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To be a Distinguished Club is to be one of only a few, highly select private clubs that are recognized as providing a Member Experience at a level attained by only the finest clubs in the world. Below is the current list of Distinguished Clubs as determined by a thorough vetting and awarding process conducted by BoardRoom magazine’s Distinguished Clubs team of industry specialists..

In order to be listed below, a club must be a Distinguished Club in “good standing,” which means, among other criteria, that the club has earned Distinguished Club award status in accordance with Distinguished Clubs’ awarding methodology within the past 12 months.                                    Printable version

Present Distinguished 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 Club

Ballantyne Country Club

Charlotte, North Carolina
 
Jill Philmon, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Gold Club

Barton Hills Country Club

Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
Barry Garrett, 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 Gold Club

Brookside Golf & Country Club

Columbus, Ohio
 
Matthew Ruehling, General Manager / COO
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 Club

Chartwell Golf & Country Club

Severna Park, Maryland
 
Michael J. Fay, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Cherry Hills Country Club

Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
Thorsten Loth, General Manager
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 Club

Denver Country Club

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

Desert Mountain Club

Scottsdale, Arizona
Keli Greenberg, Director of Human Resources
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 Emerald Club

Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club

Irving, Texas
 
Jim Kern, PGA, Club Manager
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
Kevin Ehlert, Clubhouse Manager
Distinguished Club

Ironwood Country Club

Palm Desert, California
Joshua Tanner, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Jonathan's Landing Golf Club

Jupiter, Florida
 
Timothy Richards, 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
Robert Tibbets, Clubhouse 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
Tom Schunn, General Manager
Distinguished Club

La Quinta Country Club

La Quinta, California
 
Bruce V. Zahn, Jr., CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Club

The Lakes Country Club

Palm Desert, California
 
Frank J. Melón, CCM, CCAM, RPA, CEM, GM/COO
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 Gold Club

Manchester Country Club

Bedford, New Hampshire
 
Brian Kelley, 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
Gary Goldman, General Manager
Distinguished Club

Meridian Hills Country Club

Indianapolis, Indiana
 
Stephen G. Roper, CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Midland Country Club

Midland, Michigan
Todd Beals, General Manager
Distinguished Gold Club

Minnehaha Country Club

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
 
Ted G. Thie, CCM, CCE, Chief Executive Officer
Distinguished Club

The Mirabel Club

Scottsdale, Arizona
Michele Massambani, 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
Mark Bado, General Manager
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 Emerald Club

Northwood Club

Dallas, Texas
John Davis, 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
Iwana Sterk, 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
Albert Bishay, Clubhouse Manager
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 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
 
Janelle Meyer, Director of Communications
Distinguished Emerald Club

Silver Creek Valley Country Club

San Jose, California
Alan Deck, 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
Tom Skoglund, 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
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 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 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 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
Scott Nye, Director of Golf
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
Shanon McCarthy, Director of Communications
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
 
Meredith Conte, General Manager
Distinguished Gold Club

Upper Montclair Country Club

Clifton, New Jersey
 
Joanne Geanoules, Director of Communications
Distinguished Emerald Club

Winged Foot Golf Club

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

Aberdeen Golf & Country Club

Boynton Beach, Florida
 
Michael DiPietro, CCM, General Manager
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 Club

Delaire Country Club

Delray Beach, Florida
 
Trent Squire, General Manager
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 Club

Palmira Golf & Country Club

Bonita Springs, Florida
 
Mark W. Neneman, General Manager / COO
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
Mike Kelly, 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 Gold Club

Wycliffe Golf & Country Club

Wellington, Florida
 
Darrell Wilde, General Manager/COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Wyndemere Country Club

Naples, Florida
Jimmy Lynn, General Manager
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 Emerald Club

The Buffalo Club

Buffalo, New York
Jim Fields, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Club

Center Club Orange County

Costa Mesa, California
 
Shahin Vosough, General Manager
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 Club

The Elm City Club

New Haven, Connecticut
 
Sandra J. Gervais, CCM, 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
Mary Elizabeth Sullivan, 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 Club

Milwaukee Athletic Club

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
Paul Heck, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

New York Athletic Club

New York, New York
Roger Simon, General Manager
Distinguished Club

The Penn Club

New York, New York
 
Mark R. Jezierski, 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 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
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, 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 Club

Palm Beach Yacht Club

West Palm Beach, Florida
 
Elaine Ragon, General Manager & Marina Director
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
Paul Koojoolian, General Manager / COO