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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.

  • 2016, 2015, 2014 #1 Best Hotel in Destin, U.S. News & World Report
  • 2016, 2015, 2014 Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
  • 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012 Best Resort in Destin, Destin Magazine
  • 2016 Perfect in South Walton "Best Resort"
  • 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 Best Resort, Emerald Coast Magazine
  • 2016 Best Place to take the Kids, Emerald Coast Magazine
  • 2015, 2014 Best Hotels in the USA, U.S. News & World Report
  • 2015 Parents' Picks Birmingham's Best, Birmingham Magazine
  • Best Travel Finds of 2014, Redbook Magazine
  • 2013, 2012 Emerald Coast's Finest Resort, Northwest Florida Daily News
  • 2012, 2011 Fodor's Choice selection
  • 10Best: Beach Resort Kids' Clubs, USA Today
  • Best of the Emerald Coast presented by Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Named one of the Best Beaches for Families, iVillage
  • Destin area named one of the 10 Most Beautiful Places in America, ABC-TV "Good Morning America"
  • Florida's Emerald Coast named Best Fall Trips 2011 by National Geographic
  • 2016 Perfect in South Walton "Best One Day Event", Sandestin Gumbo Festival
  • 2015, 2014 Best Local Event in Destin, Destin Magazine for the Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
  • 2016 Best of Meetings Today, Meetings Today Magazine
  • 2016 Perfect in South Walton "Meeting Space"
  • 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012 Readers' Choice Award, ConventionSouth Magazine
  • 2015 Best Meeting Facility in Destin, Destin Magazine
  • 2015 Best Reception Venue in Destin, Destin Magazine for Magnolia Ballroom
  • 2014 Award of Excellence, Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine
  • 2014 Top 100 Resorts, Cvent
  • 2014, 2013 100 Most Popular Meeting Resorts, Cvent
  • 2013 Gold Key Award, Meetings & Conventions Magazine
  • 2013 Editor's Hot Pick for South's Top All-Around Value Resort, Convention South Magazine
  • 2012 New or Renovated Meeting Site Award, Convention South Magazine
  • Best of the South Award, Meetings South Magazine
  • 2017 Best Resort Courses, Golfweek Magazine
  • 2016-2017 Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Florida, GOLF Magazine
  • 2016 Golf Advisor Top 100 Best Public Golf Courses of the PGA Tour's Champions circuit, Raven Golf Club
  • 2016 Perfect in South Walton "Golf Facility", Raven Golf Club
  • 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Best Courses You Can Play, Golfweek Magazine
  • 2016-2012 Home to the Golfweek Collegiate Men's and Women's Fall Invitational
  • 2015 PGA Dixie Section Merchandiser of the Year, PGA
  • Top 10 Destinations for Family Golf Trips, Golf Digest
  • 2015 Top 75 Florida Golf Courses, Golf Digest for Burnt Pine, Raven and The Links Golf Club
  • 2015 Florida's Favorite Golf Courses, Florida Golf Magazine
  • 2015 Best Courses in NW Florida, Florida Golf Magazine Readers' Choice Award for Burnt Pine Golf Club
  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Gold Tee Award, Meetings & Conventions Magazine
  • 2013 Home to the NCAA Division III National Championships
  • 2012 Best Public Courses, GOLF Magazine
  • 2012 Premier Golf Resorts, GOLF Magazine
  • 2012, 2008, 2006, 2004 Top 75 Golf Resorts, Silver Medalist, Golf Magazine
  • 2006 and 2007 Home to the PGA Champions Tour Boeing Championship
  • Top 12 Golf Communities, Forbes
  • Top 10 Golf Getaways, Links Magazine
  • Top 10 Best Courses to Play in Florida, Golficity
  • BEST Courses in the Top 100 & the Best Courses of Distinction, Golfweek Magazine
  • Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor for Sandestin Golf Courses
  • Emerald Coast's Finest Golf Course, Northwest Florida Daily News
  • Four 1/5 Stars "Places to Play", Golf Digest
  • Top 100 Women's Courses in the Country, Golf for Women
  • Best Golf in Northwest Florida, Birmingham Magazine
  • 2013, 2012 Best of Weddings presented by The Knot
  • 2016, 2015, 2014 Top 100 Tennis Resorts & Camps, Tennis Resorts Online
  • 2016 Best Tennis, Emerald Coast Magazine
  • 2016 Perfect in South Walton "Tennis Facility"
  • 50 Top Tennis Resorts, Tennis Magazine
  • 2016 Perfect in South Walton "Beach Service"
  • 2016 Perfect in South Walton "Spa"
  • 2016 Finest on the Emerald Coast Men's Clothing, Northwest Florida Daily News for Island Clothiers
  • 2016 Finest on the Emerald Coast Children's Clothing, Northwest Florida Daily News for Coconut Kidz
  • 2016 Best Children's Clothing, Emerald Coast Magazine for Coconut Kidz
  • 2016, 2015 Best Women's Clothing in Destin, Destin Magazine for Barefoot Princess
  • 2016 Best Women's Accessories in Destin, Destin Magazine for Barefoot Princess
  • 2016, 2015 Best Men's Clothing in Destin, Destin Magazine for Island Clothiers
  • 2016, 2015 Best Children's Clothing in Destin, Destin Magazine for Coconut Kidz
  • 2016, 2015 Best Toy Store in Destin, Destin Magazine for Toys & Treasures
  • 2015 Best Place to Spoil Him in Destin, Destin Magazine for Island Clothiers
  • 2014 Best Women's Accessories: Barefoot Princess, Emerald Coast Magazine
  • 2013 Finest Women's Clothing (Barefoot Princess), Northwest Florida Daily News
  • Emerald Coast's Finest Place to Work, Northwest Florida Daily News
  • 2016 Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor for Marina Bar & Grill
  • 2015 Best Casual Dining, Destin Magazine for Marina Bar & Grill
  • 2015 Best Buffalo Wings, Destin Magazine for Fat Tuesday
  • 2015, 2014 Best Bartender, Destin Magazine for Fat Tuesday
  • 2016 Best Place for a Kids Birthday, Emerald Coast Magazine for BLAST
  • 2016 Best Place to Take Kids in Destin, Destin Magazine for The Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • 2016 Perfect in South Walton "Kids Attraction", Baytowne Adventure Zone
  • 2016 Best New Business in Destin, Destin Magazine for Sandestin Executive Health & Wellness Center
  • 2016 Finest on the Emerald Coast Pharmacy and Urgent Care, Northwest Florida Daily News for Sandestin Executive Health & Wellness Center

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