October 20, 2008

Readers' Choice Rankings:

The Top 38 Golf Destinations

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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Methodology for the Destination rankings

In conjunction with voting for the Readers' Choice Awards program, Golf World readers also offered their opinions on various golf destinations areas around the world. Using a 10-point scale, readers were asked to evaluate 38 different destinations based on seven criteria -- quality of golf courses, accessibility of area, hotel accommodations, dining, friendliness, ambiance and overall value. A destination's score within each of the criteria is the percentage of readers who gave the destination a "top three" score of 8, 9 or 10. (For example, the 87.3 score Charleston/Kiawah Island, S.C., received for quality of courses means that 87.3 percent of the readers gave this destination either an 8, 9 or 10 rating for that criteria.) An overall total score for each destination was determined by averaging the scores in all seven categories.

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