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The Black Enterprise Guide to The Best Of Everything

Best Resort Course: Punta Mita Four Seasons, Mexico: This 19-hole championship course is a private club for resort guests, with an optional Tail of the Whale par-3.

Best Domestic Membership: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa: An 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course with a 7,178-yard challenge in Jupiter, Florida, is the first de-signed for the acclaimed resort.

Best Public Course: Pebble Beach, California: Considered one of the world’s most challenging courses, California’s Pebble Beach offers expansive ocean views, forestry, and four

Best International Course: St. Andrews Old Course, Scotland: There are several courses available to the public, but the favorite at St. Andrews Links in Scotland is the Old Course-mainly for the history. Because of the high demand, there is a handicap requirement-24 for men, 36 for women.

Best Formal Watch: Krieger Gigantium Rose: Featuring three subsidiary dials that record minutes, hours, and running seconds, the 18-karat rose gold and diamond bracelet is available for $110,000.

Best Ladies Watch: Tiffany Cocktail: Classic, elegant, and adorned with diamonds, Tiffany & Co.’s Art Deco Cocktail Watches are a feminine, beautiful complement to evening attire. Swiss-made, in 18-karat white gold, they range in price from $11,000 to $42,000.

Best Limited Edition: Audemars Piguet: Millenary by Audemars Piguet is the fifth design in the Tradition of Excellence, a limited and numbered collection of 20. This platinum chronograph with a sapphire crystal back has 323 components, 42 jewels, and 168 hours of power reserve.

Best Precision Watch: Harry Winston Tourbillon: Available in rose gold and platinum, the Excenter Tourbillon is a brilliant mechanical construction made through collaboration with master English watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin.

Best On-Demand Charter: Hawker Beechcraft: As the only charter company owned by an aircraft manufacturer, Hawker Beechcraft is equipped to handle a variety of international and domestic itineraries 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company connects with more than 5,000 airports domestically and more than 2,500 internationally.

Best International Airline: Singapore Airlines: Boasting the largest seat in the sky, Singapore Airlines’ first-class cabin offers passengers 35-inch leather seating accented with mahogany. Its beds provide work and resting comfort, and menus are prepared by a panel of renowned chefs and wine consultants. The entertainment center offers a personal 23-inch LCD screen.

Best Airline Lounge: Virgin Airlines: The Virgin Airlines Clubhouse at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York is the coolest place to hang out. The 7,000-square-foot lounge is designed with floor-to-ceiling windows, a waterfall, and a 90-foot long reflecting pool. It offers a full dining menu, well-stocked bar, and Sony PlayStations.

Best Fractional Program: Marquis Jet: The Marquis Jet Card, backed by the NetJets Fleet, provides 24/7 access to jet travel in 25-hour increments with pricing ranging from $119,900 to $399,900.
Membership also entitles card holders to a variety of luxury items and amenities.

Best Business Jet: Cessna Citation X: The Cessna Citation X starts at $20 million and is the world’s fastest business jet with a speed of Mach .92. Only the retired Concorde jet is