The Classic Club in Palm Desert, California tops Power Rankings for the week of Dec. 29

The Classic Club in Palm Desert, California tops the GolfAdvisor Power Rankings for the week of Dec. 29, 2014.

A desert golf course in the American Southwest has topped the Power Rankings for the second straight week. In Palm Desert, The Classic Club was the top-rated course for rounds played and reviewed on GolfAdvisor. (Arizona's Ak-Chin Southern Dunes G.C. led the rankings last week.)

"I am sure happy a couple I met at the resort I am staying recommended (The Classic Club)," reviewer Dougells wrote on GolfAdvisor. "Not only should it have been on my list but at or near the top!"

Here are the top 10 U.S. courses of the week as reviewed by GolfAdvisor raters.

Top 10 overall golf courses of the week

1. The Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
2. Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course, Seaside, Calif.
3. The Florida Club, Stuart, Fla.
4. The Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland, Fla.
5. Celebration Golf Club, Celebration, Fla.
6. Rhodes Ranch Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.
7. Waterlefe Golf & River Club, Bradenton, Fla.
8. Rolling Oaks at World Woods Golf Club, Brooksville, Fla.
9. Old Corkscrew Golf Club, Estero, Fla.
10. Cimarrone Golf Club, Jacksonville, Fla.

Top 10 value golf courses of the week

1. The Florida Club, Stuart, Fla.
2. Sarasota National Golf Club, Venice, Fla.
3. Celebration Golf Club, Celebration, Fla.
4. Lake Diamond Golf & Country Club, Ocala, Fla.
5. Rolling Oaks at World Woods Golf Club, Brooksville, Fla.
6. Wentworth Golf Club, Tarpon Springs, Fla.
7. The Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland, Fla.
8. Indigo Lakes Golf Club, Daytona Beach, Fla.
9. Rhodes Ranch Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.
10. Bent Tree Country Club, Sarasota, Fla.

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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The Classic Club in Palm Desert, California tops Power Rankings for the week of Dec. 29