Golf’s 2019-2020 Ranking of the Top 100 Resorts in the World

In one of the biggest editorial projects GOLF has ever attempted, we culled the names of 243 rank-worthy resorts spread across North America. Under the expert guidance of resort industry veterans and our stable of well-heeled travel writers, we placed each resort into at least one of four experience categories: Luxury, Buddies, General Excellence and Families.

Best For Luxury

Best For Buddies

All Around Excellence

Best For Families

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Best For Luxury

1. Pebble Beach Golf Resort 2. The American Club Resort Hotel 3. Sea Island Resort 4. Four Seasons Resort Lana’i 5. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Resort 6. Albany Resort 7. Amanera, Playa Grande Resort 8. Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Papagayo 9. Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain 10. Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort 11. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai 12. The Inn at Bay Harbor 13. Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole 14. Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua 15. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 16. Rosewood Mayakoba Resort 17. Montage Palmetto Bluff 18. Four Seasons Resort, The Ocean Club 19. One&Only Palmilla Resort 20. The Resort at Pelican Hill 21. Primland Resort 22. Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa 23. The Punta Mita Resort: The Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort / The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort 24. Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee 25. Sandy Lane Resort

Best For Buddies

1. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort 2. Pinehurst Resort 3. Cabot Links 4. Sand Valley Golf Resort 5. The Resort at Diamante 6. Arcadia Bluffs 7. Barefoot Resort and Golf 8. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa 9. Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa 10. Boyne Golf 11. Caledonia/True Blue Golf Club 12. Erin Hills 13. Forest Dunes 14. Gamble Sands 15. Innisbrook, A Salamander Resort 16. Pine Needles Lodge/Mid Pines Inn 17. The Prairie Club 18. FarmLinks at Pursell Farms 19. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa 20. Streamsong Resort 21. Sunriver Resort 22. Talking Stick 23. Trump National Doral Miami 24. Turning Stone Resort & Casino 25. Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa

All Around Excellence

1. The Broadmoor 2. The Greenbrier 3. Fairmont Banff Springs Resort 4. Kiawah Island Golf Resort 5. Sea Pines Resort 6. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch 7. Baha Mar Complex 8. Omni Bedford Springs Resort 9. Cabo del Sol Beach and Golf Resort 10. Cap Cana Resort 11. Casa de Campo Resort 12. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort 13. Rosewood CordeValle Resort 14. Gasparilla Inn and Club 15. Grand Wailea Maui 16. Omni Grove Park Inn 17. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay 18. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge 19. La Quinta Resort & Club 20. Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas 21. Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu 22. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort 23. Princeville Resort Kauai 24. Pronghorn Resort 25. Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Best For Families

1. Big Cedar Lodge 2. Colonial Williamsburg Resort 3. The Retreat, Links and Spa at Silvies Valley Ranch 4. French Lick Resort 5. Omni Mount Washington Resort 6. Beaver Creek Resort 7. Rosewood Bermuda 8. The Coeur d’Alene Resort 9. Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort 10. Grand Isla Navidad Resort 11. Grand View Lodge 12. Hammock Beach, A Salamander Resort 13. Omni Homestead Resort 14. Horseshoe Bay Resort 15. The Hotel Hershey 16. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa 17. Ojai Valley Inn 18. Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort 19. The Sagamore Resort 20. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa 21. Seaview, a Dolce Hotel 22. Sun Valley Resort 23. Taboo Muskoka Resort & Club 24. JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa 25. Walt Disney World Resort
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