to see what golfers are saying about the experience.
Top 10 golf courses of the week
Palm Springs, Calif.
Photo of the week
Michael McPhie pours out some Scotch, then an appetizer of fresh shellfish after the round.
Review of the week
Second time I played and it was great. If you more on budget for golf play on the Memorial, 4th of July or Labor day. Price goes down to $110. Nothing like being on the this course in the morning. Greens are very fast (we played after being top dressed very recently). When I say fast, like putting on hard wood floor. Make sure not to leave your chips or approach shots just on the green many false fronts and the ball will roll off. The only thing worst is to be in one the sand traps, especially one of those high wall ones. Also when you get to the 12th tee, tee one up and hit into the lake. Also the in the plans to build another course and more lodging.