Trending: Top rated Naples-Fort Myers golf courses this winter

It's the heart of the peak season in southwest Florida.

If you've got a trip planned for later this spring and don't have your tee times booked just yet, let Golf Advisor's raters help you narrow down the options.

We dug into the ratings submitted between Nov. 1, 2014 and Feb. 23, 2015 to see which courses have fared best thus far.

Courses needed a minimum of 10 reviews to qualify.

Top 10 overall courses in Naples-Fort Myers

1. Heron's Glen Golf & Country Club, North Fort Myers: This semi-private facility was designed by Ron Garl and has had a strong winter season on GolfAdvisor, checking in at no. 1 in overall and value categories.

Top 500 contributor Jetsamoji, a 15-19 handicap, wrote:

"This course has some great signature holes and is just an all-around great place to play."

He also gave Verandah Golf Club, which came in a close second, five stars as well.

2. Verandah Golf Club (Old Orange and Whispering Oak), Fort Myers
3. Panther Run Golf Club, Ave Maria
4. Forest Glen Golf & Country Club*, Naples
5. Esplanade Golf & Country Club, Naples
6. Old Corkscrew Golf Club, Estero
7. The Golf Club at Magnolia Landing, Fort Myers
8. Shell Point Golf Club, Fort Myers
9. TPC Treviso Bay, Naples
10. Valencia Golf & Country Club, Naples

Top 10 conditions in Naples-Fort Myers

1. Forest Glen Golf & Country Club*, Naples
2. Heron's Glen Golf & Country Club, North Fort Myers
3. TPC Treviso Bay, Naples
4. Esplanade Golf & Country Club, Naples
5. Panther Run Golf Club, Ave Maria
6. Verandah Golf Club (Old Orange and Whispering Oak), Fort Myers
7. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Sanibel
8. The Golf Club at Magnolia Landing, Fort Myers
9. Old Corkscrew Golf Club, Estero
10. Valencia Golf & Country Club, Naples

Top 10 values in Naples-Fort Myers

How about bang for the buck? While courses in Fort Myers tend to be a little more affordable than Naples' higher end offerings, dynamic pricing is prevalent all over this dense golf market.

Here's where golfers are saying they've been most pleased with the price this peak season.

1. Heron's Glen Golf & Country Club, North Fort Myers
2. Forest Glen Golf & Country Club*, Naples
3. Esplanade Golf & Country Club, Naples
4. Shell Point Golf Club, Fort Myers
5. Lakewood Country Club, Naples
6. Verandah Golf Club (Old Orange and Whispering Oak), Fort Myers
7. Panther Run Golf Club, Ave Maria
8. The Links of Naples, Naples
9. The Golf Club at Magnolia Landing, Fort Myers
10. Valencia Golf & Country Club, Naples

*Editor's note: Forest Glen is a private club that only offers public tee times between May 1-Dec. 31.

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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How can Heron's Glen be the #1 course when members gave it a 2.3 rating and only 36% recommend the course??? Hard to trust any of the ratings

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