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Distinguished Gold Club

To be a Distinguished Gold Club is to be one of a highly select group of private clubs that have been recognized as providing an absolutely excellent Member Experience.

Distinguished Gold Club

In accordance with Distinguished Clubs’ methodology, only clubs that earn a 7.5 score or greater are awarded Distinguished Gold Club status. In order to be listed below, a club must be a Distinguished Gold Club in “good standing,” which means, among other criteria, that the club has been awarded Distinguished Gold Club status within the past 12 months.

Present Distinguished Gold Clubs listed in alphabetical order by club type:

Country Clubs
(in alphabetical order)
Distinguished Club

Ballantyne Country Club

Charlotte, North Carolina

Jill Philmon, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Gold Club

Barton Hills Country Club

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Corey Gerhart, General Manager
Distinguished Gold Club

Brookside Golf & Country Club

Columbus, Ohio

Matthew Ruehling, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Club

Chartwell Golf & Country Club

Severna Park, Maryland

Michael J. Fay, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Gold Club

Crane Creek Country Club

Boise, Idaho

Ben Hay, General Manager
Distinguished Gold Club

Del Rio Country Club

Modesto, California

Duncan Reno, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club

Irving, Texas

Jim Kern, PGA, Club Manager
Distinguished Club

Jonathan's Landing Golf Club

Jupiter, Florida

Timothy Richards, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Club

The Lakes Country Club

Palm Desert, California

Frank J. Melón, CCM, CCAM, RPA, CEM, GM/COO
Distinguished Club

La Quinta Country Club

La Quinta, California

Bruce V. Zahn, Jr., CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Gold Club

Manchester Country Club

Bedford, New Hampshire

Brian Kelley, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Meridian Hills Country Club

Indianapolis, Indiana

Stephen G. Roper, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Gold Club

Minnehaha Country Club

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Ted G. Thie, CCM, CCE, Chief Executive Officer
Distinguished Club

Nashawtuc Country Club

Concord, Massachusetts

Richard G. Shultz, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Gold Club

Navesink Country Club

Middletown, New Jersey

Jeffrey C. Mellott, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Rolling Hills Country Club

Rolling Hills Estate, California

Gregory Sullivan, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Royal Oaks Country Club

Dallas, Texas

J Todd Harbour, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Club

Royal Oaks Country Club

Houston, Texas

David Altemus, PGA, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Club

San Luis Obispo Golf & Country Club

San Luis Obispo, California

Michael Stanton, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

Michael Andersen, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Windstar on Naples Bay

Naples, Florida

Nancy Boros, General Manager
Distinguished Gold Club

Woodstock Club

Indianapolis, Indiana

Susan Schenkel, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Golf Clubs
(in alphabetical order)
Distinguished Club

The Farms Golf Club

Rancho Santa Fe, California

Bruce R. Bennetts, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Hacienda Golf Club

La Habra Heights, California

Russell Stylte, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Santa Ana Country Club

Santa Ana, California

Joseph "JJ" Wagner, CCM, CCE, GM / COO
Distinguished Club

The Golf Club at Turner Hill

Ipswich, Massachusetts

Nate Hopley, Director of Golf
Distinguished Gold Club

Upper Montclair Country Club

Clifton, New Jersey

Thorsten Loth, CCM, General Manager
Residential Country Clubs
(in alphabetical order)
Distinguished Club

Aberdeen Golf & Country Club

Boynton Beach, Florida

Michael DiPietro, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Delaire Country Club

Delray Beach, Florida

Trent Squire, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Palmira Golf & Country Club

Bonita Springs, Florida

Mark W. Neneman, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Gold Club

Wycliffe Golf & Country Club

Wellington, Florida

Darrell Wilde, General Manager/COO
City & Athletic Clubs
(in alphabetical order)
Distinguished Club

The Austin Club

Austin, Texas

Ken Richardson, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Club

The Briar Club

Houston, Texas

Daniel Moreno, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Club

Center Club Orange County

Costa Mesa, California

Shahin Vosough, General Manager
Distinguished Club

The Graduate Club

New Haven, Connecticut

Sandra J. Gervais, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Milwaukee Athletic Club

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Paul Heck, Interim General Manager
Distinguished Club

The Penn Club

New York, New York

Mark R. Jezierski, General Manager
Distinguished Club

University Club of Palo Alto

Palo Alto, California

Daniel Miller, General Manager
Distinguished Gold Club

University Club of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California

J. Luis Chavez, CCM, General Manager
Yacht, Beach, & Lake Clubs
(in alphabetical order)
Distinguished Club

Palm Beach Yacht Club

West Palm Beach, Florida

Elaine Ragon, General Manager & Marina Director