Power Rankings: Galveston, Texas favorite leads the top-rated golf courses of the month

It's been a devastating past week for communities along the gulf coast as Hurricane Harvey dropped record amounts of rain over several days. But residents are picking up the pieces and area golf courses are drying out and even reopening.

Our own Mike Bailey is a Houston resident and has been tracking the devastation and subsequent repair throughout the Houston area.

One of the communities that was a direct hit from the storm was Galveston, which is home to one of our Top 50 courses in 2016, Moody Gardens Golf Course. According to a review earlier in August, conditions were the "best I've seen it."

Fortunately, the Moody Gardens website said the course should reopen by September 4th. It was certainly on a roll with golfers prior to Harvey's landfall, so we're glad damage wasn't so great that the facility will be closed for an extended period.

You can view the ten best golf courses of the month based on Golf Advisor reviews below, which feature courses coast-to-coast. To see what golfers are saying about their experience, click on their course guide page to view more details.

Top 10 courses for the month of August


Camdenton, Mo.


Fernandina Beach, Fla.


Sunriver, Ore.


Tabernash, Colo.


Peoria, Ariz.


Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.


Dickson, Tenn.


Laconia, Ind.


Bend, Ore.


Galveston, Texas


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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Has anyone played Chicago Highlands, relatively new southwest of the city

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Power Rankings: Galveston, Texas favorite leads the top-rated golf courses of the month