2015 List

2015 Platinum Clubs of the World

logoThe 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.

The 2015 Platinum Clubs of the World

Rank Club Country Points
1 The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews Scotland 92.60
2 Augusta National Golf Club USA 90.32
3 Muirfield – The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers Scotland 88.37
4 Cypress Point Club USA 86.89
5 Pine Valley Golf Club USA 86.48
6 National Golf Links of America USA 83.88
7 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club USA 82.92
8 The Royal Melbourne Golf Club Australia 79.55
9 Merion Golf Club USA 78.86
10 Golf de Morfontaine France 78.02
11 Congressional Country Club USA 77.98
12 Baltusrol Golf Club USA 76.85
13 Ocean Reef Club USA 76.30
14 Sunningdale Golf Club England 75.83
15 Seminole Golf Club USA 74.98
16 Boca West Country Club USA 73.62
17 Cherokee Town and Country Club USA 72.10
18 Les Bordes France 71.55
19 Oakmont Country Club USA 71.03
20 The Los Angeles Country Club USA 70.88
21 Winged Foot Golf Club USA 70.12
22 Shanqin Bay Golf Club China 68.98
23 Chicago Golf Club USA 67.76
24 The Royal St. George’s Golf Club England 67.05
25 The Vintage Club USA 66.71
26 San Francisco Golf Club USA 66.02
27 Whisper Rock Golf Club USA 64.97
28 The Madison Club USA 63.84
29 Vidauban Golf Club France 62.76
30 Bel-Air Country Club USA 62.01
31 Haesley Nine Bridges South Korea 60.84
32 Isleworth Golf & Country Club USA 60.22
33 The Country Club of Brookline USA 60.01
34 Caves Valley Golf Club USA 59.33
35 Muirfield Village Golf Club USA 59.08
36 Fishers Island Club USA 58.64
37 Ayodhya Links Thailand 57.36
38 The Reserve Club USA 57.00
39 John’s Island Club USA 56.93
40 Medinah Country Club USA 56.02
41 Yellowstone Club USA 55.95
42 Aronimink Golf Club USA 55.74
43 Indian Creek Country Club USA 55.11
44 Chevy Chase Club USA 53.98
45 Loch Lomond Golf Club Scotland 53.62
46 Real Club Valderrama Spain 52.77
47 Tokyo Golf Club Japan 52.39
48 Bighorn Golf Club USA 52.01
49 Diamante Golf Club Mexico 51.85
50 Hirono Golf Club Japan 51.72
51 Queenwood Golf Club England 51.14
52 River Oaks Country Club USA 51.11
53 Addison Reserve Country Club USA 51.04
54 Royal Zoute Golf Club Belgium 50.69
55 Lake Nona Golf and Country Club USA 50.48
56 Royal County Down Golf Club Northern Ireland 50.02
57 The Riviera Country Club (Los Angeles) USA 49.89
58 The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle Scotland 49.33
59 Sage Valley Golf Club USA 49.20
60 Oakland Hills Country Club USA 48.83
61 Golf de Fontainebleau France 48.66
62 Yas Links Abu Dhabi UAE 48.24
63 Oak Hill Country Club USA 47.83
64 Kingston Heath Golf Club Australia 47.69
65 East Lake Golf Club USA 47.52
66 Desert Highlands Golf Club USA 47.00
67 St. George’s Golf and Country Club Canada 46.96
68 Castle Pines Golf Club USA 46.55
69 Hamburger Golfclub Falkenstein Germany 46.21
70 Leopard Creek South Africa 45.83
71 The Hong Kong Golf Club Hong Kong 45.70
72 Castiglion del Bosco Golf Club Italy 45.38
73 Maidstone Club USA 45.01
74 Friar’s Head USA 44.88
75 Monterey Peninsula Country Club USA 44.77
76 Swinley Forest Golf Club England 44.59
77 Jupiter Hills Club USA 44.38
78 Mayacama USA 44.15
79 Golf Club Milano Italy 44.08
80 The Singapore Island Country Club Singapore 43.97
81 Lyford Cay Club Bahamas 43.81
82 The Club at Kukui’ula USA 43.50
83 Bay Hill Club USA 43.22
84 Golf Club du Domaine Imperial Switzerland 42.88
85 Houston Country Club USA 42.76
86 Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg Ireland 42.55
87 Desert Mountain Club USA 42.31
88 Old Head Golf Links Ireland 42.02
89 Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club Malaysia 41.99
90 Oitavos Dunes Golf Club Portugal 41.74
91 The Sanctuary Golf Club USA 41.53
92 Jockey Club Argentina 41.46
93 Bellerive Country Club USA 41.28
94 Sentosa Golf Club Singapore 41.11
95 Real Club de la Puerta de Hierro Spain 40.92
96 The Mid Ocean Club Bermuda 40.83
97 Old Sandwich Golf Club USA 40.65
98 Royal Sydney Golf Club Australia 40.54
99 Royal Liverpool Golf Club England 40.33
100 Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club Bahamas 40.19

2017 Candidates for Platinum Status

The following Clubs were ranked 101 – 175 and therefore, are excellent candidates for Platinum recognition in 2017. They are listed in alphabetical order.

Alotian Golf Club USA Portmarnock Golf Club Ireland
The Australian Golf Club Australia Prestwick Golf Club Scotland
Ballybunion Golf Club Ireland Quail Hollow Club USA
The Bear’s Club USA Quaker Ridge Golf Club USA
Big Canyon Country Club USA The Quarry at La Quinta USA
The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe USA Real Club de Golf Las Brisas Spain
Bro Hof Slott Golf Club Sweden The Renaissance Club Scotland
Burning Tree Club USA Royal Antwerp Golf Club Belgium
California Golf Club of San Francisco USA Royal Birkdale Golf Club England
The Club at Nine Bridges South Korea Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club England
Crystal Downs Country Club USA Royal Dornoch Golf Club Scotland
Danang Golf Club Vietnam Royal Golf Club de Belgique Belgium
The Delhi Golf Club India Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club South Africa
Desert Forest Golf Club USA Royal Lytham Golf Club England
DLF Golf and Country Club India Royal Montreal Golf Club Canada
Durban Country Club South Africa Royal Portrush Golf Club Northern Ireland
El Dorado Golf & Beach Club Mexico Royal Selangor Golf Club Malaysia
Emirates Golf Club UAE Royal Troon Golf Club Scotland
Garden City Golf Club USA Royal Waterloo Golf Club Belgium
The Golf Club USA Sand Hills Golf Club USA
Golf-Club Crans-Sur-Sierre Switzerland Sandy Lane Barbados
Golf de Chantilly France Sebonack Golf Club USA
Golf de Saint-Germain France Secession Golf Club USA
Hillcrest Country Club USA Sherwood Country Club USA
The Hills Golf Club New Zealand Shoreacres USA
Holstebro Golfklub Denmark Southern Hills Country Club USA
Inverness Club USA Sporting Club Berlin Germany
Jack Nicklaus Golf Club South Korea Tanah Merah Country Club Singapore
Jumeriah Golf Estates UAE The Tryall Club Jamaica
Kinloch Golf Club USA Thunderbird Country Club USA
Koninklijke Haagsche Golf & Country Club Netherlands Toronto Golf Club Canada
Lahinch Golf Club Ireland Tradition Golf Club USA
Lake Karrinyup Country Club Australia Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club Russia
Myopia Hunt Club USA The Valley Club of Montecito USA
Naruo Golf Club Japan Walton Heath Golf Club England
New South Wales Golf Club Australia Waterville Golf Links Ireland
Peachtree Golf Club USA Whistling Rock Country Club South Korea
Pestevo Golf Club Russia