Florida's Verandah leads Power Rankings for the week of Jan. 5

The top-rated U.S. course of the week is back in the Sunshine State: Verandah Golf Club, in Fort Myers, led all U.S. courses in overall and conditions for the week of Jan. 5th.

The semi-private club has 36 holes, one designed by Jack Nicklaus & Nicklaus Jr. and the other by former Nicklaus associate Bob Cupp.

Orlando's Waldorf Astoria Golf Club was runner-up, while Sweetwater Country Club, in Apopka, Fla., topped the value category.

Here is the rest of the top 10 U.S. courses of the week as reviewed by GolfAdvisor raters.

Top 10 overall golf courses of the week

1. Verandah Golf Club, Fort Myers, Fla.
2. Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.
3. Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
4. Laurel Island Links, Kingsland, Ga.
5. Blackstone Golf Course, Defuniak Springs, Fla.
6. Trilogy Golf Club At Power Ranch, Gilbert, Ariz.
7. Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course, Seaside, Calif.
8. Hawk's Landing Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.
9. Sarasota National Golf Club, Venice, Fla.
10. Champions Club At Summerfield, Stuart, Fla.

Top 10 value golf courses of the week

1. Sweetwater Country Club, Apopka, Fla.
2. Blackstone Golf Course, Defuniak Springs, Fla.
3. Baytowne at Sandestin Resort and Club, Destin, Fla.
4. Arizona Grand Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz.
5. Gator Trace Golf & Country Club, Fort Pierce, Fla.
6. Sarasota National Golf Club, Venice, Fla.
7. Harmony Golf Preserve, Harmony, Fla.
8. Laurel Island Links, Kingsland, Ga.
9. St. Johns Golf Club, St. Augustine, Fla.
10. Royal St. Cloud Golf Links, Saint Cloud, 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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Florida's Verandah leads Power Rankings for the week of Jan. 5