As we enter the depths of winter across the U.S., Florida golf courses are beginning to take over the Power Rankings, at least for the week of Jan. 11.
Coming in first this week is the Hills Course at LPGA International, located on the First Coast in Daytona Beach, one of two championship courses at the facility (the other being the Jones Course). The Hills has scored particularly strong marks over the course of 2015 for conditioning.
The course rated 14th on Golf Advisor's Top 25 Florida courses in 2014. We'll announce the final 2015 list later this month, and the course, which received 55 5-star reviews in the past year (out of 79 total reviews), stands a good chance of making being included once again.
For those of you attending the PGA Tour's CareerBuilder Challenge in the Palm Springs/La Quinta area of southern California, a nearby course made the list at no. 9: Indian Springs Golf Club, a classic layout in Indio that dates back to 1962. Indian Springs has long been known as one of the better courses you can play for under $100 during peak golf season.
You can view the rest of the top 10 overall courses of the week below, as well as the most reviewed courses of the week on Golf Advisor.
Top 10 overall courses on Golf Advisor
1. Hills Course at LPGA International, Daytona Beach, Fla.
2. Panther Lake at Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.
3. National Course at ChampionsGate Golf Club, ChampionsGate, Fla.
4. Rancho Manana Golf Club, Cave Creek, Ariz.
5. Grand Canyon University Golf Course, Phoenix
6. Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club, Brooksville, Fla.
7. Crooked Cat at Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.
8. Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club, Destin, Fla.
9. Indian Springs Golf Club, Indio, Calif.
10. Osprey Point Golf Course, Boca Raton, Fla.
Top 10 most active courses on Golf Advisor
1. Palm Desert Resort Country Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
2. Grand Canyon University Golf Course, Phoenix
3. Oaks National Golf Club, Kissimmee, Fla.
4. Golf Club At Terra Lago, Indio, Calif.
5. Palm Beach National, Lake Worth, Fla.
6. South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort, Palm Springs, Calif.
7. Stoneybrook Golf Club, Estero, Fla.
8. Highlands Reserve Golf Club, Davenport, Fla.
9. Misty Creek Country Club, Sarasota, Fla.
10. Palmetto-Pine Country Club, Cape Coral, Fla.