Illinois' Balmoral Woods tops Power Rankings for the week of July 11

This week's Power Rankings features a top 10 spanning coast to coast, and a new golf course is on top.

Top-ranked Balmoral Woods , located south of Chicago, is set on 280 scenic acres and delivers fine value and hole variety according to recent reviews.

liztodd has reviewed 15 courses on Golf Advisor but has only awarded three courses five stars, including most recently Balmoral Woods:

What a great layout! Doglegs, Elevation Changes, Wetlands, Well Protected Greens, Perfect Fairways and True Greens. Some fairways are tight others are open. The par threes are all fun and pretty. I actually took a few pictures which I rarely do. This is loop course so it does not turn at the clubhouse but there's a nice half-way house. It's a MUST play.

You can view the full top 10 below, and click on each course to see what golfers are saying.

Top 10 golf courses of the week

Crete, Ill.


Statham, Ga.


Howey in the Hills, Fla.


Mt. Wolf, Pa.


Springfield, Tenn.


Eustis, Fla.


Snow Hill, N.C.


Riverhead, N.C.


Chandler, Ariz.


Nashport, Ohio


Reviewer photo of the week

This week, the celebs take on Edgewood Tahoe for the annual American Century Celebrity Classic. Edgewood is one of the great public golf experiences in the West and is very well known thanks in part to all the celebrities and cameras that grace the sunny fairways each year. There are some other, lesser known courses within a wedge of the lake, however. One such course is Old Brockway , a historic nine-holer in Kings Beach, and one reviewer submitted four images of these narrow, tree-lined fairways:


Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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