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Club Leaders Forum is the preeminent industry consulting source and publisher of The FORUM, providing Relevant, Creative and Informative subject matter for Leaders in the Private Club Industry. Club Leaders Forum conducts the biannual elections for Platinum Clubs® of America and Platinum Clubs® of the World.


Platinum Clubs®

Club Leaders Forum have conducted the most prestigious and respected recognition of Private Clubs in America since 1997 – Platinum Clubs® of America. This acknowledgment is only bestowed on the Top 5% of Private Clubs in the nation as elected by Club Managers, Presidents and Owners, using the Seven Platinum Clubs of America Selection Criteria as approved by the Advisory Board. Platinum Club status is awarded to Clubs in five categories: Country, Golf, City, Athletic and Yacht Clubs. Read more.

Platinum Clubs® of The World was launched in 2013 and is considered the sister to Platinum Clubs® of America. 2015 saw the second biennial election for Platinum Clubs® of the World, which has quickly established a position of great respect throughout the elite Private Clubs around the globe.

The 2015 Platinum Clubs® of the World, represents the standard of Excellence for the finest Private Golf and Country Clubs around the globe. Utilizing the Platinum Clubs of the World Six Criteria, the Platinum Clubs of the World Panel completed their confidential Ballot consisting of 630 Clubs from 58 Countries to elect the Top 100 Platinum Clubs of the World.


Private Club Assessments

Club Leaders Forum offers onsite evaluations for both US and World Clubs by utilizing the Platinum Clubs specific Selection Criteria as approved by the Advisory Board.

Who benefits from an Assessment?

  • Clubs seeking Platinum Clubs of America recognition in 2018
  • Clubs seeking Platinum Clubs of the World recognition in 2017
  • Clubs that wish to improve their Platinum Ranking
  • Clubs that would like to benchmark against Excellence
  • Managers who wish to focus their Board on Strategic Goals

“The Club Leaders Forum Assessment was an incredibly
valuable experience for Hillcrest Country Club; the process was
extremely thorough – touching on every area of our operation.”
Miles Tucker, GM

Click here for information about US Assessments
Click here for information about World Assessments