With spring in full blossom across most of the U.S., we decided to break down which courses received the most love from Golf Advisor reviewers during the first full month of the season.
Not surprisingly, Sun Belt destinations are still garnering the most reviews, with courses from Florida, Las Vegas, Texas, Tucson, and southern California finishing the month in the top 10 overall. (EagleSticks Golf Club in Zanesville, Ohio, the lone course from outside the Sun Belt in the overall category, finished sixth.)
The Jack Nicklaus designed North/South/East Courses at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Fla. finished atop the April rankings in both the overall and conditioning categories.
lpalestina, a 15-19 handicap from Louisiana, played the course April 18 and wrote: "I am visiting from New Orleans and decided on getting a round in before I returned home. My son suggested we play at the Grand Cypress and I was impressed with the friendly people that worked there as well as the condition of the course. I plan to return in a month so I can play their 'new course' and I am sure it will also be enjoyable."
You can view the rest of the country's Top 10 in overall and value categories below.
April's Top 10 overall
1. Grand Cypress Resort - North/South/East, Orlando, Fla.
2. The Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland, Fla.
3. Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort - Wolf Course, Las Vegas, Nev.
4. Vaaler Creek Golf Club, Blanco, Texas
5. Arizona National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.
6. EagleSticks Golf Club, Zanesville, Ohio
7. Rams Hill Golf Club, Borrego Springs, Calif.
8. Royal St. Cloud Golf Links, Saint Cloud, Fla.
9. Grand Cypress Resort - New Course, Orlando, Fla.
10. Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon - Legends Course, Beaumont, Calif.
Top 10 conditioned courses for the month of April
1. Grand Cypress Resort - East/North/South, Orlando, Fla.
2. Rams Hill Golf Club, Borrego Springs, Calif.
3. Whirlwind Golf Club, Chandler, Ariz.
4. The Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland, Fla.
5. Vaaler Creek Golf Club, Blanco, Texas
6. Grand Cypress Resort - New Course, Orlando, Fla.
7. Chimera Golf Club, Henderson, Nev.
8. Celebration Golf Club, Celebration, Fla.
9. ChampionsGate Country Club, ChampionsGate, Fla.
10. Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort - Wolf Course, Las Vegas, Nev.