Joining Fee: $438,000 Annual Fees: $2,570
Battling your way up the long ladder to the American Club is well worth it in the end. Accessing the club involves a rigid interview with the Board of Directors for this Hong Kong establishment. This place embodies aristocratic chic and is a hub for ex-pats who are part of the world of finance, business, and politics.
The state of the art facilities includes banquet halls, top-notch fitness centers, and private lounges. Good luck getting in, there is quite the waiting list.
The Groucho Club, London
Joining Fee: $18,745 (Lifetime Membership) Annual Fee: $31,243
Just becoming a member of London’s Groucho Club costs over $15,000, plus an additional registration fee. The elite women-only club of publishers was established in the 1980s and hails itself as the female answer to the “stuffy gentlemen’s clubs”.
The club prides itself on a “maverick ethos" and expects its members to work in the arts and media. One can only join if they are nominated by two members and approved by the club’s committee.
San Diego Yacht Club, San Diego, California
Joining Fee: $5,000 Annual Fee: Unknown
The San Diego Yacht Club crews and boats have earned the America Cup two times. New York Yacht Club is another club to take home the highly sought after Auld Mug. The club also runs one of the most thriving youth programs in the country, a fantastic training ground for blossoming sailors, which is of course mostly the kids of the more grown-up ones.
Want more? Participate in the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup, a prestigious regatta held annually since 1904. Don't get too excited though, the club limits themselves to only allowing 100 people in its clubhouse.
Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, Qatar
Joining and Annual Fees: Unknown
Established in 1975, the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club set out to develop Thoroughbred and purebred Arabian horses and organize racing shows and events. Go wild with horses in this equestrian paradise.
The club has the most state of the art facilities available and is affiliated with the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, the World Arabian Horse Organization, and the European Conference of Arab Horse Organizations.
Cocoon Club, Germany (Special Guest List)
Entrance Fee: Uknown
Probably the hardest club to get into, the Cocoon Club in Frankfurt is known for its super luxurious interior and decor. There is a screen that projects beautiful and scenic video effects, an amazing touch to an already fantastical club experience.
The honeycombed wall is another signature feature that comprises of a three hundred and sixty-degree angle of the main area. It's definitely an unforgettable experience.