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Silverado Resort named Distinguished Golf Destination

Iconic resort lauded for exceptional golf experience

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. (August 8, 2023) – Silverado Resort, a championship 36-hole golf resort in the heart of Napa Valley wine country, has been recognized with the Distinguished Golf Destination Award, an annual program conducted by BoardRoom Magazine in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide

"On behalf of Boardroom Magazine in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide, we'd like to congratulate Silverado Resort for earning Distinguished Golf Destination status," said John Fornaro, publisher BoardRoom Magazine & CEO Distinguished Clubs. "Special recognition also goes out to Silverado’s leadership team and its entire staff for their efforts in providing an exceptional golf experience."

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According to Todd Shallan, vice president and managing director of Silverado Resort, this is a significant honor for the resort, the region’s only 36-hole golf facility. “This latest accolade is a reflection of KSL Resort’s enduring commitment to taking Silverado to even higher levels of excellence with a focus on enhancing this landmark property and positioning it as Napa Valley’s premier destination.”

A renowned destination for golfers, the resort features two championship par-72, 18-hole golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, and later redesigned by golf Hall-of-Famer and former Silverado Resort owner, Johnny Miller. Over its storied history, Silverado has hosted some of golf’s greatest players and multiple PGA Tour events, including the annual Fortinet Championship held each September. With oak-lined fairways, dozens of water crossings and notable elevation changes, Silverado’s 6,793-yard North Course and 6,685-yard South Course offer a challenge for professionals but are also designed to accommodate golfers of all levels. Managed by Troon Golf, Silverado’s golf facilities have earned multiple accolades over the years, including Golfweek’s Top 200 Resort Courses ranking and the 2022 Regional Golf Course of the Year (Region 4)” by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA).

Unique to the industry, BoardRoom Magazine’s entirely merit-based Distinguished Golf Destinations award program uses a rating system that recognizes the facility, its management and its staff based on a proprietary criteria and validation process.


Most important about the Distinguished Golf Destination Award, said Silverado’s director of club operations Cody Sherrill, is that Silverado is not only being honored for its golf services, facilities and leadership, but also for providing an overall exceptional golf experience. “With an array of high-end services – from top notch golf instruction to brand new tech-centric golf carts with GPS and Bluetooth music – as well as a stunning setting situated amidst the rolling hills of Napa Valley’s wine country, Silverado offers extraordinary golf experiences for golfers of all ages and aptitudes. We are honored to see this reflected in our latest accolade.” 

About Silverado Resort

A California landmark since 1870, Silverado Resort was built originally as a distinctive, private estate. Today, it is a luxurious getaway in the heart of Napa, California, surrounded by hundreds of wineries, tree-lined roads, rolling hills and stately oak trees. The award-winning resort features 345 guest rooms and suites, two PGA championship golf courses, nine tennis courts, three bocce and pickleball courts, three swimming pools, a 16,000-square-foot spa and fitness center and 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.

About KSL Resorts

KSL Resorts is a full-service hospitality company that manages world-class destination resorts, hotels and clubs, many with a wide array of outstanding recreational amenities including spa, golf, tennis, ski and beach locations. Managed properties include Camelback Resort and Blue Mountain Resort – both in the Pocono Mountains, PA; Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach, CA; Silverado Resort (Napa, CA); Avila Lighthouse Suites (Avila Beach, CA); Pismo Lighthouse Suites and Shore Cliff Hotel (Pismo Beach, CA); Paso Robles Inn and The Piccolo (Paso Robles, CA); and Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Asset managed properties include Fairmont Grand Del Mar (San Diego, CA); Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa (Indian Wells, CA); Marram (Montauk, NY); and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts (Hawaii and worldwide). More information may be found at

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