Power Rankings: Virginia value play leads the top-rated golf courses for the month of July

With the heat of the summer upon us, golf courses in both north and south are earning scorchingly good reviews from Golf Advisor raters.

We compiled the ten best golf courses for the month as a result of the thousands of reviews to be submitted to the site from everyday golfers.

While July is certainly not prime time for golf in southern destinations like Florida and Las Vegas, many courses are nevertheless earning high ratings, likely as a result of offering bang-for-buck tee times to those willing to endure the heat.

The top course for the month is in the Mid-Atlantic, Virginia's Colonial Heritage, which was No. 1 in 2015 and 2016 in our Best-of Virginia ranking. It's strong ratings include a review from one of our Virginia Local Golf Advisors, MizunoBen, who called the course, "A top 5 public course in Virginia, period."

Click on each course below to see what golfers have to say about the experience.

Top 10-rated golf courses in July

Santa Cruz, Calif.

Union Grove, Ala.

Brooks, Calif.

Gladstone, Mich.

Elberton, Ga.

Selbyville, Del.

Howey in the Hills, Fla.

Henderson, Nev.

Sunset Beach, N.C.

Williamsburg, Va.

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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Power Rankings: Virginia value play leads the top-rated golf courses for the month of July