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Readers' Choice Rankings:
The Top 50 Resort Courses

September 23, 2009

2010 Readers' Choice Awards
RANKINGS: The Top 50 Public Golf Facilities | Private | Resort
SELECTED PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS: Public | Private | Resort | The Best of the Best
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Top 10 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
  9.64 9.52 9.70 9.30 8.99 9.31 9.60 9.36 9.32 9.39 9.43 8.87 95.18
2. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore.
  9.65 9.31 9.68 9.31 8.74 8.68 9.08 9.17 8.86 8.05 9.23 8.73 93.38
3. Turning Stone Resort, Verona, N.Y.
  9.24 9.44 9.13 9.32 8.44 9.23 9.20 9.07 8.78 9.10 9.41 8.49 92.48
4. Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
  9.07 9.51 9.22 8.67 8.63 8.73 9.28 8.94 8.89 9.03 9.32 8.34 91.93
5. Whistling Straits GC, Haven, Wis.
  9.51 9.13 9.58 8.72 7.55 8.91 9.17 8.84 8.64 8.15 8.95 7.64 91.37
6. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Ga.
  9.19 9.16 9.08 9.16 8.57 8.82 9.44 8.98 8.82 8.97 9.10 8.43 91.29
7. 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
8. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C.
  9.32 9.06 9.62 9.07 7.91 8.89 9.16 9.30 8.88 8.81 8.98 8.06 91.13
9. TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
  9.49 9.18 9.63 9.28 7.76 9.18 8.61 9.27 8.41 8.26 8.68 8.23 91.01
10. Mauna Kea Beach GC, Kamuela, Hawaii
  9.31 8.97 9.33 8.44 8.31 8.66 9.52 8.66 8.94 9.18 8.94 8.17 90.94
11. Princeville Resort, Princeville, Hawaii
  9.26 8.78 9.42 8.90 8.52 8.86 9.40 9.17 8.88 9.42 9.11 8.54 90.84
12. Bay Creek Resort & Club, Cape Charles, Va.
  9.26 9.37 9.11 9.11 8.68 8.47 8.50 8.95 8.60 8.00 8.89 8.68 90.75
13. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
 
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
  8.93 8.96 9.33 8.89 8.04 9.28 9.81 8.89 9.48 9.28 9.26 8.41 90.71
14. Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wis.
  9.33 9.20 9.36 8.57 7.47 8.67 9.21 8.71 8.69 7.91 8.88 7.77 90.69
15. Shadow Creek GC, North Las Vegas, Nev.
  9.21 8.86 9.31 8.72 9.24 9.00 9.21 8.29 9.04 9.33 9.28 7.79 90.64
16. Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  9.07 8.90 9.24 8.21 7.76 9.18 9.66 8.71 9.13 9.10 9.30 7.90 90.38
17. ChampionsGate Golf Resort, ChampionsGate, Fla.
  8.92 9.03 9.12 9.17 8.59 8.97 9.37 9.12 9.04 9.33 9.13 8.69 90.32
17. Poipu Bay GC, Koloa, Hawaii
  9.15 9.06 8.96 8.71 8.09 8.83 9.49 8.93 8.74 9.31 8.87 8.07 90.32
19. Circling Raven GC, Worley, Idaho
  9.38 9.29 8.66 8.64 8.21 8.48 8.13 8.91 8.21 8.30 8.97 8.82 90.23
20. World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Fla.
  9.09 9.00 9.07 8.93 8.35 8.63 9.03 8.81 8.63 8.82 8.95 8.53 89.80
21. Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, Hawaii
  9.06 8.97 9.30 8.24 8.02 9.00 9.26 8.89 9.08 9.30 8.82 8.03 89.70
22. Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, W.Va.
  9.36 9.14 8.73 8.55 7.73 8.18 8.81 8.45 8.15 8.70 8.55 8.27 89.57
23. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower, Minn.
  9.29 9.14 8.76 8.52 7.95 8.39 8.50 8.33 8.38 8.70 8.67 8.81 89.49
24. RTJ Golf Trail at Ross Bridge Golf Resort, Hoover, Ala.
  9.05 8.91 8.77 8.76 8.10 8.65 9.47 8.95 8.61 8.71 8.86 8.38 89.43
25. We-Ko-Pa GC, Fort McDowell, Ariz.
  9.24 9.24 8.69 8.52 8.05 8.09 8.51 8.65 8.17 8.12 8.66 8.57 89.36
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