February 8, 2024

Our Members Love the Club, and So Do the Experts: Desert Mountain Club’s Prestigious Recognition

In the vibrant heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, the Desert Mountain Club has long been a beacon of exceptional golf and country club living. But now, the club’s outstanding dedication to excellence has been recognized on a national level. We are thrilled to announce that Desert Mountain Club has been named among the top 10 Platinum Clubs of America for 2023-2024, a prestigious accolade within the Country Club category. This recognition places us in the esteemed company of other reputable clubs such as Congressional Country Club in Maryland and Ocean Reef Club in Florida. Even more remarkable, our club made the most significant leap on the list, moving up four spots — a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing an unparalleled club experience.

The Making of a Platinum Club
The journey to becoming a Platinum Club of America is both rigorous and rewarding. In a recent episode of our podcast, Dennis Burns, Executive Director of Club Leaders Forum, shed light on the intricate process behind this prestigious designation. He detailed how the Club Leaders Forum and Platinum Clubs of America collaborate to benchmark clubs against the highest standards. The criteria for consideration encompass various aspects of club life, from the quality of the golf course and facilities to the level of service and overall member experience. The selection process involves a confidential ballot by a panel of international industry experts, ensuring that only the most deserving clubs earn the Platinum status.

A Global Benchmark for Excellence
The recognition of Desert Mountain Club by the Platinum Clubs of America aligns with a broader trend of excellence within the private golf and country club sector. According to Forbes, the exclusive designation of “Platinum Status” is awarded to clubs that not only offer legendary and historic golf courses but also provide a member experience that sets a global standard of excellence. This year’s winners, as highlighted by Dennis Burns, reflect the industry’s resilience and growth, particularly in the wake of the pandemic. The increased demand for club memberships and the trend towards more frequent club usage underscore the ongoing appeal of premier golf and country club communities.

Desert Mountain Club’s inclusion in the top 15 Country Clubs in America for 2023-2024, alongside other distinguished clubs, is a remarkable achievement. Our club’s vision to be the finest private club and community for golf and recreational lifestyle activities in North America continues to be realized through this honor. We share this accolade with our entire membership, whose support and engagement are the cornerstones of our success.

Celebrating Together
This Valentine’s Day, let’s raise a toast to love in all its forms — to the love of the game, the love of community, and the love that has propelled Desert Mountain Club to new heights. Our journey together is adorned with milestones that remind us of the strength of our bond and the power of our shared vision.

We invite our members and guests to join us in celebrating this prestigious recognition. Together, we will continue to build on our legacy of excellence, creating unforgettable memories and experiences that reflect why both our members and the experts love Desert Mountain Club.