Ten Resorts Win Top Honors California's La Quinta Resort's PGA West took the trophy for "Course of the Year" at the first-ever APEX Awards in December. Ten courses received top honors at the annual convention of the National Association of Golf Tournament Directors. Four-hundred members judged 50 North American courses based on criteria in the categories of course condition, service quality, amenities, equal opportunity, and food and beverage.

The APEX Awards will be handed out again during this year's NAGTD convention November 30 to December 2, 1999, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.

CEO Top Scores Scratch golfer Tom Evans, CEO of GeoCities Surveys of the top 300 publicly traded companies and the results of the 1998 Pebble Beach National Pro-Am reveal that the following CEOs are leaders on the links:

* Tom Evans, GeoCities--Scratch

* Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems--3 handicap

* Jack Welch, General Electric--4 handicap

* Dick Snell, Federal-Mogul--4 handicap

* William Dillard II, Dillard's Inc.--5 handicap

* Robert Walter, Cardinal Health--6 handicap

* Thomas O'Brien, PNC Bank--7 handicap

* A.D. "Pete" Correll, Georgia-Pacific--7 handicap

* John B. McCoy, BancOne Corp.--8 handicap

* David Daberko, National City Corp.--8 handicap

* Edward Brooks, Central & South West Corp.--8 handicap

* Roger Farah, Woolworth--8 handicap

* Larry Fuller, Amoco--8 handicap

* John Hess, Amerada Hess--9 handicap

* Rick Priory, Duke Energy--10 handicap

* Theodore Forstmann, Gulfstream Aerospace--10 handicap

* Edward Whitacre, SBC Comm.--10 handicap

* William Esrey, Sprint--10 handicap

* Donald Roden, Bergen Brunswig--10 handicap

* Donald Trump, Trump Organization--10 handicap

Who Needs an Office? For Jay Anderson, vice president of real estate lending for Johnson Bank in Scottsdale, Ariz., the place to make a deal is definitely not in his office. Anderson says he conducts the majority of his business on the golf course--last year, about 63 percent of the 119 residential real estate loans he arranged (worth more than $54 million). He plays 150 rounds of golf per year, two-thirds of them with clients, many of whom refer Anderson to their friends and business associates. --Jerry Patterson