Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, one of the world’s top private golf club communities in Orlando, Fla. featuring a championship Tom Fazio golf course, has once again been recognized as a Platinum Club® of the World by Club Leaders Forum, advancing two positions to rank #53 in the world. Additionally, for the third year in a row, Boardroom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs, designated Lake Nona Golf & Country Club a Distinguished Club™ through their annual award program.
These designations combined with the Club’s current ranking as a 2016-2018 Top 100 Platinum Club® of America, makes Lake Nona Golf & Country Club the only golf and country club in Central Florida to be simultaneously recognized by all three of the private club industry’s top honors.
Guided by the forward-thinking Tavistock Development Company, developer of the large-scale, master-designed Lake Nona community, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club General Manager Ryan Spence credits the Club’s ongoing success with their ability to innovate and elevate experiences for its members and guests. In the last few years, Tavistock has invested in the renovation of the championship golf course greens with original designer Tom Fazio, added a world-class Golf Performance Center, refurbished the 40,000-square-foot Clubhouse and Bath & Racquet Club, and added numerous family-friendly events and amenities including Nona Crewhouse, a year-round youth program with dedicated staff, facilities and events and camps for all ages.
As clubs across the country work to adapt to the changing desires of club members, the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is setting the benchmark for lifestyle-driven clubs. Meeting members where they are with local, social and other tailored membership offerings, community members will find new ways to engage with these social and wellness amenities. With new residents looking to Lake Nona to experience the best of a health and wellness community, the Club will continue to set new standards for better living in Central Florida.
Platinum Club® of the World status, as determined by Club Leaders Forum, one of the most respected sources for club industry leaders and professionals, is the pinnacle of recognition in the private club industry. Platinum Clubs® excel in best practices and represent the standard of excellence for the finest private golf and country clubs around the world. Conducted every two years, the ranking is determined by a panel comprised of 100 private club industry experts and golf connoisseurs, and utilizes the following criteria to establish the benchmark of excellence: universal recognition, amenities and facilities, professional services levels and overall experience, governance and management, adapting to changing times, and quality of membership.
Additionally, for the third year in a row, Boardroom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs, designated Lake Nona Golf & Country Club a Distinguished Club™ through their annual award program. This prestigious designation, awarded to only 176 clubs worldwide, recognizes clubs who successfully provide a “world-class member experience” measured by an extensive evaluation process, including: providing a high-level of accommodating service, refined facilities, and club governance practices. Most importantly, the award is presented to clubs that go above and beyond, creating lasting memories that make every experience exceptional. Earning this distinguished title reinforces Lake Nona Golf & Country Club’s ceaseless drive to ever improve the member experience.