Criteria

The Seven Platinum Club of America Selection Criteria

  1. Universal Recognition
    Clubs of Excellence are widely known as such by the strata of American society that frequent Private Clubs and are well traveled. Whether these clubs are recognized from their inception or through the accumulated passage of time, their traditional history and ability to attract and retain the finest members sets them apart as
    domiciles of excellence.
  2. Excellence in Amenities and Facilities
    It is the total array of facilities that provides excellence and fulfillment of the members needs in every function and activity that makes it great. Remarkable Clubs invest on a regular and planned basis in the maintenance, supervision and replacement of the grounds, equipment and furnishings, while building reserves.
  3. Caliber of Staff and Professional Service Levels
    Ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentleman is a maxim of the finest Clubs. Clubs that provide an excellent work environment, compensation and benefits and attract outstanding employees in the community. The quality of management is reflected by a staff that is well trained, well mannered and highly motivated to provide its members with an extraordinary experience.
  4. Quality of Membership
    Great members are the heart and soul of successful Clubs. Members that represent the best qualities are those that reflect the community values in which they live. They celebrate their heritage and religiously observe their time-honored traditions. In addition, great members work hard to attract prospective new members who are equally great.
  5. Governance and Prudent Fiscal Management
    Great Clubs are led by presidents, owners and directors who understand that their key role is strategy and setting policy. High caliber boards work hard at ensuring continuity of effort and direction, term after term. They possess the wisdom to plan well and invest well. Prudent boards understand the need for regular dues increases and occasional assessments, together with overall fiscal responsibility.
  6. Adapting to Changing Times
    Great Clubs work at anticipating their members and prospective members’ needs and interests. These Clubs adopt a mission statement that resonates with members about who they are and where they want to be and then develop a strategic plan to get there. Great Clubs are able to maintain traditions that reflect who they are and remain flexible to adapt to an ever-changing member market.
  7. Overall Experience
    Great Clubs provide an “Unparalleled Experience” every day, one member at a time. These Clubs work hard to make decisions in the best interest of their members and those serving them. They encourage their staff to take the initiative, and they support their efforts to deliver exceptional service. Outstanding Clubs continue to treasure their shared experience, celebrate their achievements and appreciate one another – just like family.