Power Rankings: Top-rated golf courses for the month of May

In the month of May Golf Advisor received more than 8,500 reviews of golf courses throughout the world. We've sorted out the best of the bunch (minimum five reviews) to find out which facilities are delivering the best experience.

The top 10 features courses in many parts of the U.S., and it's good to see some Midwest courses are already receiving strong reviews before their peak season ramps up in June.

King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on the Georgia coast earned the highest honors, and one of its reviews in May comes from one of Golf Advisor's top-10 reviewers, mcglynnjf. He awarded the experience five stars. (Of his 164 reviews on Golf Advisor, 38 have received five stars.)

Here are the top 10 courses as rated by Golf Advisor users in the month of May:

Golf Advisor's top 10 courses for May 2016

Saint Simons Island, Ga.


Angola, Ind.


Bath, Mich.


Las Vegas


Woodbury, Minn.


Naples, Fla.


Destin, Fla.


Genoa, Nev.

Lutz, Fla.


North Fort Myers, Fla.


Reviewer image of the week

New England's Safari Club golf group recently had an outing at Cranwell Resort & Spa, a short but scenic course, and one of its members, BullGuy, posted this image of the Massachusetts golf course in their five-star review:


Review of the week

Top 25 contributor GolfTravelerBOS had the chance to return to the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island after a round here 24 years ago. So was the course as good as he remembered? Absolutely:

After playing almost 300 courses in my life and playing the ocean course 24 years ago and again today it is the best course I have ever played. The layout, the condition and the staff are all phenomenal. It is an amazing experience to play this course but make sure you play it from the tees that suite your game. The practice area is awesome the views are amazing and even the Ryder Cup Bar is the best 19th hole I have ever been to. If you're a true fan of the game and want to play the best of the best add The Ocean Course to your bucket list

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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