Classic Club in Palm Desert leads Power Rankings: Top-rated U.S. golf courses the week of March 9

No stranger to the top spot in Golf Advisor's Power Rankings, The Classic Club is on top once again. Its strong showing for the week of March 9 earns the course it's third no. 1 finish in the past year.

Fitting perhaps, that the week of the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Invitational, one of his designs is in the spotlight.

"The design was challenging and picturesque," jaredfergi wrote in his review last week. "It had good length from the blues and the greens rolled true. Definitely one of the best courses I've ever played.

Here's the rest of the top 10, which has a decidedly West Coast flavor this week, as well as the top 10 American courses as rated by conditions.

Top 10 overall golf courses

1. The Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
2. Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.
3. Eagle Sticks Golf Club, Zanesville, Ohio
4. Mountain Falls Golf Course, Pahrump, Nev.
5. Yocha Dehe at Cache Creek, Brooks, Calif.
6. Gary Player Course at The Westin Mission Hills Resort, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
7. The Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland, Fla.
8. St. Johns Golf and Country Club, St. Augustine, Fla.
9. Snow Mountain at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, Las Vegas
10. The Legacy Golf Club, Henderson, Nev.

Top 10 course conditions

1. Rhodes Ranch Country Club, Las Vegas
2. Celebration Golf Club, Celebration, Fla.
3. Rancho Manana Golf Club, Cave Creek, Ariz.
4. Chimera Golf Club, Henderson, Nev.
5. Gary Player Course at The Westin Mission Hills Resort, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
6. Heron's Glen Golf & Country Club, Fort Myers, Fla.
7. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa, Ariz.
8. Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear
9. The Classic Club, Palm Desert
10. Hawk's Landing Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.

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Classic Club in Palm Desert leads Power Rankings: Top-rated U.S. golf courses the week of March 9