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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GOLFWEEK HIGHLIGHTS GOLF COURSE LIVING AND GREAT ESCAPES IN NOV. 1 ULTIMATE GUIDE ISSUE
ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2013) — Golfweek has just released the 2014 Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living and Great Escapes – a special annual edition dedicated entirely to golf architecture, travel and real estate. Delivering insights and articles from Golfweek's award-winning writers and expert course raters, this standalone issue also features the 2014 rankings of Golfweek's Best Residential Courses, Resort Courses and Caribbean & Mexico Courses.
"I'm always amazed how our team of raters scours the countryside and comes up with judgments that both affirm longstanding greatness while also allowing room for newcomers," said Bradley S. Klein, national director of the Golfweek's Best Course ratings program. "That's the case with our latest release of top courses, where the current frontrunners maintain their positions atop the leaderboard.
"The Tom Doak-designed Pacific Dunes in Bandon, Ore., is still No. 1 on the resort list; Tom Fazio's work at Wade Hampton in Cashiers, N.C., is still No. 1 on the residential list; and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Cap Cana - Punta Espada course retains its dominance on the Caribbean & Mexico list. The strongest newcomer to these lists is the 36-hole property of Streamsong in Fort Meade, Fla., where the Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw-designed Red Course debuts at No. 12 and the Doak-designed Blue Course garners a No. 14 ranking."
Going beyond golf's top tracks, perennial favorites and notable newcomers, the 2014 edition of Golfweek's Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living and Great Escapes also recognizes the next 100 Golfweek's Best Courses in each category, giving readers even more options to consider for their golf bucket lists.
Additional features from this year's issue include:
- A look at golf resort amenities, covering everything from concierge services and pet-friendly accommodations to food festivals and memorable experiences
- A report on the size shift in the luxury golf community housing market
- An exploration of seaside golf in the Dominican Republic and its effect on the region's tourism
- A Q&A with Bandon Dunes owner Mike Keiser about how his love of golf architecture drives his resort ventures
- A glimpse into the process of designing modern golf course architecture around Mother Nature
- A featured property showcase – complete with in-depth course information and photos – highlighting many of the resorts and residential communities found on the 2014 Golfweek's Best lists
Visit Golfweek.com/GolfweeksBest to view the complete lists of Golfweek's Best Courses.
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About Golfweek's Best
Since beginning its rating system in 1997, Golfweek has developed the most respected ranking structure in the industry. Golfweek's expert team of course raters, which currently boasts nearly 750 evaluators, rates each nominated course on the basis of Golfweek's 10 strict standards of evaluation. Collectively, Golfweek raters have turned in more than 55,000 votes. Golfweek's Best Courses lists include: Modern, Classic, Casino, Municipal, Campus, Residential, Resort, Canadian, Caribbean & Mexico, Great Britain & Ireland and Courses You Can Play. The full criteria for evaluating the golf courses may be found at Golfweek.com/GolfweeksBest.
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