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America’s Most Expensive Executive Clubs

Owning a lavish house, driving expensive cars, and sending your kid to the top school are major signs of high social status. The rich also invest in executive club memberships for the exclusivity they offer. Since executive clubs are very exclusive, the membership fees of some of these clubs are not disclosed to the public. So, some of the most distinguished executive clubs in America could not be included in this list. We have only listed the clubs whose membership fees were found in trustworthy sources. These clubs are as follows:

  1. Cherokee Town and Country Club, Atlanta, Georgia
    Initiation fee: Approx. $200,000
    Annual fee: Approx. $7,500
    Notable perks: Access to:
    Clubhouse
    Golf course
    Tennis courts
    Several unknown perks
    This exclusive invite-only private club has two locations: the Town Club and the Country Club. It has two state-of-the-art golf courses along with three swimming pools and 16 tennis courts.

  2. Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York, USA
    Initiation fee: Approx. $200,000
    Annual fee: Unknown
    Notable perks: Access to:
    Clubhouse
    Several unknown perks
    The Winged Foot Club is a private club just outside New York City. Both of its golf courses are ranked among the 100 best golf courses in America. In fact, the West Course is in the top 10.

  3. Fisher Island Club, Fisher Island, Miami Beach, Florida
    Initiation fee: Approx. $250,000
    Annual fee: Approx. $20,330
    Notable perks: Access to:
    Aviary
    Beach club
    Golf course
    Observatory
    Pool
    Private beach
    Private marina
    Spa and wellness center
    Vanderbilt Theater
    To become a member of the Fisher Island Club, you must own property on Fisher Island. The club is located on the edge of Miami Beach and is the most exclusive club in South Florida.

  4. The Yellowstone Club, Big Sky, Montana, USA
    Initiation fee: Approx. $300,000
    Annual fee: Approx. $36,000
    Notable perks: Access to:
    Golf course
    Private ski slopes
    Restaurants
    Seasonal activities
    Wellness center
    This is the only private golf and ski club in the world. Club members can play at the 18-hole golf course overlooking the Rocky Mountains. Membership is open only to residents of the Yellowstone Club community.

  5. The Vintage Club, Indian Wells, California, USA
    Initiation fee: Approx. $300,000
    Annual fee: Approx. $28,000
    Notable perks: Access to:
    Clubhouse
    Golf course
    Restaurants
    Spa
    Tennis courts
    Wellness center
    The Vintage Club is open only to residents of the gated community located in Indian Wells, California. Along with the two golf courses designed by Tom Fazio, the club also has an 85,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, an 18,000 sq ft. foot spa, and a wellness center.

  6. Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, Bedminster, New Jersey, USA
    Initiation fee: Approx. $350,000
    Annual fee: Unknown
    Notable perks: Full access to club facilities for a member, member’s spouse, and dependent children
    Since former President Donald Trump loves playing golf, it’s no surprise that The Trump Organization owns and operates several golf clubs all over the world. Trump National Golf Club Bedminster has the highest initiation fee among all of The Trumps Organization’s clubs.

  7. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia, USA
    Initiation fee: ranges from $250,000 to $500,000
    Annual fee: Unknown
    Notable perks: Access to:
    Clubhouse
    Complimentary snack and restaurant options
    Berckmans Place
    Popular for hosting the annual Masters’ Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club has only 300 members at any given time. Only a few privileged can ever become members as it is strictly an invite-only club.

  8. Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
    Initiation fee: Ranges from $450,000 to 500,000
    Annual fee: Unknown
    Notable perks: Access to:
    Clubhouse
    Liberty National boat
    Reservations
    Spa services
    Transportation services (including helicopters)
    Co-founded by former Reebok chief executive Paul Fireman and his son, The Liberty National Golf Club cost over $250 million o build. Its high initiation fees are further justified by the top amenities such as the spa, yacht services, and a helipad.

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Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Global Assignment Editor
Ryan Miller is the Global Assignment Editor at CEOWORLD magazine. He covers anything and everything related to CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, senior management executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals worldwide, whether lists or lifestyle, business or rankings. During his five-year tenure at CEOWORLD magazine, he has employed his expertise in data science across several roles. Ryan was previously responsible for data modelling and analytics, as well as secondary research, on the CEOWORLD magazine Custom Research team. He can be reached on email ryan-miller@ceoworld.biz. You can follow him on Twitter at @ceoworld.