Golden Horseshoe - par 3
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Golden Horseshoe - par 3
Golden Horseshoe is one of the several standout tracks in Colonial Williamsburg, Va. Courtesy of user 'BrandonWebb'
Streamsong Black.jpeg
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Streamsong Black.jpeg
"After playing Streamsong Black one thing became apparent to me, this is like no other course you have ever played both visually and strategically." PinnacleStaffer/Local Golf Advisor
Gunters Landing - lakeview
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Gunters Landing - lakeview
The lake comes into view at Gunters Landing in Alabama. Courtesy of user 'u314159742295'
Old Trail - golf
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Old Trail - golf
Shadows creep up the green at Old Trail Golf Club. Courtesy of user 'Back9Ben'
Avila Beach Golf Resort - wild turkeys
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Avila Beach Golf Resort - wild turkeys
Wild Turkeys strut across a green at Avila Beach Golf Resort. Courtesy of user 'golfgrl310'
Chardonnay Golf
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Chardonnay Golf
Playing next to vineyards can make golfers thirsty at Chardonnay Golf Club. Courtesy of user '58alansiding'
Old Beau - mountain views
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Old Beau - mountain views
Elevation changes make Old Beau a Carolina stunner. Courtesy of user 'Chuckyiii'
Lakota Canyon Ranch - scenery
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Lakota Canyon Ranch - scenery
Colorado's scenery at courses like Lakota Canyon Ranch can leave you speechless. Courtesy of user 'timmburc'
Ivy Hills Country Club - clouds
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Ivy Hills Country Club - clouds
Ivy Hills is a quarry course designed by Steve Smyers in Cincinnati. Courtesy user photo
The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch - sunset
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The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch - sunset
A fiery sunset falls on the Golf Club at Johnson Ranch. Courtesy of user 'Shypoke55'
Sherwood Forest - fairway
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Sherwood Forest - fairway
Sherwood Forest can feel tight in spots. Courtesy of user 'Gremlingolfer'
Disney Magnolia.jpeg
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Disney Magnolia.jpeg
"The staff was second to none! They were very helpful and very courteous. Very happy they are still open during the COVID-19 times." - Disney's Magnolia Course. u314159879416/Golf Advisor
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Our best reviewer photos of the month for April 2020

Many golfers found a round of golf to be an escape to be savored near their homes in April.

For much of April, the coronavirus pandemic derailed golf throughout large swaths of the United States.

Northern states like Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Maine, Massachusetts and others couldn't start their seasons because of government mandates. California never had a full golf lockdown, but many counties forced temporary closures.

Despite golf course closures and restrictions on travel, that didn't stop golfers in certain states from enjoying courses near them, reviewing courses and sending in photos. We've noticed at Golf Advisor that despite coursese closing their clubhouses and altering other parts of their operations to comply with CDC Social Distancing guidelines, the average overall star rating has increased in the past month by .15/5.0. In addition to golfers perhaps savoring their games more than normal, other courses that were closed for a period of time were able to get their courses into better condition, both with their greens as well as any other special projects that couldn't be done with golfers on the course.

Several states like North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia enjoyed strong demand during the pandemic, according to GolfNow data. In the past couple weeks since more states in the Midwest opened, Minnesota and Wisconsin in particular are enjoying huge surges in rounds played.

"During these crazy times, means a lot to have a get away and breath in fresh air and not worry about the worlds issue," wrote this reviewer of Sugartree Golf Club in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. "Thanks to everyone at Sugartree. It means a lot for a weary firefighter like myself to have the sun on my face and the wind at my back on the golf course."

Here are the best user photos we received. Hopefully this is the start of a virus-free summer filled with golf. If you've managed to play golf safely during these times, you are welcome to leave a review here.

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