Golf News for Thursday, March 28, 2013 | Resorts

New Jersey's Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club earns two awards

GALLOWAY, N.J. -- Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf - A Dolce Resort, a Troon Golf-managed facility and one of the premier resort destinations in the Northeast, announced that it has recently been honored with two prestigious golf awards.

The Golf Shop received a Platinum Award from the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM). A Platinum Award, which recognizes premier golf shops from the private, public, resort and off-course sectors, judges a facility based on its creative ideas, revenue-generating initiatives, promotions and visual displays.

"The Platinum Awards continues the tradition of Golf World's 100 Best Golf Shops and the AGM's Front Nine Awards by combining the two programs," said Desane Blaney, AGM Executive Director. "We received a number of outstanding entries and the competition was very close this year."

2013 marks the third consecutive year that the Golf Shop at Seaview has been recognized among the top golf shops in the country, having been named among America's 100 Best Golf Shops by Golf World magazine in 2012 and 2011. In total, this is the 12th time that the shop has been named to this prestigious list.

"We are thrilled to be recognized with this prestigious award for three consecutive years," said Kevin DeDonato, PGA Director of Golf, Seaview Golf Resort. "We pride ourselves on keeping the shop stocked with the best selection of products from the top brands, and which cater to golfers all ages, sizes and abilities. Our team is also extremely committed to providing an extraordinary level of service to our members and guests."

In related news, Troon Golf has recognized Seaview as the Most Improved Facility of the Year for 2012. This award measures the golf club's success with guest, member and owner satisfaction, success and participation in Troon Golf Programs, property innovation, and financial management. Seaview demonstrated outstanding performance by increasing revenues and membership sales, and was chosen among all of Troon's courses in the United States and Internationally.

Stockston Seaview Hotel & Golf Club - A Dolce Resort in Galloway, N.J., is a quintessential seaside resort updated with modern elegance located on over 670 wooded acres of pinelands. Nestled against the New Jersey Shore's pristine Reed's Bay -- Seaview features 270 guestrooms, 36 holes of championship golf including the famed Bay Course, home of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and 27,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Additional information is available at

Dolce Hotels and Resorts, a privately held operator of 27 upscale hotels, resorts and conference hotels in North America and Europe founded in 1981, is majority-owned by Broadreach Capital Partners. The company, headquartered in Rockleigh, N.J., employs more than 4,000 worldwide. As a leader in the meetings industry, Dolce hosts some 30,000 events and 4 million group clients globally every year. Additional information is available at

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Michele Cooper