We've spent much of the first quarter revealing our best-of lists for 2016. Now we're ready to look back on the first quarter of 2017 to see which courses have received the best reviews of the year so far.
Somewhat surprisingly, courses in rainy California have nevertheless continued to receive strong reviews, and dominate this top ten with six entries, from the Monterey Peninsula (our No. 1 destination for reviews in 2016) to Palm Springs. Perhaps local golfers have been in a particularly good mood now that the longstanding drought has ceased.
You can view the full Top 10 below, and click on each course to see what golfers have to say about the experience.
Top 10 courses in the first quarter of 2017
Borrego Springs, Calif.
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Indian Wells, Calif.
Palm Desert, Calif.
Featured photo of the month
There's a new course in Phoenix's West Valley, Victory Course at Verrado Golf Club. It's already received 37 reviews since opening this winter, and one reviewer, Pizazz84 took this photo of the 18th hole: