Platinum Clubs of America
Launched in 1997 by Club Leaders Forum, Platinum Clubs® of America was revitalized in 2014. Over the past two decades, Platinum Clubs has earned the reputation as the most respected recognition in Private Club Excellence. The inspiration for the concept came from John Sibbald who continued to hear Clubs profess “they were the best”. Mr Sibbald developed Platinum Clubs of America to allow Private Club Managers, Presidents and Owners to make that distinction.
Platinum Clubs of the World
Platinum Clubs® of the World accepts applications from Clubs around the World as well as recommendations from the Panel to appear on a Preliminary Ballot. This Ballot is sent out to the Panel for review in advance of the vote which takes place every two years (odd years). The Panel then has the opportunity to recommend additions or deletions in assembling the Final Ballot. Only Golf, Country and City Clubs are eligible for consideration for Platinum Clubs of the World status.
National Golf Foundation
The National Golf Foundation, founded in 1936 and based in Jupiter, Fla., is the industry’s knowledge leader on the U.S. golf economy. NGF delivers independent and objective market intelligence, insights and trends to fulfill its mission: To Keep Golf Businesses Ahead of the Game. NGF member courses, clubs, associations, media and myriad golf-related businesses representing every market segment, rely on NGF research and resources to support their best decisions.