WaterColor Inn & Resort Awards


2014:

  • 2014 WaterColor Inn awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA
  • 2014 Fish Out of Water awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA
  • 2014 Conde' Nast Traveler's Readers' Poll Best Spas in the World – (#60 in US) WaterColor InnSpa
  • 2014 Conde' Nast Traveler's "Platinum Circle", WaterColor Inn & Resort
  • 2014 Conde' Nast Traveler's "Gold List", WaterColor Inn & Resort
  • 2014 WaterColor Inn & Resort rated #11 Best Hotels in Florida by U.S. News & World Report
  • 2014 WaterColor Inn receives a Four-Star Rating by Forbes Travel Guide
  • 2014 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award, WaterColor Inn & Resort
  • 2014 Fish Out of Water "Golden Spoon Award" from Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2014 WaterColor Inn listed as an Andrew Harper's Recommended Hotel


2013:

  • 2013 WaterColor Inn receives a Four-Star Rating by Forbes Travel Guide
  • 2013 WaterColor Inn awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA
  • 2013 Conde' Nast Traveler's - #3 in the "Reader Poll" Top 40 Resorts in Florida
  • 2013 Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Hotels for Families" Readers Choice - #2 for the Continental U.S
  • 2013 Travel + Leisure's Magazine – Listed in "America's Best Coastal Hotels"
  • 2013 Travel + Leisure's Top 100 "World's Best Hotels" Readers Choice - #12 for the Continental U.S.
  • 2013 Forbes Travel Guide - WaterColor Resort listed in the "10 Best Beach Escapes"
  • 2013 The Knot listed as one of the "50 Best Honeymoon Spots"
  • 2013 Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence" WaterColor Resort above a 4.0 rating
  • 2013 WaterColor Inn listed as a "World's Best Hotel Experience" by Virtuoso
  • 2013 Conde' Nast Traveler's "Platinum Circle", WaterColor Inn & Resort
  • 2013 Conde' Nast Traveler's "Gold List", WaterColor Inn & Resort
  • 2013 Conde' Nast Traveler's - #19 in the "Reader Spa Poll" for North America
  • 2013 Destination Weddings and Honeymoons named one of the "25 Top Florida Wedding Venues"


2012:

  • 2012 - 2010 Conde Nast Traveler's "Gold List"
  • 2012 - 2009 Conde Nast Traveler's - "Reader's Choice Award"
  • 2012 - 2007 WaterColor Inn awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA
  • 2012 - 2007 Fish Out of Water awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA
  • 2012 Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence" above a 4.0 rating
  • 2012 Fish Out of Water "Golden Spoon Award" Florida Trend Magazine


2011:

  • 2011 Conde Nast Traveler's - #12 in the "Reader's Choice Award Top 150 US Resorts"
  • 2011 Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report "Reader Survey Top 20 Family Resort"
  • 2011 Florida Travel + Life "Resorts You Can't Resist - Pick of the Northwest - Ultimate Experience"
  • 2011 WaterColor Inn & Resort Travel + Leisure #26 "America's Best Beach Hotels"
  • 2011 - 2009 Travel + Leisure's Top 500 "World's Best Hotels"
  • 2011 - 2007 WaterColor Inn awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA
  • 2011 - 2007 Fish Out of Water awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA


2010:

  • 2010 WaterColor Inn & Resort Travel + Leisure's "Top 50 Resorts US/Canada"
  • 2010 WaterColor Inn & Resort Travel + Leisure's "Worlds Best Family Hotels in the U.S. and Canada"
  • 2010 - 2009 Conde Nast Traveler's "Gold List"
  • 2010 - 2009 Conde Nast Traveler's - "Reader's Choice Award"
  • 2010 - 2009 Travel + Leisure's Top 500 "World's Best Hotels
  • 2010 - 2007 WaterColor Inn awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA
  • 2010 - 2007 Fish Out of Water awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA


2009:

  • 2009 WaterColor Inn & Resort ranked 23rd in the "Top 75 Mainland U.S. Resorts" in Conde Nast Traveler's "Reader's Choice Award"
  • 2009 Conde Nast Traveler's "Gold List
  • 2009 Travel + Leisure's Top 500 "World's Best Hotels
  • 2009 - 2005 Wine Spectator's "Best Award of Excellence" - Fish Out of Water
  • 2009 Maintained "Two Palm" designation from the Florida Green Lodging Program
  • 2009 - 2007 WaterColor Inn awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA
  • 2009 - 2007 Fish Out of Water awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA


2008:

  • 2008 Two Palms designation from the Florida DEP's Green Lodging Program
  • 2008 National Geographic Traveler's "Stay List"
  • 2008 Preferred Hotel Group "Certificate of Excellence" for Environmental Stewardship
  • 2008 & 2006 - 2004 Rated in Zagat's "Top US Hotels, Resorts & Spas" guide
  • 2008 & 2007 One of "America's Top Golf Courses" by Zagat for Camp Creek
  • 2008 - 2007 WaterColor Inn awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA
  • 2008 - 2007 Fish Out of Water awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA


2007:

  • 2007 WaterColor Inn & Resort ranked 37th in the "Top 50 Mainland U.S. Resorts" in Conde Nast Traveler's "Top 100 Readers' Choice Awards"
  • 2007 WaterColor Inn named "Best Hotel in Florida" by readers of Travel + Leisure
  • 2007 WaterColor named one of the "10 Must-Visit Hotels & Resorts" by EcityofTravel.com
  • 2007 Rated "Best Family Friendly Golf Resort" by Golf for Women Magazine
  • 2007 Camp Creek awarded "14th Best Golf Course in Florida" by GolfWeek
  • 2007 WaterColor Inn awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA
  • 2007 Fish Out of Water awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA


2006:

  • 2006 ForbesTraveler.com "World's 400 Best Hotels & Resorts"
  • 2006 "Best of Northwest Florida" Florida Golf Journal
  • 2006 WaterColor Inn and Resort ranked first in the Travel + Leisure Family reader survey of the 50 best family-friendly resorts in the United States and Canada
  • 2007 & 2006 "World's Best" Awards" in Travel + Leisure magazine
  • 2006 Grand Award Winner of Andrew Harper's Q-Club
  • 2006 Condé Nast Johansens Hotels & Inns & Resorts-Nominated for Award for Excellence - Most Excellent Resort
  • 2006 Zagat Survey - America's "Top Golf Course" - Camp Creek
  • 2006 & 2005 Florida Trend "Top 400 Restaurants" - Fish Out of Water
  • 2006 - 2004 MeetingsSouth voted WaterColor Inn as an "Outstanding Meeting Facility Providing Excellence in Service"

Dining Awards


Fish Out Of Water

  • 2013 Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence" Fish Out of Water above a 4.0 rating
  • 2013 Fish Out of Water awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA
  • 2013 Fish Out of Water "Golden Spoon Award" Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2012 - 2007 Fish Out of Water awarded the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA
  • 2012 - Fish Out of Water "Golden Spoon Award" Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2009 - 2005 Wine Spectator's "Best Award of Excellence" - Fish Out of Water
  • 2006 Margit's Beach TV "Top 5 Romantic Restaurants" - Fish Out of Water
  • 2006 & 2005 Florida Trend "Top 400 Restaurants" - Fish Out of Water


Meeting Awards

  • 2006 - 2004 MeetingsSouth voted WaterColor Inn as an "Outstanding Meeting Facility Providing Excellence in Service
  • 2006 ConventionsSouth Readers Choice Awards - "Best of the Best"


Environmental Awards

  • 2009 Maintained "Two Palm" designation from the Florida Green Lodging Program
  • 2008 Two Palms designation from the Florida DEP's Green Lodging Program
  • 2008 Preferred Hotel Group "Certificate of Excellence" for Environmental Stewardship


Golf Awards


Camp Creek

  • 2013 Camp Creek - Golf Digest ranked #2 "Places you can play in Florida"
  • 2013 Camp Creek - Golf Digest "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses"
  • 2013 Camp Creek - Golf Week "#11 Places you can play in Florida"
  • 2013 Camp Creek - Rolex "Top 1000 Golf Courses in the World"
  • 2012 - 2011 Camp Creek Golf Club- No. 48 Golf Digest "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses"
  • 2012 - Camp Creek Top Ten on Golfweek's "State-by-State"
  • 2011 Camp Creek Golf Club - No. 8 Golf Digest "Best in State"
  • 2011 Camp Creek Golf Club - No. 8 Golfweek "Best Courses You Can Play"
  • 2010 Camp Creek Golf Club - No. 8 GOLF "Best Public Golf Courses in Florida"
  • 2008 & 2007 One of "America's Top Golf Courses" by Zagat for Camp Creek
  • 2007 Camp Creek awarded "14th Best Golf Course in Florida" by GolfWeek
  • 2007 Rated "Best Family Friendly Golf Resort" by Golf for Women Magazine
  • 2006 Zagat Survey - America's "Top Golf Course" - Camp Creek
  • 2006 "Best of Northwest Florida" Florida Golf Journal


Sharks Tooth

  • 2013 Shark's Tooth Golf Club – Ranked #21 "Best in State", Golf Digest Magazine
  • 2011 Shark's Tooth Golf Club - No. 19 Golf Digest "Best in State"


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