Golf Advisor, a site dedicated to course ratings and reviews by golfers, for golfers, recently released their All-Time Top 100 list. And Tobiano made it into their Top 10 courses in the world, coming in at #8!
Golf Advisor officially launched in February of 2014, but began receiving reviews as early as September, 2012. Now, with five full years of golfer input under their belt – over 650,000 reviews and counting, they decided to “look back and see which courses have fared the best during this time frame.” The result is this all-time Top 100 list, including US and non-US courses with enough review data, based on reviews from 2012-2017.
Golf Advisor ratings are based purely on golfer feedback based on their rounds and are not meant to compete with professional ratings. As Golf Advisor puts it: “Our yearly best-of lists and state lists look a lot different than top magazine lists. Ours have a mix of true “bucket list” courses and overachieving affordable destination courses. Our users, while not given the strict ratings criteria of a more expert, uniform panel, tend to rate their golf experience relative to the price they paid to play. We didn’t begin tracking “Course layout” ratings until 2015, and our scores have less emphasis on course design and more so on the total experience from staff to facilities to value to conditions. There is a good chunk of courses on our Top 100 you might not expect to see on other Top 100s, and that’s precisely the beauty of a more crowd-sourced list like ours.”
Here at Tobiano we are absolutely thrilled that those who play our course love it enough to put us into Golf Advisor’s Top 10 courses in the world. Here’s to plenty more great golf in seasons to come!