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.
0 Comments
More from the author
2 Min Read
November 30, 2021
It's possible this little ditty finds you scooping up the last bit of cranberry pie crumbs out of the tray. Thanksgiving may have passed but the effects of celebratory eating around the table, and also possibly social imbibing during all the various football games throughout the weekend, are sticking with us. To our bellies and elsewhere.
4 Min Read
November 23, 2021
We scoured the web of golf and found holiday savings up to 50% off.
12 Min Read
November 18, 2021
Golfers can choose from a wide variety of portable launch monitor price points and user experiences. Here is what's new and the best ones to consider to improve your golf.
7 Min Read
November 9, 2021
Our community loves the value and experience at these popular and affordable military facilities and even book online.
5 Min Read
November 2, 2021
Some U.S. cities have frighteningly few public-access courses for its residents. If you like variety, you may not want to live in these metros.
6 Min Read
October 27, 2021
Kick up the jams and drop some putts with the best portable speakers for the golf course.
Popular
5 Min Read
November 3, 2021
Playing golf at night is a fun experience everyone should try.
4 Min Read
November 22, 2021
Anyone can play Tom Fazio's Wynn Golf Club, which sits in the heart of the Las Vegas strip.
7 Min Read
November 11, 2021
More than 115 golf resorts can be booked using your Bonvoy rewards. We break down where you can go and our favorite properties to use your points.
1 Min Read
November 5, 2021
Some things 125 years old are new again.
Load More
Now Reading
Florida's Verandah leads Power Rankings for the week of Jan. 5