AMERICAN CLUB NAMED LUXURY RESORT OF THE YEAR
Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, has been named Resort of the Year in
the Luxury Golf Experience awards from Luxury Golf Homes & Resorts
results are found in the May/June issue of the magazine, now on
sale at select newsstands. A panel of golf and travel experts, along
with the magazine's editors, selected the 236-room Midwestern resort
as the ultimate golf vacation experience for scoring the highest
in seven categories.
cited the resort's golf offerings, which include four Pete Dye-designed
courses including Blackwolf Run, which hosted the 1998 U.S. Women's
Open, and Whistling Straits, on which the 2004 PGA Championship
will be contested. In addition, The American Club was highly ranked
for its cuisine, spa, romance and family experiences.
"This is the
first year Luxury Golf Homes & Resorts has determined the best luxury
golf resorts in the world," said James Y. Bartlett, Editor of the
bimonthly magazine published by Luxury Media Corporation. "Our panel
carefully evaluated hundreds of top golf resorts and selected The
American Club as the pinnacle of the luxury resort experience."
In addition to The American Club's overall selection, Luxury Golf
named "Best in Class" winners in seven categories.
the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa on the Hawaiian island of Maui
for Best in Spa Experience; The Boulders in Carefree, Arizona, as
Best Romantic Experience; the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina
for Best Pure Golf Experience; the La Quinta Resort in La Quinta,
California for Best Golf School Experience; the Pebble Beach Resorts
for Best Cuisine Experience; Walt Disney World in Florida for Best
Family Experience and the Turnberry Hotel and Spa in Ayrshire, Scotland
as Best International Experience.
"A truly exceptional
vacation is the sum of many parts," continued Bartlett. "The common
thread in these resorts is outstanding golf. But we wanted to identify
specific characteristics that make these resorts memorable, and
asked our panel to judge them by category. The result is a definitive
list of the finest golf resorts in the world." Luxury Golf Homes
& Resorts magazine is published by Luxury Media Corporation, whose
flagship publication is the Robb Report, the world's leading luxury