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The Platinum Clubs of America 2012

Published every three years, the Platinum Clubs® of America is the most respected recognition in the industry. Selected by a nationwide survey of General Managers and Club Presidents, Platinum Clubs® of America represent the very finest private Clubs in their category.

  • Country Clubs
  • Golf Clubs
  • City Clubs
  • Athletic Clubs
  • Yacht Clubs
  • Residential Communities

TOP 40 COUNTRY CLUBS

Defined as full-service country clubs, providing not only golf,
but also swimming, racquet and other amenities.

1 Congressional Country Club Bethesda MD
2 Cherokee Town & Country Club Atlanta GA
3 Los Angeles Country Club Los Angeles CA
4 Atlanta Athletic Club Johns Creek GA
5 Houston Country Club Houston TX
6 The Olympic Club San Francisco CA
7 Charlotte Country Club Charlotte NC
8 Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase MD
9 The Country Club Chestnut Hill MA
10 River Oaks Country Club Houston TX
11 Oakmont Country Club Oakmont PA
12 Westchester Country Club Rye NY
13 Bellerive Country Club St. Louis MO
14 Lancaster Country Club Lancaster PA
15 Country Club of Virginia Richmond VA
16 Oakland Hills Country Club Bloomfield Hills MI
17 Carmel Country Club Charlotte NC
18 Bel Air Country Club Los Angeles CA
19 Capital City Club Atlanta GA
20 Farmington Country Club Charlottesville VA
21 Baltimore Country Club Baltimore MD
22 Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa OK
23 Belle Meade Country Club Nashville TN
24 Scioto Country Club Columbus OH
25 Medinah Country Club Medinah IL
26 New Orleans Country Club New Orleans LA
27 Onwentsia Club Lake Forest IL
28 Country Club of Rochester Rochester NY
29 Westwood Country Club St. Louis MO
30 Interlachen Country Club Edina MN
31 Oak Hill Country Club Rochester NY
32 Country Club of York York PA
33 Country Club of Buffalo Buffalo NY
34 Rolling Rock Club Ligonier PA
35 The Carolina Country Club Raleigh NC
36 Big Canyon Country Club Newport Beach CA
37 Brook Hollow Golf Club Dallas TX
38 Waverley Country Club Portland OR
39 Quail Hollow Club Charlotte NC
40 Maidstone Club, Inc. East Hampton NY


The next 60 Country Clubs listed alphabetically

  Alpine Country Club Demarest NJ
  Apawamis Club Rye NY
  Aronimink Golf Club Newtown Square PA
  Ballantyne Country Club Charlotte NC
  Biltmore Forest Country Club Asheville NC
  Burlingame Country Club Hillsborough CA
  Camargo Club Cincinnati OH
  Canoe Brook Country Club Summit NJ
  Century Country Club Purchase NY
  Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills CO
  Cherry Valley Country Club Skillman NJ
  Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase MD
  Colonial Country Club Ft. Worth TX
  Country Club of Birmingham Birmingham AL
  Country Club of North Carolina Pinehurst NC
  Country Club of Orlando Orlando FL
  Dallas Country Club Dallas TX
  Dallas National Golf Club Dallas TX
  The Everglades Club Palm Beach FL
  Fox Chapel Golf Club Pittsburgh PA
  Fresh Meadow Country Club Lake Success NY
  Glen Oaks Club Old Westbury NY
  Glen View Club Golf   IL
  Greenwich Country Club Greenwich CT
  Indian Hill Club Winnetka IL
  Interlachen Country Club Winter Park FL
  Inverness Club Toledo OH
  Kirtland Country Club Willoughby OH
  Lake Shore Country Club Glencoe IL
  Lehigh Country Club Allentown PA
  Maroon Creek Club Aspen CO
  Memphis Country Club Memphis TN
  Milwaukee Country Club River Hills WI
  Minikahda Club Minneapolis MN
  Monterey Pennisula Country Club Pebble Beach CA
  Myers Park Country Club Charlotte NC
  North Ridge Country Club Raliegh NC
  Old Warson Country Club St. Louis MO
  Out Door Country Club York PA
  Oyster Harbors Club Osterville MA
  Palm Beach Country Club Palm Beach FL
  Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa FL
  Philadelphia Country Club Gladwyne PA
  Philadelphia Cricket Club Philadelphia PA
  Piedmont Driving Club Atlanta GA
  Piping Rock Club Locust Valley NY
  Quaker Ridge Country Club Scarsdale NY
  Ridgewood Country Club Paramus NJ
  Riviera Country Club Coral Gables FL
  Round Hill Club Greenwich CT
  Royal Ponciana Golf Club Naples FL
  Skokie Country Club Glencoe IL
  Sleepy Hollow Country Club Scarborough NY
  St. Clair Country Club Upper St. Clair PA
  The Country Club Pepper Pike OH
  The Kansas City Country Club Mission Hills KS
  The Stanwich Club Greenwich CT
  The Woodmere Club Woodmere NY
  Waialae Country Club Honolulu HI
  Westmoreland Country Club Wilmette IL
  Wilmington Country Club Wilmington DE
  Wyoming Valley Country Club Wilkes-Barre PA

TOP 15 GOLF CLUBS

Defined as private clubs offering essentially golf services only.
They may or may not include the word "golf" in the club name.

1 Augusta National Golf Club Augusta GA
2 Pine Valley Golf Club Pine Valley NJ
3 Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield NJ
4 Seminole Golf Club N. Palm Beach FL
5 Winged Foot Golf Club Mamaroneck NY
6 The Loxahatchee Club Jupiter FL
7 Merion Golf Club Ardmore PA
8 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Southampton NY
9 Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach CA
10 Jupiter Hills Club Tequesta FL
11 San Francisco Golf Club San Francisco CA
12 Peachtree Golf Club Atlanta GA
13 Pebble Beach Golf Club Pebble Beach CA
14 Chicago Golf Club Wheaton IL
15 Conway Farms Golf Club Lake Forest IL


The next 20 Golf Clubs listed alphabetically

  Adios Golf Club Coconut Creek FL
  Burning Tree Club Bethesda MD
  Butler National Golf Club Oak Brook IL
  Castle Pines Golf Club Castle Rock CO
  Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills MD
  Friar's Head Golf Club Riverhead NY
  Hamilton Farm Golf Club Gladstone NJ
  Laurel Valley Golf Club Ligonier PA
  Manasquan River Golf Club Brielle NJ
  McArthur Golf Club Hobe Sound FL
  National Golf Links of America Southampton NY
  Old Marsh Golf Club Palm Beach Gardens FL
  Pinehurst Country Club Pinehurst NC
  Preston Trail Golf Club Dallas TX
  Sebonack Golf Club Southampton NY
  Shoal Creek Golf Club

TOP 40 CITY CLUBS

Essentially dining clubs, often with guest rooms and athletic facilities.
All university clubs are included in this category.

1 Union League of Philadephia Philadelphia PA
2 The Duquesne Club Pittsburgh PA
3 Union League of Chicago Chicago IL
4 The California Club Los Angeles CA
5 Jonathan Club Los Angeles CA
6 University Club of Chicago Chicago IL
7 Metropolitan Club Washington  
8 The University Club New York NY
9 The Westmoreland Club Wilkes-Barre PA
10 The Chicago Club Chicago IL
11 The Penn Club New York NY
12 The Capital City Club Atlanta GA
13 The Union League New York NY
14 The Pacific-Union Club San Francisco CA
15 Minneapolis Club Minneapolis MN

The next 20 City/Dining Clubs listed alphabetically

  Bohemian Club San Francisco CA
  Buffalo Club Buffalo NY
  Charlotte City Club Charlotte NC
  Cosmos Club Washington D.C. DC
  Genesee Valley Club Rochester NY
  Harvard Club of Boston Boston MA
  Knickerbocker Club New York NY
  Mar-A-Lago Club Palm Beach FL
  Metropolitan Club New York NY
  Petroleum Club of Dallas Dallas TX
  Poinsett Club Greenville SC
  Saint Louis Club St. Louis MO
  The Beach Club Palm Beach FL
  The Columbia Club Indianapolis IN
  The Fort Worth Club Forth Worth TX
  The Hamilton Club Lancaster PA
  The Standard Club Chicago IL
  The Union Club of Cleveland Cleveland OH
  University Club of Washington Washington D.C. DC
  Union Club of NY New York NY

TOP 5 ATHLETIC CLUBS

Includes all clubs with the word "Athletic" in their name, as well as beach, racquet, sporting and hunt clubs - but does not include golf clubs.

1 New York Athletic Club New York NY
2 Detroit Athletic Club Detroit MI
3 Multnomah Athletic Club Portland OR
4 Washington Athletic Club Seattle WA
5 The Beach Club Santa Monica CA

The next 10 Athletic Clubs listed alphabetically

  Bath & Tennis Club Palm Beach FL
  Bellevue Athletic Club Bellevue WA
  Dallas Athletic Club Dallas TX
  Denver Athletic Club Denver CO
  Los Angeles Athletic Club Los Angeles CA
  Milwaukee Athletic Club Milwaukee WI
  Missouri Athletic Club St. Louis MO
  Port Royal Club Naples FL
  Racquet Club of Chicago Chicago IL
  Sailfish Club Palm Beach FL

TOP 5 YACHT CLUBS

Also includes those country clubs that contain the word "Yacht" in their name.

1 St. Francis Yacht Club San Francisco CA
2 New York Yacht Club New York NY
3 Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Grosse Pte. Shores MI
4 San Diego Yacht Club San Diego CA
5 Annapolis Yacht Club Annapolis MD

The next 10 Yacht Clubs listed alphabetically

  Carolina Yacht Club Charleston SC
  Chicago Yacht Club Chicago IL
  Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club Naples FL
  Naples Yacht Club Naples FL
  Newport Harbor Yacht Club Balboa CA
  Palm Beach Yacht Club Palm Beach FL
  San Francisco Yacht Club Belvedere CA
  St. Petersburg Yacht Club St. Petersburg FL
  Tampa Yacht & Country Club Tampa FL
  White Bear Yacht Club White Bear Lake MN

TOP 15 RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES

Private residential communities that include
golf facilities, and in some instances, marinas.

1 Boca West Country Club Boca Raton FL
2 John's Island Club Vero Beach FL
3 Ocean Reef Club Key Largo FL
4 Addison Reserve Delray Beach FL
5 Frenchman's Creek Country Club Palm Beach Gardens FL
6 Desert Mountain Club Scottsdale AZ
7 Islesworth Golf & Country Club Windermere FL
8 Desert Highlands Golf Club Scottsdale AZ
9 Sanctuary Golf Club Sanibel Island FL
10 The Club at Admiral's Cove Jupiter FL
11 Kiawah Island Club Kiawah Island SC
12 Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin OH
13 Jupiter Island Club Hobe Sound FL
14 Colleton River Plantation Bluffton SC
15 Wade Hampton Golf Club Cashiers NC

The next 20 Residential Clubs listed alphabetically

  BallenIsles Country Club Palm Beach Gardens FL
  Belfair Hilton Head Island SC
  Broken Sound Club Boca Raton FL
  Country Club at Mirasol Palm Beach Gardens FL
  Delaire Country Club Delray Beach FL
  Grey Oaks Country Club Naples FL
  Indian Creek Country Club Miami Beach FL
  Lake Naomi Club Pocono Pines PA
  Loblolly Hobe Sound FL
  Lost Tree Club N. Palm Beach FL
  Paradise Valley Country Club Paradise Valley AZ
  Reynolds Plantation Greensboro GA
  St. Andrews Country Club Boca Raton FL
  The Bear's Club Jupiter FL
  The Club at Mediterra Naples FL
  The Clubs at St. James Plantation Southport NC
  The Estancia Club Scottsdale AZ
  The Reserve Club Indian Wells CA
  The Vintage Club Indian Wells CA
  Woodfield Country Club Boca Raton FL