The 75 Best Golf Resorts
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64. RITZ-CARLTON AMELIA ISLAND (FLA.) (NR)
Score: 75.87 | Contact: ritzcarlton.com, 904-277-1100 | Room rate: $389
New + Notable: In addition to a new fitness center, guests have access to The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Golf Club of North Hampton, an Arnold Palmer design.
65. HYATT REGENCY TAMAYA RESORT & SPA (NR) Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.
Score: 75.77 | Contact: tamaya.hyatt.com, 505-867-1234 | Room rate: $159
New + Notable: Twin Warriors Golf Club, ranked among Golf Digest's best courses in New Mexico, is on the grounds of the Santa Ana Pueblo and includes 20 cultural sites, including an ancient cave dwelling on the 15th hole.
66. CASA DE CAMPO RESORT (T-32) La Romana, Dominican Republic
Score: 75.37 | Contact: casadecampo.com.do, 800-877-3643 | Room rate: $295
New + Notable: A nine-hole addition to the Pete Dye-designed Dye Fore was scheduled to open in September, upping the number of holes along the Caribbean to 63. Teeth of the Dog is the most popular course.
67. SUN VALLEY (IDAHO) RESORT (T-63)
Score: 75.19 | Contact: sunvalley.com, 800-786-8259 | Room rate: $259
New + Notable: Acquiring Elkhorn Golf Course in July gave Sun Valley 45 total holes. With the Trail Creek and White Cloud courses, visitors can pick from a wide array of holes and environments.
68. JW MARRIOTT SAN ANTONIO HILL COUNTRY RESORT & SPA (NR)
Score: 75.15 | Contact: jwsanantonio.com, 866-882-4420 | Room rate: $289
New + Notable: An unlimited golf package runs $349 a night. TPC San Antonio is one of only three destinations to host two tour events a year, at Greg Norman's Oaks Course and Pete Dye's Canyons course.
69. BEAVER CREEK (COLO.) RESORT (NR)
Score: 75 | Contact: beavercreek.com, 800-953-0844 | Room rate: $147
New + Notable: At this family-focused resort, juniors play for free with an adult Monday through Thursday. Players can come across wildlife, including foxes that have been known to swipe golf balls.
70. THE GRAND DEL MAR RESORT (NR) San Diego
Score: 74.81 | Contact: thegranddelmar.com, 855-314-2030 | Room rate: $395
New + Notable: There's something for everybody at this resort, whether it's the newly built Equestrian Center, the world-renowned Addison restaurant, or the new Titleist Performance Institute Junior Center.
71. HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT (NR) Palm Coast, Fla.
Score: 74.71 | Contact: hammockbeach.com, 866-841-0287 | Room rate: $330
New + Notable: Kids can enjoy the Nicklaus- and Watson-designed courses (Jack's is set by the ocean, Tom's is inland), with reduced green fees in the afternoon, or the nine-hole putting course.
72. PARK HYATT AVIARA (NR) Carlsbad, Calif.
Score: 74.67 | Contact: parkhyatt.com, 760-448-1234 | Room rate: $350
New + Notable: Guests won't forget the entertaining starters and the Tootsie Roll Pops given out during the round. With manufacturers minutes away, golf-equipment packages make for a complete experience.
73. THE LODGE AT VENTANA CANYON (72) Tucson
Score: 74.47 | Contact: thelodgeatventanacanyon.com, 800-828-5701 | Room rate: $249
New + Notable: Elevation changes and rolling greens are common elements of the Mountain and Canyon courses. The latter is highlighted by its quirky par-3 third through rocks and cacti.
74. TURNING STONE RESORT & CASINO (T-63), Verona, N.Y.
Score: 74.32 | Contact: turningstone.com, 800-771-7711 | Room rate: $194
New + Notable: You won't need your car here. The clubhouse, restaurants and casino are within a 5-iron's range of your room. Its third course is a short shuttle away. The resort added a liquor license in 2010.
75. PUNTACANA (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC) RESORT & CLUB (NR)
Score: 74.29 | Contact: puntacana.com, 888-442-2262 | Room rate: $130
New + Notable: The first nine of the new P.B. Dye-designed Hacienda course should be ready in early 2012, giving guests access to 45 holes. The other 18s were designed by Dye and Tom Fazio.