Sandestin Awards


Destin, Florida ranked #1, "2001 Beach Guide," USA Today
Destin ranked "Best Beach," Southern Living, 2000
Sandestin listed as "Best Family Resort," Birmingham magazine, 2000
Sandestin's Beaches earned the prestigious "Blue Wave"Award, Clean Beaches Council, 2001
"Top 100 Resorts and Camps," Tennis Resorts Online, 2001

Golf Courses:

Fodors Golfer's Paradise - Top Ten Resorts Jan. 2010

Top 100 Women's Courses in the Century, Golf for Women
Best New Course of 2000, Florida Golf News, Raven Golf Club
Top 3 Best New Resort Courses in Florida, Golf Digest, Burnt Pine
Top 100 Golf Courses in Florida, Florida Golf News, Burnt Pine
Best 18 holes on Emerald Coast, NW Florida Daily News, Links
Top 5 Courses in Northwest Florida, Florida Golf News, Burnt Pine
Best Golf in Northwest Florida, Birmingham magazine


DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award), Elephant Walk Restaurant, 1998-2002
Top 200 Restaurants in Florida, Florida Trend magazine, Elephant Walk Restaurant, 1992-2001
Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator, Elephant Walk Restaurant, 1999, 2000, and 2001