Top 100 Platinum Golf & Country Clubs of the World 2020-21

Platinum Clubs of the World 2020-21

Platinum status is the most revered and respected recognition for Private Clubs around the world. Acknowledgment as a Platinum Club is an honor for the Leadership, Members and Staff of the Clubs they represent.

The Platinum Clubs® of the World election is conducted by Club Leaders Forum every two years. Platinum Clubs are recognized as they excel in best practices and represent the benchmark and standard of Excellence for the finest Private Golf & Country Clubs, City Clubs and, new this year, Yacht Clubs around the globe.

The Top 100 Golf & Country Clubs, Top 100 City Clubs and Top 50 Yacht Clubs are elected by an international Panel of experts, historians and connoisseurs using the Seven Selection Criteria as approved by the Club Leaders Forum Advisory Board. The Panelists engage in a confidential voting process to elect Platinum Clubs and the results are certified as true and correct.

The 2020-21 election marked the introduction of two new Platinum categories as the Top 50 Platinum Golf & Country Clubs of Asia-Pacific and the Top 50 Platinum Golf & Country Clubs of Europe were recognized with Platinum status.

Top 100 Platinum Golf & Country Clubs

Rank Club Country Points
1 Augusta National Golf Club USA 90.72
2 The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews Scotland 83.55
3 The Royal Melbourne Golf Club Australia 80.57
4 Merion Golf Club USA 79.92
5 Pine Valley Golf Club USA 76.44
6 Cypress Point Club USA 73.47
7 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club USA 70.58
8 Baltusrol Golf Club USA 69.56
9 Golf de Morfontaine France 67.05
10 Muirfield – The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers Scotland 66.94
11 Congressional Country Club USA 65.87
12 Ocean Reef Club USA 65.19
13 Shanqin Bay Golf Club China 64.47
14 Sunningdale Golf Club England 62.00
15 Boca West Country Club USA 61.80
16 Winged Foot Golf Club USA 61.10
17 Oakmont Country Club USA 61.02
18 National Golf Links of America USA 59.00
19 The Los Angeles Country Club USA 58.93
20 Les Bordes France 58.65
21 Hirono Golf Club Japan 58.17
22 Cherokee Town and Country Club USA 58.00
23 Haesley Nine Bridges South Korea 57.45
24 The Country Club (Brookline) USA 57.07
25 The Vintage Club USA 55.78
26 Ayodhya Links Thailand 55.52
27 Tara Iti New Zealand 54.29
28 Fishers Island Club USA 54.19
29 Isleworth Golf & Country Club USA 54.11
30 John’s Island Club USA 53.68
31 Seminole Golf Club USA 53.33
32 Addison Reserve Country Club USA 52.55
33 The Royal County Down Golf Club N. Ireland 52.17
34 Medinah Country Club USA 51.76
35 The Madison Club USA 50.96
36 Aronimink Golf Club USA 50.70
37 Tokyo Golf Club Japan 50.60
38 Real Club Valderrama Spain 50.56
39 Diamante Golf Club Mexico 50.54
40 Yellowstone Club USA 50.23
41 The Riviera Country Club (Los Angeles) USA 49.67
42 Lake Nona Golf & Country Club USA 49.66
43 Whisper Rock Golf Club USA 49.61
44 Loch Lomond Golf Club Scotland 48.96
45 Caves Valley Golf Club USA 48.93
46 Bighorn Golf Club USA 48.52
47 Vidauban Golf Club France 48.33
48 Chicago Golf Club USA 47.96
49 Yas Links Abu Dhabi UAE 47.72
50 The Reserve Club USA 47.50
51 Muirfield Village Golf Club USA 47.35
52 Oakland Hills Country Club USA 47.24
53 Oak Hill Country Club USA 47.13
54 St. George’s Golf & Country Club Canada 46.92
55 Castiglion del Bosco Golf Club Italy 46.61
56 The Hong Kong Golf Club Hong Kong 46.17
57 Bel-Air Country Club USA 46.15
58 San Francisco Golf Club USA 46.03
59 The Royal St. George’s Golf Club England 45.67
60 Indian Creek Country Club USA 45.54
61 Monterey Peninsula Country Club USA 45.13
62 Beaverbrook England 45.10
63 Desert Highlands Golf Club USA 45.00
64 Charlotte Country Club USA 44.83
65 Mayacama USA 44.69
66 River Oaks Country Club USA 44.60
67 Friar’s Head USA 44.52
68 Enhance Anting Golf Club China 44.19
69 Ellerston Golf Club Australia 44.15
70 Jupiter Hills Club USA 43.89
71 Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg Ireland 43.54
72 Albany The Bahamas 43.52
73 Oitavos Dunes Golf Club Portugal 43.42
74 Desert Mountain Club USA 43.16
75 Kingston Heath Golf Club Australia 43.09
76 The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle Scotland 42.88
77 Sage Valley Golf Club USA 42.16
78 Queenwood Golf Club England 41.84
79 Jupiter Island Club USA 41.73
80 Chevy Chase Club USA 41.67
81 Sentosa Golf Club Singapore 41.61
82 TPC Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 41.50
83 The Mid Ocean Club Bermuda 41.43
84 Golf de Fontainebleau France 41.36
85 Adios Golf Club USA 41.29
86 Royal Zoute Golf Club Belgium 41.14
87 Leopard Creek South Africa 40.89
88 Swinley Forest Golf Club England 40.75
89 The Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club Philippines 40.40
90 Bellerive Country Club USA 40.17
91 Whistling Rock Country Club South Korea 40.00
92 Admirals Cove USA 39.93
93 Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea South Korea 39.81
94 Royal Portrush Golf Club N. Ireland 39.72
95 Portmarnock Golf Club Ireland 39.52
96 New South Wales Golf Club Australia 39.31
97 Bro Hof Slott Golf Club Sweden 39.17
98 The Loxahatchee Club USA 39.13
99 Tradition Golf Club USA 39.06
100 The National Golf Club of Canada Canada 39.00

Honorable Mention

The following Golf & Country Clubs were within three points of the Top 100 and are awarded an Honorable Mention for 2020-21. The Honorable Mention recipients narrowly missed earning Platinum Club status this year. These clubs are encouraged to observe the Selection Criteria, welcome Panelists to visit their clubs and set a goal of Platinum recognition in 2022.

The Alotian Club USA The Links, Fancourt South Africa
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge USA Lords Valley Country Club USA
Burning Tree Club USA Lyford Cay Club The Bahamas
Castle Pines Golf Club USA Maidstone Club USA
Cherry Hills Country Club USA Memphrémagog Golf Club Canada
The Club at Mediterra USA Old Marsh Golf Club USA
East Lake Golf Club USA Peachtree Golf Club USA
El Dorado Golf & Beach Club Mexico Philadelphia Cricket Club USA
Emirates Golf Club UAE Preston Trail Golf Club USA
Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club USA Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club South Africa
Garden City Golf Club USA Royal Westmoreland Golf & Country Club Barbados
The Golf Club USA The Sanctuary Golf Club USA
Hamilton Golf & Country Club Canada Sandy Lane Barbados
Hazeltine National Golf Club USA Scioto Country Club USA
Houston Country Club USA Southern Hills Country Club USA
Jockey Club Argentina Trump National Golf Club Bedminster USA
Kiawah Island Club USA Victoria Golf Club Canada
Laurel Valley Golf Club USA Westchester Country Club USA