For meeting groups driven by a love of the game, golf resorts are the perfect location.
To help planners discern the best among these amenity-filled gems, Northstar Meetings Group has honored 16 properties with 2019 Stella Awards, which celebrate convention centers, hotels, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, convention and visitor bureaus, and destination management companies. The awards are determined by votes from our community of experienced meeting planners. Explore all 278 winners and finalists here.NORTHEAST
GOLD: Skytop Lodge
The 143-room Skytop Lodge features a mountain-style track in Pennsylvania's Poconos. The 6,656-yard course is fit for both serious golfers and casual players, and the facilities include a putting green, a grass practice range and a short-game area. For groups, the property offers 14,526 square feet of meeting space, including the Skytop Executive Center.SILVER: Seaview, a Dolce Hotel
On 670 acres of woodland on the Jersey Shore, the 298-room Seaview is home to two challenging layouts: the 6,366-yard links-style Bay Course, featuring seaside views and deep pot bunkers, and the 6,731-yard Pines Course, whose woodlands setting challenges players with elevation shifts, doglegs and large bunkers. The South Jersey venue - an easy 10 miles from Atlantic City - offers 34,500 square feet of space among 21 meeting rooms.
GOLD: Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island, S.C.
Players love South Carolina's Kiawah Island Golf Resort and its five championship courses: The Ocean Course, Osprey Point, Oak Point, Turtle Point and Cougar Point. The Ocean Course, in particular, features the most surfside holes (10) in North America, and often ranks as one of the world's most challenging courses. The luxury, 255-room beach resort near Charleston has indoor and outdoor event and prefunction space, plus a large conference center. Groups also can gather in the property's golf clubhouses and Mingo Point, a riverside outdoor event space.
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