PUNTA MITA, Mexico (June 7, 2006) The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita the flagship resort of the innovative 1,500-acre, master-planned community just north of Puerto Vallarta has taken top honors in three categories of Conde Nast Traveler’s eleventh annual Reader’s Choice survey on the world’s finest golf resorts.Â In this year’s evaluation, The Four Seasons Punta Mita is named the #1 Golf Resort in the world, as well as the top property for both accommodations and service.
Conde Nast Traveler’s survey polls readers each year, asking them to rank their favorite golf spots in six categories using a five-point scale.Â Course design accounts for 20% of the overall score while speed of play accounts for 10%.Â Accommodations, service, food/dining and facilities each account for 17.5%.Â Readers rank properties as excellent, very good, good, fair or poor. The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita topped the overall golf resort list with a score of 96.7, the accommodations list with a score of 100, and the service list with a score of 100.
“Conde Nast Traveler has its finger on the pulse of what the world’s most discerning travelers want and this survey is an excellent judge of how a particular property or destination is faring in today’s competitive industry landscape,” said Lynne Bairstow, Marketing Director for DINE, the developer of Punta Mita.Â “We are thrilled to have been recognized as a leading destination and THE home of the favorite golf resort in the worldÂ Â by travelers.Â These rankings prove what a special place Punta Mita truly is.”
The private Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at The Four Seasons Golf Club Punta Mita is an astonishing 19-hole championship course featuring eight holes facing or playing along the ocean and breathtaking ocean vistas. Its famed 19th Hole, an optional par-3 called the Tail of the Whale, plays 199 yards from a mainland tee box to an island green in the Pacific Ocean. Playing between 5,037 and 7,014 yards, the private Punta Mita Golf Club is open only to Punta Mita property owners and their guests, guests of The Four Seasons Resort, and other Punta Mita residents. A second Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is now under construction at Punta Mita. For information or reservations, log onto www.punta-mitaproperties.com or contact the Punta Mita Discovery Center (toll-free from US) 1.888.647.0979.Â To contact the Four Seasons directly, log onto www.fourseasons.com.