There was plenty of golf to be played over Thanksgiving weekend. Hopefully you were fortunate enough to evade Black Friday shopping in favor of an afternoon on the links. The weather was pretty cold in most Northern climates, which means the top courses of the week are predominately from the most Southern areas of the United States.
In first place this week is Panther Lake, one of three courses at Orlando's mega-facility, Orange County National. The course earned a perfect score in its overall rating, plus high marks for conditions, service and value.
Orange County National tends to place one course in the top 10 more often than not, but there are some new names in this week's ranking, plus a few that haven't made the top 10 in quite some time. You can view the full list below, as well as the most active courses of the week on Golf Advisor.
Top 10 overall courses of the week
1. Panther Lake at Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.
2. Maggie Valley Club & Resort, Maggie Valley, N.C.
3. Waterlefe Golf & River Club, Bradenton, Fla.
4. Starr Pass Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.
5. Arizona Grand Golf Club, Phoenix
6. Indigo Lakes Golf Club, Daytona Beach, Fla.
7. Rocky Bayou Country Club, Niceville, Fla.
8. Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.
9. King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, Saint Simons Island, Ga.
10. Prairie Landing Golf Club, West Chicago, Ill.
Top 10 most active courses of the week
1. Jacaranda Golf Club, Plantation, Fla.
2. Harmony Golf Preserve, Harmony, Fla.
3. Highlands Reserve, Davenport, Fla.
4. Maui Nui Golf Club, Kihei, Hawaii
5. Panther Lake at Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.
6. Laurel Island Links, Kingsland, Ga.
7. JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf Club Resort, Palm Desert, Calif.
8. McCormick Ranch Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
9. Desert Dunes Golf Club, Desert Hot Springs, Calif.
10. Cimarrone Golf Club, Jacksonville, Fla.