Premier Golf Resorts 2012: Category Leaders

Jasper Park
Aidan Bradley
No. 10 at Fairmont Jasper Park Golf Course in Alberta, Canada.

Overall Golf Leaders
1. The American Club, Kohler, Wis.
2. Bandon Dunes, Bandon, Ore.
3. Pebble Beach Resorts, Pebble Beach, Calif.
4. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C.
5. Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Manele Bay, Lana’i, Hawaii
6. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C.
7. Sawgrass Marriott/TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
8. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island, Hawaii
9. Radisson Ft. McDowell/We-Ko-Pa, Ft. McDowell, Ariz.
10. Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Overall Lodging Leaders
1. Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, Ga.
2. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico
3. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island, Hawaii
4. One&Only Ocean Club/Atlantis, Paradise Island, The Bahamas
5. Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Manele Bay, Lana’i, Hawaii
6. The American Club, Kohler, Wis.
7. Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Lodge at Koele, Lana’i, Hawaii
8. The Breakers, Palm Beach, Fla.
9. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
10. Pebble Beach Resorts, Pebble Beach, Calif.

Overall Food & Drink Leaders
1. One&Only Ocean Club/Atlantis, Paradise Island, The Bahamas
2. Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, Ga.
3. Wynn Las Vegas Resort, Las Vegas, Nev.
4. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island, Hawaii
5. Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Lodge at Koele, Lana’i, Hawaii
6. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico
7. Four Seasons Resort Maui, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
8. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
9. Fairmont Jasper Park, Alberta, Canada
10. Grand del Mar, San Diego, Calif.

Overall Service Leaders
1. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
2. Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Manele Bay, Lana’i, Hawaii
3. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island, Hawaii
4. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore.
5. One&Only Ocean Club/Atlantis, Paradise Island, The Bahamas
6. Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, Ga.
7. The American Club, Kohler, Wis.
8. The Breakers, Palm Beach, Fla.
9. Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Lodge at Koele, Lana’i, Hawaii
10. The Homestead, Hot Springs, Va.

Here are your top picks for quality of golf and accommodations in each region of North America.

CANADA

Best Golf
1. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta
2. Taboo Resort, Ontario
3. Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon

Best Lodging
1. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta
2. Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta
3. Deerhurst Resort, Ontario

CARIBBEAN

Best Golf
1. Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic
2. Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay/White Witch, Montego Bay, Jamaica
3. One&Only Ocean Club/Atlantis, Paradise Island, The Bahamas

Best Lodging
1. One&Only Ocean Club/Atlantis, Paradise Island, The Bahamas
2. Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, The Bahamas
3. Half Moon Rose Hall Jamaica, Montego Bay, Jamaica

MEXICO

Best Golf
1. Cabo del Sol Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico
2. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
3. Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Best Lodging
1. Four Seasons Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico
2. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
3. Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico

CALIFORNIA

Best Golf
1. Pebble Beach Resorts, Pebble Beach, Calif.
2. Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, Calif.
3. CordeValle, San Martin, Calif.
4. Renaissance Esmeralda/Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, Calif.
5. Lodge at Torrey Pines, San Diego, Calif.

Best Lodging
1. Pebble Beach Resorts, Pebble Beach, Calif.
2. CordeValle, San Martin, Calif.
3. St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, Calif.
4. Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad, Calif.
5. Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, Half Moon Bay, Calif.

ARIZONA

Best Golf
1. Radisson Ft. McDowell/We-Ko-Pa, Ft. McDowell, Ariz.
2. Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz.
3. Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale, Ariz.
4. Gold Canyon Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz.
5. The Boulders, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Best Lodging
1. Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz.
2. Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale, Ariz.
3. The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz.
4. The Boulders, Scottsdale, Ariz.
5. Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Ariz.

FLORIDA

Best Golf
1. Sawgrass Marriott/TPC Sawgrass, Vedra Beach, Fla.
2. Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla.
3. Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, Fla.
4. Turnberry Isle Miami, Miami, Fla.
5. Doral, Miami, Fla.

Best Lodging
1. The Breakers, Palm Beach, Fla.
2. Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples/Tiburon, Naples, Fla.
3. Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fla.
4. Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
5. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

MIDWEST

Best Golf
1. The American Club, Kohler, Wis.
2. Giants Ridge, Biwabik, Minn.
3. Inn at Bay Harbor, Bay Harbor, Mich.
4. Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, Minn.
5. Madden’s on Gull Luke, Brainerd, Minn.

Best Lodging
1. The American Club, Kohler, Wis.
2. French Lick Resort, French Lick, Ind.
3. Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, Minn.
4. Grand Traverse, Acme, Mich.
5. Giants Ridge, Biwabik, Minn.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST/ROCKIES

Best Golf
1. Bandon Dunes, Bandon, Ore.
2. Pronghorn, Bend, Ore.
3. Coeur d’Alene Resort & Casino/Circling Raven, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Best Lodging
1. Bandon Dunes, Bandon, Ore.
2. The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo.
3. Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Idaho

NORTHEAST

Best Golf
1. Turning Stone, Verona, N.Y.
2. Foxwoods/Lake of Isles, Mashantucket, Conn.
3. The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, N.Y.
4. Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, N.J.
5. Otesaga, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Best Lodging
1. Turning Stone, Verona, N.Y.
2. Foxwoods/Lake of Isles, Mashantucket, Conn.
3. Woodstock Inn & Resort, Woodstock, Vt.
4. The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, N.Y.
5. The Equinox, Manchester Village, Vt.

MID-ATLANTIC

Best Golf
1. Bay Creek Resort, Cape Charles, Va.
2. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
3. The Homestead, Hot Springs, Va.

Best Lodging
1. The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va 
2. The Homestead, Hot Springs, Va.
3. Nemacolin Woodlands, Farmington, Pa.

SOUTHWEST

Best Golf
1. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country/TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
2. Hyatt Regency Tamaya/Twin Warriors, Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.
3. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines/Wolfdancer, Lost Pines, Texas

Best Lodging
1. Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev.
2. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country/TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
3. Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas, Las Colinas, Irving, Texas

SOUTHEAST

Best Golf
1. Beau Rivage/Fallen Oak, Biloxi, Miss.
2. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C.
3. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C.
4. Pearl River Resort/Dancing Rabbit, Choctaw, Miss.
5. Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Ga.
6. Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, Ga.
7. Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
8. Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort, Birmingham, Ala.
9. Pine Needles Lodge/Mid Pines, Southern Pines, N.C.
10. Eseeola Lodge/Linville Golf Club, Linville, N.C.

Best Lodging
1. Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, Ga.
2. Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Ga.
3. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C.
4. Barnsley Gardens Resort, Adairsville, Ga.
5. Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Point Clear, Point Clear, Ala.
6. Beau Rivage/Fallen Oak, Biloxi, Miss.
7. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C.
8. Eseeola Lodge/Linville Golf Club, Linville, N.C.
9. Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

HAWAII

Best Golf
1. Four Seasons Lana’i at Manele Bay, Lana'i, Hawaii
2. Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Kapalua, Hawaii
3. Four Seasons Hualalai, Big Island, Hawaii
4. Four Seasons Lana’i, Lodge at Koele, Lana'i, Hawaii
5. St. Regis Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii

Best Lodging
1. Four Seasons Hualalai, Big Island, Hawaii
2. Four Seasons Lana’i at Manele Bay, Lana'i, Hawaii
3. Four Seasons Lana’i, Lodge at Koele, Lana'i, Hawaii
4. Fairmont Orchid Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii
5. Four Seasons Resort Maui/Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

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