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Readers' Choice Rankings:
The Top 50 Resort Courses

October 17, 2008

2009 Readers' Choice Awards | Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
RANKINGS: The Top 50 Public Golf Facilities | Private | Resort
RANKINGS: The Top 10 in the U.S.: Public Facilities | Private | Resort
RANKINGS: The Top 38 golf destinations in North America and Europe
SELECTED PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS: Public | Private | Resort | The Best of the Best
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Top 10 Facilities in each ranking category: Public | Private | Resorts
WEB EXCLUSIVE: State By State: All the facilities scoring at least 75 points
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1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C.
 
quality of course
course conditions
reputation/prestige
practice facilities
speed of play
clubhouse
accomodations
Golf Pro Shop
food/dining
activities/anemities
service
overall value
Total
  9.59 9.30 9.75 9.21 8.59 9.14 9.50 9.15 9.06 9.13 9.23 8.36 92.91
2. Turning Stone Resort, Verona, N.Y.
  9.42 9.58 9.00 9.42 8.08 9.33 9.25 9.00 8.92 9.27 9.75 8.50 92.67
3. Sea Island GC, St. Simons Island, Ga.
  9.00 9.33 9.53 9.14 8.53 9.13 9.80 8.80 9.20 9.29 9.20 8.27 91.83
4. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Ga.
  9.13 9.19 8.94 9.33 8.31 8.87 9.40 9.06 9.07 9.00 9.31 7.88 90.56
5. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C.
  9.43 9.19 9.73 9.15 7.72 8.90 9.17 9.36 8.96 8.70 8.97 7.74 90.49
6. Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, Hawaii
  9.13 9.19 9.35 8.55 7.81 9.14 9.18 9.03 9.03 9.50 9.13 8.13 90.30
7. Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
  8.88 9.65 9.00 8.41 8.71 8.56 9.19 8.65 8.73 9.06 9.35 7.82 89.94
8. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore.
  9.63 9.15 9.53 8.88 8.28 8.05 8.81 9.00 8.66 7.50 9.11 8.55 89.84
9. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
  8.75 8.92 9.00 8.75 7.92 8.91 9.83 8.75 9.42 8.91 9.17 8.25 89.41
10. Kingsmill Resort & Spa, Williamsburg, Va.
  8.94 8.88 9.18 8.47 8.47 8.80 9.58 8.50 8.71 9.14 8.75 8.41 88.99
11. Shadow Creek GC, North Las Vegas, Nev.
  9.08 8.85 9.23 8.77 8.92 8.85 9.00 8.17 8.70 9.25 9.15 7.00 88.90
12. Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs
  8.91 8.91 9.23 7.91 7.73 9.15 9.55 8.68 9.09 9.10 9.38 7.43 88.71
13. Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
 
quality of course
course conditions
reputation/prestige
practice facilities
speed of play
clubhouse
accomodations
Golf Pro Shop
food/dining
activities/anemities
service
overall value
Total
  8.75 8.96 8.68 8.56 7.64 8.67 9.30 8.61 8.65 9.59 9.11 8.18 88.17
14. The Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Va.
  9.00 8.75 9.44 7.93 7.44 8.46 9.14 8.27 9.06 9.07 9.27 7.73 88.05
15. World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Fla.
  9.00 9.12 8.88 8.76 8.12 8.50 8.87 8.65 8.56 8.76 8.76 8.06 87.97
16. Poipu Bay GC, Koloa, Hawaii
  9.17 8.83 8.88 8.79 7.65 8.77 9.38 8.82 8.31 9.00 8.76 7.71 87.81
17. Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wis.
  9.29 9.21 9.42 8.75 7.16 8.54 9.13 8.61 8.57 7.63 8.78 7.47 87.51
18. Whistling Straits GC, Haven, Wis.
  9.43 9.15 9.61 8.49 7.16 8.51 9.21 8.52 8.45 7.79 8.71 7.13 87.42
19. Kauai Lagoons GC, Lihue, Hawaii
  8.75 8.81 8.75 8.60 7.63 8.64 9.31 8.44 8.47 9.00 8.75 8.31 87.09
20. Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando
  8.68 8.58 9.29 8.70 8.45 8.63 8.46 8.81 8.38 8.62 8.68 8.32 86.96
21. TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
  9.22 8.88 9.53 9.09 7.63 8.97 8.25 8.94 7.67 7.80 8.22 7.88 86.29
22. Princeville Resort, Princeville, Hawaii
  8.81 8.60 9.00 8.13 7.68 8.18 9.21 8.56 8.27 9.00 8.54 7.72 85.88
23. Golden Horseshoe GC, Williamsburg, Va.
  8.60 8.60 8.79 7.93 7.67 8.14 9.00 8.14 8.86 9.09 8.57 8.20 85.70
24. Barton Creek Resort & CC, Austin, Texas
  8.79 8.86 8.93 7.86 7.86 8.36 9.00 8.43 8.50 9.70 8.21 7.86 85.54
25. Harbour Town GL, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
  9.09 8.40 9.29 7.90 7.30 8.18 9.15 8.40 8.05 8.57 8.29 7.40 84.88
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