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Four Seasons Resort Lanai wins honor


Spectacular Nicklaus Signature Design Remains Ultimate Island Golf

LANA‘I, HAWAI‘I, April 3, 2018 – The Four Seasons Resort Lanai home to one of the world’s most striking venues for the game, has received an Editors’ Choice Award for “Best in Travel 2018” in the May issue of Golf Digest.

The selection, through which the magazine leadership identifies its list of “The Best Things in Golf,” adds to the legacy of the Jack Nicklaus-designed Manele Golf Course and the premier luxury travel lifestyle at Four Seasons Resorts Lanai.

“Playing the Manele Golf Course is something magical golfers remember forever,” said Scott Ashworth, Manele’s PGA director of golf. “The tropical coastline and special serenity of the island makes Manele an extraordinary experience unlike anything else in the world. It exemplifies the world-class lifestyle of Four Seasons Resort Lanai.”

The awards list recognizes resorts throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Canada.

“Whether it’s a buddies’ trip or a getaway with our significant other, what we seek from a golf resort is an experience greater than our usual weekend round,” Golf Digest said of its selection criteria. “We want to be pampered on and off the fairways,” noting that “the joy of a great golf resort” is that “it’s overstocked with activities and diversions, and we get to pick our pleasures.”

Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Hawaii’s exclusive island adventure, is located on a pristine island, offering a simpler pace of life and truly reflecting Hawaii as it was intended to be. Guests can explore unique cultural adventures, a myriad of air, water and land activities that complement the world-class golf experience.

“In identifying The Best Things in Golf, we place an emphasis on lifestyle properties, products and services,” said Max Adler, Golf Digest’s editorial director.

Recently named Best Hotel in the USA by U.S. News & World Report, Four Seasons Resort

Lanai features 213 guestrooms and suites in a series of low-rise buildings spread along the Pacific coastline and immersed in Hawaiian botanical gardens, providing a private residential experience. Additional facilities include the signature ONE FORTY restaurant, Malibu Farm, NOBU LANAI, a spa and wellness program, variety of complimentary activities, luxury retail boutiques, and tennis.

A true island golf paradise, the Manele Course is the ultimate in must-play golf experiences. Highly acclaimed, yet still very much untouched and uncrowded, Manele is laid out on lava outcroppings and features three holes along rugged oceanside cliffs.

The course offers heavenly views of the Pacific on all 18 holes. Its signature hole is No. 12, a par 3 where the tee sits 150 feet above the crashing surf. Five sets of tees ensure a fair, fun challenge for every golfer, but do-or-die shots over natural gorges and ravines must be precise.

“We appreciate the editors of Golf Digest magazine recognizing the excellence of Four Seasons Resort Lanai among most outstanding golf destinations in the country,” said Alastair McAlpine, general manager of Four Seasons Resorts Lanai. “We welcome the opportunity to share our stunning resort and ocean-view course with avid golf travelers from around the world. We know when they visit us they will enjoy a trip of a lifetime.”

For more information, or to make a reservation, please contact Four Seasons at 1-800-321-4666, visit your travel professional,, or join our online communities at Facebook @FourSeasonsResortLanai, Twitter @fslanai and Instagram @fslanai. To contact the Manele Golf Course Pro Shop, call 808-565-2222. 

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