Barton Creek Resorts & Spa
Barton Creek Resort

Awards & Accolades


For nearly a quarter century, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa has embodied the personality of Austin and the charm of the Hill Country. With genuine service and unmatched amenities, it isn’t hard to see why this Texas resort destination has been recognized time and again by leading travel publications and industry organizations from around the world. Listed below, please find and enjoy a few of the awards and accolades that we’ve recently been honored to receive.

2014

Resort
U.S. News & World, 2014 Best Hotels in Austin
Top 10 Best Travel Companies to Work For by Forbes

Golf
Golfweek Magazine, 2014 Golfweek's Best Resort Courses
Top Three Courses in the Nation by American Airlines' Celebrated Living

2013

Resort
American Automobile Association (AAA), Four Diamond Status for Barton Creek Resort, 19 consecutive years
Trip Advisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence
Meetings Focus, Best of the South 2013
M&C Gold Award
Condé Nast Traveler’s, Top 25 Resorts in the Southwest

Golf
Golf Digest, #1 Ranked Golf Resort in Texas
Golf Digest, America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, Fazio Canyons, 42nd
Golf Digest, Top 10 Golf Venues in Texas, Fazio Canyons, 7th
Golf Digest, Top 20 Golf Venues in Texas, Fazio Foothills, 20th
Golf Digest, America's Top 50 Courses for Women, Fazio Foothills, 45th
Golfweek Magazine, 2013 Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play
Dallas Morning News, Top 100 Courses in Texas, Fazio Foothills, 22nd, Fazio Canyons 37th
Dallas Morning News, Top 50 Courses the public can play, Fazio Foothills, 1st, Fazio Canyons 7th
Dallas Morning News, Texas' Most Beautiful 18, Fazio Foothills hole 9, 10, 16 & Fazio Canyons hole 10  

Dining
American Automobile Association (AAA), Four Diamond Status for Hill Country Dining Room, 19 consecutive years

2012

Resort
American Automobile Association (AAA), Four Diamond Status for Barton Creek Resort, 17 consecutive years
TripAdvisor, Certificate of Excellence

Golf
Golfweek, Best Resort Courses, Fazio Canyons, 42nd
Golfweek, Best Resort Courses, Fazio Foothills, 90th
Golf Magazine, Premiere Golf Resorts 2012: Silver Medal Winner
Golfweek, Top Five Public Golf Courses in Texas, Fazio Canyons, 3rd
Golf.com, Top Five Public Golf Courses in Texas, Fazio Canyons, 1st
Golf.com, Top Five Public Golf Courses in Texas, Fazio Foothills, 3rd
Celebrate Living, Top 20 US Platinum Golf Courses, Fazio Canyons, 5th
Golf Digest, Top Ten Golf Venues in Texas, Fazio Canyons, 9th
Golf Digest, Top Five Public Golf Courses in Texas, Fazio Canyons, 1st
Golf Digest, Top Five Public Golf Courses in Texas, Fazio Foothills, 4th
Golf Digest, America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, Fazio Canyons, 45th
Golf Digest, #1 Ranked Golf Resort in Texas
Dallas Morning News, Top 100 Courses in Texas, Fazio Foothills, 20th
The Rolex, World's Top 100 Golf Courses Second Edition, Fazio Foothills and Fazio Canyons 

Dining
American Automobile Association (AAA), Four Diamond Status for Hill Country Dining Room, 17 consecutive years

2011

Resort
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Signature Sanctuary, 8 consecutive years
US News & World Report, Best Hotels in Austin, 3rd

Golf
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Crenshaw Cliffside, 8 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Fazio Foothills, 8 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Palmer Lakeside, 8 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon International Signature Sanctuary Course, Fazio Canyons, 8 consecutive years, 1st Resort in Texas to receive this designation
Celebrate Living, Platinum Golf - Top 20 US Golf Courses, Fazio Canyons, 6th
Dallas Morning News, Top 100 Courses in Texas, Fazio Canyons, 36th
Dallas Morning News, Top 100 Courses in Tex as, Fazio Foothills, 20th
Dallas Morning News, Texas’ Most Beautiful 18, Fazio Foothills, #9, #16
Dallas Morning News, Top 50 Courses You Can Play, Fazio Foothills, 1st 
Dallas Morning News, Top 50 Courses You Can Play, Fazio Canyons, 8th
Dallas Morning News, Top 50 Courses You Can Play, Palmer Lakeside, 24th
Dallas Morning News, Top 50 Courses You Can Play, Crenshaw Cliffside, 44th
Golf Digest, 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, Fazio Canyons, 45th
Golf Digest, 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, Fazio Foothills, 95th
Golf.com, Top Five Public Golf Courses in Texas, Fazio Canyons, 1st
Golf.com, Top Five Public Golf Courses in Texas, Fazio Foothills, 2nd
Golfweek, Best Resort Courses, Fazio Canyons, 38th
Golfweek, Best Resort Courses, Fazio Foothills, 82nd
Golfweek, Best Courses You Can Play in Texas, Fazio Canyons, 4th
Golfweek, Best Courses You Can Play in Texas, Fazio Foothills, 8th

Meetings
Meetings & Conventions, Gold Tee Award, 20 consecutive years
Texas Meetings + Events, Readers' Choice Best of 2011, Golf Venue/Resort

2010

Resort
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Signature Sanctuary, 7 consecutive years
Golf World
, Reader’s Choice Awards, 50 Best Golf Resorts in the US, 49th
Golf Magazine, Silver Medal Premier Resort, 3 consecutive years
Golf Week, Top 100 Best Resort
ISC/Audubon Lifestyles, Platinum Member
Tripadvisor, Certificate of Excellence
Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA), 2010 Best of Business Award in the Resorts category

Golf
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Crenshaw Cliffside, 7 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Fazio Foothills, 7 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Palmer Lakeside, 7 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon International Signature Sanctuary Course, Fazio Canyons, 7 consecutive years, 1st Resort in Texas to receive this designation
Celebrated Living Magazine
, Top 20 Courses in the US, Fazio Canyons, 6th
Golf Digest, “Green Star Award,” 2 consecutive years
Golf Digest, Outstanding Design – Fazio Canyons, 2 consecutive years
Golf Magazine, Top 100 You Can Play, Fazio Canyons, 71st
Golf Magazine, Top 100 You Can Play, Fazio Foothills, 77th
Dallas Morning News, Top 100 Courses in Texas, Fazio Canyons, 37th
Dallas Morning News, Top 100 Courses in Texas, Fazio Foothills, 26th

Spa
The Daily Texan, “Utmost” Spa, 2nd runner up

Meetings
Association Meetings, 19th Annual Inner Circle Award
Meetings & Conventions, Gold Key Award, 11 consecutive years, 2010

2009

Resort
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Signature Sanctuary, 6 consecutive years
Golf Digest, “#1 Golf Resort in Texas” and 49th in US
Golf Digest, 75 Best Golf Resorts, 2005-2006, 2009
Golf Digest, "Green Star Award", America's Best Environmental Resorts
Golf World, Reader’s Choice Awards, 50 Best Golf Resorts in the US, 48th
Travel + Leisure, Top 100 Golf Communities

Golf
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Crenshaw Cliffside, 6 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Fazio Foothills, 6 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Palmer Lakeside, 6 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon International Signature Sanctuary Course, Fazio Canyons, 6 consecutive years, 1st Resort in Texas to receive this designation
Celebrated Living Magazine, Platinum List of America’s Top Golf Courses, Fazio Canyons, 3rd
Dallas Morning News, Best in Texas Golf Survey, Crenshaw Cliffside
Dallas Morning News, Most Beautiful Holes, Fazio Canyons, #10
Dallas Morning News, Top 100 Courses You Can Play, Fazio Foothills, 1st
Dallas Morning News, Top 50 Courses You Can Play, Crenshaw Cliffside, 44th
Dallas Morning News, Top 50 Courses You Can Play, Fazio Canyons, 5th
Dallas Morning News, Top 50 Courses You Can Play, Palmer Lakeside, 18th
Dallas Morning News, Top Ten Best Pro Shop, Crenshaw Cliffside
Golf Digest, America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, Fazio Canyons, 50th
Golf Week, America’s Top 100 Golf Resort Courses, Fazio Foothills, 60th
Golf Week, Best Course in Texas, 18 Most Beautiful Holes, Fazio Foothills, 18th
Golf Week, Top Resort Courses, Fazio Canyons, 26th
Golf Week, Best Courses You Can Play in Texas, Fazio Canyons, 5th
Golf Week, Best Courses You Can Play, Fazio Foothills, 8th in Texas, 3 consecutive years

2008

Resort
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Signature Sanctuary, 5 consecutive years
Golf Digest, Readers Choice Top 50 Resort Courses
Golf Magazine, Best Ecologically Friendly Golf Resorts, 4th
USA Today, Top 10 Places To Go for the Green & Be Green

Golf
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Crenshaw Cliffside, 5 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Fazio Foothills, 5 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Palmer Lakeside, 5 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon International Signature Sanctuary Course, Fazio Canyons, 5 consecutive years, 1st Resort in Texas to receive this designation
Dallas Morning News, Top 100 Courses You Can Play, Palmer Lakeside
Dallas Morning News, Top 50 Courses You Can Play, Fazio Canyons, 31st
Dallas Morning News, The Next 50, Palmer Lakeside, 71st
Dallas Morning News, Top 100 Courses You Can Play, Fazio Foothills, 3rd
Golf Digest, Best in Texas, Fazio Canyons, 4 Consecutive years, #25 (2 years) and #19 (2 years)
Golf Digest, Best In Texas, Fazio Foothills, 2 consecutive years, #29
Golf Magazine, Top 100 Golf Courses You Can Play, Fazio Canyons
Golf Magazine, Top 100 You Can Play, Fazio Foothills
Golf Week, Best Courses You Can Play in Texas, Fazio Canyons, 2nd
Golf Week, Best Course in Texas, 18 Most Beautiful Holes, Fazio Foothills, 16th
Golf Week, 18 Best Holes, Fazio Foothills, #9
Golf Week, 50 Best Courses in Texas, Fazio Foothills, 25th
Golf Week, Top 50, Fazio Foothills, 25th

Spa
Brilliant Magazine, Top 15 Spas in Texas and the Southwest
Condé Nast Traveler, Readers' Choice Awards, Top 54 Spas in North America, the Caribbean and at Sea

Meetings
Successful Meetings, Pinnacle Award, 11 consecutive years

2007

Resort
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Signature Sanctuary, 4 consecutive years
Condé Nast Traveler, Top 100 Golf Resorts, 2 consecutive years
Golf for Women, Top 25 Family Resorts Where You Can Play with Your Kids

Golf
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Crenshaw Cliffside, 4 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Fazio Foothills, 4 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Palmer Lakeside, 4 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon International Signature Sanctuary Course, Fazio Canyons, 4 consecutive years, 1st Resort in Texas to receive this designation
Dallas Morning News, 18 Most Beautiful Holes, Palmer Lakeside, #11
Golf Week, America’s Top 100 Golf Resort Courses, Fazio Foothills, 50th
Golf Week, Top Resort Courses, Fazio Canyons, 24th

Meetings
Meetings South, Stars of the South

2006

Resort
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Signature Sanctuary, 3 consecutive years
Avid Golfer, Best Overall Country Club, Best Pro Shop, Best Fitness Facility
Convention South, “The Best of the Best” Readers’ Choice Award, 2 consecutive years
Dallas Morning News, Top 9 Road Trips/Best Golf Resorts
Golf Inc., Director of Golf Named One of Top 20 “Most Admired Operators”
Links Magazine, Best of Texas, 59% of readers voted “Texas Resort Most Like to Visit”
Luxury Golf & Travel, Top 50 Diamond Golf Resorts

Golf
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Crenshaw Cliffside, 3 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Fazio Foothills, 3 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Palmer Lakeside, 3 consecutive years
Audubon International, Certified Audubon International Signature Sanctuary Course, Fazio Canyons, 3 consecutive years, 1st Resort in Texas to receive this designation
Dallas Morning News, 50 Best Courses in Texas, Palmer Lakeside, 2 consecutive years
Dallas Morning News, Best Resort Courses, Fazio Canyons, 7th
Golf Digest, Readers’ Choice Best Course to Play in Austin, Palmer Lakeside, 4.0 Rating, 2 consecutive years
Golf Digest, Readers’ Choice Best Course to Play in Austin, Crenshaw Cliffside, 4.0 Rating
Golf Digest, Readers’ Choice Best Course in Austin, Fazio Canyons, 4.5 Rating, 2 consecutive years
Golf Digest, Readers’ Choice Best Course to Play in Austin, Fazio Foothills, 4.5 Rating, 2 consecutive years
Golf Digest, Best In Texas, Fazio Foothills, 19th, 2 consecutive years
Golf Magazine, Top 100 Golf Courses You Can Play, Fazio Canyons
Golf Magazine, Top 100 You Can Play, Fazio Foothills
Golf Week, Best Course in Texas, 18 Most Beautiful Holes, Fazio Foothills, 10th
Golf Week, 50 Best Courses in Texas, Fazio Foothills, 11th
Golf Week, Dream 18 Holes, Fazio Foothills, 3rd, #16; 4th, #9; 15th, #18
Texas A&M University, Special Service Award from Department of Soil & Crop Sciences, Director of Golf Course Maintenance

Spa
World Travel Award, Texas’ Leading Spa Resort

Meetings
Meetings & Conventions, Gold Key Award Hall of Fame

Dining
Wine Spectator, Award of Excellence - Best Restaurants in the World for Wine Lovers, 2 consecutive years
“Never met a more gracious staff … whatever you do, it’s working.”

Terry Marlin