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To ADD or REMOVE a Club from the Ballot

Club Recommendation Form

Platinum Clubs of America

The Platinum Clubs of America election is conducted every two years (even years). The 2025-2026 election cycle will be held in September 2024. If your Club would like to petition to be on the Official Ballot, please complete the form below. 

Clubs are invited to submit and share information about their club in a presentation. An icon with a link to the presentation will be accessible on the Official Election Ballot. It is highly recommended for clubs to create a brief presentation such as a video, PowerPoint, Sway, etc. The content may highlight construction projects, renovations or remodels and how the club meets or exceeds the Seven Selection Criteria (see below). Below are examples of submissions from previous nominees: 


Dedicated Website/Landing Page Addison Reserve Country Club 

You Tube Video Presentation Cattail Creek Country Club 

Flipbook Presentation — Bay Head Yacht Club

Microsoft Sway Presentation — Jonathan Club  

Adobe Express Presentation — Broken Sound Club



Platinum Clubs of America excel in all areas of operations in accordance with the Club Leaders Forum Advisory Board approved Seven Selection Criteria.

  1. Universal Recognition

  2. Excellence in Amenities and Facilities

  3. Caliber of Staff and Professional Service Levels

  4. Engagement and Commitment of Membership

  5. Governance & Prudent Fiscal Management

  6. Adapting to Changing Times

  7. Overall Experience


Please click here for a detailed description of each criterion.


Platinum status is acknowledged as the benchmark for excellence in the private club industry. Only the top 5% of private clubs in America earn the honor of Platinum recognition. Platinum Clubs of the America is awarded in five categories: the Top 150 Country Clubs, the Top 50 Golf Clubs, the Top 50 City Clubs, the Top 30 Yacht Clubs, and the top 20 Athletic Clubs. 

Two official ballots will be sent in September 2024, to thousands of General Managers, CEOs or COOs nationwide. One ballot is to be completed by the General Manager, CEO or COO and one by the club president or owner. A third-party election official will conduct the confidential vote and certify the results as true and correct. The Platinum Clubs of America 2025-26 results will be announced, and clubs will be congratulated in October 2024. 


Voters may also recommend a Club’s removal by adding notes on why (such as bankruptcy, fraudulent acts or other situations that warrant removal). Contact information provided will be kept confidential. 


* All applications are subject to approval by the Club Leaders Forum Advisory Board. 

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