Clubs of Excellence™

Since the establishment of the Excellence in Club Management® Awards over 25 years ago, we have recognized the best club managers in the industry. However, we have not acknowledged the great clubs they serve. To rectify this oversight, these outstanding clubs are being now being recognized with the Clubs of Excellence™! All past and future clubs will be honored during the annual Excellence in Club Management® Awards Reception & Dinner held during National Club Associations Annual National Club Conference. They will also be recognized during the Awards Presentation at each club.


There’s been very good interest in how a club can become a Club of Excellence™. This special recognition is only awarded to a club whose manager receives an Excellence in Club Management® Award (ECMA). Since the establishment of the ECMAs over 25 years ago, over 70 managers have been recognized, but we have not acknowledged the clubs they serve. These managers are, without a doubt, among the finest management professionals in our industry. ECMA winners are selected based solely on their achievements at the club they currently manage. They must be nominated by the current president, a past president or current board member of the club that employs the recipient.

Our criteria is based solely on the belief that the best clubs have the best managers. Many clubs today collect accolades by being named a Platinum Club, Emerald Club, the healthiest club, etc. With the Clubs of Excellence™, there is only one way for a club to receive this distinction. It must have an award-winning manager judged by ECMA’s transparent Selection Committee of peers based on a strict nominating and judging protocol.

So if your club wants to be recognized as a Club of Excellence™, your leadership must nominate the manager based on their achievements and experience at your club and they must win an Excellence in Club Management® Award. Neither the Excellence in Club Management® Awards nor the Clubs of Excellence™ collect money.

The clubs and managers are recognized during the Awards Reception & Dinner held during the annual National Club Association National Club Conference and during a presentation at each club. The sole goal of these programs is to recognize outstanding management leaders and their clubs. ECMA is co-sponsored by McMahon Group and the National Club Association. Please help us with this worthy cause and let us know of deserving managers. We do everything we can to get them nominated.

The Clubs of Excellence

Army Navy Country Club – Fairfax, Virginia
Bald Peak Colony Club –
Melvin Village, New Hampshire
BallenIsles Country Club –
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Baltimore Country Club –
Baltimore, Maryland
Bellerive Country Club – St. Louis, Missouri
Big Canyon Country Club – Newport Beach, California
Boca West Country Club –
Boca Raton, Florida
Bradenton Country Club –
Bradenton, Florida
Broken Sound Club –
Boca Raton, Florida
Capital City Club –
Atlanta, Georgia
Carmel Country Club –
Charlotte, North Carolina
Carolina Country ClubRaleigh, North Carolina
Charlotte Country Club –
Charlotte, North Carolina
Chilton Club – Boston, Massachusetts
Country Club of Detroit – Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Cosmos Club –
Washington, DC
Desert Highlands Association –
Scottsdale, Arizona
Desert Mountain Club, Inc. –
Scottsdale, Arizona
Detroit Athletic Club –
Detroit, Michigan
Donalda Club –
Don Mills, Ontario
Duquesne Club –
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Farmington Country Club –
Charlottesville, Virginia
Forest Hills Country Club –
Chesterfield, Missouri
Genesee Valley Club –
Rochester, New York
Grosse Pointe Yacht Club –
Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
Hamilton Golf & Country Club – Hamilton, Ontario
Harvard Club of Boston – Boston, Massachusetts
Houston Country Club –
Houston, Texas
Indian Hills Country Club – Baltimore, Maryland
Ivanhoe Club –
Ivanhoe, Illinois
Jacksonville Golf & Country Club –
Jacksonville, Florida
John’s Island Club –
Vero Beach, Florida
Key Largo Anglers Club –
Key Largo, Florida
Kingwood Country Club –
Kingwood, Texas
Lake Naomi Club –
Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania
Lakeside Golf Club –
Burbank, California
Lakewood Country Club –
Rockville, Maryland
Lehigh Country Club –
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Manasquan River Golf Club –
Brielle, New Jersey
Medinah Country Club – Chicago, Illinois
Merion Golf Club –
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Metropolitan Club –
San Francisco, California
Minneapolis Club –
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Missouri Athletic Club –
St. Louis, Missouri
Multnomah Athletic Club –
Portland, Oregon
New Orleans Country Club –
New Orleans, Louisiana
North Hills Club –
Raleigh, North Carolina
Norwood Hills Country Club –
St. Louis, Missouri
Oakmont Country Club –
Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Orchard Lake Country Club –
Orchard Lake, Michigan
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club –
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
San Diego Yacht Club –
San Diego, California
San Luis Obispo Country Club –
San Luis Obispo, California
Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club –
Menlo Park, California
Skokie Country Club –
Glencoe, Illinois
Somerset Hills Country Club –
Bernardsville, New Jersey
Southern Hills Country Club –
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sulgrave Club –
Washington, D.C.
The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. – Hollywood, California
The Army & Navy Club –
Washington, DC
The Briar Club –
Houston, Texas
The California Club –
Los Angeles, California
The Club at University of Kentucky’s Spindletop Hall –
Lexington, Kentucky
The Club at Mediterra – Naples, Florida
The Country Club at DC Ranch – Scottsdale, Arizona
The Country Club at Mirasol – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
The Country Club of Rochester – Rochester, New York
The Kansas City Country Club –
Mission Hills, Kansas
The National Club – Toronto, Ontario
The National Press Club –
Washington, DC
The Olympic Club –
San Francisco, California
The Pacific-Union Club – San Francisco, California
The Polo Club of Boca Raton –
Boca Raton, Florida
The Racquet Club –
St. Louis, Missouri
The Sanctuary Golf Club – Sanibel Island, Florida
The Standard Club –
Chicago, Illinois
The Union Club of Cleveland – Cleveland, Ohio
The Union League of Philadelphia –
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The University Club of New York –
New York, New York
The University Club of Washington DC –
Washington, DC
Thornblade Club –
Greer, South Carolina
Toronto Club –
Ontario, Canada
Troon Country Club – Scottsdale, Arizona
University Club of Chicago –
Chicago, Illinois
University Club of Michigan State University –
Lansing, Michigan
University Club of University of Missouri –
Columbia, Missouri
Washington Athletic Club –
Seattle, Washington
Wellesley Country Club – Wellesley, Massachusetts
Westmoreland Club –
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Westwood Country Club –
St. Louis, Missouri
Women’s University Club of Seattle –
Seattle, Washington