Before we turn our attention to our annual Best-of lists, highlighted the top-rated courses according to reviews submitted by you, we have one more monthly power rankings to look back on.
The month's top courses, according to reviews submitted to Golf Advisor for the month, were not surprisingly all pretty bankable warm-weather winter destinations, including four in Florida alone.
The New Course at Grand Cypress, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus design sculpted in the mold of Scottish Links, took the top spot.
Coming in second was a Nicklaus design, the Nicklaus Design Course at Vidanta Puerto Penasco, and Grand Bear, a Jack Nicklaus design in the Mississippi Gulf Coast, finished 5th.
You can view the full top ten below, as well as our reviewer photo and review of the week.
Top 10 courses in December
Reviewer photo of the week
It's the week of the SBS? Tournament of Champions on the PGA Tour, and we were fortunate enough to have reviewer BrandonWebb submit several images from his round on the Plantation Course at Kapalua:
Review of the week
There aren't many Alister Mackenzie-designed courses in the United States, but the U.K. has a bit more. One reviewer had the chance to play Hadley Wood, located outside of London, and jumped at the chance.
I played at Hadley last week following a buddy's recommendation and was amazed at how far this place had come on from the last time I played. Great welcome from the Pro who was very friendly and happy to show us around and explain about history of the club. The layout is traditional MacKenzie with crazy good greens and huge bunkers. A great day out in North London's Hollywood town of Hadley Wood. What more can you ask for! Can't wait to get back there in the summer.