2015 Platinum Clubs of the World
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 (comprised of 100 Private Club industry experts and golf connoisseurs) completed their confidential Ballot consisting of 630 Clubs from 58 Countries over a 30-day period.
Club Leaders Forum have conducted the pre-eminent recognition of Private Clubs in America for over 20 years – Platinum Clubs® of America. This is 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 Top 100 Clubs who received the most points were awarded Platinum Clubs® of the World status. In 2015, Clubs are numerically ranked from 1-100, as opposed to the 2013 Platinum Clubs® of the World vote, where the Top 100 Clubs were published alphabetically. The next 75 Clubs who received the most votes are listed alphabetically and are to be congratulated, as they are strong candidates for Platinum Clubs® of the World recognition in 2017.
The 2015 Platinum Clubs® of the World includes such famed institutions as Augusta National Golf Club, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Sunningdale Golf Club and Tokyo Golf Club.
There are several newer Clubs that received Platinum acknowledgement in 2015 including: Shanqin Bay Golf Club (China) Queenwood Golf Club (England) and Haesley Nine Bridges (South Korea). Despite having relatively short histories, Yas Links Abu Dhabi (UAE), The Madison Club (USA) and Ayodhya Links (Thailand) have also established themselves as Clubs operating with Excellence and are deservedly recognized as Platinum Clubs® of the World.
Congratulations to the newly elected Top 100 Platinum Clubs® of the World and the 75 Candidates for Platinum status in 2017.