October 14, 2008

Resort Facilities: Best Of The Best

The top 10 in each ranking criteria

• 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

• Send us your comments: Readerschoice@golfworld.com

  • = Top five appeared in the magazine

RESORT FACILITIES

Quality of course(s)*

  1. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, OR

  2. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC

  3. Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Pebble Beach, CA

  4. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC

Whistling Straits Golf Club, Sheboygan, WI

  1. Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY

  2. World Woods Golf Club, Brooksville, FL

  3. Blackwolf Run, Kohler, WI

  4. Giants Ridge Golf Ski Resort, Biwabik, MN

  5. TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Course condition

  1. Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, Coeur D'Alene, ID

  2. Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY

  3. Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, GA

  4. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC

  5. Blackwolf Run, Kohler, WI

  6. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA

Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC

Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, HI

  1. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, OR

Whistling Straits Golf Club, Sheboygan, WI

Reputation/prestige*

  1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC

  2. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC

  3. Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA

  4. Whistling Straits Golf Club, Sheboygan, WI

  5. Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, GA

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, OR

TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

  1. Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Pebble Beach, CA

  2. The Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA

  3. Blackwolf Run, Kohler, WI

Practice facilities

  1. Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY

  2. World Woods Golf Club, Brooksville, FL

  3. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA

  4. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC

  5. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC

  6. Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, GA

  7. TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

  8. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, OR

  9. Poipu Bay Golf Club, Koloa, HI

  10. Shadow Creek Golf Course, North Las Vegas, NV

Speed of play

  1. Shadow Creek Golf Course, North Las Vegas, NV

  2. Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, Coeur D'Alene, ID

  3. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC

  4. Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, GA

  5. Kingsmill Resort Spa, Williamsburg, VA

  6. The Experience at Koele, Lanai City, HI

  7. Bay Hill Club Lodge, Orlando, FL

  8. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA

  9. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, OR

  10. World Golf Village, St. Augustine, FL

Daufuskie Island Club Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC

Locker room

  1. Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY

  2. Broadmoor Golf Club, Colorado Springs, CO

  3. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC

Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, HI

  1. Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, GA

  2. TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

  3. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV

  4. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC

  5. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA

  6. Shadow Creek Golf Course, North Las Vegas, NV

Hotel accommodations*

  1. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV

  2. Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, GA

  3. Kingsmill Resort Spa, Williamsburg, VA

  4. Broadmoor Golf Club, Colorado Springs, CO

  5. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC

  6. Lake Las Vegas Resort (Reflection Bay), Henderson, NV

  7. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA

Half Moon Bay Golf Links, Half Moon Bay, CA

Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, CA

  1. Poipu Bay Golf Club, Koloa, HI

Four Seasons Resort Aviara, Carlsbad, CA

Pro shop

  1. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC

  2. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC

  3. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA

  4. Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, HI

  5. Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, OR

  1. TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

  2. Poipu Bay Golf Club, Koloa, HI

  3. Bay Hill Club Lodge, Orlando, FL

  4. Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, GA

Food dining

  1. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV

  2. Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, GA

  3. Broadmoor Golf Club, Colorado Springs, CO

  4. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA

  5. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC

The Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA

  1. Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, HI

  2. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC

  3. Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY

  4. Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, Williamsburg, VA

Off-course amenities*

  1. Walt Disney World Golf Courses, Lake Buena Vista, FL

  2. Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, HI

  3. Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, GA

  4. Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY

  5. Shadow Creek Golf Course, North Las Vegas, NV

  6. Kingsmill Resort Spa, Williamsburg, VA

  7. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC

  8. Broadmoor Golf Club, Colorado Springs, CO

  9. Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, Williamsburg, VA

  10. The Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA

Service*

  1. Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY

  2. Broadmoor Golf Club, Colorado Springs, CO

  3. Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, Coeur D'Alene, ID

  4. Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA

  5. The Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA

  6. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC

  7. Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, GA

  8. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV

  9. Shadow Creek Golf Course, North Las Vegas, NV

  10. Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, HI

Overall value

  1. World Woods Golf Club, Brooksville, FL

  2. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, OR

  3. Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY

  4. Kingsmill Resort Spa, Williamsburg, VA

  5. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC

  6. Sea Trail Golf Resort, Sunset Beach, NC

  7. Bay Hill Club Lodge, Orlando, FL

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, Fort McDowell, AZ

  1. Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, Lihue, HI

  2. Primm Valley Golf Club, Primm, NV