Golf News for Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | Media

Golfweek's Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living and Great Escapes

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Golfweek, the publication most preferred by serious golfers, has just released the eighth annual Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living and Great Escapes. This highly anticipated issue not only features exclusive stories on everything from course architecture to golf travel, but also includes the 2013 Golfweek's Best Residential Courses, Resort Courses and Caribbean/Mexico Courses lists as compiled by Golfweek's knowledgeable team of 745 course raters.

"Golfweek's raters are open-minded and fair, and that's evident in the diverse styles highlighted in our latest course rankings," said Bradley S. Klein, national director of the Golfweek's Best Course ratings program. "They've selected two Tom Doak designs for No. 1 status: Rock Creek Cattle Co. in Montana atop our real estate list and Oregon's Pacific Dunes heading the resort rankings. At the same time, they've recognized the Jack Nicklaus-designed Cap Cana-Punta Espada course in the Dominican Republic as the lead layout in the entire Caribbean/Mexico region."

In addition to these three authoritative rankings lists, Golfweek's Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living and Great Escapes offers in-depth information about many of the featured properties found on each list. The issue also presents exclusive editorial content, including:
• A Q&A with golf legend Gary Player discussing how his golf course design business is thriving despite global economic ills
• A report on the innovative approaches successful resort properties are taking to maintain their customers' loyalty
• A look at how investors are bringing in revenue and breathing new life into resort and residential properties that have fallen on hard times
• A golf travel feature exploring the western spirit of posh residential communities that line Montana's rugged frontier
• An insightful column recounting how some of the best memories are made on the journey to and from the course

Visit to view the complete lists of Golfweek's Best Courses.

About Golfweek's Best Ratings
Since beginning its rating system in 1997, Golfweek has developed the most respected ranking structure in the industry. Golfweek's expert team of course raters, which currently boasts 745 evaluators, rates each nominated course on the basis of Golfweek's 10 strict standards of evaluation. Collectively, Golfweek raters have turned in more than 55,000 votes. Golfweek's Best Courses lists include: Modern, Classic, New, Casino, Municipal, Campus, Residential, Resort, Canadian, Caribbean & Mexico, Great Britain & Ireland and Courses You Can Play. The full criteria for evaluating the golf courses may be found at

About Golfweek
Founded in 1975, Golfweek is the most authentic, authoritative and independent voice in golf. Serving enthusiasts who are truly passionate about the game of golf, the Golfweek brand includes Golfweek magazine,, Golfweek OnDemand, Golfweek Mobile, Golfweek Custom Media, The Golf Wire, The Apparel Wire, The Tour Van and Golfweek is part of Turnstile Media Group, which specializes in developing diverse media platforms that engage and strengthen the communities they serve. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Professional Artist, Community Media Holdings, The Seminole Voice, The Winter Park/Maitland Observer and Turnstile Connect.

Kayla Mitchell, Marketing Communications Manager
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