Power Rankings: Best golf courses and destinations for February, 2020

What your reviews say are the best courses and destinations for the money right now
The Palm Springs area, anchored by PGA West, is in prime time condition in February.

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.

Writing a review helps give your fellow golfers the best idea of what courses are delivering the best experience right now. To get started, write a review here.

  1. Palm Springs

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    Top 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 courses
    Indio, California
    Semi-Private
    4.7408235294
    333
    Indian Wells, California
    Resort
    4.7220941176
    280
    Palm Desert, California
    Resort
    4.6961470588
    455
    La Quinta, California
    Public/Resort
    4.4530352941
    678
    La Quinta, California
    Public/Resort
    4.5305
    612
    FROM $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

  2. Palm Beaches

    Not every course around West Palm Beach is high end. Snowbirds are savoring local courses to boot.

    Trending courses around Palm Beaches
    Vero Beach, Florida
    Public
    4.5548588235
    213
    Lake Worth, Florida
    Public
    4.4003411765
    1108
    Port Saint Lucie, Florida
    Public
    4.4701176471
    519
    Stuart, Florida
    Public
    4.5572176471
    938
    Palm Beach, Florida
    Public/Municipal
    4.7345470588
    492

  3. 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 courses
    Dunnellon, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.7158882353
    812
    Ocala, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.6579411765
    843
    Howey in the Hills, Florida
    Resort
    4.5203058824
    1260
    Tavares, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.5593882353
    1253
    Ocala, Florida
    Semi-Private
    3.9666823529
    818
    FROM $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.

  4. 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
    Buckeye, Arizona
    Public
    4.4692235294
    743
    Wickenburg, Arizona
    Resort/Semi-Private
    4.5521117647
    640
    Wickenburg, Arizona
    Private
    4.7835294118
    312

  5. Monterey Peninsula

    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
    Santa Cruz, California
    Semi-Private
    4.7148588235
    197
    Pacific Grove, California
    Public
    4.4225764706
    784

  6. Tampa-Sarasota

    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 courses
    University Park, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.7016470588
    1103
    Lakewood Ranch, Florida
    Resort
    4.7223470588
    585
    North Port, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.5263411765
    1236
    North Venice, Florida
    Private
    4.5079588235
    351
    Brooksville, Florida
    Private
    4.1768058824
    111

  7. Scottsdale

    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 courses
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Semi-Private
    4.5059294118
    742
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Semi-Private
    4.5059294118
    742
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Resort
    4.4169176471
    688
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Semi-Private
    4.2703058824
    261
    FROM $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.

  8. Naples

    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.

    Naples
    Fort Myers, Florida
    Public
    4.6462470588
    510
    Estero, Florida
    Private
    4.5870764706
    1325
    Naples, Florida
    Resort
    4.6864470588
    60

  9. Tucson

    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 courses
    Green Valley, Arizona
    Semi-Private
    4.3996058824
    1156
    Tucson, Arizona
    Semi-Private
    4.3296411765
    1128
    Tucson, Arizona
    Resort
    4.6155941176
    999

  10. Florida Panhandle

    Mild January temperatures have enabled many Florida Panhandle courses to earn high marks from happy golfers enjoying good value.

    Florida Panhandle
    Destin, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.5559117647
    1431
    Destin, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.4127294118
    1058
    Panama City, Florida
    Resort
    3.9185
    233
    Destin, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.7307352941
    1150

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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Power Rankings: Best golf courses and destinations for February, 2020