Golf Digest Selected Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for "Hot Ball" Evaluation and Testing

Jun 10, 2010, 09:45 ET from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Story Featured in this Month's Golf Digest Magazine

DESTIN, FL, June 10 /PRNewswire/ - Golf Digest, one of the country's leading golf publications, selected Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort as the site of its 2010 'Hot Ball" testing, which is featured in this month's issue of the magazine.

Earlier this year, five members of the Golf Digest editorial team came to Sandestin, the # 1 resort as rated by Emerald Coast Magazine.

Golf Digest editors were joined for four days by 20 experienced golfers with varying ability, who tested balls on the practice range and in actual course play. Players used Sandestin's Raven Golf Club, which has been the site of past PGA championship tournaments and ranked among the best courses in North America.

During the ball testing at Sandestin, brands and markings on the balls were blacked out, so all evaluation would be objective. Winners of the testing and complete breakdowns are featured in this June's edition of Golf Digest Magazine.

Golf Digest enjoyed Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for the testing program because of the outstanding facility, combined with the superior service and convenient accommodations.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Florida offers the most complete resort experience in North America, with a wide selection of golf options and packages for any level player. Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination for all seasons and for all ages, located on Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast, an area recognized as one of the top 2010 destinations in the world by Frommer's. The resort invites guests to enter a world of 30 charming neighborhoods from the beach to the bay featuring 1,500 villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. A member of Beaches of South Walton, Sandestin features four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village featuring boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife.

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