The Wigwam Resort has been named to GOLF Magazine and’s prestigious “Premier Resorts” rankings for 2016-17 – the biennial guide listing the greatest golf resort destinations in North America. A total of 112 golf resorts were named to either the Gold or Silver Medal categories.

“We’re excited to see The Wigwam return to GOLF Magazine’s prestigious ‘Premier Resorts’ ranking,” said Greg Gooding, vice president and managing director, The Wigwam. “JDM Partners, the resort’s ownership group, continues to infuse millions of dollars into the rooms, restaurants, golf courses and other amenities and our team has been working very hard to put the polish back on this tremendous resort. This award signals that our hard work has been noticed.”

The Wigwam’s Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed Patriot Golf Course is currently undergoing an extensive bunker and irrigation system renovation. The project is expected to be completed by this September. In the summer of 2015, The Wigwam’s famed Gold Course, also an RTJ Sr.-design, underwent a similar renovation. During the Gold Course renovation process, the Lehman Design Group eliminated 30 bunkers and relocated and reshaped numerous others. Bunkers were strategically placed for today’s game, while fairway/target lines were moved left and right off the tee, thus eliminating the straight “bowling-alley feel” the course once had.

Voting for the “Best Golf Resorts” was based on four criteria: golf, lodging, food & drink, and service. Forty percent of the resort recognition was based on golf, considering factors such as challenge, playability, scenery, history, facilities and service. The rest of the score was equally weighed among lodging, food & drink, and overall service at the resorts.