Tranquilo Golf Club near Orlando, Fla. tops Power Rankings for week of June 8

For the second week in a row Tom Fazio's Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. finished atop the Golf Advisor Power Rankings.

Golf Advisor psusme1 has reviewed Tranquilo at Golf Advisor three times. "The course was in great condition, the greens were fast," he wrote in his initial review, dated May 17, 2015 . "The course couldn't have been in much better shape. The staff treats you like Donald Trump from the time you pull up to the time you leave."

A certified Audubon sanctuary, Tranquilo features an Old Florida style, with live oaks throughout. Wildlife sightings are common. Following his June 13 round psusme1 wrote : "Saw deer, turkeys (and baby turkeys), herons, egrets, and many other birds. Great scenic course into the quietness of mother nature."

Bermuda's Port Royal Golf Club -- a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design renovated by Roger Rulewich in advance of the 2009 PGA Grand Slam of Golf -- also made a strong showing this week, finishing no. 2 overall and first atop the value rankings.

Similarly, the Golf Club of Estrella just west of Phoenix finished third overall and second in the value category.

Top 10 Overall courses of the week

1. Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons , Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
2. Port Royal Golf Club , Southampton, Bermuda
3. Golf Club of Estrella , Goodyear, Ariz.
4. The Golf Club at Dove Mountain , Marana, Ariz.
5. Whirlwind Golf Club's Cattail Course , Chandler, Ariz.
6. Vaaler Creek Golf Club , Blanco, Texas
7. Sewailo Golf Club , Tucson, Ariz.
8. Meadow Lakes Golf Course , Prineville, Ore.
9. Cleghorn Plantation , Rutherfordton, N.C.
10. Crooked Cat at Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge , Winter Garden, Fla.

Top 10 value courses of the week

1. Port Royal Golf Club , Southampton, Bermuda
2. Golf Club of Estrella , Goodyear, Ariz.
3. Sewailo Golf Club , Tucson, Ariz.
4. Meadow Lakes Golf Course , Prineville, Ore.
5. Whirlwind Golf Club's Devil's Claw Course , Chandler, Ariz.
6. JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf Club Resort , Palm Desert, Calif.
7. Delaware Springs Golf Course , Burnet, Texas.
8. Woods Valley Golf Club , Valley Center, Calif.
9. Whirlwind Golf Club's Cattail Course , Chandler, Ariz.
10. Windmill Lakes Golf Club , Ravenna, Ohio

From March of 2005 until January of 2017, Mark Nessmith directed the TravelGolf Network's team from the company's European office in the Czech capital of Prague. Prior to taking the reins as editor, he was a communications program manager with The PGA of America in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He also has served as managing editor for The Prague Post, the leading English-language newspaper of the Czech Republic. Follow Mark on Twitter at @marknessmith.
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