Platinum Clubs® of America

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Platinum Clubs® of America began in 1979 as the brainchild of John Sibbald. John’s vision was to create a platform to recognize the finest Private Clubs in the United States.

Published every 2 years, The Platinum Clubs® of America is the most respected recognition of excellence in the industry. Selected by the Club Managers, Club Presidents and Owners; Platinum Clubs® of America represent the very finest private Clubs throughout the United States.

2016 – 2018 Platinum Clubs of America® Election

The election to establish the top 5% of Private Clubs of Excellence commenced September 8, 2016. To maintain transparency and accuracy, the election is being conducted by a third party. All General Managers and Presidents of Private Clubs are encouraged to vote.

If you are a General Manager or President of a Private Club and did not receive a ballot, please e-mail Dennis W. Burns. The voting will conclude at 5:00pm (PDT) on Friday, September 30, 2016.

The 2016 – 2018 Platinum Clubs® of America will be announced in October 2016.

Platinum License & Recognition Awards

Platinum Clubs of America 2014 – 2016 may now apply for their Platinum License to purchase Announcement Booklets and Recognition Awards from Club Leaders Forum and other preferred vendors.

How important is being Platinum?

When Jay DiPietro, legendary manager of Boca West Country Club, was asked how he feels about the benefits of being elected as a Platinum Club of America and how it is communicated to Staff, Members and Board, he beamed and displayed his signature bright smile. He excitedly said, “We are so proud of being recognized as a Platinum Club of America that not only do we proudly display the logo in all of our communications to the members, the staff and the outside world, but all of our employees adorn a Platinum Club pin on their uniform. This pin is given to every employee in their new hire orientations so they can learn about the history of the Club and what an honor it is to be recognized by your peers as a Platinum Club! Knowing how special it is to be voted a Platinum Club instills a sense of pride for the Board, Members and Staff alike. It takes the entire team to achieve this status through hard work, dedication and a strong desire to succeed & exceed our member’s expectations every time they are at the Club. We hope to keep this tradition of excellence for year’s to come.”e of the most respected Club Managers in the world, has made several positive changes to the vote and to the election process.