Club Leaders Forum
Club Leaders Forum was the brainchild of the late Mr. John Sibbald, whose vision was to promote excellence and support leaders in the private club industry. After more than 30 years, Club Leaders Forum is the preeminent industry consulting source in the industry.
Club Leaders Forum has conducted the most prestigious and respected recognition of Private Clubs in America since 1997 – Platinum Clubs® of America. This acknowledgment is only bestowed on the Top 5% of Private Clubs in the nation as elected by Club Managers, Presidents and Owners, using the Seven Selection Criteria as approved by the Advisory Board. Platinum Club status is awarded to Clubs in five categories: Country, Golf, City, Athletic and Yacht Clubs. Read more.
Platinum Clubs® of The World was launched in 2013 and is considered the sister to Platinum Clubs® of America. 2019 saw the fourth 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 2020-21 Platinum Clubs® of the World represents the standard of Excellence for the finest Private Golf & Country, City Clubs and Yacht Club around the globe. Utilizing the Platinum Clubs of the World Seven Criteria, the Platinum Clubs of the World Panel completed their confidential Ballot consisting of 700 Golf & Country Clubs and close to 500 City Clubs from 58 Countries to elect the Platinum Clubs of the World, Asia-Pacific and Europe.
Private Club Assessments
Club Leaders Forum offers onsite evaluations for both US and World Clubs by utilizing the Platinum Clubs Selection Criteria as approved by the Advisory Board.
Who benefits from an Assessment?
- Clubs seeking Platinum Clubs of America recognition in 2021-22
- Clubs seeking Platinum Clubs of the World recognition in 2022-23
- Clubs that wish to improve their Platinum Ranking
- Clubs that would like to benchmark against Excellence
- Managers who wish to focus their Board on Strategic Goals
“The Club Leaders Forum Assessment was an incredibly
valuable experience for Hillcrest Country Club; the process was
extremely thorough – touching on every area of our operation.”
Miles Tucker, General Manager, Hillcrest Country Club