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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 Distinguished Clubs 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 Emerald Club

Century Country Club

Purchase, New York

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

Colonial Country Club

Fort Worth, Texas

L. Patrick DeLozier, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Escondido Golf & Lake Club

Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Glenn Lee, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Greenwich Country Club

Greenwich, Connecticut

Guy D'Ambrosio, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Hammock Dunes Club

Palm Coast, Florida

Jesse K. Thorpe, CCM, General Manager / COO
Distinguished Emerald Club

Jupiter Island Club

Hobe Sound, Florida

Michael R. Feil, CCM, 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

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

Oakmont Country Club

Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Paul Mroz, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Olympic Club

San Francisco, California

Greg DeRosa, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Pinehurst Country Club

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Jeff Shepard, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Philadelphia Cricket Club

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Timothy E. 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

The Stanwich Club

Greenwich, Connecticut

Peter J. Tunley, CCM, General Manager & CCE
Distinguished Emerald Club

Waialae Country Club

Honolulu, Hawaii

Allan Lum, S.U., CCM, CCE, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Westchester Country Club

Rye, New York

Robert C. James, CCM, CCE, CHE, Exec. Director / CEO
Golf Clubs
(in alphabetical order)
Distinguished Emerald Club

Hamilton Farm Golf Club

Gladstone, New Jersey

Erin Walsh, 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

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
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

Derrick Barnett, General Manager
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

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

David Sizelove, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Desert Highlands Association

Scottsdale, Arizona

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

Frenchman’s Creek Beach & CC

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Achal Goswami, Executive Director
Distinguished Emerald Club

Grey Oaks Country Club

Naples, Florida

Jim Butler, CCM, General Manager
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

Thomas B. Wallace, CCM, CEO / General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Country Club at Mirasol

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Matt Lambert, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Ocean Reef Club

Key Largo, Florida

Paul M. G. Astbury, President
Distinguished Emerald Club

Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club

Orchid, Florida

J. Robert Tench, CCM, General Manager
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

St. Andrews Country Club

Boca Raton, Florida

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

Woodfield Country Club

Boca Raton, Florida

Eben Molloy, CCM, General Manager
City & Athletic Clubs
(in alphabetical order)
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Fort Worth Club

Fort Worth, Texas

Walter P. Littlejohn, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

Jonathan Club

Los Angeles, California

Matthew J. Allnatt, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

New York Athletic Club

New York, New York

Roger Simon, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Union Club of Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio

Claudio Caviglia, CCM, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

The Union League

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

The University Club

New York, New York

John P. Dorman, CCM, General Manager
Yacht, Beach, & Lake Clubs
(in alphabetical order)
Distinguished Emerald Club

Bel-Air Bay Club

Pacific Palisades, California

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

Naples Yacht Club

Naples, Florida

Rhett J. Robicheaux, CCM, General Manager / COO
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 R. Newman, General Manager
Distinguished Emerald Club

St. Francis Yacht Club

San Francisco, California

Ronald A. Banaszak, CCM, CCE, General Manager