The August, 2009 edition of Golf Digest has ranked the best municipal golf courses in all 50 states and has selected Dobson Ranch Golf Course , owned by the City of Mesa, as the number one course in Arizona. Using a combination of star ratings from the magazine's "Best Places to Play" and "Best in State Rankings," Golf Digest selected the best "muny" golf course in each state owned by a city, town, county or state. Dobson Ranch received four and a half out of a maximum five stars, giving it top honors in Arizona. The magazine praises Dobson Ranch as a "very playable muny at a great price."