Our 10th Platinum Club Award

One of America’s best private athletic clubs

Congratulations, WAC members and team members!

The Washington Athletic Club received its 10th consecutive 5 Star Platinum Club of America award this week. The award recognizes the top 20 athletic clubs in the country. The WAC was No. 5 on the list. “We have so many great people here doing great work, and this tribute goes to all of the WAC team members, management, and wonderful member leaders and members who believe in what the WAC is all about,” WAC President & CEO Chuck Nelson says. “This year, with the pandemic and our temporary closure, it’s even more of an honor. It’s a huge point of pride.”

The Platinum Club of America rankings are the most respected listing in the private club industry. The awards are voted on by over 3,000 club general managers and presidents. The awards are given out biennially. The WAC has earned 5 Star Platinum status at every occurrence since the award’s inception in 1997.

“The competition gets fiercer all the time,” Chuck says. “To stay at the top of the list for 23 years is really a testament to this great Club.”

Platinum Clubs are judged based on their amenities and facilities, staff and service, quality of membership, governance, fiscal management, and overall experience.

From its earliest days, the WAC has been recognized for providing one of the best private club experiences in the country. The Club maintains its commitment to enriching members’ quality of life, supporting amateur athletic achievement, and preserving its historic Clubhouse, listed on the National Register of Historic places.

—Published October 7, 2020; DM

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