Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Earns Coveted 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor

Miramar Beach, Fla. (June 10, 2015) – For the second consecutive year, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has been awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. The award celebrates hospitality excellence worldwide and is given to accommodations, restaurants and attractions listed on TripAdvisor that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on the site.

“This is a direct reflection of all the hard work of hundreds of dedicated hospitality professionals at Sandestin,” said Mark Hodgdon, senior vice-president and general manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. “We also wish to thank all of our loyal guests, both leisure travelers and group attendees, who take the time to submit great reviews about their five-star experiences at the resort. Without those great reviews, we would not win this award.”

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees and takes into account the quality, quantity and volume of recent reviews. It also considers opinions by travelers submitted on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period, as well as a business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify for the award, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

A total of 78,000 hospitality-related businesses have been awarded this year. This is the fifth year the TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence program has been in existence.

For more information about Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, visit, or call 866.91.BEACH.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages, and was named the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,250 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife. People are invited to download Sandestin’s APP for iPhone and Android devices, or become a Facebook Fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and news.

Brooke Scholl, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
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Phil Werz, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
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