Revealed: the world's best golf courses

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The June 2010 edition of Condé Nast Traveler magazine has revealed the results of its Fourteenth Readers' Choice Survey, pinpointing the best golf resorts in the world.

The US magazine's readers chose the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea at the best golf resort of all 80 contenders, with a winning average of 96 percent.

Scores were calculated on the basis of thousands of readers' votes for course design and access, golf staff and services, rooms, service, food/dining, location and overall design.

Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina took second place, followed by another Four Seasons resort in Hawaii, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

Four Seasons properties accounted for all four of the top courses in Hawaii with the Four Seasons Resort L?na‘i, The Lodge at Koele ranked third and Four Seasons Resort L?na‘i at Manele Bay ranked fourth in Hawaii.

“We are thrilled to have all four of our Hawaiian resorts recognized by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler with the prestigious ‘Top Golf Resorts’ honor. Our guests’ comments and experiences are extremely important to us and we will continue to strive to exceed their expectations with every visit,” commented Thomas Steinhauer, the general manager of Four Seasons Resort Maui.

Outside of the US, Esperanza at Cabo San Lucas in Mexico was ranked top, with Ireland's Dromoland Castle in second place.

The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Scotland was ranked third outside of the US and the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Columbia, Canada was fourth.

See the world's top 80 golf resorts online: http://www.concierge.com/cntraveler/articles/502615

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