Power Rankings: Most reviewed golf courses and top reviewers in 2015

Before we kick off our regular Power Rankings in 2016, we thought we'd look back at the most active golf courses and reviewers in 2015. We received more than 120,000 reviews in 2015, and in a few weeks, we'll reveal the top 50 U.S. golf courses, as well as rankings in other categories, countries and in particular states.

The most reviewed course in 2015 was in fact a brand new course. Championsgate Country Club, located south of Orlando, Fla. opened its doors last winter, and central Florida golfers have flocked to see the area's newest course (and a course that is scheduled to eventually go private as its residential community matures). Many reviewers have left with a very positive first impression despite the fact that the overall experience is still very much a work in progress with infrastructure and a clubhouse gradually coming online, which hurt the overall conditions and food-and-beverage rating. But Championsgate C.C.'s "value" and "course conditions" have been near perfect, and the course has been a regular in our weekly Power Rankings.

We've also uncovered our most active reviewers of the year, many of whom will become Local Golf Advisors when we formally launch the program this year. If you have a Golf Advisor account and haven't yet applied, you can do so here.

Most reviewed courses in 2015

Number of 2015 reviews in parentheses

1. ChampionsGate Country Club, Championsgate, Fla. (260)
2. Cimarrone Golf Club, Jacksonville, Fla. (206)
3. Mystic Dunes Golf Club, Celebration, Fla. (205)
4. Old Corkscrew Golf Club, Estero, Fla. (199)
5. Palm Beach National Golf Course, Lake Worth, Fla. (199)
6. Ocotillo Golf Resort, Chandler, Ariz. (194)
7. Providence Golf Club, Davenport, Fla. (192)
8. Royal St. Cloud Golf Links, St. Cloud, Fla. (183)
9. Highlands Reserve Golf Club, Davenport, Fla. (179)
10. Kokopelli Golf Course (179), Gilbert, Ariz.

Top reviewers in 2015

Number of 2015 reviews in parentheses

1. nickesquire, Simi Valley, Calif. (166)
2. mcglynnjf, Largo, Fla. (72)
3. GolfinginBC, British Columbia (71)
4. mtpingr, Billings, Mont. (64)
5. hockislife1433, Orlando, Fla. (58)
6. ozzone47, Bloomfield, N.J. (50)
T-7. extennisnowgolfer, Davenport, Fla. (40)
T-7. tomik17, Orlando, Fla. (40)
9. Eduard4899598, Atlanta (38)
10. telrod11, Alpharetta, Ga. (37)

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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