And it's gratifying to know that while Kiva Dunes was selected, the Gulf Shores Golf Association has nine other premier courses that also provide the best golf experiences available, both in the region and nationally.
Gulf Shores, Ala. (PRWEB) October 22, 2009
Kiva Dunes Golf Club, a member of the 10-course Gulf Shores Golf Association (GSGA), has been ranked in Golf Digest's 2009 75 Best Golf Resorts In North America list.
When the list begins with the famous Pebble Beach Resort, the caliber is immediately established. From there the ranked resorts include notables from Hawaii, the Carolinas, Florida and all points in between. As a North American list, there are also courses from Canada and the Bahamas.
Ranked number 60, in a three-way tie with Kauai (Hawaii) Marriott Resort & Beach Club and Westin La Cantera Resort of San Antonio, Kiva Dunes is the only Alabama golf resort to make the list.
"It's flattering to have our golf course included on this list, considering that Golf Digest employs many, many raters to scour the country to single out the very best golf course designs and resorts," says Mark Stillings, General Manager at Kiva Dunes and President of the GSGA. "And it's gratifying to know that while Kiva Dunes was selected, the Gulf Shores Golf Association has nine other premier courses that also provide the best golf experiences available, both in the region and nationally."
Golf Digest has a panel of over 900 raters who helped compile the rankings and rated hundreds of resorts in the USA, Canada and Mexico. "Regardless of where on the list a resort ranks, each one offers a combination of fine golf, lodging, food and service" says Golf Digest Editor-in-Chief Jerry Tarde.
To read the article and see the full list, visit http://www.GolfDigest.com.
About Kiva Dunes Golf Club:
Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, Kiva Dunes was masterfully designed by Jerry Pate and is consistently ranked among America's finest golf courses. The layout meanders through pristine sand dunes, lakes and natural wildlife areas. In addition to the Golf Digest awards, the course has also been ranked nationally by GOLF Magazine, LINKS Magazine, Golf Course Living and GolfSouth. Kiva Dunes offers a full-service clubhouse, meeting facilities, fitness area, three swimming pools, 3,000-feet of private beach and on-site rentals of two, three and four-bedroom luxury condominiums and beach homes.
About the Gulf Shores Golf Association:
Founded in 1995, the Gulf Shores Golf Association is dedicated to promoting Alabama's Gulf Coast as a golf vacation destination. For detailed information on the GSGA, the area's golf courses and the golf packages offered by local accommodations, call (888) 815-1902 or visit http://www.golfgulfshores.com.