January, 2020 was a milestone month at Golf Advisor: You helped us reach over 1 million reviews all-time since we launched in 2014! It was great to see golfers taking advantage of warm spells in the north as well as peak golf season down in Florida and the desert southwest, not to mention Hawaii and Mexico.
Each month, our Power Rankings feature analyzes the review data from the previous month to gain insights into which courses and destinations are earning the best reviews currently. You can use these notable courses as cornerstones of an upcoming golf trip, knowing fellow golfers are endorsing the experience at present.
Several of these courses and destinations are parnters of ours and we have exclusive golf packages, many of which include a rental car and special pricing for GolfPass members. You can view our full golf package offerings here or request a custom quote.
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Palm SpringsTop 5 golf courses in Palm Springs
The Coachella Valley is always considered among the most coveted winter desert destinations, and it is deep with options from PGA West and Indian Wells to many more. Here are five courses receiving excellent reviews right now:
The Coachella Valley is always considered among the most coveted winter desert destinations, and it is deep with options from PGA West and Indian Wells to many more. Here are five courses receiving excellent reviews right now:Trending Palm Springs coursesFROM $167 (USD)PALM SPRINGS, CA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, and 2 rounds of golf at Indian Wells Golf Resort - Celebrity & Players Courses
Not every course around West Palm Beach is high end. Snowbirds are savoring local courses to boot.Trending courses around Palm Beaches
Ocala-North Central Florida
Orlando is always a hotbed of activity in January with the PGA Show, but lesser-trafficked Ocala and the hidden gems on the perimeter of the city always deliver a great bang-for-buck and lighter crowds.Trending Ocala and north-Central Florida coursesFROM $167 (USD)ORLANDO, FL | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Mission Inn Resort & Club and 2 rounds of golf at Mission Inn Resort & Club - El Campeon & Las Colinas Courses.
West Valley, Phoenix-Scottsdale
The west and northwest valley typically offers great value for those willing to venture beyond the Scottsdale epicenter, from Glendale up to Wickenburg.Trending West Valley golf courses
Here's a part of the world that seldom has to deal with wintry weather. This week, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am returns to the Monterey Peninsula - but you don't have to spend big on Pebble Beach to enjoy golf in this mecca.Trending NoCal Courses
Few winter golf getaways are more affordable than in and around Tampa. From Brooksville in the north to Sarasota down south, golfers can name their price. These bargain courses are earning high marks right now:Trending Tampa-Sarasota coursesNorth Port, FloridaSemi-Private4.55491176471188
We're in the heart of primetime golf season in Scottsdale, highlighted by Super Bowl weekend and Waste Management Phoenix Open. These courses have managed strong reviews in the city proper despite peak pricing:Trending Scottsdale coursesFROM $357 (USD)PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Four Seasons - Scottsdale and 3 rounds of golf at Troon North Golf Club, Boulders Golf Club and Quintero Golf Club.
Naples is a hotbed of private golf clubs but there are a handful of excellent semi-private, resort and daily-fee courses that anyone can play between Naples and Ft. Myers.
Just south of the valley of the Sun, Tucson has a formidable golf scene as well, from local courses to high-end resorts in this gorgeous part of the Sonoran Desert.Trending Tucson coursesTucson, ArizonaResort4.1305058824595
Mild January temperatures have enabled many Florida Panhandle courses to earn high marks from happy golfers enjoying good value.Florida Panhandle