New York's Bristol Harbour is one of the top-rated plays in the U.S. for the month of May.  (Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor)

Power Rankings: Northern courses shine in May's top-rated golf courses



The month of May brought much-needed sunshine to much of the northern United States, and golf season is officially underway just about everywhere.

As a result, our May Power Rankings are dominated by Northeast and Midwest golf courses, coming from sun-starved golfers grateful they finally have golf to play after a long winter in hibernation.

That doesn't mean southern courses are closing up shop. We're still receiving very positive reviews from courses in such top destinations as Las Vegas, Tucson and Orlando.

Check out the full top 10 below, based on your ratings and reviews (over 17,000!) throughout the month of May. You can click on each course to see what golfers have to say about the experience.

Top 10 courses of the month according to golfer reviews



10. Chimera Golf Club

Henderson, Nev.


9. Starr Pass Golf Club

Tucson, Ariz.


8. Star Ranch Golf Club

Hutto, Texas


7. Bristol Harbor Golf Club

Canandaigua, N.Y.


6. Snow Mountain at Las Vegas Paiute

Las Vegas


5. Wild Rock Golf Club

Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.


4. Lakes Course at Chautauqua Golf Club

Chautauqua, N.Y.


3. Aston Oaks Golf Club

North Bend, Ohio


2. Prarie View Golf Club

Carmel, Ind.


1. El Campeon at Mission Inn Resort & Club

Howey in the Hills, Fla.


Jun 04, 2018



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ray carstens's avatar
ray carstens wrote at 2018-06-06 20:33:34+00:00:

played a course in Howey in the Hills....nice in summer..price wasnt too bad...Play a nice course on 441..Mt Dora..just as nice and a lot more affordable for blue collar workers an retirees like me... workers more oout going there too..


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