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Distinguished Emerald Club

To be a Distinguished Emerald Club, a club must provide a level of Member Experience attained by only the finest clubs in the world.

Distinguished Emerald Club

The distinction between a Distinguished Gold Club and a Distinguished Emerald Club is nuanced yet thoroughly recognizable, for it is based on the most important of all intangible qualities. Reputation. Reverence. Admiration. Brand Equity. Fame. Whatever you call it, it is that “X” factor that separates two clubs that both provide superlative Member Experience, but where one is a great club, while the other is the most prestigious of memberships.

In accordance with Distinguished Clubs’ methodology, only clubs that earn a 9.0 score or greater are awarded Distinguished Emerald Club status. In order to be listed below, a club must be a Distinguished Emerald Club in “good standing,” which means, among other criteria, that the club has been awarded Distinguished Emerald Club status within the past 12 months.

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

Country Clubs
(in alphabetical order)
Distinguished Club

The Arizona Country Club

Phoenix, Arizona

Desi Speh, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Bald Peak Colony Club

Melvin Village, New Hampshire

Christopher Wyles, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Belle Haven Country Club

Alexandria, Virgina

Robert J. Gusella, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Bent Tree Country Club

Dallas, Texas

Haissam Baityeh, CCM, CCE, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Club

Bethesda Country Club

Bethesda, Maryland

Brad Cance, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Birmingham Country Club

Birmingham, Michigan

Joseph F. Basso, CCM, CCE, General Manager/COO
Distinguished Club

Blackhawk Country Club

Danville, California

Kevin J. Dunne, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Carolina Country Club

Raleigh, North Carolina

Jack S. Slaughter, CCM, CCE, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Century Country Club

Purchase, New York

Burton Ward, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Cherry Hills Country Club

Cherry Hills Village, Colorado

Kevin Hood, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Denver Country Club

Denver, Colorado

Patrice L. Piralla, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Desert Mountain Club

Scottsdale, Arizona

Robert E. Jones, CCM, CCE, General Manager/COO
Distinguished Club

Diablo Country Club

Diablo, California

Frank Cordeiro, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Escondido Golf & Lake Club

Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Glenn Lee, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Country Club of Fairfax

Fairfax, Virginia

Brian Armstrong, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Fiddler's Elbow Country Club

Bedminster Township, New Jersey

Thomas E. Hurley, General Manager/COO
Distinguished Club

Fremont Hills Country Club

Los Altos Hills, California

Scott Domnie, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Glenmoor Country Club

Cherry Hills Village, Colorado

Steve VanBuren, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Glen Oaks Club

Old Westbury, New York

Jeffrey S. Riegler, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Greensboro Country Club

Greensboro, North Carolina

Robert Lesinger, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Greenwich Country Club

Greenwich, Connecticut

Hagen Freihoff, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club

Fort Myers, Florida

Lonnie Eberhard, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Hammock Dunes Club

Palm Coast, Florida

Jesse Thorpe, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Hershey Country Club

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Edward Graff, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Hideaway Golf Club

La Quinta, California

Shawn Ygnatowiz, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Interlachen Country Club

Edina, Minnesota

Eric Dietz, CCM, CCE, PGA, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Club

Ironwood Country Club

Palm Desert, California

Joshua Tanner, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Jupiter Island Club

Hobe Sound, Florida

Michael R. Feil, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Kansas City Country Club

Mission Hills, Kansas

Mark A. Bado, MCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Kenwood Country Club

Cincinnati, Ohio

Kraig A. Kanitz, CCM, General Manager/COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

La Rinconada Country Club

Los Gatos, California

MacDonald A. Niven, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Lakewood Country Club

Rockville, Maryland

David M. Pendy, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Lehigh Country Club

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Zenard W. Mikulski Jr., CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Longue Vue Club

Verona, Pennsylvania

Tod Pierce, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Los Altos Golf and Country Club

Los Altos, California

Randall Bertao, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Mayfield Sand Ridge Club

South Euclid, Ohio

Ned Welc, CCM, CCE, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Menlo Circus Club

Atherton, California

Christian Thon, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Midland Country Club

Midland, Michigan

Todd Beals, General Manager
Distinguished Club

The Mirabel Club

Scottsdale, Arizona

Randle St. John, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Montclair Golf Club

West Orange, New Jersey

Daniel Somogyi, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Monterey Peninsula Country Club

Pebble Beach, California

Michael J. Bowhay, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Myers Park Country Club

Charlotte, North Carolina

Kamal Sakakini, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Northwood Club

Dallas, Texas

John McGee, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Oakmont Country Club

Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Paul Mroz, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club

Nichols Hills, Oklahoma

Oliver Boudin, CCM,CCE, Chief Operating Officer
Distinguished Emerald Club

Old Oaks Country Club

Purchase, New York

Scott Garvin, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Olympic Club

San Francisco, California

Pat Finlen, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club

Palo Alto, California

Dirk Zander, General Manager
Distinguished Club

The Patterson Club

Fairfield, Connecticut

John A. Brisson, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Peninsula Golf & Country Club

San Mateo, California

David Nightingale, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Pinehurst Country Club

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Jay Biggs, PGA, SVP of Club Operations
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Philadelphia Cricket Club

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Timothy Muessle, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Quail Valley Golf Club & River Club

Vero Beach, Florida

Kevin J. Given, Chief Operating Officer
Distinguished Emerald Club

River Bend Golf & Country Club

Great Falls, Virginia

Husam Atari, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Club

River Crest Country Club

Fort Worth, Texas

Eduardo N. Moreno, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Country Club of Rochester

Rochester, New York

Michael G. Smith, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Silver Creek Valley Country Club

San Jose, California

Barrett Eiselman, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Southern Hills Country Club

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Nicholas S. Sidorakis, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Stanwich Club

Greenwich, Connecticut

Guy D’Ambrosio, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Stock Farm Club

Hamilton, Montana

John K. Reyhons, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Toscana Country Club

Indian Wells, California

Paul Levy, CEO and General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Town & Country Club

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Vincent Tracy, CCM, CCE, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Trump National Golf Club, Washington DC

Potomac Falls, Virginia

Michael MacDonald, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Waialae Country Club

Honolulu, Hawaii

Bradford Jencks, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Westchester Country Club

Rye, New York

Robert C. James, CCM, CCE, CHE, Executive Direct / CEO
Distinguished Club

Wilshire Country Club

Los Angeles, California

Todd Keefer, General Manager / COO
Golf Clubs
(in alphabetical order)
Distinguished Emerald Club

Bay Colony Golf Club

Naples, Florida

Jerry Thirion, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

East Lake Golf Club

Atlanta, Georgia

Rick Burton, President
Distinguished Emerald Club

Hamilton Farm Golf Club

Gladstone, New Jersey

Mark Aulerich, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Jupiter Hills Club

Tequesta, Florida

Atilla Kardas, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Loxahatchee Club

Jupiter, Florida

Donald L. Misch, II, CCM, COO / General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Meadow Club

Fairfax, California

Jack Grehan, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Merion Golf Club

Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Christine Pooler, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

North Oaks Golf Club

North Oaks, Minnesota

Joel Livingood, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Old Marsh Golf Club

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Michael Gibson, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

Rancho Santa Fe, California

Alfonso Castro, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Winged Foot Golf Club

Mamaroneck, New York

Colin A. Burns, Sr., CCM, General Manager
Residential Country Clubs
(in alphabetical order)
Distinguished Emerald Club

Addison Reserve Country Club

Delray Beach, Florida

Michael J. McCarthy, CEO and General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Club at Admirals Cove

Jupiter, Florida

John Herring, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

BallenIsles Country Club

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Christopher D. Card, PGA, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Belfair

Bluffton, South Carolina

David Dew, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Berkeley Hall Club

Bluffton, South Carolina

Adrian J. Morris, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Boca West Country Club

Boca Raton, Florida

Jay DiPietro, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Bonita Bay Club

Bonita Springs, Florida

Daniel R. Miles, CCM, CCE, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Bridgewater Club

Carmel, Indiana

Michael D. Gardner, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Broken Sound Club

Boca Raton, Florida

John G. Crean, CCM, CCE, General Manager & COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Club at Carlton Woods

The Woodlands, Texas

Steve Salzman, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Colleton River Plantation Club

Bluffton, South Carolina

Tim Bakels, CCM, CCE, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Desert Highlands Association

Scottsdale, Arizona

Terra S. H. Waldron, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Fiddler's Creek

Naples, Florida

Ron Albeit, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Achal Goswami, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Governors Club

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

F. Douglas Shifflett, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Grey Oaks Country Club

Naples, Florida

Jim Butler, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Club at Ibis

West Palm Beach, Florida

Stephen LoGiudice, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

Orlando, Florida

Ryan Spence, CCM, CAM, VP / General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Landings Club

Savannah, Georgia

Steven Freund, Executive Director
Distinguished Emerald Club

Lost Tree Club

North Palm Beach, Florida

Richard H. Bayliss Jr., CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Club at Mediterra

Naples, Florida

Carmen Mauceri, COO / General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Country Club at Mirasol

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Matt Lambert, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Mizner Country Club

Delray Beach, Florida

Larry S. Savvides, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Oaks Club

Osprey, Florida

Jeff Hartigan, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Ocean Reef Club

Key Largo, Florida

Michael G. Leemhuis, President
Distinguished Emerald Club

Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club

Orchid, Florida

J. Robert Tench, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Polo Club of Boca Raton

Boca Raton, Florida

Brett Morris, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Reserve Club

Indian Wells, California

Craig C. Surdy, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Sanctuary Golf Club

Sanibel Island, Florida

Ken Kouril, CCM, CCE, CAM, Chief Operating Officer
Distinguished Emerald Club

Spring Island

Okatie, South Carolina

Dan DuBreuil, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

St. Andrews Country Club

Boca Raton, Florida

Craig D. Martin, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Superstition Mountain G&CC

Superstition Mountain, Arizona

Mark Gurnow, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The TwinEagles Club

Naples, Florida

Andrea Bach, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Woodfield Country Club

Boca Raton, Florida

Eben Molloy, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Wyndemere Country Club

Naples, Florida

Jimmy Lynn, General Manager
City & Athletic Clubs
(in alphabetical order)
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Buffalo Club

Buffalo, New York

Daniel Franklin, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Cosmos Club

Washington, DC

Mitchell S. Platt, MCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Detroit Athletic Club

Detroit, Michigan

Ted Gillary, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Fort Worth Club

Fort Worth, Texas

Walter P. Littlejohn, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Granite Club

Toronto, Ontario

James DiRenzo, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Jonathan Club

Los Angeles, California

Matthew J. Allnatt, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

City Club Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Larry Ahlquist, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Metropolitan Club
of the City of Washington

Washington, DC

Michael Redmond, CCM, CEC, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

New York Athletic Club

New York, New York

Roger Simon, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Dallas Petroleum Club

Dallas, Texas

Paul A. Parchment, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Union Club of Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio

Lawrence T. McFadden, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Union League of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey P. McFadden, CCM, CEE, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Union League Club of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Mark Tunney, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The University Club

New York, New York

John P. Dorman, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

University Club of Washington DC

Washington, District of Columbia

David Conroy, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Westmoor Club

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Geoffrey W. Hume, CCM, Interim General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Westmoreland Club

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Robert L. Williams, CCM, CEC, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Yale Club of New York City

New York, New York

Alan K. Dutton, CCM, General Manager
Yacht, Beach, & Lake Clubs
(in alphabetical order)
Distinguished Emerald Club

Annapolis Yacht Club

Annapolis, Maryland

Brian Asch, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Bay Harbor Yacht Club

Bay Harbor, Michigan

Kathleen Muneio, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Bel-Air Bay Club

Pacific Palisades, California

William Howard, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Naples Yacht Club

Naples, Florida

Michael J. Mooney, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Port Royal Club

Naples, Florida

Thomas Birmingham, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Sailfish Club of Florida

Palm Beach, Florida

John Newman, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Sarasota Yacht Club

Sarasota, Florida

Bernhard G. Kloppenburg, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

St. Francis Yacht Club

San Francisco, California

JJ West, General Manager / COO