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Phoenix CC ranks among top clubs


Phoenix, Ariz. (December 19, 2018) – Phoenix Country Club in Phoenix, Ariz. has been named as a “Top 150 Platinum Club of America” by the Club Leaders Forum, the preeminent consulting source in the private club industry and publisher of The Forum magazine. Phoenix Country Club placed No. 129 on the prestigious listing of the Top 150 Country Clubs.

Platinum Clubs of America status in the private club industry has been the most revered since the franchise was established in 1997. Recognizing the top 5 percent of private clubs in the nation, as selected by club managers, presidents and owners, the Platinum Clubs of America vote is taken in the fall of even years. Platinum Club status is awarded to clubs in five categories: country club, golf club, city club, athletic club, and yacht club. The seven selection criteria include:

  • Universal Recognition
  • Excellence in Amenities and Facilities
  • Caliber of Staff and Professional Service Levels
  • Quality of Membership
  • Governance & Prudent Fiscal Management
  • Adapting to Changing Times
  • Overall Experience

“We are honored to be recognized by the Club Leaders Forum as one of the top private clubs in America,” said Dan Budzius, general manager, Phoenix Country Club. “Our team strives to deliver excellence to members and guests daily across our entire operation, from golf and tennis to food and beverage, fitness and event programming. It’s extremely gratifying for our members and associates to be voted as one of the top private clubs.”
Managed by Troon Privé, Phoenix Country Club was founded in 1899 and has hosted many of the city’s most influential people throughout its 120 year history. The club’s 18-hole golf course was originally designed by Harry Collis, with a 2002 redesign by Tom Lehman and John Fought. The club hosted the Phoenix Open golf tournament from 1932 through 1986 and today hosts the PGA TOUR Champions’ Charles Schwab Cup. In addition to golf, other world-class amenities include a beautiful clubhouse, a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, formal and casual dining options, a tennis complex with ten Hard Courts, and four Junior QuickStart courts, three swimming pools, men and women’s locker facilities, and a barbershop with two full-time barbers on staff.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit

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