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Top Golf Resort’s

Top Golf Resort’s

Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

April 2011

Teeing up with a gentle wind at your back, sinking a putt from 25 feet, collapsing into a leather chair after 18 well-played holes. That’s what golfing memories are made of, and that’s what you can anticipate at the top golf resorts in the United States and beyond as chosen by thousands of readers of Condé Nast Traveler in our fifteenth golf poll. Stretching from Scottsdale to St. Andrews, the properties on the following pages marry outstanding golf with fantastic lodging, dining, and service. For the avid—or casual— golfer, that’s a match made in heaven.

More Bang for your Buck

Of the Top 10 Arizona Golf Resorts (and the Top 10 Western U.S. Golf Resorts), 70 percent have rooms for less than $350. The upshot: You’ll have more money to spend on another round and can finally perfect that approach shot

Top 10 Arizona Golf Resorts Overall Average
The Phoenician, Scottsdale – 89.3
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale – 89.2
Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa, Carefree – 87.5
Legacy Golf Resort, Phoenix – 86.5
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix – 85.8
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – 85.5
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson – 85.0
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson – 84.0
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale – 83.3
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch – 83.2

Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Golf Poll results were derived from our 2010 Readers’ Choice Survey, whose questionnaire was available through a secure Web site. Tabulation of the 25,916 responses was done by Global Market Insite, Inc., of Boston. Golf resorts were rated excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor on eight criteria: Course Design & Access, Golf Staff & Services, Rooms, Service, Food/Dining, Location, Overall Design, and Activities/Facilities. Criterion scores, which represent the percentage of respondents who rated a golf resort excellent or very good, were averaged to determine the overall score. Only resorts that received a required minimum number of responses were included in these rankings.

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