Kiawah Tennis ranked No. 1 once again!

Kiawah received the ranking of the #1 tennis resort in the world by for 2012.  The rankings come out each May listing the top 75 tennis resorts in the world.  Kiawah has now been ranked #1 in the world six out of the last seven years. The source of the rankings comes from vacationers who are asked to assess resorts in seventeen categories.  Those included not only all aspects of the tennis experience but also such diverse off-court characteristics as the quality of lodging, restaurants, children’s programs, and value for dollar—so the ranking is definitely total resort team effort.  Roy Barth, Kiawah’s Director of Tennis (since the resort opened in 1976) wants to thank his  staff who have worked so hard to make this ranking possible as well as other areas of the resort that contribute to the #1 ranking.  For your information the top 10 ranked resorts are as followed:

1.      Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina

2.      Topnotch Resort and Spa, Vermont

3.      La Quinta Resort & Club, California

4.      Wild Dunes Resort, South Carolina

5.      Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Tirol, Austria

6.      Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii

7.      TOPS’l Beach & Racquet Resort, Florida

8.      Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Nevis, West Indies

9.      JW Marriot Desert Springs resort & Spa, California

10.  Wintergreen Resort, Virginia


Individual Ranking Categories

Best Game Matching

1.      Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Best Junior Programs

1.      Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Best Tennis Programming

2.      Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Best Tennis Instruction

2        Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Best Overall Children’s Programs

2.      Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Best Spa/Fitness Center

5.   Kiawah Island Golf Resort