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GOLF Gold Premier Resorts Gold and Silver Winners 2016-17

Photo: Brian Oar

Cabot Links, Inverness, N.S., Canada

Thirty-seven premier resorts earned Gold Medal status in 2016. Among the old-line properties that engineered dramatic makeovers are Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico and Trump National Doral Miami. The most exciting newcomer is clearly Canada's Cabot Links.

The Boulders Resort
Carefree, Ariz.
theboulders.com; 480-488-9009

BOYNE Golf
Petosky, Mich.
boynegolf.com; 855-688-7025

Cabot Links NEW
Inverness, N.S., Canada
cabotlinks.com; 855-652-2268

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Cabot Links, Inverness, N.S., Canada

Casa de Campo
La Romana, Dominican Republic
casadecampo.com.do; 855-877-3643

CordeValle
San Martin, Calif.
cordevallegolf.com; 408-695-4558

Dorado Beach NEW
Dorado, P.R.
doradobeach.com; 787-626-1001

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Dorado Beach Resort and Club, Dorado, P.R.

Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff, Alberta, Canada
fairmont.com/banff-springs; 866-540-4406

Fairmont Chateau Whistler NEW
Whistler, B.C.
Canada fairmont.com/whistler; 800-606-8244

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Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, B.C., Canada

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
San Diego, Calif.
fairmont.com/san-diego; 855-314-2030

Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Lanai City, Lanai, Hawaii
fourseasons.com/lanai; 808-565-2000

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
fourseasons.com/maui; 808-874-8000

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita NEW
Nayarit, Mexico
fourseasons.com/puntamita; 52 (329) 291-6000

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Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Scottsdale, Ariz.
fourseasons.com/scottsdale; 480-515-5700

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, Tex.
jwsanantonio.com; 210-276-2500

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Farmington, Pa.
nemacolin.com; 866-344-6957

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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pa.

The Omni Homestead Resort
Hot Springs, Va.
omnihotels.com/hotels/homestead-virginia; 800-838-1766

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Carlsbad, Calif.
omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa; 760-438-9111

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Pine Needles Lodge / Mid Pines Inn
Southern Pines, N.C.
pineneedles-midpines.com; 800-747-7272

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
pontevedra.com; 888-839-9145

Primland Resort
Meadows of Dan, Va.
primland.com; 866-960-7746

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Primland Resort, Meadows of Dan, Va.

Puntacana Resort & Club
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
puntacana.com; 888-442-2262

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Birmingham, Ala.
rossbridgeresort.com; 205-916-7677

The Resort at Pelican Hill
Newport Coast, Calif.
pelicanhill.com; 855-315-8214

Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay, Calif.
ritzcarlton.com; 650-712-7000

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
ritzcarlton.com; 808-669-6200

Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Orlando, Fla.
ritzcarlton.com; 407-206-2400

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Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fla.

Ritz-Carlton, Naples/Tiburon
Naples, Fla.
ritzcarlton.com/naples; 239-598-3300

St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, Calif.
stregismb.com; 949-234-3200

St. Regis Princeville
Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii
stregisprinceville.com; 808-826-9644

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Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
sawgrassmarriott.com; 904-285-7777

Sunriver Resort
Sunriver, Ore.
sunriver-resort.com; 855-420-8206

Trump National Doral Miami NEW
Miami, Fla.
trumphotelcollection.com; 305-592-2000

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Trump National Doral Blue Monster, Miami, Fla.

Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Verona, N.Y.
turningstone.com; 800-771-7711

Villas of Grand Cypress
Orlando, Fla.
grandcypress.com; 407-239-4700

Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Orlando, Fla.
waldorfastoriaorlando.com; 407-597-5500

Williamsburg Inn
Williamsburg, Va.
colonialwilliamsburg.com; 757-220-7978

Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nev.
wynnlasvegas.com; 877-321-9966

Seventy-five premier resorts earned Silver Medal status in 2016. Among the most promising new entries is Missouri’s Big Cedar Lodge, which hosts a PGA Champions Tour event and has more golf on the way from Gary Player and Coore/Crenshaw, and Mexico’s Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, where a Greg Norman course will soon pair with the resort’s existing Jack Nicklaus creation.

Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Orlando, Fla.
bayhill.com; 888-422-9445

Barnsley Resort
Adairsville, Ga.
barnsleyresort.com: 877-773-2447

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino/Fallen Oak
Biloxi, Miss.
beaurivage.com; 228-386-7444

Big Cedar Lodge NEW
Ridgedale, Mo.
bigcedar.com; 800-225-6343

The Breakers
Palm Beach, Fla.
thebreakers.com; 888-273-2537

Cabo del Sol Beach & Golf Resort
Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico
cabodelsol.com; 877-703-4394

Coeur d'Alene Resort
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
cdaresort.com; 855-999-7998

Eagle Ridge Golf Resort & Spa NEW
Galena, Ill.
eagleridge.com; 815-777-5000

The Equinox NEW
Manchester Village, Vt.
equinoxresort.com; 802-362-4700

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper, Alberta, Canada
fairmont.com/jasper; 866-540-4454

Fairmont Kea Lani NEW
Maui, Hawaii
fairmont.com/kea-lani-maui; 808-875-4100

Fairmont Mayakoba NEW
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico
fairmont.com/mayakoba; 800-540-6088

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Scottsdale, Ariz.
fairmont.com/scottsdale; 480-585-4848

Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas
Irving, Tex.
fourseasons.com/dallas; 972-717-0700

Foxwoods Resort & Casino/Lake of Isles
Mashantucket, Conn.
foxwoods.com; 800-FOXWOODS

French Lick Resort
French Lick, Ind.
frenchlick.com; 888-936-9360

Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort
Biwabik, Minn.
giantsridge.com; 800-688-7669

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa NEW
Lake Geneva, Wisc.
grandgeneva.com; 800-558-3417

Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Point Clear, Ala.
marriottgrand.com; 251-928-9201

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa/Poipu Bay
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
kauai.grand.hyatt.com; 808-742-1234

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Acme, Mich.
grandtraverseresort.com; 231-534-6000

Grand Wailea
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
grandwailea.com; 800-888-6100

Hammock Beach Resort
Palm Coast, Fla.
hammockbeach.com; 866-841-0287

Hershey Resorts
Hershey, Pa.
hersheypa.com; 844-330-1811

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, Tex.
hillcountry.hyatt.com; 210-647-1234

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Indian Wells, Calif.
indianwells.regency.hyatt.com; 760-776-1234

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa/Wolfdancer
Lost Pines, Tex.
lostpines.regency.hyatt.com; 512-308-1234

Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf and Spa Resort
Palm Harbor, Fla.
innisbrookgolfresort.com; 888-794-8627

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa NEW
Scottsdale, Ariz.
marriott.com; 480-948-1700

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Phoenix, Ariz.
jwdesertridgeresort.com; 480-293-5000

Kauai Marriott Resort
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
kauaimarriott.com; 800-245-5050

Keswick Hall and Golf Club NEW
Charlottesville, Va.
keswick.com; 434-979-3440

Kingsmill Resort
Williamsburg, Va.
kingsmill.com; 800-832-5665

La Cantera Hill Country Resort
San Antonio, Tex.
destinationhotels.com/la-cantera-resort-and-spa; 210-558-6500

LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort NEW
Naples, Fla.
laplayaresort.com; 239-597-3123

La Quinta Resort & Club
La Quinta, Calif.
laquintaresort.com; 760-564-4111

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
La Jolla, Calif.
lodgetorreypines.com; 858-453-4420

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Tucson, Ariz.
loewshotels.com/ventana-canyon; 520-299-2020

Madden's on Gull Lake
Brainerd, Minn.
maddens.com; 800-642-5363

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
princeresortshawaii.com; 808-882-7222

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
maunalani.com; 808-885-6622

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes NEW
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
marriott.com; 843-449-8880

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Ojai, Calif.
ojairesort.com; 855-697-8780

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort NEW
Amelia Island, Fla.
omnihotels.com; 904-261-6161

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Austin, Tex.
bartoncreek.com; 512-329-4000

Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, N.C.
omnihotels.com; 800-438-5800

Omni Mount Washington Resort
Bretton Woods, N.H.
omnihotels.com/mtwashington; 603-278-1000

Omni Tucson National Resort NEW
Tucson, Ariz.
omnihotels.com/hotels/tucson-national; 520-297-2271

One&Only Ocean Club/Atlantis
Paradise Island, Bahamas
oneandonlyresorts.com; 888-528-7157

One&Only Palmilla
Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico
oneandonlyresorts.com; 866-829-2977

The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Cooperstown, N.Y.
otesaga.com; 607-547-9931

Park Hyatt Aviara
Carlsbad, Calif.
aviara.park.hyatt.com; 760-448-1234

Pearl River Resort/Dancing Rabbit
Choctaw, Miss.
pearlriverresort.com; 866-447-3275

PGA National Resort & Spa
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
pgaresort.com; 800-863-2819

The Phoenician
Scottsdale, Ariz.
thephoenician.com; 480-941-8200

Pronghorn
Bend, Ore.
pronghornresort.com; 866-320-5024

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Indian Wells, Calif.
marriott.com; 760-773-4444

Reunion Resort
Orlando, Fla.
reunionresort.com; 866-880-8563

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Marana, Ariz.
ritzcarlton.com/dovemountain; 520-572-3000

Rosewood Tucker's Point NEW
Hamilton, Bermuda
rosewoodhotels.com/en/tuckers-point-bermuda; 441-298-4000

Royal Isabela NEW
Isabela, Puerto Rico
royalisabela.com; 855-609-5888

The Sagamore Resort NEW
Bolton Landing, N.Y.
thesagamore.com; 518-644-9400

Salishan Spa & Golf Resort
Gleneden Beach. Ore.
salishan.com; 800-452-2300

Samoset Resort
Rockport, Me.
samosetresort.com; 207-594-2511

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort NEW
Destin, Fla.
sandestin.com; 850-267-8000

Silverado Resort & Spa
Napa, Calif.
silveradoresort.com; 707-257-0200

Turnberry Isle Miami
Aventura, Fla.
turnberryislemiami.com; 866-612-7739

Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta NEW
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico
vidanta.com; 800-292-9446

Walt Disney World Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
disneyworld.com; 407-939-5277

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, Ariz.
kierlandresort.com; 480-624-1000

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa NEW
Tucson, Ariz.
westinlapalomaresort.com; 520-742-6000

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
Savannah, Ga.
westinsavannah.com; 912-201-2000

The Wigwam NEW
Litchfield Park, Ariz.
wigwamarizona.com; 623-935-3811

World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort
St. Augustine, Fla.
worldgolfrenaissance.com; 904-940-8000

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