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Hammock Beach Resort is among the ‘World’s Best’

Managed by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Palm Coast property selected by Travel + Leisure readers as the top Florida resort in the Continental U.S.

Hammock Beach
Hammock Beach

Hammock Beach

Hammock Beach Resort

Palm Coast, Fla. – Hammock Beach Resort, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, has been named the top Florida resort in the Continental U.S. on Travel + Leisure’s 2014 “World’s Best Awards” list. The AAA Four Diamond-rated beachfront property in Palm Coast ranks number 33 nationwide and is the highest ranking Florida resort in its category.


“On behalf of Hammock Beach Resort, I’d like to thank everyone who continues to vote for us in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards,” said Tim Digby, general manager of Hammock Beach Resort. “This ranking is not only an honor to our resort, but it’s an endorsement for our staff who work tirelessly to ensure that every guest have an incredible experience.”


Although this is the property’s debut in the category of Top Resorts in the Continental U.S., Hammock Beach has been named in 2012 and 2013 among the top 50 U.S. Family Hotels on Travel + Leisure’s ‘World’s Best Awards’ lists.


Located along two miles of beautiful beach, the oceanfront luxury family and golf resort features spacious villa accommodations, a full-service spa, a tennis facility along the Intracoastal Waterway, a multilevel water pavilion, multiple pools, thousands of square feet of meeting space, and a 117-foot event yacht that hosts brunch, dinner and cocktail cruises.


Hammock Beach is also home to two award-winning golf courses: The Ocean Course, a Jack Nicklaus signature design and the Conservatory Course, a Tom Watson signature design. The Ocean Course features six holes that play right along the Atlantic Ocean, more than any other golf course in Florida, while the recently-renovated links-style Conservatory Course is the longest course layout in the Sunshine State.


Hammock Beach Resort is part of the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida. The golf resort collection, managed by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, also features Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay and Reunion Resort in Orlando.


Look for Hammock Beach Resort in the August 2014 ‘World’s Best’ issue of Travel + Leisure. Keep up with Hammock Beach on Twitter at, Facebook at, and Instagram at @HammockBeach. For additional information about Hammock Beach Resort, call (866) 841-0287 or visit


About Hammock Beach, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort

Managed by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the AAA Four Diamond-rated Hammock Beach Resort is conveniently situated along 2.4 miles of spectacular Atlantic beach on Florida’s Palm Coast. Hammock Beach features over 300 accommodations, including a 12-story tower of luxury suites and countless other amenities for families and groups. Part of the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida portfolio, Hammock Beach is famed for its two spectacular golf courses: the Ocean Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is one of Florida’s highest rated and plays six holes directly along the Atlantic Ocean. The Conservatory Course was designed by Tom Watson and is one of Florida’s longest layouts, characterized by waterfalls, babbling brooks and field stone work. For additional information call 386-246-5500 or visit


About Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Salamander Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the company has a portfolio that features the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida, a collection of three stellar golf resorts including the recently renovated Innisbrook Resort near Tampa, Reunion Resort in Orlando and the oceanfront Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast;  Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre luxury resort located near Washington, D.C.; and the under-development equestrian-inspired Tryon Resort in Tryon, N.C. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit



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