Awards and Recognitions

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Awards and Recognitions

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is committed to excellence for our guests, our community, our homeowners and our employees. Below you will see numerous examples of the recognition Sandestin has received for its outstanding, service-centered culture and commitment to all who visit, meet, live and come to enjoy this top rated resort year after year.

  • Top All Around Value Resort 2013 by Convention South magazine
  • 2012 Best Resort in Destin, presented by Destin Magazine
  • Emerald Coast's Finest Resort, by Northwest Florida Daily News
  • 2012 Best Resort by Emerald Coast Magazine
  • Best of the Emerald Coast presented by Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Named one of the Best Beaches for Families by iVillage
  • 2012 & 2011 Fodor's Choice selection
  • Best of Weddings 2013 & 2012 presented by The Knot
  • Florida's Emerald Coast named Best Fall Trips 2011 Voted by National Geographic
  • Destin area named one of the 10 Most Beautiful Places in America, by ABC-TV's Good Morning America
  • Best Annual Event by Destin Magazine for the Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
  • 50 Top Tennis Resorts of 2012 by Tennis
  • Named one of GOLF Magazine's "Premier Golf Resorts" 2012
  • Sandestin named among the Top 12 Golf Communities by Forbes
  • 2013, 2012 Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play
  • Certificate of Excellence for 2012 TripAdvisor for Sandestin Golf Courses
  • BEST Courses in the Top 100 & the Best Courses of Distinction (GW Best Resort Courses in America)
  • Emerald Coast's Finest Golf Course, by Northwest Florida Daily News
  • GOLF Magazine's 2012 list of Best Public Courses
  • 2012 New or Renovated Meeting Site Award by Convention South magazine
  • 2012 & 2011 Gold Tee Award from Meetings & Conventions Magazine
  • Best of the South Award from Meetings South Magazine
  • 2012 Reader's Choice recipient by Convention South magazine
  • Emerald Coast's Finest Place to Work, Northwest Florida Daily News
  • 2013 Editor's Hot Pick for South's Top All-Around Value Resort by Convention South magazine
  • 2013 Gold Tee Award by Meetings & Conventions Magazine
  • 2013 Finest Women's Clothing (Barefoot Princess), Northwest Florida Daily News
  • 2013 100 Most Popular Meeting Resorts, CVent Supplier Network Meeting Planners