The par-3 16th hole on The Golf Club at Gray's Crossing in Truckee is a downhill shot that is 242 yards from the back tees. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor) Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club is a standout course in Central California and made the 2016 Best-of California ranking.  (Courtesy of Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club) No. 18 on the King & Bear Course at World Golf Village is a great theater hole. (Courtesy of World Golf Village)

Power Rankings: Top-rated golf courses for the 3rd quarter, 2017



Summer is now a distant memory and fall is upon us and all that entails: foliage, cooler temps and perhaps losing the odd ball or two in the leaves.

Before we turn the page on summer however, let's look back at the courses that fared best between July and September.

We examined your reviews to see which courses earned the highest marks in both overall and subcategory ratings for the third quarter. The top course in that time period is in California's central coast, Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club. Our Local Golf Advisor, CenCalHack, reviewed the course during this timeframe and suggested that some recent changes to the course have improved pace of play and the experience overall.

"The course is very lush right now. Those of you that have played here before know that the course is normally set up to imitate a very hard fast links style...The longer cut in the fairways combined with the new cut of rough is an excellent move by the course."

You can view the top-rated courses below. Click on their course guide page to see details.

(Courses needed a minimum of five reviews during that time frame).

Top-rated courses in the 3nd quarter, 2017

10. Amelia River

Fernandina Beach, Fla.

9. PrairieView Golf Club

Byron, Ill.

8. Marriott's Griffin Gate Golf Club

Lexington, Ky.

7. Golf Club of Gray's Crossing

Truckee, Calif.

6. Cattail Course at Whirlwind Golf Club

Chandler, Ariz.

5. Forest Glen Golf & Country Club

Naples, Fla.

4. Woodlands at Sunriver Resort

Sunriver, Ore.

3. King and Bear Golf Course at World Golf Village

St. Augustine, Fla.

2. Gunter's Landing Golf Club

Guntersville, Ala.

1. Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club

Oct 03, 2017



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Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 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 BrandonTuckerGC.