September 17, 2009

Resort Facilities: Best Of The Best

The top 10 in each ranking criteria

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• RANKINGS: The Top 50 Public Golf Facilities | Private | Resort

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• 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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RESORT FACILITIES

Quality of course(s)

  1. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore., 9.65

  2. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C., 9.64

  3. Whistling Straits GC, Haven, Wis., 9.51

  4. TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 9. 49

  5. World Woods GC, Brooksville, Fla., 9.39

  6. Circling Raven GC, Worley, Idaho, 9.38

  7. Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, W.Va., 9.36

  8. Pebble Beach GL, Pebble Beach, 9.35

  9. Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wis., 9.33

Spyglass Hill GC, Pebble Beach, 9.33

Course condition*

  1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C., 9.52

  2. Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, 9.51

  3. Turning Stone Resort, Verona, N.Y., 9.44

  4. Bay Creek Resort Club, Cape Charles, Va., 9.37

  5. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore., 9.31

  6. Circling Raven GC, Worley, Idaho, 9.38

  7. St. Ives Resort/Tullymore, Stanwood, Mich., 9.28

  8. We-Ko-Pa GC, Fort McDowell, Ariz., 9.24

  9. Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wis., 9.20

  10. TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 9.18

Reputation/prestige

  1. Pebble Beach GL, Pebble Beach, 9.72

  2. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C., 9.70

  3. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore., 9.68

  4. TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 9.63

  5. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C., 9.62

  6. Whistling Straits GC, Haven, Wis., 9.58

  7. Princeville Resort, Princeville, Hawaii, 9.42

  8. Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wis., 9.36

  9. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 9.33

Mauna Kea Beach GC, Kamuela, Hawaii, 9.33

Spyglass Hill GC, Pebble Beach, 9.33

Practice facilities

  1. World Woods GC, Brooksville, Fla., 9.40

  2. Turning Stone Resort, Verona, N.Y., 9.32

  3. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore., 9.31

  4. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C., 9.30

  5. TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 9.28

  6. ChampionsGate Golf Resort, ChampionsGate, Fla., 9.17

  7. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Ga., 9.16

  8. Bay Creek Resort & Club, Cape Charles, Va., 9.11

  9. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C., 9.07

  10. Sea Island GC, St. Simons Island, Ga., 9.04

Speed of play

  1. Shadow Creek GC, North Las Vegas, Nev., 9.24

  2. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C., 8.99

  3. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore., 8.74

  4. Bay Creek Resort Club, Cape Charles, Va., 8.68

  5. Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, 8.63

  6. ChampionsGate Golf Resort, ChampionsGate, Fla., 8.59

  7. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Ga., 8.57

Sea Island GC, St. Simons Island, Ga., 8.57

  1. Waikoloa Beach Resort, Princeville, Hawaii, 8.55

  2. Princeville Resort, Princeville, Hawaii, 8.52

Clubhouse/locker room

  1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C., 9.31

  2. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 9.28

  3. Sea Island GC, St. Simons Island, Ga., 9.27

  4. Turning Stone Resort, Verona, N.Y., 9.23

  5. Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs, 9.18

TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 9.18

  1. Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, Hawaii, 9.00

Shadow Creek GC, North Las Vegas, Nev., 9.00

  1. ChampionsGate Golf Resort, ChampionsGate, Fla., 8.97

  2. Whistling Straits GC, Haven, Wis., 8.91

Hotel accommodations*

  1. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 9.81

  2. Sea Island GC, St. Simons Island, Ga., 9.69

  3. Tiburon GC, Naples, Fla., 9.67

  4. Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs, 9.66

  5. Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort Spa, San Antonio, 9.64

  6. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C., 9.60

  7. Mauna Kea Beach GC, Kamuela, Hawaii, 9.52

  8. Poipu Bay GC, Koloa, Hawaii, 9.49

  9. RTJ Golf Trail at Ross Bridge Golf Resort, Hoover, Ala., 9.47

  10. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Ga., 9.44

Pro shop

  1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C., 9.36

  2. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C., 9.30

  3. TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 9.27

  4. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore., 9.17

Princeville Resort, Princeville, Hawaii, 9.17

  1. ChampionsGate Golf Resort, ChampionsGate, Fla., 9.12

  2. Sea Island GC, St. Simons Island, Ga., 9.11

  3. Turning Stone Resort, Verona, N.Y., 9.07

  4. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Ga., 8.98

  5. Bay Creek Resort Club, Cape Charles, Va., 8.95

RTJ Golf Trail at Ross Bridge Golf Resort, Hoover, Ala., 8.95

Food dining

  1. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 9.48

  2. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C., 9.32

  3. Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs, 9.13

  4. Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, Hawaii, 9.08

  5. ChampionsGate Golf Resort, ChampionsGate, Fla., 9.04

Shadow Creek GC, North Las Vegas, Nev., 9.04

  1. Sea Island GC, St. Simons Island, Ga., 9.02

  2. Mauna Kea Beach GC, Kamuela, Hawaii, 8.94

  3. Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, 8.89

  4. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C., 8.88

Princeville Resort, Princeville, Hawaii, 8.88

Off-course amenities*

  1. Princeville Resort, Princeville, Hawaii, 9.42

  2. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C., 9.39

  3. ChampionsGate Golf Resort, ChampionsGate, Fla., 9.33

Shadow Creek GC, North Las Vegas, Nev., 9.33

Walt Disney World GC, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 9.33

  1. Waikoloa Beach Resort, Princeville, Hawaii, 9.32

  2. Poipu Bay GC, Koloa, Hawaii, 9.31

  3. Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, Hawaii, 9.30

  4. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 9.28

  5. Mauna Kea Beach GC, Kamuela, Hawaii, 9.18

Service*

  1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C., 9.43

  2. Turning Stone Resort, Verona, N.Y., 9.41

  3. Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, 9.32

  4. Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs, 9.30

  5. Shadow Creek GC, North Las Vegas, Nev., 9.28

  6. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 9.26

  7. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore., 9.23

  8. ChampionsGate Golf Resort, ChampionsGate, Fla., 9.13

Sea Island GC, St. Simons Island, Ga., 9.13

  1. Princeville Resort, Princeville, Hawaii, 9.11

Overall value*

  1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C., 8.87

  2. Circling Raven GC, Worley, Idaho, 8.82

  3. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower, Minn., 8.81

  4. World Woods GC, Brooksville, Fla., 8.78

  5. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore., 8.73

  6. ChampionsGate Golf Resort, ChampionsGate, Fla., 8.69

  7. Bay Creek Resort Club, Cape Charles, Va., 8.68

  8. We-Ko-Pa GC, Fort McDowell, Ariz., 8.57

  9. Princeville Resort, Princeville, Hawaii, 8.54

Waikoloa Beach Resort, Princeville, Hawaii, 8.54