The Vote

The Vote

The vote was conducted electronically and confidentially through a third party, SportsHub Technologies. Two Ballots were provided to over 4,000 Private Clubs across the USA. One Ballot was completed by the General Manager and the other by the Club President or Owner.

The Ballot requested that voters select the Clubs in a specific order. The votes were submitted over a 30-day period, and the total number of points received by each Club was divided by the number of voters to provide an average score. To qualify, Clubs must have received a minimum of 50 votes in the Country and Golf Club Categories and 25 votes in the City, Athletic and Yacht Club Categories.

Country Clubs (150 Platinum Clubs)
Top 1 – 3 = 100 points, 4 – 10 = 70 points, 11 – 25 = 50 points, 26 – 50 = 40 points, 51 – 75 = 30 points, 76 – 100 = 15 points, 101 – 125 = 10 points, 126 – 150 = 5 points, 151 and above = 0 points

Golf Clubs (50 Platinum Clubs) and City Clubs (50 Platinum Clubs)
Top 1 – 3 = 100 points, 4 – 10 = 70 points, 11 – 25 = 50 points, 26 – 40 = 30 points, 41 – 50 = 20 points, 51 and above = 0 points

Athletic Clubs (20 Platinum Clubs) and Yacht Clubs (20 Platinum Clubs)
Top 1 – 3 = 100 points, 4 – 10 = 70 points, 11 – 15 = 50 points, 16 – 20 = 25 points, 21 and above = 0 points