Old Corkscrew tops Power Rankings for the week of April 11; plus top review and photo of the week

This week's top-rated course according to reviews on Golf Advisor is one of the better public-access options in southwest Florida. Old Corkscrew Golf Club appears to be finishing the peak spring golf season on a high note.

The course certainly has a reputation for being on the more challenging side, but that didn't stop reviewer Dannyvangreer from enjoying his round.

"This is a great Nicklaus design," wrote the 15-19-handicapper. "It is built away from any housing and is set in the country with great holes that were very difficult. Bring your A-game. Didn't have mine, but I loved playing the course. It has some great scenery and great looking holes. Can't wait to play it again."

That's not the only Florida golf course that made the top 10, while there are also a handful of courses from the desert southwest, as well as a course from San Antonio, which is this week's PGA TOUR host city.

Top 10 courses of the week

1. Old Corkscrew Golf Club, Estero, Fla.
2. The Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland, Fla.
3. Candler Hills Golf Club, Ocala, Fla.
4. Poston Butte Golf Club, Florence, Ariz.
5. Mountain Falls Golf Course, Pahrump, Nev.
6. The Golf Club at Magnolia Landing, Fort Myers, Fla.
7. Mt. Prospect Golf Club, Mt. Prospect, Ill.
8. Palmer Course at La Cantera Resort, San Antonio
9. SilverRock Resort, La Quinta, Calif.
10. Cherokee Run Golf Club, Conyers, Ga.

Reviewer photo of the week

Some unseasonably warm and dry temperatures enabled VanIsleDuffer to get in a round at Gallagher's Canyon Golf & Country Club in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Judging by the photos, this is a very scenic loop with long views some narrow fairways guarded with Ponderosa pines.

Review of the week

Located just north of Tampa, Brooksville, Fla. is one of the country's lesser-known golf hotbeds. You've probably heard of World Woods Golf Club, but there are a few other courses that make use of the area's surprisingly hilly topography. Top 250 reviewer for Golf Advisor LurkinRhino was pleasantly surprised with Brooksville Country Club.

3rd time making the drive from Wesley Chapel to Brooksville to play here. Well worth the 40 minute trip. The staff was extremely friendly, got us out well ahead of our tee time. Pace of play was excellent. We played 36 holes on a Saturday in under 6 hours. The greens were perfect. Not a blemish on any of them and they rolled faster than most courses in the Tampa/Pasco area. Fairways looked to have been over seeded and are green and filing in nicely. Tee boxes were well maintained, with the exception of the cranes pecking the but not much you can do about them.. There are many tee boxes that they seem to alternate to so there's always a nice one to play from. The layout is great. The front 9 builds the excitement for the back. 10 and 11 slowly creep up hill then the sexiness starts. The split level fairway on 12 is very fun to play. Crazy elevation changes on the quarry holes will make you forget what part of the country you are in.... Well worth the drive and deserving of multiple rounds just to get familiar with the elevation changes and sloping greens on most of the holes. Will definitely be back very soon.
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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Old Corkscrew tops Power Rankings for the week of April 11; plus top review and photo of the week