Power Rankings for May 9: Canton, Ohio-area course debuts on top, plus photo and review of the week

With golf weather in full bloom in the Midwest, a Canton, Ohio-area course makes its debut in the Power Rankings, sitting atop the list: Raintree Country Club in Uniontown.

Four-star reviews outnumber five-star reviews at Raintree more than four to one. The course came on strong this past week, however, with one reviewer remarking that "Raintree is in great shape."

"The grounds staff has done a fantastic job whipping this course into shape," Duane5512625 wrote in his five-star review. "This is the best shape I have seen Raintree in for a while. Greens have been rolled, bunkers with fresh sand and spruced up, fairways and tee's are very nice, and the rough is thick and ready to get you if you miss the fairway's and greens. ... If you haven't played here for a while you need to check it out."

Meanwhile, Florida golf courses make up six of this week's top 10.

You can view the full top 10 below, as well as our featured photo and review of the week, selected from more than 1,200 reviews last week.

Top 10 golf courses of the week

Uniontown, Ohio


Destin, Fla.


Woodbury, Minn.


Ocala, Fla.


Las Vegas


Bonita Springs, Fla.


North Fort Myers, Fla.


Daytona Beach, Fla.


Scottsdale, Ariz.


Estero, Fla.


Image of the week

This week's top image was taken by acoffmangn during his five-star round at The Phoenician (ranked ninth this week and highlighted in Mike Bailey's recent trip dispatch from Phoenix/Scottsdale). acoffmangn wrote: "I always enjoy the Phoenician just for the stunning views, and the price was great at $47. Two months ago you would have paid $150 or more. This course will force you to concentrate on hitting the fairway more than most, but when you go back to a course not as tight, you'll feel like you're playing in a city park."



Golf course review of the week

jmcguigan83 checked in from Twin Beach Country Club, a walkable nine-hole course in West Bloomfield, Mich. that has two sets of tees on each hole and three double greens, allowing for 18-hole rounds as well.

The course conditions were phenomenal! Tee boxes were perfectly manicured, couldn't find a divot in the fairways, and the greens were ascetically pleasing and fast! Don't get above the hole or you will pay a price. Course is said to be only 9 holes, but they have two separate tees on every hole as well as three double greens so in essence you are playing 18 holes! Neat use of limited acerage. I walked the 18 holes and used a brand new pull cart. They also have electric carts available. Before beginning my round I enjoyed a nice practice session on the finely manicured practice range with practice green and bunker. The inside of the clubhouse was also newly renovated with new carpeting, fixtures, televisions, bar top, chairs, tables, furniture, and more. I was truly impressed with my experience. Very affordable private club golf. I would highly recommend this to friends and family!

From March of 2005 until January of 2017, Mark Nessmith directed the TravelGolf Network's team from the company's European office in the Czech capital of Prague. Prior to taking the reins as editor, he was a communications program manager with The PGA of America in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He also has served as managing editor for The Prague Post, the leading English-language newspaper of the Czech Republic. Follow Mark on Twitter at @marknessmith.
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Power Rankings for May 9: Canton, Ohio-area course debuts on top, plus photo and review of the week