The Voting Points System
The vote is conducted electronically and confidentially through a third party, with the results certified as true and correct. Points are awarded by the position and ranking that a Panelist assigns to each Club. The total number of points is calculated and divided by the number of Panelists who have visited a Club to determine a final points score. A Club must receive a minimum of 15 votes to be elected a Platinum Club® of the World 2015-2017.
A Club that is selected by a Panel Member in the top three on their ballot earns 100 points; rankings 4-10 secure 85 points, followed by 11–25 (70 pts), 26–50 (60 pts), 51–75 (50 pts), 76–100 (40 pts), 101–150 (20 pts), 151–200 (10 pts), 201–250 (5 pts) and 251+ (0 pts).