Perhaps aided by droves of thankful Northerners escaping to warmer climes from the teeth of winter, resort courses dominated the Power Rankings once again on GolfAdvisor. High-end resorts in Florida, Texas, Nevada, Arizona and California all placed courses for the week of Feb. 16.
Checking in on top for the week is the Palmer Course at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. It narrowly edged out the TPC Las Vegas, one of two Las Vegas golf courses to make the top 10.
"This course is awesome and probably the best value for the money on the golf planet," wrote golfer cpiman, a low-handicapper who says he plays golf all over the U.S. "The course was in excellent shape and it offered many challenges."
Top 10 overall golf courses
1. The Palmer Course at La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio
2. TPC Las Vegas, Las Vegas
3. Grand Bear Golf Course, Saucier, Miss.
4. Riverwood Golf Club, Port Charlotte, Fla.
5. Bella Collina Golf Club, Montverde, Fla.
6. Sun Mountain at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, Las Vegas
7. Panther Lake at Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.
8. Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz.
9. The Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
10. Crooked Cat at Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.
Top 10 conditions
1. The The Palmer Course at La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio
2. Grand Bear Golf Course, Saucier, Miss.
3. Riverwood Golf Club, Port Charlotte, Fla.
4. The Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
5. TPC Las Vegas, Las Vegas
6. Shadow Ridge Golf Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
7. El Campeon at Mission Inn Resort & Club, Howey in the Hills, Fla.
8. Osprey Point Golf Club, Boca Raton, Fla.
9. The Preserve Golf Course, Tucson, Ariz.
10. Delaware Springs Golf Course, Burnet, Texas