Top 400 Country and Private Social Members' Clubs
"I started caddying when I was nine years old at a very exclusive country club in Dayton, Ohio. And I saw how the other half lived, if you will." - Martin Sheen.
"Please accept my resignation. I don't want to belong any club that will accept people like me as a member." - Telegram sent by Groucho Marx to the Friar's Club of Beverly Hills to which he belonged.
A COUNTRY CLUB is a private club, often with a closed membership, that typically offers a variety of recreational sports facilities and is located in city outskirts or rural areas. Activities may include, for example, any of golf, tennis, swimming or polo. An athletic club is similar but is usually located within an urban setting, which may exclude certain activities such as golf or polo. On the other hand, rock climbing practice or a martial art may be available. A country club will usually provide hospitality to members and guests such as a restaurant and bar, and may also provide suitable accommodations for host-catered events, such as weddings.
A GENTLEMEN'S CLUB is a members-only private club of a type originally set up by and for British upper class men in the eighteenth century, and popularised by English upper-middle class men and women in the late nineteenth century. Today, some are more open about the gender and social status of members. Many countries outside the United Kingdom have prominent gentlemen's clubs.
A SOCIAL CLUB may refer to a group of people or the place where they meet, generally formed around a common interest, occupation or activity (e.g. hunting, fishing, politics or charity work). Note that this article covers only two distinct types of social clubs, the historic gentlemen's clubs and the modern activities clubs. This article does not cover a variety of other types of clubs having some social characteristics, for example specific single-activity based clubs, military officers' clubs, country clubs, and fraternities and sororities.
- 9 most exclusive private members' clubs in Europe, ranked by price - "While London and New York may be the most well-known for their private members' circuits, a number of European cities also host some chic and secretive clubs that are worth a visit - if you can get through the door, that is."
- BILDERBERG Club - founded in 1954, Bilderberg is an annual conference designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America.
Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the conference. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields.
The conference is a forum for informal, off-the-record discussions about megatrends and the major issues facing the world.
- Bilderberg Ahoy! Pompeo & Kushner join the billionaire boat club - "From a Swiss shore, the rich and mighty - and select, discreet reporters - could be seen enjoying the annual secretive summit."
- Blackballing - rejection in a traditional form of secret ballot, where a white ball or ballot constitutes a vote in support and a black ball signifies opposition. This system is typically used where a club's rules provide that one or two objections, rather than an at-least-50% share of votes, are sufficient to defeat a proposition. Since the seventeenth century, these rules have commonly applied to elections to membership of many gentlemen's clubs and similar institutions such as Freemasonry and fraternities.
- Bullingdon Club: Five Facts About The Super-Rich, Elite Oxford University Drinking Club - The Huffington Post.
- CCA INTERNATIONAL - one of the leading international companies engaged in the development and operation of prestigious private clubs founded in 1982. CCA, through its global club network, "International Associate Clubs" has involvement in nearly 250 exclusive clubs worldwide. CCA properties include city business clubs, city athletic clubs, country clubs, golf and country clubs, health spas and resort clubs.
- Charter member - definition & explanation.
- Chatham House Rule - "Under the Chatham House Rule, anyone who comes to a meeting is free to use information from the discussion, but is not allowed to reveal who made any particular comment. It is designed to increase openness of discussion. The rule is a system for holding debates and discussion panels on controversial topics, named after the London headquarters of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, where the rule originated in June 1927."
- CLASSIC CAR CLUB - founded in 1995. "The world famous private club that gives its members the keys to a fleet of the most amazing cars ever built, from Ferraris and Aston Martins to American muscle and modern racers. Membership is as rare as it is privileged with clubrooms around the world. We were the first, we'll always be the best." Clubs in the following locations: Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lithuania, London and Manhattan.
- COUNTRY CLUB - Wikipedia.
- Exclusion and Inclusion: The Inner Ring - "CS Lewis’s 1944 Memorial Lecture to King’s College London was titled 'The Inner Ring'. In it, Lewis talked about the natural human desire to belong and to feel special within a group."
- GENTLEMEN'S CLUB - Wikipedia.
- Inner Ring - definition & explanation.
- INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATE CLUBS | IAC - "IAC was founded virtually 30 years ago and has built a global network that opens doors to nearly 250 of the most illustrious private membership clubs worldwide. Our role is to administer reciprocity arrangements between clubs in the network, and the list of participants is progressively increasing, benefiting clubs and members alike. IAC clubs cover over 40 countries with a wide range of amenities, including some 60 golf courses, over 100 clubs with athletic and/or sports facilities and, for that business trip, prestigious venues suitable for conferences or entertainment in key cities worldwide."
- Netropolitan - "Online country club for people with more money than time hungry for a place to communicate with like-minded people." Founded on September 16, 2014 by James Touchi-Peters. The Netropolitan Club is a completely private and extremely secure online environment. Aside from the login screen, the whole service is inaccessible from the public Internet; we display absolutely no third-party advertising; we do not sell or give away any member data; and all transmissions to and from the service are encrypted. We cannot guarantee you absolute security and privacy; but Netropolitan is as secure a social environment that you will find online, anywhere. First year membership fee is US$9,000. Every year-long subscription after that is US$3,000.
- Raya (app) - private, membership-based, social network application for iOS, first launched in 2015. The application was initially a dating app, but over time has added features to promote professional networking and social discovery.
- Should men-only private members' clubs still exist? - "The Garrick Club was founded in 1831 - a place where ‘actors and men of refinement and education might meet on equal terms’. Women were not allowed to be members and, almost 200 years on, that is still the case. Emily Bendell on why she is taking legal action against the Garrick and Amy Milne-Smith on the history of London’s clubland." Podcast 25:35.
- SOCIAL CLUB - Wikipedia.
- SOHO HOUSE - "A members’ club founded in 1995. A home for creative people to come together." The Soho House Group has since expanded to include clubs, bedrooms, restaurants and spas, spanning across the UK, Europe and the US. Each site is different, maintaining its own personality, but the ethos behind them has always been the same. We hope that our members, guests and friends find themselves at home with us, wherever in the world they might be. To apply for membership, prospective members must be nominated by two existing members who can belong to any of the Houses.
- The Club of Rome - founded in 1968. Global think tank that deals with a variety of international political issues. Founded in 1968 at Accademia dei Lincei in Rome, Italy, the Club of Rome describes itself as "a group of world citizens, sharing a common concern for the future of humanity." It consists of current and former heads of state, UN bureaucrats, high-level politicians and government officials, diplomats, scientists, economists and business leaders from around the globe. Since 1 July 2008, the organization has its headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland.
- The Explorers Club Once Served Mammoth at a Meal. Or Did It? - The New York Times.
- The Links - The Most Powerful Club in the World? - "When Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his farewell address in January 1961 he warned the country about the potential unwarranted influence of a growing “military-industrial-complex.” We just obtained a copy of the Links Club (the name of the club is technically The Links) by-laws and membership handbook from 1955 and looking through it made us think a lot about Eisenhower’s speech. He had to look no further than the membership roster of the club he was a member of to see almost the entire complex he was speaking about. The concentration of power within the club, which is located in a beautiful townhouse on East 62nd Street in New York City, is stunning."
- The secret travel club that's been everywhere - "New York’s Explorers Club has inspired adventurers, aquanauts and astronauts for more than a century. But it’s now evolving to inspire everyone to make the world a better place."
- these are the surprising connections between the Davos elite - BBC.
- Why We Crave Joining Exclusive Groups - "In school we were all 'equal'. As pupils, part of mass education program, we had no formal way to organise ourselves into preference based groups. But we did it anyway. You may have been part of one but the majority was excluded from the cool kids club and chose to join geekier ones."
- World's largest superyacht: a floating private members' club for billionaires - The Guardian.
- MUTHAIGA COUNTRY CLUB - founded in 1913. Private Member’s Club located in the suburb of Muthaiga, about 15 minutes drive from Nairobi. One the most distinguished and popular member's clubs on the continent. Frequented by local elite. Besides social gatherings, the club offers accommodation.
- CAPE TOWN CLUB - founded in 1858. Leinster Hall, Weltevreden Street, Gardens, Cape Town.
- DURBAN CLUB - founded in 1854. Situated on Durban's famous Victoria Embankment. Membership of Durban Club is open to both Gentlemen and Ladies, of any race. The atmosphere of the club is elegant yet relaxed, sophisticated yet friendly, and it is viewed as a home-from-home by many of its members.
- INANDA CLUB - founded 1934. Northlands. "The identity of the Inanda Club lies in our strong traditional and equestrian heritage, in a warm, secure and inviting family-friendly environment. Situated in the heart of a vibrant Sandton, the Inanda Club offers membership, equestrian, banqueting, sport, conferencing, venue hire, accommodation."
- KELVIN GROVE CLUB - founded 1925. Newlands. "'Respecting the past - embracing the future.' Being the largest sports Club in South Africa, mention the name,
Kelvin Grove, to those who have not yet experienced the many faceted nature of this unique Club, and words that may spring to mind are: history, heritage, tradition and excellence."
- RAND CLUB - founded 1887. The oldest private club in Johannesburg. "The Rand Club is a part of South African history nestled in the heart of the biggest and wealthiest city in Southern Africa."
- The Country Club Johannesburg - founded in 1906. Comprises of two clubs: Auckland Park & Woodmead.
- THE WANDERERS CLUB - founded in 1888. Illovo, Johannesburg. Regarded by many as an extension of their own homes, the Club is at the centre and heart of sport, recreation, and business activities not only in Johannesburg, but in South Africa.
- VICTORIA COUNTRY CLUB - founded 1859. Pietermaritzburg, located in the scenic parklands adjoining the Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve. Home to more that 2000 members, comprising a healthy and growing cross-section of age, gender and cultural diversity. Visitors are welcomed as honoured guests.
- AMBASSY CLUB - founded in 1987. Shanghai.
- BEIJING AMERICAN CLUB - founded in 1999. China Resources Building, Beijing. The only private luxury club in Mainland China operating under an international brand.
- BEIJING RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB - founded in 1994. Chao Yang District, Beijing.
- CHINA CLUB - opened in 1996. Situated on 51 Xirong Xian Hutong, Xidan, Beijing, P.R.C 100031.
- THE CANTON CLUB - Zhujiang New City, Guangzhou. Exclusively designed to meet the demands of those from the top echelons of business, finance and government.
- THE CAPITAL CLUB - "The first private business Club to open in China in 1994. As the most prestigious club in Beijing, it has earned its place as the venue of choice for encouraging and enhancing Chinese and international commerce and industry. The Club provides a relaxed locale that encourages mutual understanding and trust among Club Members, their guests and associates. It is also well known among Beijing’s high society for it exclusive parties and grand social gatherings."
- Yong Foo Elite - Shanghai. Prestigious membership club, opened in 2004.
Hong Kong (SAR, China)
- Welcome to the Club– Private Membership Clubs in Hong Kong - Engel & Völkers.
- BUTTERFIELD'S - 979 King's Road. Butterfield's combines modern facilities with one of Asia's pre-eminent art collections to create a refined and unique ambience. Butterfield's offers a wide range of dining options, extensive meeting and banqueting facilities, an ideal venue for intimate private parties as well as health and fitness facilities for relaxation.
- China Club - opened on 8 September 1991 on the top three floors (13th/14th/15th) of the old Bank of China Building, Bank Street in Central. Retro-chic, Shanghai-style club and restaurant.
- HONG KONG CRICKET CLUB - founded in 1851. "With a present-day membership of over 2300 and providing a comprehensive range of sports and social activities in a green and present environment, one of the oldest sports clubs in Hong Kong has moved confidently into the Twenty-First Century."
- PACIFIC CLUB - founded in 1990. Harbour City, Kowloon. "located in the heart of bustling Tsim Sha Tsui, the Pacific Club is a luxurious private haven that offers tranquility and exclusivity to its discerning Members."
- THE AMERICAN CLUB - founded in 1925. Two Exchange Square, Central. "The American Club Hong Kong stands alone in high quality. Its combination of services, facilities and reputation make it Hong Kong's pre-eminent social club populated by one of the most international and affluent memberships anywhere. The only Member-owned Club in Hong Kong that owns both Central town and country facilities.
- THE DYNASTY CLUB - founded in 1989. Wanchai. Luxury private membership club, conveniently located within the same complex as the world renowned Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong offering sporting and recreational areas as well as private and public dining rooms all exquisitely decorated and professionally managed. Has fast become one of the most prestigious private clubs in Hong Kong, ideal for entertaining clients and friends, or using it as an oasis in the heart of the city.
- The Foreign Correspondents’ Club - at its current historic Ice House location since 1982. 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. "It is probably the most famous press club in the world, it is housed in a beautiful and historic Central location that provides a wealth of first-class yet cost-effective dining and recreational facilities, and it is an important media hub – providing a rare neutral platform for an impressive selection of local and international speakers. What’s more, the FCC is home to a variety of superb meeting venues, be they for press conferences, business gatherings, weddings... or just for drinks or dinner with friends."
- THE HONG KONG CLUB - established 1846. 1 Jackson Road, Hong Kong Club Building, Central. The first Gentlemen's club in Hong Kong. It is a private business and dining club in the heart of Hong Kong.
- THE KOWLOON CRICKET CLUB - founded in 1904. "To some it is a place to enjoy one's preferred sport and recreational facilities and socialise with fellow members. To others, it is a place to entertain relatives and friends and to network."
- UNITED SERVICES RECREATION CLUB - founded 1911. Kowloon. The club offers a wide abundance of sports, activities, events and services for every age and inclination, all managed by a friendly and professional staff.
- DELHI GYMKHANA CLUB - founded 1913. 2, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi. One of the oldest clubs in India.
- EMERALD GARDEN CLUB - Jaipur, Rajasthan. "The Emerald Garden Club provides a friendly, professional and private retreat for the exclusive pleasure of members and their guests. The Club thrives in its tradition to serve as an important meeting place for business-minded men and women."
- GOLDEN SWAN COUNTRY CLUB - Mumbai's First Country Club. Thane City (Mumbai).
- LIST OF INDIA'S GENTLEMEN'S CLUBS
- ROYAL BOMBAY YACHT CLUB - founded 1846. Located at Apollo Bunder, near Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai. "We provide: residential accomodation, party rooms, reading room, library, billiards room, gymnasium, steam bath, sailing room, dining room, Dolhin bar, gents' hair salon, shop." A reciprocating member does not pay any entrance fee.
- THE BENGAL CLUB - founded in 1827. "The Bengal Club epitomizes elegance. It also stands for finely matured tradition and epicurean excellence. Time slows down somewhat when people go through the portals of this magnificent white edifice in the heart of bustling Calcutta. Here, the unchanged stately splendour of another era is all pervasive. Even the most hurried high-flying corporate chiefs and business people fall in with its adagio pace."
- The Tollygunge Club - founded in 1895. Calcutta. The only Country Club of its kind in India and ranked amongst the top 20 Clubs of the world, is spread over a hundred acres with a Club House that is over 200 years old. "Sports apart, the Club offers members and guests a wide range of entertainment the year round from open-air theatre and cinema to music and dancing. Excellent cuisine is available at its restaurants, lawns, pavilions and wellstocked bars. The club has 66 air-conditioned suites and residential rooms, each with an attached bath."
- UMED CLUB - founded by late H.H. Maharaja Umed Singh Ji, Ruler of Jodhpur, in the year 1922.
- FINANCIAL CLUB JAKARTA - "Home for the Indonesian Business Community." The Financial Club Jakarta has been conceived as a high quality, contemporary City and Business Club providing a prestigious venue in the Central Business District of Jakarta. The Club is designed as a place for members to conduct their activities and privileged atmosphere and to meet like minded people including businessmen, bankers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, as well as government officials and diplomats.
- ROPPONGI HILLS CLUB - Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Roppongi Hills Club has created an environment in which Members can truly relax, and gives them the option to choose their entertainment according to their preferences or needs. "Seven superb restaurants and two stunning bars. Yours for the choosing where you can enjoy fine meals and wonderful conversation."
- THE KOBE CLUB - founded 1868. Kobe. Non-profit, private membership club. The Club property includes manicured gardens, an outdoor swimming pool, a squash court, generous parking and a main building that houses dining and bar facilities, a ballroom, private meeting rooms, a fitness center and shower/changing rooms. The well-appointed and spacious lounge bar overlooks the pool area and gardens, while the Kitano Terrace restaurant offers both casual and gourmet dining.
- TOKYO AMERICAN CLUB - founded in 1928. With more than 3,500 Members from 50-plus nations, the Club offers a diverse range of cultural, business and recreational activities and amenities in the heart of Tokyo.
- Yokohama Country & Athletic Club - founded 1868. Japan’s oldest international sports and social club.
- BANKERS CLUB KUALA LUMPUR - founded in 1987.
- Penang Club - founded in 1868. Georgetown, Penang. Located at the sea front, is not only a well-preserved landmark but also has been a second home to generations of leaders in commerce, industry and government. Club members hail from all walks of life. They are among the current generation of business leaders, professionals, academics, politicians, senior government officials, military officers, diplomats and other community leaders. The Club has an active social and recreational calendar which features special dinners, buffets, club nights, guest artistes and related activities for Members, their families and guests.
- ROYAL IPOH CLUB - founded in 1885. Royal Ipoh Club premise has seven 3-star rooms which will cater for the most demanding traveler, the sports section with Darts and Snooker facilities, Games Room, Medifit Gym, Palm Court, Palm Court Garden, Idris Bar, Long Bar, Dining, Dance Floor, a well stocked Library, Conference Room, Azlan Shah Hall (Banquet Facility), Nazrin Room, Resident Band and Barber's facility.
- ROYAL SELANGOR CLUB - founded in 1884. Social club in Kuala Lumpur.
- TOWER CLUB MANILA - established in 2000 was created as the sole exclusive business club in the Philippines.
- CHINA CLUB - opened on 19th May 2001. Members-only club, built atop the 52nd floor of Singapore's premium commercial tower, The Capital Tower, located in the Central Business District.
- RAFFLES TOWN CLUB - "Luxuriating in Timeless Elegance." Raffles Town Club officially opened its doors to Members in March 2000. With its top-of-the line facilities, beautiful setting and remarkable array of customised activities and glamorous events, RTC has since positioned itself as one of the most impressive social clubs in the country and the region.
- SINGAPORE CRICKET CLUB - founded in 1852. Connaught Drive. Premier sports and social club in Asia.
- THE AMERICAN CLUB - "The best life has to offer is all under one roof! Located in the heart of the city, The Club and our award winning staff set the standard for exemplary customer service, facilities, and hospitality. From casual Poolside dining to the spa, state of the art gym, library, kids club, catering services, or dry cleaning, the sky’s the limit."
- THE EXECUTIVES' CLUB - founded in 1979. Located in the heart of the financial district The Executives' Club enjoy the distinct prestige of being the first business club of its kind in Singapore to cater exclusively for the top brass if the business world.
- The Tanglin Club - one of the most prominent and prestigious social clubs in Singapore. In October 1865, "forty good men and true" convened a meeting for the purpose of forming a suburban social club to meet the wants of the British living in the settlement, and founded The Tanglin Club. Today, The Tanglin Club is one of Singapore's oldest & prominent social club. The Tanglin Club, one of Singapore's premier clubs, has a current membership of about 5800. The Club membership is made up of more than 41 nationalities. The entrance fee for Ordinary Membership is S$35,000.
- TOWER CLUB - founded 1997. "Enter the heights of unparalleled grandeur, where business and pleasure meet amidst breathtaking views of Singapore's dynamic city skyline. Soaring above the bustling CBD, Tower Club Singapore resides in a prime central location, and brings a premier, private setting where the business elite meet, network and entertain." Situated on the 62nd & 64th penthouse floors of the award-winning Republic Plaza building. Established as the nation's premier private business club.
- SEOUL CLUB - founded 1904. "Korea's Premier International Business, Sports & Recreational Club."
- PACIFIC CITY CLUB - the Pacific City Club was founded in 1995 by a group of prominent businessmen offering Bangkok's corporate and diplomatic elite a proper setting to meet in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
- THE BANGKOK CLUB - founded 1995. Sathorn City Tower, 175 South Sathorn Road, Sathorn Bangkok. The largest executive city club in Thailand, both in actual floor space and in its membership. Used as an extension of both home and office, the Club also serves as a focal meeting point to our members from top ranking business executives, diplomatic and social elite.
- THE BRITISH CLUB - founded in 1903. 189 Suriwongse Road, Bangkok. "The Social, Sports & Cultural Centre for the English Speaking Community in Bangkok." An international club for friends and familes. The Club attracts a wide range of members from over 48 nationalities. The Club offers a wide range of facilities, sections and events for members to enjoy. Sporting activities include hockey, rugby, golf, squash, badminton, football, tennis, swimming, aqua aerobics, yoga and cricket, while social functions include quiz nights, gourmet dinner, wine tastings, theatre night stage entertainment and festival celebrations throughout the year.
- THE CAPITOL CLUB - Bangkok. Recreation and social club.
- THE HANOI CLUB - Tay Ho District, Hanoi. "Strategically located on the shore of the West Lake (the largest lake in Hanoi) with superb panoramic view. The prestigious Membership Club, Deluxe Hotel & Serviced Residences provide exceedingly courteous and relaxing atmosphere for locals and foreigners to socialize whether for business or being a social & recreational centre as well as the venue for banquets, conventions, companies’ retreats under one roof."
Australia & New Zealand
- ATHENAEUM CLUB - established 1868. Melbourne, Victoria. One of Australia’s oldest and finest clubs, confident in its heritage and traditions, yet enlightened and contemporary in its outlook.
- ATHENAEUM CLUB HOBART - founded in 1889. Hobart, Tasmania. Social & Business Networking Club which provides business and professional men with social opportunities, fine food, and cultural activities.
- BRISBANE POLO CLUB - founded 1888. Naldham House at Number 1 Eagle Street. With its elegant dining room; traditionally furnished private meeting rooms, library and bar; fireplaces; magnificent wood panelled staircase; terraces with views of the city lights and river, the Club’s city setting in Naldham House underpins its traditional values. Strategically placed in the ‘golden triangle’ of Brisbane’s financial district, Naldham House places the Club within a block of the city’s most significant modern office towers. Members enjoy the convenience of being in the centre of Brisbane’s bustling business heart, yet cocooned within the calm and exclusive ambience of last century.
- Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club - Hunter, NSW.
- DOWNS CLUB - founded 1889. Toowoomba, Queensland. The Downs Club is a private social and business club and offers its members and guests superior service, special cuisine and fine wines in a unique setting.
- MELBOURNE SAVAGE CLUB - established 1894. Melbourne, Victoria. Members are accepted, based upon the criteria of good-fellowship, as well as related interests in the spheres of literature, music, drama, art or science.
- NEWCASTLE CLUB - founded in 1885. Newscastle, NSW. Offering old fashioned traditions of service, courtesy, comfort and charm, whilst meeting the needs of contemporary life in this fast moving world.
- ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AUSTRALIA - founded 1903. One of Sydney's most prestigious business and social clubs.
- ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF VICTORIA - CITY & COUNTRY CLUB - founded 1903. Golf & Country Club for gentlemen and ladies.
- TASMANIAN CLUB - founded in 1861. Hobart, Tasmania. Membership benefits include fine dining for small or large groups, convenient central location in the City of Hobart, accommodation and the world-wide range of reciprocal clubs.
- TATTERSALL'S CLUBS - founded in 1865. Brisbane, Queensland. Private membership club located in impressive freehold premises in the heart of the Brisbane CBD (corner of Queen and Edward Streets).
- THE ADELAIDE CLUB - founded in 1863. Exclusive gentlemen's club. Facilities include a library and guest rooms, in addition to function rooms.
- THE ALEAXANDRA CLUB - established 1903. Melbourne, Victoria. A women's only club exclusively for women's social and non-political purposes.
- THE AMERICAN CLUB - founded in 1947. Sydney, NSW. "Under this hospitable roof, Australians, Canadians, Englishmen, Americans and other nationalities foregather in a spirit of goodwill and fellowship to work and to play without fanfare, publicity or flag waving."
- THE AUSTRALIAN CLUB - established 1878. Melbourne, Victoria. Its membership is men-only and it's the oldest gentlemen's club in the southern hemisphere.
- THE BRISBANE CLUB - founded in 1903. "Our diverse focus reflects a membership base, which includes industry pioneers, business leaders, professionals and distinguished representatives from the services, academic and artistic communities."
- THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB - established in 1954 as a social meeting place for ladies and gentlemen.
- THE LYCEUM CLUB - Melbourne, Victoria. established in 1912, was modelled on the London Lyceum Club. Membership is restricted to women graduates and other women who have distinguished themselves in art, music, literature, philanthropy or public service.
- THE MELBOURNE CLUB - in Collins Street is Melbourne's oldest gentleman's club founded in 1839.
- THE MORETON CLUB - Brisbane, Queensland.
- UNITED SERVICE CLUB - founded 1892 in Brisbane, Queensland. One of Brisbane’s oldest and most prestigious members' private clubs is located at 183 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane.
- UNIVERSITY HOUSE - Canberra.
- HAWKE'S BAY CLUB - founded in 1863. Marine Parade, Napier. The Club is capable of hosting several conferences at the same time; has one large and two smaller, more intimate Dining Rooms; the bar and wine cellar are another one of the rich, warm facilities at the Club. The Club has also several self-catering rooms.
- THE CHRISTCHURCH CLUB - founded in 1856. The Christchurch Club remains committed to our traditional values, but embraces new opportunities to complement our distinguished history by continuing to draw the very best membership to the Club well into the future.
- THE DUNEDIN CLUB - founded in 1858. Dunedin, Otago. The Club provides a comfortable environment in which to dine, relax and meet friends.
- THE NORTHERN CLUB - founded in 1869. Auckland. Facilities of The Northern Club fulfil the original ideals of the founders, to provide members with a "home away from home" when they can dine, relax or entertain friends in a warms and dignified atmosphere.
- THE WELLINGTON CLUB - The Terrace, Wellington. "The Club is New Zealand's largest residential Club. Founded in December 1841, it now owns an elegant seven-storey building on the same Terrace site as the previous two Clubhouses. The present building was opened in February 1990 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, who is an Honorary member of the Club."
- Lyford Cay Club - since 1955. "The Lyford Cay Club is renowned for its understated style and remains a private haven for an international Membership enjoying excellent amenities and personal service. Ideally located in a 1,000-acre secure enclave and a short distance from Nassau’s Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport, the Club enjoys generally warmer winters and cooler summers than those typical of the Florida coast. The charmed, relaxed lifestyle of the Club is enhanced by a magnificent 18-hole golf course designed by Rees Jones, a state-of-the-art Tennis centre, a well protected 74-slip Yacht Harbour, one of the finest white sand beaches in the islands, world class dining venues and an exciting calendar of social events year round. Decoupled Website."
- THE ABACO CLUB - on Winding Bay, a Ritz-Carlton managed club. "Set on a secluded 534-acre oceanfront estate, this exceptional Abaco resort features a European spa and fitness center, un-motorized water sports, championship golf and distinctive dining - all just steps from your door."
- BARBADOS YACHT CLUB - founded in 1924. Bay Street, St. Michael, Carlisle Bay. The Barbados Yacht Club offers a range of sailing, recreation and dining facilities.
- TRINIDAD UNION CLUB - founded in 1878. Nicholas Tower, 63-65 Independence Square, Port of Spain. A business person’s club that is run for the benefit of its members. Membership is open to all business people and professionals.
- CLUB UNIÓN - founded in 1923. San José.
- Schloss Mittersill International Sport & Shooting Club - once "The world’s most elitist society club." Founded in 1935 by bon vivant and charter member of the international jet set, Hubert Baron von Pantz. Mittersill Castle experienced a very glamorous period from 1935-67 under the leadership of Baron Hubert von Pantz. Notable guests during this period include Dutch Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard, the Shah of Persia, Clark Gable, Henry Ford, Bob Hope and Aristotle Onassis. Closed during the war and reopened again in 1953 with Prince Alex Hohenlohe as the new resident partner. American millionaires mixed here with the more outgoing members of European aristocracy - the same Hohenlohes, Bismarcks and Bourbon Parmas who might later be found at the Marbella Club. In 1967, Mittersill Castle was purchased by means of several donations, in order to be used as a centre for Christian student conferences by the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students and other Christian groups. In 2009, the Castle was bought by two local families and now functions as an international luxury hotel with gourmet cuisine, spa and golf course.
- CERCLE DE LORRAINE - (Club van Lotharingen). Founded on March 5, 1998. Place Poelaert, 6, Brussels. Private members' business club: wealthy business men, private companies, equity traders. Situated in an elegant castle built in 1910, any member will feel like royalty as they dine in one of the many restaurants.
- CERCLE DU LAC - founded in 2005. Terrasse de l'Aula 4, Louvain-du-Neuve.
- CERCLE GAULOIS - (Cercle Royal Gaulois Artistique et Littéraire). Founded on 23 novembre 1847. Rue de la Loi, 5, Brussels. The club has the aim of constituting a friendly, intellectual, artistic and literary, meeting place, free of any political, cultural or philosophical tendency.
- DE WARANDE - founded in 1988. Zinnerstraat 1, Brussels. A social circle and an exclusive top meeting place in Brussels. The club has more than 1700 members: entrepreneurs, captains of industry, top managers, leading politicians, lawyers, diplomats, scientists, artists, etc.
- International Club Château Sainte-Anne - founded in 1969. Château Sainte-Anne, Rue du Vieux Moulin 103, Brussels. A corporate club with all the meeting and sporting facilities as well as two restaurants as a first-rate place for the diplomatic corps, the international executives and European officials to socialize.
- SOCIÉTÉ LITTÉRAIRE DE LIÈGE - founded 1779. Place de la République, Liège.
U.K. Country & Social Members Clubs Resources
- 6 Of The Best Private Members' Clubs In London - "The most exclusive spots for a morning meeting, sundowners by a rooftop pool or a secret rendezvous in Soho."
- 10 Most Exclusive Gentlemen's Clubs in London - "London’s members-only institutions found prominence among the British upper class in the 18th century, and although a degree of modernization has taken place, many still remain the exclusive preserve of men. Gaining entry to London’s top gentlemen’s clubs is tricky, but for those interested in trying, we list the top spots."
- Almack's - was the name of a number of establishments and social clubs in London between the 18th and 20th centuries. Two of the social clubs would go on to fame as Brooks's and Boodle's. Almack's most famous establishment was based in assembly rooms on King Street, St James.
- Hampden Clubs - were political campaigning and debating societies formed in England in the early 19th century as part of the Radical Movement. They were particularly concentrated in the Midlands and the northern counties, and were closely associated with the popular movements for social and political reform that arose in the years following the end of the Napoleonic Wars. They were forced underground, and eventually disbanded in the face of legislation and pressure from the authorities.
- Hellfire Club - was a name for several exclusive clubs for high-society rakes established in Britain and Ireland in the 18th century.
- LIST OF LONDON'S GENTLEMEN'S CLUB - Wikipedia.
- MEMBERSHIP CLUBS IN LONDON
- Principle clubs listed in Kelly’s Directory 1892 - FIBIwiki.
- THE Association of London Clubs
- The Dilettanti: exclusive society that celebrates art - The Telegraph.
- The Goldfish Club: The exclusive society of air-sea crash survivors - "I realised I was going to die - I was very relaxed and completely at peace. I suddenly thought of my wife and children."
- Why Oswald’s is the place for politicians & the A-list alike - as Michael Gove & Priti Patel emerge from a night out there - "Robin Birley’s glamorous night and lunchtime haven is still the place to see and be seen in."
Top U.K Country & Private Social Members Clubs
- 5 Hertford Street - founded in 2012. Private members' club in Mayfair, London which was described in 2017 as London's most secretive club. It has annual membership costs of £3,000 and is owned by Robin Birley, an English businessman. Its interior design was by the fashion designer Rifat Ozbek. The club is known to have been frequented by figures including Harry Styles, Margot Robbie, Mick Jagger, Lupita Nyong'o, George and Amal Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Princess Eugenie of York. It is where Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle had their first date. 2-5 Hertford Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7RB.
- 67 Pall Mall - "Founded by wine lovers, for wine lovers." A private members' club for wine lovers. 67 Pall Mall stands against those musty, neglected cellars where forlorn bottles are forever locked away to gather dust. 67’s aim is to entice Members to pull the cork and discover a new wine. The 1,579-sqm club is now home to 3,820 members and 6,000 wines from 42 countries, with over 800 available by-the-glass; the most in the world. It's right next to St James's Palace: 67 Pall Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5ES.
- 180 House - since 1995. Members Club in London. Located within an iconic Brutalist landmark, 180 House is a short walk from Somerset House on London's Strand. Take a look around. A rooftop pool at night. 180 Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1EA.
- 1917 Club - (1917-1932). Was a club for socialists that met in 4 Gerrard Street, Soho, in Central London, during the early part of the 20th century. It had been founded in December 1917 by Leonard Woolf and some of his friends. Although its name marked the February Revolution of 1917, it was not a Bolshevik club, and comprised mostly Labour Party members along with some Liberal Party members of the Union of Democratic Control, and some figures from the arts, particularly the Bloomsbury Set.
- Albemarle Club - was a private members' club at 13 Albemarle Street, London, founded in 1874 and open to both men and women. On 28 February 1895, the club became notorious for being the location of the incident that began the first trial of Oscar Wilde, who was a member of the Albermarle. The Marquess of Queensberry burst into the club, demanding to see Wilde. His entry was blocked by the porter, so instead Queensberry left a calling card with the note "For Oscar Wilde, posing somdomite". This resulted in Wilde's failed libel action and subsequent criminal prosecution. At the turn of the 20th century, the club remained successful with vacancies only usually arising through the deaths of current members.
- Almack's - (1762-1911). Was the name of a number of establishments and social clubs in London between the 18th and 20th centuries. Two of the social clubs would go on to fame as Brooks's and Boodle's. Almack's most famous establishment was based in assembly rooms on King Street, St James's, and was one of a limited number of upper class mixed-sex public social venues in the British capital in an era when the most important venues for the hectic social season were the grand houses of the aristocracy. The site of the club, Almack's Assembly Rooms or (from 1781) Willis's Rooms, has become retrospectively interchangeable with the club, though for much of the club's lifetime, the rooms offered a variety of other entertainments with no connection to the club.
- Alpine Club - 55–56 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London. Founded in London in 1857 and is the world's first mountaineering club. It is the only UK-based mountaineering club catering for those who climb in the Alps and the Greater Ranges of the world's mountains.
- Amphitryon Club - 41 Albemarle Street, London W. Closed.
- Annabel’s, - 44 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5QG. Arrguably the grande dame of London’s private members’ club scene, Annabel’s was founded in 1963 by Mark Birley and has been building its globally renowned reputation for five decades. Annabel’s offers fine dining in the restaurant, a cocktail bar, a courtyard garden, nightclub and private dining rooms. Membership fees: Annually from £1,000, with a £1,000 joining fee.
- Army and Navy Club - London gentlemen's club founded in 1837, also known informally as The Rag. Membership of the Army and Navy Club is now offered also to members of Commonwealth armed services, to members' immediate families and to individuals who have no service background who are nominated and seconded by existing members. The club has some five thousand members, including women. Men and women members now have entirely equal standing.
- Authors' Club 1891 - "Founded in 1891 to provide a place where writers could meet and talk, the Authors’ Club is one of Britain’s oldest literary institutions, and at the same time one of its most modern, inclusive and welcoming. Within the magnificent premises of the National Liberal Club in Whitehall, we provide a home from home for writers, editors, agents and all those professionally engaged with literature and the publishing industry."
- Beefsteak Club - the name or nickname of several 18th and 19th-century male dining clubs that celebrated the beefsteak as a symbol of patriotic and often Whig concepts of liberty and prosperity. The first beefsteak club was founded about 1705 in London by the actor Richard Estcourt and others in the arts and politics. In 1876, a Beefsteak Club was formed that became an essential after-theatre club for the bohemian theatre set, including W. S. Gilbert, and still meets today in Irving Street.
- BLADES CLUB - fictional London gentlemen's club appearing and referenced in several of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, most notably Moonraker. Blades was founded between 1774 and 1776 and is of a caliber equal to or greater than that of any other club. Blades is situated on “Park Street” (correct name Park Place) off of St James's Street, at the approximate location of the real-life club Pratt's. Based on Fleming’s notes as well as details of the club included in the novels, Blades is an amalgam of several nearby clubs, several of which Fleming mentions by name in various Bond books. These include Boodle's, The Portland Club, White's and Brooks's.
- BOODLE'S - "Boodle's is a Private Members' Club, founded in 1762 by the Earl of Shelburne, later the Marquess of Lansdowne and Prime Minister. The Club was originally located at 49-51 Pall Mall, and moved to its present premises at 28 St. James's Street in 1782. The Club was named after its Head Waiter, Edward Boodle." Boodle's is regarded as one of the most prestigious clubs in London, and counts many British aristocrats and notable politicians among its members. It is the second oldest club in the world, with only White's being older. Ian Fleming is said to have based the Blades Club from his James Bond novels on Boodle's. However, Boodle's itself is referenced in the novels Moonraker and You Only Live Twice.
- BROOKS'S - founded in 1764. St. James's Street. One of London's most exclusive gentlemen's clubs, founded in 1764 by 27 men, including four dukes. From its inception, it was the meeting place for Whigs of the highest social order.
- Buck's Club - founded 1919. Gentlemen's club in London, located at 18 Clifford Street, established in June 1919. P. G. Wodehouse mentions it in some stories and modelled his Drones Club mostly after Buck's. It is probably best known for the Buck's Fizz cocktail, created there in 1921 by its bartender McGarry.
- Bullingdon Club - founded perhaps as early as 1780. Exclusive all-male unofficial students' dining club at Oxford University, noted for its wealthy members, grand banquets and boisterous rituals, such as vandalising ('trashing') of restaurants and college rooms. Originally a sporting club, dedicated to cricket and horse-racing, although the club dinners gradually became its principal activity. Membership of the club is expensive, with tailor-made uniforms, regular gourmet hospitality and a tradition of on-the-spot payment for damage. Its ostentatious display of wealth attracts controversy, since many ex-members have moved up to high political posts, most notably the current British Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, and Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
- Burlington Fine Arts Club - (established 1866; dissolved 1952) was a London gentlemen's club based at 17 Savile Row. Notable members included James McNeill Whistler, John Ruskin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, Edwin Lutyens and the art collector Henry Vaughan who gave Constable's The Hay Wain to the nation.
- CARLTON CLUB - founded in 1832. 69 St. James's Street. Gentlemen's club in London which describes itself as the "oldest, most elite, and most important of all Conservative clubs." Membership of the club is by nomination and election only.
- Centurion Club - St Albans, Hertfordshire. Provides its members with a golfing experience of unrivalled quality.
- Chelsea Arts Club - founded in 1891. Private members club at 143 Old Church Street in Chelsea, London with a membership of over 3,800, including artists, sculptors, architects, writers, designers, actors, musicians, photographers, and filmmakers. The club was established on 21 March 1891 (in Chelsea), as a rival to the older Arts Club in Mayfair, on the instigation of the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, who had been a (sometimes controversial) member of the older club.
- CHINAWHITE - private membership club / restaurant.
- CITY UNIVERSITY CLUB - founded in 1895. London. Lunch club in the heart of the financial area of London.
- Conservative Club - was a London gentlemen's club, now dissolved, which was established in 1840. In 1950 it merged with the Bath Club, and was disbanded in 1981. From 1845 until 1959, the club occupied a building at 74 St James's Street.
- Crockford's - was a London gentlemen's club, now dissolved, which was established in 1793 and which closed in 1845. It was one of London's older clubs, was centred around gambling, and maintained a somewhat raffish and raucous reputation. It was founded by William Crockford. From 1823, the club leased 50 St. James's Street. After the club's closure, this continued to be used as a clubhouse, at first briefly by the short-lived Military, Naval and County Service Club, and then between 1874 and 1976 it was home to the Devonshire Club.
- Devonshire Club - was a London gentlemen's club, now dissolved, which was established in 1874 and was disbanded in 1976. Throughout its existence it was based at 50 St James's Street. The major Liberal club of the day was the Reform Club, but in the wake of the 1868 Reform Act's extension of the franchise, the waiting list for membership from the larger electorate grew to such an extent that a new club was formed to accommodate these new Liberal voters. The clubhouse was on the western side of St James's Street. The original intention was to call it the 'Junior Reform Club', along the model of the Junior Carlton Club formed in 1866, but complaints from the Reform Club's members led it to being named the Devonshire, in honour of its first chairman, the Duke of Devonshire, an aristocrat from a long line of Liberals.
- DIOGENES CLUB - fictional gentleman's club created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and featured in several Sherlock Holmes stories.
- Drones Club - recurring fictional location in the stories of British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse. It is a gentlemen's club in London. Many of Wodehouse's Jeeves and Blandings Castle stories feature the club or its members. The Drones Club is in Mayfair, London, located in Dover Street, off Piccadilly. A drone being a male bee that does no work, living off the labour of others, it aptly describes the contemporary Edwardian stereotype of rich, idle young club members, though some of the members have careers and even jobs.
- East India Club - gentlemen's club founded in 1849 and situated at 16, St James's Square in London. The full title of the club is the East India, Devonshire, Sports and Public Schools' Club due to mergers with other clubs.
- EUMELIAN CLUB - was a social and literary founded by Dr. John Ash.
- Gargoyle Club - (1925/1928-1978). Was a private members' club on the upper floors of 69 Dean Street, Soho, London (at the corner with Meard Street), founded in 1925 or 1928 (sources vary) by the aristocratic socialite David Tennant. He created an arena where Bohemians could mingle comfortably with the upper crust, according to writer Michael Luke. There were lavish interiors, paintings by Henri Matisse, and regular patrons included Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant, Nancy Cunard, Fred Astaire and later Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.
- GEORGE - founded in 2001. "A private members' club whose atmosphere and design are quietly contemporary and deliberately understated."
- Groucho Club - "This is The Groucho Club. Welcome to the world-renowned arts & media private members club, based in Soho, London. Created in the 1980’s by a group of mostly women publishers as an antidote to the stuffy gentlemen’s clubs, The Groucho Club remains a bastion and refuge for arts, literature and media folk in the bohemian heart of London’s West End. Here you can get information on our celebrated restaurants and bars, famous event and party room hire, (infamous) bedrooms, exclusive member services and many other fine things to discover."
- Hellfire Club - was a name for several exclusive clubs for high society rakes established in Britain and Ireland in the 18th century. The name is most commonly used to refer to Sir Francis Dashwood's Order of the Friars of St. Francis of Wycombe. Such clubs were rumoured to be the meeting places of "persons of quality" who wished to take part in immoral acts, and the members were often very involved in politics. Neither the activities nor membership of the club are easy to ascertain. The first Hellfire Club was founded in London in 1718, by Philip, Duke of Wharton and a handful of other high society friends. The most notorious club associated with the name was established in England by Sir Francis Dashwood, and met irregularly from around 1749 to around 1760, and possibly up until 1766. In its later years, the Hellfire was closely associated with Brooks's, established in 1764. Other clubs using the name "Hellfire Club" were set up throughout the 18th century. Most of these clubs were set up in Ireland after Wharton's were dispelled.
- HOME HOUSE - London's most glamorous private members' club.
- Ivy Lane Club - was a literary and social club founded by Samuel Johnson in the 1740s. The club met in the King's Head, a beefsteak house in Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, near St Paul's Cathedral, London. The members included Edmond Barker, doctor; Richard Bathurst, physician and surgeon; Samuel Dyer, gentleman; John Hawkesworth, author; Sir John Hawkins, author; William McGhie, doctor; John Payne, bookseller (i.e. publisher); John Ryland, merchant; Dr Samuel Salter, Archdeacon of Norwich.
- KIT-CAT CLUB - was an early 18th century English club in London with strong political and literary associations, committed to the furtherance of Whig objectives, meeting at the Trumpet tavern in London, and at Water Oakley in the Berkshire countryside. The first meetings were held at a tavern in Shire Lane run by an innkeeper called Christopher Catling. He gave his name to the mutton pies known as "Kit Kats" from which the name of the club is derived.
- Ladies Empire Club - (1902-1958). Was a private members club for women at 69 Grosvenor Street, at the east end on the south side, in London's Mayfair district.
- LONDON CAPITAL CLUB - founded in 1994 and continuing the traditions of the dissolved Gresham Club (1843-1991) but with a more modern approach. Exclusive private club catering to the modern business professional.
- MAISON ESTELLE - since 2022. "Where all the 'cool kids' will be hanging out from October, private member’s club Maison Estelle is the newest hotspot from hospitality group the Ennismore. With power couple and tastemakers extraordinaire Sharan and Eiesha Pasricha at the helm, this is going to be the place to be (and be seen) in London." 6 Grafton St, Mayfair, London W1S 4EQ.
- MARK'S CLUB - 46 Charles St, London W1J 5EJ. Private members' dining club.
- Marylebone Cricket Club - cricket club founded in 1787 and based since 1814 at Lord's Cricket Ground, which it owns, in St John's Wood, London, England. The club was formerly the governing body of cricket in England and Wales and, as the sport's legislator, held considerable global influence. The origin of MCC was as a gentlemen's club that had flourished through most of the 18th century.
- MORTON'S CLUB - "The most exclusive, yet relaxed private members' club in Mayfair."
- MOSIMANN'S CLUB - "One of the most prestigious private dining clubs in the world."
- Naval and Military Club - founded in 1862. Known informally as The In & Out, is a private members club located in St James's Square, London, originally for gentlemen of the British Armed Forces. It now accepts both female and male members.
- ORIENTAL CLUB - founded in 1824. Stratford House, Stratford Place. Traditional private members' club that now admits both gentlemen and ladies to membership.
- Oswald's Club - founded in 2018. "Oswald’s is that rare, most excellent of things - the most exclusive of London’s private members’ clubs that has continued to lure in the great and the good through the pandemic. Oswald’s on Albemarle Street is considered Robin Birley’s choice for wine connoisseurs, where guests can cellar their own wine or buy in house before enjoying a bottle on the small rear terrace." 25 Albemarle St, London W1S 4HU, U.K.
- Oxford and Cambridge Club - founded in 1837. 71-77 Pall Mall. "Your home from home in the heart of London." Founded for members of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. members can relax, dine and meet friends in supremely elegant surroundings with well-stocked libraries, sports facilities and first class bedroom accommodation.
- PHYLLIS COURT CLUB - founded in 1906. Private members club in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, situated by the River Thames. Located in a Georgian-style building set within its own elegant grounds, close to the town centre. It overlooks the finish line of the Henley Royal Regatta.
- Pioneer Club - (1892-1939). Was a self-consciously progressive women's club founded in Regent Street, London. In 1897, the club was due to move to 15 Grosvenor Crescent, but there was a split in membership after founder Massingberd's death, and many remained at the old location. The new location became the Grosvenor Crescent Club, which by 1900 was describing itself as "purely social".
- PLAYBOY CLUB - "Since 1966, Playboy Club London has been the playground of the chic and famous. Home to our world-famous Bunny girls, Playboy Club London is an uninhibited, luxury casino where you can relax, gamble, indulge, and unwind with your friends."
- Portland Club - London card-playing game club, the recognised authority on the games of whist and bridge. It is reputedly the oldest bridge club in the world. Founded some time before 1815 as the Stratford Club, it was given its present name in 1825. Notable members include author Ian Fleming. Having lost its own premises, the Club now meets in those of the Army and Navy Club in St. James's Square, London SW1.
- Pratt's - founded in 1857. Gentlemen's club in London with premises in a multi-storey town house in Park Place, off St James' Street. It has around 600 members, but only 14 can dine at one time at the single table in the basement dining room. The club has two rooms—a dining room, and a sitting room/smoking room. Also housed in the premises is a billiard room (which is primarily used for guests to hang their coats on the chairs), a larger dining room used for lunches or private parties, a small suite that members may use if booked well in advance and the steward's quarters above all that. Notable members have included Harold Macmillan, Randolph Churchill, Duncan Sandys.
- Quintessentially Soho at the House of St Barnabas - founded October 2009. Charitable private members' pop-up club, restaurant, venue, and bar in the heart of Soho, London.
- Reform Club - founded in 1836. "A Social Club for Reformers." Gentlemen's club on the south side of Pall Mall, in central London. Originally for men only, it changed to include the admission of women in 1981. The club enjoys extensive reciprocity with clubs around the world, and attracts significant numbers of foreign members, including diplomats.
- Royal Air Force Club - founded in 1917. 128 Piccadilly. While it is sometimes referred to as a gentlemen's club, membership is open to men and women who hold or have held commissions in the RAF, PMRAFNS, Reserve Forces and Commonwealth and friendly foreign air forces.
- ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB - "Founded in 1897 with the aim of encouraging the development of motoring in Britain, today the Royal Automobile Club is one of London’s finest private members' clubs, combining over 100 years of luxury and tradition with exceptional facilities and outstanding service. Members enjoy unlimited access to two superb clubhouses; the Pall Mall clubhouse, in the very heart of London, contains a unique range of accommodation, dining and sporting facilities, including what is arguably the finest swimming pool in London." Not to be confused with RAC, an automotive services company, which it formerly owned.
- SAVILE CLUB - founded in 1868 for the purpose of conversation and good company. 69 Brook Street, Mayfair. Possibly because of its location, it retains a more intimate feeling than many clubs, less overtly grand and closer to a converted London townhouse - which is indeed what it is. It was originally formed after a division of opinion within the old Eclectic Club as to whether to accept an offer of rooms by the Medical Club and cease to be just a ‘night club’ (in its nineteenth century sense).
- Searcys | The Gherkin - 30 St Mary Axe. Home to London’s highest private members’ club, featuring an exclusive lounge, restaurant and bar with private dining rooms offering the finest menus and the best 360° views over the City. The glass dome at the top the Gherkin, available for exclusive private hire, is ideal for prestigious events.
- Shoreditch House - Ebor Street, Shoreditch, London E1 6AW. Opened in the summer of 2007, and occupies the top three floors and roof of a renovated factory building dating from the early 1930s. There are several bars, a restaurant, a gymnasium, rooftop pool and gardens. It’s a hub for the local creative industries, a workplace for freelancers and a great spot for a night out, whether you fancy a quiet dinner in the restaurant or a late night cocktail in the Garden.
- Society of Dilettanti - founded in 1734. Society of noblemen and scholars which sponsors the study of ancient Greek and Roman art, and the creation of new work in the style. The Society has 60 members, elected by secret ballot. An induction ceremony is held at a London club. It makes annual donations to the British Schools in Rome and Athens, and a separate fund set up in 1984 provides financial assistance for visits to classical sites and museums.
- Soho House - Greek Street in Soho. Founded in London, in 1995, as a private members’ club for those in film, media and creative industries. We have since expanded to include Houses across Europe and North America, as well as restaurants, cinemas, spas and hotels.
- South Kensington Club - founded in 2015. A “members club with a gym, a bathhouse and a saltwater Watsu pool.” Yearly dues are £3,500; £2,800 for foreign/overseas members or anyone under the age of 30. London, England, U.K.
- ST. JAMES'S CLUB - founded 1857. "A London club for Today's Traveller." Hotel & Club Mayfair.The St. James’s Club has a rich and fascinating history dating back to 1857 and although we have changed our home and our décor several times since then we still take great pride in maintaining the traditions of service, comfort and hospitality of our illustrious forebears. The St. James’s Club is an ideal place for family and friends as well as business purposes. We have many members who hold their private functions here as well as their business meetings, as it is indeed the perfect sanctuary. 7-8 Park Place, St. James's, London, SW1A 1LS.
- ST. STEPHEN'S CLUB - founded in 1870. "One of London's most authentic private clubs. Situated in a listed Victorian town house at Queen Anne’s Gate, and with roots stretching back 130 years, this is a place that has always attracted the great and the good - from Harold Macmillan to Margaret Thatcher." 34 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster.
- STAPLEFORD PARK HOUSE HOTEL, SPA, GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB - Leicestershire.
- Stationers - founded in 1403. One of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Stationers' Company was formed as an organisation in 1403; it received a Royal Charter in 1557. It held a monopoly over the publishing industry and was officially responsible for setting and enforcing regulations until the enactment of the Statute of Anne in 1710. Its members are mostly involved with the modern visual and graphic communications industries which have evolved from the company's original trades.
- STOKE PARK CLUB - founded in 1908. Buckinghamshire.
- THE ALFRED CLUB - "In the comparatively quiet Albemarle-street (23) was instituted, in 1808, the Alfred Club, which has, ab initio, been remarkable for the number of travellers and men of letters, who form a considerable proportion of its members."
- THE ARTIST CLUB - founded in 1877. Liverpool. Private members’ club. It remains true to its original purpose which is to provide an environment where the artist community can associate with the business and professional community of the city in convivial circumstances.
- THE ARTS CLUB - London private members' club founded in 1863 by, among others, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and Lord Leighton in Dover Street, Mayfair. It remains a meeting place for men and women involved in the creative arts either professionally or as patrons.
- The AthenÆum Club - founded in 1824. 107 Pall Mall. It is primarily a club for men and women with intellectual interests, and particularly (but not exclusively) for those who have attained some distinction in science, engineering, literature or the arts. The impressive clubhouse at 107 Pall Mall at the corner of Waterloo Place was designed by Decimus Burton in the Neoclassical style.
- THE CALEDONIAN CLUB - founded in 1891. "A little peice of Scotland in Belgravia, London..." A private members' club for Scotsmen in London and their guests.
- THE CARNEGIE CLUB - Skibo Castle. One of the world's most exclusive private clubs.
- THE CASTLE CLUB - founded in 1865. Rochester, Kent. Serves as a home for its members, providing an attractive and exclusive venue for lunches, dinners and meetings.
- THE Cavalry and Guards Club - founded in 1810. 127 Piccadilly. Gentlemen's club.
- THE CLERMONT CLUB - founded in 1962 by John Aspinall. One of the most exclusive private members clubs in London, which is located in Berkley Square.
- THE CLUB - London dining club founded in February 1764 by the artist Joshua Reynolds and essayist Samuel Johnson, with Edmund Burke, the Irish philosopher-politician. Initially, the Club would meet one evening per week at seven, at the Turk's Head Inn in Gerrard Street, Soho. Later, meetings were reduced to once per fortnight whilst Parliament was in session, and were held at rooms in St James's Street. Winston Churchill and F. E. Smith had both desired to join The Club but were considered too controversial. In response, in 1911, they founded The Other Club, which continues to maintain itself as a political dining society. Meanwhile, the Club is known to have survived at least as late as 1969.
- The Club at CafÉ Royal - "Occupying the first floor of the stunning Grade II listed building, The Club is designed to be a comfortable and creative space for members, simultaneously dazzling and welcoming. Precious historic spaces have been sensitively modernised to create an elegant sanctum and exclusive haven in the heart of London: a place where members are encouraged to pursue their creative vocations, to work, socialise, network and relax."
- The Cocoa-Tree Club - this noted Club was the Tory Chocolate-house of Queen Anne's reign; the Whig Coffee-house was the St. James's, lower down, in the same street, St. James's. The party distinction is thus defined:—"A Whig will no more go to the Cocoa-tree or Ozinda's, than a Tory will be seen at the coffee-house of St. James's." The Cocoa-tree Chocolate-house was converted into a Club, probably before 1746, when the house was the head-quarters of the Jacobite party in Parliament.
- THE EAST INDIA CLUB - gentlemen's club founded in 1849 and situated at 16 St. James's Square in London.
- THE GARRICK CLUB - gentlemen's club in the heart of London founded in 1831. It is one of the oldest members' clubs in the world and since its inception has catered to members such as Charles Kean, Henry Irving, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Arthur Sullivan, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Raikes, Stephen Fry and John Gielgud. From the literary world came writers such as Charles Dickens, H. G. Wells, J. M. Barrie, A. A. Milne, and Kingsley Amis. The visual arts have been represented by painters such as John Everett Millais, Lord Leighton and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. As of 2016, the club has around 1,400 members (with a seven-year waiting list) including many actors and men of letters in the United Kingdom. New candidates must be proposed by an existing member before election in a secret ballot, the original assurance of the committee being “that it would be better that ten unobjectionable men should be excluded than one terrible bore should be admitted”. 15 Garrick Street, London.
- THE GROUCHO CLUB - "The world-renowned arts & media private members club, based in Soho, London. Created in 1985 by a group of mostly women publishers as an antidote to the stuffy gentlemen’s clubs, The Groucho Club remains a bastion and refuge for arts, literature and media folk in the bohemian heart of London’s West End."
- THE HOSPITAL CLUB - "Create, Connect and Collaborate." Private members' club and creative arts venue, which houses a television studio, music studio, screening room, restaurant and art gallery. It is in 24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London on the site of an 18th century hospital. The club was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen through his investment company Vulcan Inc. and David A. Stewart of the band Eurythmics.
- THE HURLINGHAM CLUB - founded in 1869. Exclusive sports club in Fulham in southwest London, England.
- The Lansdowne Club - founded in 1935. Private members' club, where men and women have always been welcomed with equal status. It is located at 9 Fitzmaurice Place, near Berkeley Square, Mayfair.
- THE OTHER CLUB - political dining society founded in 1911 by Winston Churchill and F. E. Smith. It meets to dine fortnightly in the Pinafore Room at the Savoy Hotel during periods when Parliament is in session. The club's members over the years have included many leading British political and non-political people.
- The Pilgrims Society - founded in 1902. British-American society established, in the words of American diplomat Joseph Choate, 'to promote good-will, good-fellowship, and everlasting peace between the United States and Great Britain'. Over the years it has boasted an elite membership of politicians, diplomats, businessmen, and writers who have included Henry Kissinger, Margaret Thatcher, Caspar Weinberger, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Henry Luce, Lord Carrington, Alexander Haig, Paul Volcker, Tom Kean and Walter Cronkite to mention a very few. It is notable for holding dinners to welcome into office each successive U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom. The patron of the society is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The Rag - London gentlemen's club founded in 1837. Membership of The Rag is now offered also to members of Commonwealth armed services, to members' immediate families and to individuals who have no service background who are nominated and seconded by existing members. The club has some five thousand members, including women. Men and women members now have entirely equal standing.
- THE REFORM CLUB - founded in 1836. 104 Pall Mall. Today’s Reformers are men and women drawn from many backgrounds and a wide field of professional life.
- The Roxburghe Club - since 1812. Exclusive bibliophilic and publishing society. The Club has had a total of 344 members since its foundation. The circle has always been an exclusive one, with just one "black ball" (negative vote) being enough to exclude an applicant. Since 1839 the number of members at any one time has been limited to forty.
- The Sesame CLUB - founded in 1895. Dover Street, London. Now closed.
- The Sloane Club - founded in 1976. 52 Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea, London SW1.
- The Travellers Club - founded in 1819. "A meeting place for gentlemen who had travelled abroad, their foreign visitors and diplomats posted in London." Gentlemen's club. It is the oldest of the surviving Pall Mall clubs, having been established in 1819, and was recently described by the Los Angeles Times as "the quintessential English gentleman's club." The club's honorary members include members of the British and foreign royal families, the British Foreign Secretary whilst in office, and various ambassadors to London, but there is also a special category of membership for particularly distinguished travellers, explorers and travel writers, who presently include Rory Stewart MP, Alexander Maitland, Dr. Ian Jenkins and David Shukman. Visits are possible by invitation only. 106 Pall Mall.
- THE TURF CLUB - London gentlemen's club, established in 1861 as the Arlington Club. It is currently located at 5, Carlton House Terrace. "It is the most beautiful gentlemen's club in London and has the youngest membership." In December 2008, it was reported by the Daily Mail that the Princes William and Harry, sons of the Prince of Wales, had been given membership to the 'patrician haunt'. In the same article it was written that the annual members' fee was £1,000.
- The Walbrook - founded in 2000. 37A Walbrook, London EC4N 8BS. "Member and Private Club in the Heart of London." The Walbrook is a dining club located a stone's throw from Mansion House and Sir Christopher Wren's church of St Stephen. There is a bar, a main dining room and two smaller rooms ideally suited for confidential business meetings in a convivial atmosphere away from the office.
- THE WYNDHAM CLUB - The Club, at No. 11, St. James's Square, is named from the mansion having been the residence of William Wyndham, who has been described, and the description has been generally adopted as appropriate, as a model of the true English gentleman; and the fitness of the Club designation is equally characteristic. He was an accomplished scholar and mathematician. Dr. Johnson, writing of a visit which Wyndham paid him, says: "Such conversation I shall not have again till I come back to the regions of literature, and there Wyndham is 'inter stellas luna minores.'"
- TRAMP - founded in 1969. "London’s favorite place to misbehave." Considered to be one of the most exclusive private member's clubs in the world and is a regular haunt for celebrities. 40 Jermyn Street, St. James's, Mayfair.
- University Pitt Club - since 1835. Popularly referred to as the Pitt Club, the UPC, or merely as Club, is a private members' club of the University of Cambridge, with a previously male-only membership but now open to both men and women. "The Club’s founders intended the clubhouse to be a meeting place for members and their guests - a place where they could eat and drink in pleasant surroundings. In the twenty-first century the University Pitt Club continues to fulfil this role."
- University Women's Club - formerly the University Club for Ladies, is a British private members club founded in 1886. As the popular gentlemen's clubs did not accept any women as members, its creation was intended to provide an equivalent club accessible to women. By its own definition, it is a club for "graduate and professional women of varied backgrounds and interests". Members include lawyers, scientists, writers and musicians, as well as businesswomen. The club house is located in Audley Square, Mayfair, London.
- Wentworth Club - since 1926. Wentworth Dr, Virginia Water, Surrey GU25 4LS. Privately owned golf club and health resort in Virginia Water, Surrey on the south western fringes of London, not far from Windsor Castle.
- WHITE'S - founded in 1693. 37 St. James's Street. Gentlemen's club. It is the oldest and most exclusive gentleman's club in London. It gained a reputation in the 18th century for both its exclusivity and the often raffish behaviour of its members. Notable current members include author Ian Fleming, Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Conrad Black and Tom Stacey.
- Helsinki Bourse Club - founded 1910. Ever since its first days, the Club has brought together people who share an interest in business and economy and who participate in these activities. That is why the Bourse Club
has clearly business characteristics. Its members, however, traditionally include a large number of people from the academic and political circles.
- Automobile Club de France | ACF - founded in 1895. Exclusive private men's club. The oldest automobile club in the world.
- Cercle InteralliÉe - (Cercle de l'Union interalliée). Founded in 1917. 33, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris. One of the most exclusive social and business clubs in France. The 3,100-member club has many international members and is frequently used for business conferences by organizations such as the WTO, Bank of England, Wharton Club of Paris, Forbes magazine and Radley College.
- Club des Chefs des Chefs (C.C.C.) - "If politics divides the men, a good table always reunites them." Founded by Gilles Bragard in 1977, is an international culinary organisation. The most exclusive Gastronomic Association in the world." Extremely strict membership criteria: to be accepted into this highly elite club, you need to be the current personal chef of a head of state. The main purposes of this official gathering are to promote the national kitchen, and act as diplomatic representatives. The chefs are in contact every day with their own heads of state or government and formed a unique international network. Annually, the president brings together the chefs of heads of state to meet and discuss their work. 75 ter Avenue de Wagram, 75017 Paris, France.
- Jockey Club de Paris - founded in 1834. Best remembered as a gathering of the elite of nineteenth-century French society. It swiftly became the center for the most sportifs gentlemen of tout-Paris. At the same time, when aristocrats and men of the haute bourgeoisie still formed the governing class. The club still exists at 2 rue Rabelais, and hosts the International Federation of Racing Authorities. The Jockey-Club is directed by an annually-elected committee of a president, four vice-presidents and twenty-five members. New members are sponsored by two current members and must receive five-sixths of the members' votes, unfavourable votes annulling five favourable ones.
- La Maison de l'AmÉrique Latine - (the House of Latin America). Founded in 1946. 217 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris.
- LE CERCLE - founded in 2007. 286 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris. Private business club. "Our mission is to create business opportunities between the leaders of companies, all motivated by the excellence, by mutual actions, and the exchanges of experience and high developped skills. Le Cercle is reserved for the best business leaders, from private and public sectors, from the professions and VIPs from the world of culture and politics."
- Le Cercle de la rue Royale - "Créé en 1852, ce club, qui était à l'origine une réunion de quelques amis triés sur le volet, s'était établi rue Le Peletier. Deux ans plus tard, il récupère rue Royale les locaux devenus sans objet du 'Nouveau Club' alias le 'Moutard Club' qui venait de disparaître du fait de son absorption par le célèbre 'Jockey Club'."
- Le SiÈcle - since 1944. Elite bi-partisan social club. Its members are French intellectuals, politicians, chief executives, journalists & artists.
- Paris Country CLUB - 121, rue du Lt Colonel de Montbrison, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison.
- POLO DE PARIS - since 1892. Un club sportif privé parisien situé route des Moulins dans le bois de Boulogne, Paris, France.
- Ritz Club Paris - since 1989. 17, place Vendôme. "Forget the outside world. Never mind what the time is. Take a few laps in our splendid pool, follow a personalized fitness program or place yourself in expert hands and savor a unique well-being experience. For years, the Ritz Club Paris has mastered the art of beauty and well-being."
- SAINT JAMES PARIS - 43, avenue Bugeaud, Paris. Chateau-hotel & private club.
- Silencio - founded in 2011. 142, rue Montmartre, Paris. A new kind of members club dedicated to creative communities and conceived by David Lynch. It's a place for exchanges and encounters that considers itself the successor to salons. Silencio occupies a 700 m² space including a photo gallery, the 1SQM Gallery, a 24-seat cinema, a library, a smoking room, The Blackroom, two bars and a stage.
- SociÉtÉ hippique franÇaise | SHF - association régie par la loi du 1er juillet 1901 fondée en 1865 qui a pour missions de rassembler, structurer et développer les différents efforts des acteurs de la filière cheval en termes de production, valorisation et commercialisation des jeunes chevaux et poneys de sport.
- SUPÉRIEUR LOUNGE - located in a private exclusive domain upon the hill of Super Cannes on the French Riviera. The Superieur Lounge is a private membership club for personally invited members.
- The Travellers Club - since 1904. Hôtel de la Païva, 25 Avenue des Champs Élysées, 75008 Paris.
- BERLIN CAPITAL CLUB - founded in 2001. Offers its members and guests various lounges and a restaurant (ready) to serve the demands and standards of modern and international clubs and excellent regional, national and international business contacts. The network and support of its partners has priority for the Club’s business philosophy. Members have access to almost 250 additional clubs world-wide, for instance in New York, Paris or London.
- Berliner Golf & Country Club Motzener See - Am Golfplatz 5, Motzen. Located just 15 km south of Berlin.
- gentlemen's drinking room - members-only tavern for Augsburg's elite in the 16th century.
- INTERNATIONAL CLUB BERLIN - founded in 1994. (The Metropolitan Sports & Country Club). "Away from the hurly-burly of the metropolis yet still in the midst of things, the International Club Berlin is where people from the worlds of diplomacy, politics, business, culture and academia come together to network as well as for recreational and social relaxation."
- SOHO HOUSE - founded in 1995. Torstrasse 1, Berlin. Private members' club patronized by those in the arts and media. Set over eight floors of a restored Bauhaus building in the Mitte district. Includes a full Cowshed Spa and gym, a rooftop pool, restaurants, bars, a screening room and a private dining area as well as 40 comfortable bedrooms.
- The Übersee-Club - founded 1922. Amsinck-Haus, Neuer Jungfernstieg 19, Hamburg. Private members' club for gentlemen and women. Gastronomie in Übersee-Club is run by the Kempinski Hotel Atlantic
- Union-Klub - (1867-1945). Berlin.
- Kildare Street and University Club - founded in 1851. Dublin.
- Royal Dublin Society - founded in 1731. Non-profit Society supported by commercial activities which continues to fulfil its commitment to furthering the broad economic and cultural development of Ireland.
- The Stephen's Green Hibernian Club - founded 1840. 9 St Stephen's Green, Dublin. There are numerous facilities, services and benefits of membership available to members: unlimited access to one of Ireland’s premier private clubs, located in the heart of Dublin city; strong networking opportunities with over 1,500 members encompassing industry pioneers, leaders and professionals from the Ireland and abroad; fine dining and an extensive wine list in the most elegant Dining Room in Dublin; luxurious and comfortable bedrooms for you, your friends, your family or colleagues to stay in at special corporate discounted rates; access to over 11 individual Clubs within the Club.
- CIRCOLO ARTISTICO TUNNEL - founded in 1891. Palazzo Doria Spinola, Genoa. One of the most exclusive clubs in the world. "Our Club, has been founded in order to facilitate the human desire to communicate, to create a place for entertainment and recreation, to promote and help the expressions of Art and Knowledge."
- CIRCOLO CANOTTIERI ANIENE 1892 - founded in 1892. Rome.
- CIRCOLO DELLA CACCIA - founded in 1888. Bologna.
- Circolo della Caccia - founded in 1922. Rome hunting club. Exclusive private club in the Palazzo Borghese, Largo della Fontanella di Borghese, 19, 00186 Rome.
- CIRCOLO UNIONE - founded in 1750. Palermo.
- P2 | Propaganda Due - masonic lodge operating under the jurisdiction of the Grand Orient of Italy from 1945 to 1976.
- SOCIETÀ DEL GIARDINO - founded in 1783. Palazzo Spinola, Milan.
- SOCIETÀ DEL WHIST - established 1814/1838. Piazza San Carlo, 183, Torino. One of the oldest private members clubs in Europe. Nowhere else can one dine and enjoy the finest wine beneath original baroque rococo ceilings.
- Sovereign Order of Malta - founded in c. 1099. The Sovereign Order of Malta is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilisation. A lay religious order of the Catholic Church since 1113 and a subject of international law, the Sovereign Order of Malta has diplomatic relations with over 100 states and the European Union, and permanent observer status at the United Nations. It is neutral, impartial and apolitical. It is the world's oldest surviving order of chivalry. The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is headquartered in Rome, and is widely considered a sovereign subject of international law. The order is notable for issuing its own international passports for travel, postal stamps, along with its formal insignia, often portrayed as a white or gold Maltese cross. Today the order has about 13,000 members; 80,000 permanent volunteers; and 20,000 medical personnel including doctors, nurses, auxiliaries and paramedics in more than 120 countries. Magistral Palace, Via Condotti, 68, 00187 Rome.
- CERCLE MUNSTER - founded in 1983. 5-7 rue Munster. "The CERCLE MUNSTER is a club in the true sense of the word. The circle takes pride in including ladies amongst its members. Admission to the club is reserved exclusively for members and their guests. To become a member of the club, a candidate's application must have the backing of two sponsors."
- 39 Monte Carlo - founded in 2016. A private sports club in Monaco inspiring members to explore fitness, wellness & nutrition in a home from home environment | Gym | Hair & Beauty | Dining. 39, avenue Princesse Grace.
- AMBER LOUNGE - the ultimate VIP nightlife experience which follows the F1 Grand Prix series around the world. Venues: Monaco, Singapore, Delhi & Abu Dhabi.
- AUTOMOBILE CLUB DE MONACO - founded in 1890. 23, boulevard Albert 1er, 98000 Monaco. The Monegasque national auto club.
- Club des RÉsidents Etrangers de Monaco | CREM - founded in 2010. "CREM provides a genuine and practical means of integration for all residents and businesses in the Principality. This private Club of 220 m sq offers a warm welcome and personalised service, run by a dedicated team which is always available to listen to its members and to help in any way possible." Résidence Le Mirabeau, 1, Avenue Princesse Grace, MC 98000.
- Club Vivanova Monaco - since 2018. "Luxury Lifestyle Networking." Based in Monaco, we bring together an affluent group of international business leaders. Europe’s leading and most dynamic business networking and luxury gourmet wine club. 44 Bd d'Italie, 98000 Monaco.
- Monte-Carlo Beach Club - founded in 1930. 2, venue Princesse Grace, F-06190 Roquebrune Cap Martin, France. Private beach, olympic-size pool, cabins, tents, solarium, bungalows & restaurant.
- Monte-Carlo Country Club - founded in 1928. 155, avenue Princesse Grace, F-06190 Roquebrune Cap Martin, France. Tennis courts, bridge, snooker, fitness, squash, swimming pool and restaurant.
- Monte-Carlo Golf Club - opened in 1911. Route du Mont Agel, F-06320 La Turbie. France. 18-hole golf course.
- RIVIERA BUSINESS CLUB - "The network for international businesspeople." We are an international association that connects with more then 1,200 international people of many different European and worldwide nationalities living and working on the French Riviera. Now in its 16th year of existence, The Riviera Business Club is now the largest international business network in the South of France. The Riviera Business Club is a non-profit organisation and our objective is to make contact easy between people looking for and people promoting English-speaking businesses and services on the Cote d'Azur.
- De Industrieele Groote Club (IGC) - founded 1748. Amsterdam. "The Club is a world of its own in the city where members and their guests can relax and enjoy themselves. The Club also offers an intimate network of like-minded people from the business world and other sections of society." The Club organises numerous events for its members and their guests: lectures on various subjects, including business and current affairs – welcome drinks – presentations – jazz evenings – excursions – informal get-togethers – themed evenings – many gourmet and cultural activities – annual events.
- NIEUWE OF LITTÉRAIRE SOCIËTEIT DE WITTE - "Sociëteit De Witte was founded on the 2nd of October 1802 and has for the past two centuries played an important role in the social life of The Hague. In essence, its social life is much the same today as it was in 1802: 'conviviality and a permissible opportunity to be out and about'."
- ULSTER REFORM CLUB - established 1885. 4 Royal Avenue, Belfast. The club offers hospitality and conviviality with unique individuality. There are extensive reciprocal arrangements with other like-minded Clubs worldwide. Membership is available to men and women on equal terms.
- Norwegian Club - Norway’s oldest and most prestigious gentlemen’s club. Founded in 1772, it is the world’s fifth oldest gentlemen’s club. The club is centrally located in Oslo, next to the Parliament. The facilities are beautiful – characterised both by culture and tradition.
- Shippingklubben - founded in 1957. A gentlemans club for the elite of the Norwegian shipping industry. Shippingklubben is also an exclusive members club for leaders in business and others connected to public administration, politics and diplomacy.
- Savouring the best of Scotland at spectacular Skibo Castle - The Telegraph.
- SCOTTISH ARTS CLUB - founded in 1872. Edinburgh. "The social hub of the Arts in Scotland." Our professional members include painters and sculptors, movie-makers and muscians, planners, playwrights and poets, novelists and journalists, architects and designers, dancers and diplomats. Lay members range from academics, accountants and administrators to dentists and doctors, lawyers and librarians, scientists and students, all with an interest in the Arts.
- ST. ANDREWS LINKS - founded in 1754. Scotland. The Home of Golf, where the game has been nurtured and developed for 600 years.
- THE CARNEGIE CLUB - "One of the world's most exclusive private clubs." At Skibo Castle, located to the west of Dornoch in the Highland county of Sutherland, Scotland overlooking the Dornoch Firth. A members-only hotel and club, with about 400 members. The Club is currently considering applications for new members. The Carnegie links golf course has fewer than 1000 rounds played on it per annum. The funds raised from membership fees are reinvested, including upgrading some holes of the golf course. The club has received planning permission for restoration of the swimming pool.
- THE NEW CLUB - founded in 1787. 86 Princes Street, Edinburgh. The central location of The New Club, with an unbroken view over Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle, provides an ideal setting for staying, dining and entertaining, combining the comfort and style of a long-established Club.
- The Royal Northern and University Club - founded in 1854. Aberdeen. Facilities include a Members' Bar, Smokeroom, Library, Billiard Room and Dining Room, the elegant Reynolds' Room, the new Garden Room, Television Room and a total of eleven bedrooms. The Club's busy social calendar also provides many opportunities for members to sample food and wine from around the world. The Club's private rooms include the Bar and Smoking Room where members and guests can enjoy a leisurely drink before lunch or dinner while the Library and Television Room provide a quiet and undisturbed atmosphere for members to catch up on the news through all manner of newspapers and journals.
- THE ROYAL SCOTS CLUB - founded 1919. "The Royal Scots Club is a welcoming private members' club in the heart of one of the world's greatest cities, Edinburgh. Situated within one of the capital's finest Georgian streets, the Royal Scots Club offers that rare combination; the charm of a country house hotel with a cosy club atmosphere."
- THE WESTERN CLUB - founded in 1825. A members club offering excellent business, seminar, conference, function, dining and accommodation facilities in the heart of Glasgow City Centre.
- CASINO DE MADRID - founded in 1836. Calle Alcala 15, Madrid. The 'casino' is a club for gentlemen, not gamblers; it's members only and one of Madrid's oldest, most exclusive clubs, and one of the finest clubs in Europe. Offers its members: excellent restaurants, bar, nightclubs, billiards and reading rooms, ballroom, library, cinema, health center, and more. Initiation fee: 7,513.
- CIRCULO ECUESTRE - founded in 1856. Barcelona. It has become a key institution in the professional and personal life of the people of Barcelona and one of the private clubs of greatest renown in Europe: a private business club, exclusive and cosmopolitan, where leisure and business, excellent cuisine and exercise are perfectly combined.
- Club Financiero GÉnova - founded in 1972. One of the most accredited clubs in Spain. C/ Marqués de la Ensenada, Madrid.
- El AristÓcrata - the leading gentleman's club in Madrid.
- MARBELLA CLUB - founded in 1954 by Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Also has its own private 18-hole golf course.
- OneOcean Club Barcelona - private members' club and restaurant in Marina Port Vell. A luxury oasis, the marina is the new hub for superyachts in the Mediterranean.
- Real Club de Polo de Barcelona - founded in 1897.
- SOCIEDAD BILBAINA - founded in 1839. Bilbao.
- Valderrama Golf Club - Avda Los Cortijos s/n, 11310 Sotogrande, San Roque, Cádiz. Founded in 1974. An exclusive members club. "Number 1 Course in Continental Europe Since 1988. Consistently ranked among the best courses in the World."
- Noppe - small intimate private members club / bar in the heart of Stockholm offering an exclusive yet homly atmosphere where you can enjoy drinks from the bar or an informal dinner, an oasis for celebrities, socialites, royals and the wealthy alike. Noppe’s is a place where you can expect total discretion and the only way to get a membership is by applying in writing to the owner accompanied with recommendations from several current members. Members of the Swedish royal family is known for making visits to this bar when they go out for drinks.
- SÄLLSKAPET - founded in 1800. Stockholm. SÄLLSKAPET chose its name from the Swedish expression for "society" or "social gathering". The Club was founded as a "Gentlemen's club" and it has so remained till this day. SÄLLSKAPET counts some 2,000 members. Currently new membership requests exceed available openings. SÄLLSKAPET represents a neutral position on issues concerning politics and faith. The Club sees as its principal task to offer a welcoming environment for social gatherings and to provide for the comfort of its members. The Club offers its members participation in a wide range of special interest societies, at lectures and in debates as well as the opportunity to lunch and dine on the splendid premises. Seating capacity in the two largest diningrooms is max 150 and 80 resp.
- The Club at The Match Palace - Stockholm. Based on our members’ requirements. Decision makers, entrepreneurs and innovators with high requirements. In Sweden there has been no equivalent before, but this exclusive concept has been launched in a few global cities.
- THE ROYAL BACHELORS' CLUB - established 1769. Skyttegatan 1, Gothenburg. It aims to provide gentlemanly society in unusually attractive surroundings.
- Timmermansorden - founded in 1761. Orden bedriver en omfattande social hjälpverksamhet både externt och internt med hjälp av fonder, donationer och insamlade medel. Eriksbergsgatan 17, 114 30 Stockholm.
- VILLA PAULI - established 1907. Strandvägen 19, Djursholm, Stockholm. One of the most exclusive members' clubs in northern Europe.
- A SMALL WORLD | ASW - "Belong to the world's leading lifestyle community." Founded in 2004 as one of the first social networks, ASMALLWORLD re-launched in the spring of 2013 as a subscription-based ($105 annually) international members-only travel and social club. ASMALLWORLD offers its members content, privileges, and community in over 100 cities around the world. Our membership comprises internationally-minded people committed to opening their lives to each other and ensuring that, above all else, members can live like locals wherever they go. ASMALLWORLD hosts an average of 50 international events per month and offers member benefits from over 500 luxury partners. As a member-vetted community, ASMALLWORLD cultivates a distinct sense of trust atypical to digital platforms. Membership requires an invitation from an existing member or an approved membership application by our international committee of trustees.
- CLUB BAUR AU LAC - founded in 1970. Villa Roseau, General Guisan-Quai 8. (Glärnischstrasse 10), Zurich. "Just like an exquisite English gentlemen's club, the private Club Baur au Lac offers its members a distinctive and discreet setting for business meetings as well as a pleasant surrounding for moments of relaxation, alone or with friends, and an ideal location to make new contacts."
- Club of Rome - founded in 1968. "The aims of the Club of Rome are: to identify the most crucial problems which will determine the future of humanity through integrated and forward-looking analysis; to evaluate alternative scenarios for the future and to assess risks, choices and opportunities; to develop and propose practical solutions to the challenges identified; to communicate the new insights and knowledge derived from this analysis to decision-makers in the public and private sectors and also to the general public and to stimulate public debate and effective action to improve the prospects for the future." Consists of current and former heads of state, UN bureaucrats, high-level politicians and government officials, diplomats, scientists, economists, and business leaders from around the globe. Since 1 July 2008 the organization has been based in Winterthur.
- Corviglia Club - founded in 1930. St. Moritz.
- DRACULA'S GHOST RIDERS CLUB - private members' club in St. Moritz. President: Rolf Sachs.
- Eagle Ski Club - founded in 1957. Private members' restaurant located in a sprawling chalet balanced on the top of a private mountain, Wasserngrat in Gstaad. Membership fee: CHF30,000.
- Cardiff and County Club - founded in 1866. Westgate Street, Cardiff. "Where the finest traditions of dining and friendship continue to be enjoyed in magnificent Victorian surroundings."
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- THE CLUB - founded 1962. "From its humble beginnings, The Club has grown to include purpose built health complexes and sporting facilities. The Club is a Private Members' leisure facility, run under the guidance of an Executive Committee elected annually from the Membership. The Club's Management Team and 250 staff combine to provide international service standards in a friendly and relaxed setting to its 3250 adult Members and their families hailing from over 80 countries worldwide."
- CALGARY PETROLEUM CLUB - founded in 1948. Calgary, Alberta. Private club located in the heart of Calgary's business district. The Petroleum Club offers world class dining and meeting facilities to its members and guests.
- CLUB MOUNT STEPHEN - founded in 1926. Montréal, Québec. Located in the George Stephen House, a jewel in the crown of our Canadian heritage and a splendid example of residential Victorian architecture in Montreal. The Mount Stephen Club is proud to be the quintessential private club of Montreal and to welcome business people from diverse communities and backgrounds under its roof.
- MANITOBA CLUB - founded in 1874, the Manitoba Club is Western Canada's oldest private club. Nestled in downtown Winnipeg at 194 Broadway, the recently restored heritage clubhouse balances historic grandeur and proud traditions, with modern day comforts, to create a truly exceptional Member experience.
- RIDEAU CLUB - established 1865. Ottawa, Ontario. Respected meeting place in the National Capital where leading men and women from business, government and other segments of the community come together, in a welcoming atmosphere to further their shared interests.
- SAINT-JAMES CLUB - founded in 1857. Montréal, Québec. "Sharing Business and Prestige." Since 1857, the Saint James Club has sought to evolve and reinvent itself without compromising its essence or high standards of quality and service. Constantly seeking to overcome its members’ expectations, the Club fulfills an important role for the business community of Montreal by providing a prestigious and exclusive environment to enhance networking and corporate relationships.
- The Albany Club - founded in 1882. One of Canada's oldest private social clubs. Named after the Duke of Albany, the club has been situated at its present location of 91 King Street East, Toronto for more than 125 years. According to the club's prospectus, the association views itself as: "The exclusive social and business club for those who influence, celebrate, debate, and promote Canada's conservative and political history, ideals, values and leadership."
- THE HAMILTON CLUB - founded 1873. Hamilton, Ontario. "The Club is the perfect venue to engage new acquaintances and to build strong friendships - The Club's mandate is to be exceptional. Always."
- THE NATIONAL CLUB - founded in 1907. Toronto, Ontario. "The National Club offers its members and guests a private downtown enclave rich in relationships, a celebrated heritage, and unrivalled service."
- THE QUEBEC GARRISON CLUB - founded in 1879. Québec, QC. Offers its members and their guests meeting, reception and restaurant services.
- THE RANCHMEN'S CLUB - founded in 1891. Calgary, Alberta. Calgary's oldest and most prestigious private club. Today's large membership of men and women is comprised of senior corporate executives, business owners, engineers, stock brokers, chartered accountants, bankers, lawyers and judges, in addition to the third and fourth generations of the Club's founding ranchers.
- THE UNION CLUB - founded in 1884. Saint John, New Brunswick. "The Union Club is home to members in all areas of the business community and the Club can prove to be a valuable asset when entertaining and socializing."
- The Union Club of British Columbia - founded in 1879. Victoria, British Columbia. "Home to Generations of Leaders."
- The University Club of Toronto - founded in 1906. Provides elegant ambiance and superb service throughout its attractive Club house, offering formal and casual dining venues, in addition to a number of private function rooms for special social occasions or for business groups. Overnight accommodations are located on the top floor of the clubhouse, where members and guests can book King, Queen, and Twin rooms, as well as Suites.
- THE VANCOUVER CLUB - founded in 1889. The Club is lucky enough to live in a City of Vancouver designated "A" class heritage building. It’s a beautiful home for members in the heart of the business district. The Club is elegant and informal, distinguished and comfortable.
- UNIVERSITY CLUB OF MONTREAL - founded in 1908. "Do you enjoy the good life? Do you share F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous maxim that "Living well is the best revenge?" Do you wish to do business in a private and yet relaxed setting?
The University Club of Montreal is for you. You can start enjoying the Club’s many benefits once you decide to become a member."
- VANCOUVER LAWN TENNIS & BADMINTON CLUB - founded in 1897. Vancouver, British Columbia. Has a celebrated reputation as the City's first and one of the finest racquets club. The Club's fine social and sporting facilities provide leading year-round amenities that define that private club lifestyle.
- WESTMINSTER CLUB - founded in 1859. New Westminster, British Columbia. "Where social interaction blends with business."
U.S.A. Country & Private Social Members Clubs Resources
- California’s Marrakesh: A Country Club That’s Chic Again - The New York Times.
- Fasano Fifth Avenue, New York’s Latest Private Club, Debuts Luxury Residences - "A private club and luxury residences under one, well-designed roof? Consider it done. Luxury hotel brand Fasano, whose flagship property is located in São Paulo, Brazil, has officially arrived on New York’s Upper East Side with its first-ever North American outpost, Fasano Fifth Avenue. But unlike its Brazilian hotel counterparts, Fasano Fifth Avenue will only be visited by a handful of people."
- Harvard Club Considers a Change, and Some Think It’s the ‘Worst Thing Ever’ - "Members of the Harvard Club are upset about a proposal to turn the majestic Harvard Hall, designed by the famed architect Charles McKim, into a dining room."
- LIST OF AMERICAN GENTLEMEN'S CLUBS - Wikipedia.
- Platinum Clubs of America - 5 star private clubs. The Platinum Club rating system was established in 1997 with rating designated every three years.
- Private members' club that was so exclusive it REJECTED Gloria Vanderbilt AND Richard Nixon - Daily Mail.
- The Links - The Most Powerful Club in the World? - "When Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his farewell address in January 1961 he warned the country about the potential unwarranted influence of a growing “military-industrial-complex.” We just obtained a copy of the Links Club (the name of the club is technically The Links) by-laws and membership handbook from 1955 and looking through it made us think a lot about Eisenhower’s speech. He had to look no further than the membership roster of the club he was a member of to see almost the entire complex he was speaking about. The concentration of power within the club, which is located in a beautiful townhouse on East 62nd Street in New York City, is stunning."
- The River Club, the Best Address - The Huffingtington Post.
Top U.S.A. Country & Private Social Members Clubs
- Adventurers' Club of New York - was an adventure-oriented private men's club founded in New York City in 1912 by Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, editor of the popular pulp magazine Adventure. Monthly dinner meetings, and weekly luncheons, were the primary functions of the club. The club appears to have faded out in the 1970s.
- Algonquin Golf Club - founded in 1899. One of the St. Louis area’s oldest private country clubs and is generally considered one of the more prestigious and exclusive clubs by St. Louis society.
- ARCOLA COUNTRY CLUB - founded in 1909. Rt. 4 & Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652, U.S.A.
- ATLANTA ATHLETIC CLUB - founded in 1898. World-renowned private athletic club. Offers two 18-hole golf courses, a health center, indoor and outdoor tennis, a par-3 course, Olympic-sized pool, as well as fine dining.
- Baltimore Country Club - founded in 1898. Baltimore, MD. "Today the Club is some 2,900 members strong. It is widely recognized as one of the top 50 country clubs in the nation and top 100 in the world and is a quality, prestigious operation. In 2007, Baltimore Country Club was named the #21 club nationwide by The Club Forum Platinum Clubs of America. BCC is one of only seven clubs nationwide to operate on two campuses."
- Bath and Tennis Club | B & T - 1170 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480. Private members only club. The most exclusive and exclusionary club on the island. The Bath & Tennis club, just across the street from Mar-a-Lago was built by financier E. F. Hutton to meet the social needs of his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post.
- Bel-Air Country Club - "A Private Membership Club Since 1925." Social club located in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California. The property includes an 18-hole golf course and tennis courts.
- Belizean Grove - an elite, invitation-only American women's social club, located in New York City. Founded in 1999 by Susan Stautberg, a former Westinghouse Broadcasting executive, and Edie Weiner, a futurist, the Belizean Grove includes approximately 115 to 125 influential members from the military, financial, and diplomatic sectors. It is the female equivalent to the male-only social group, the Bohemian Club.
- BELLE MEADE COUNTRY CLUB - Nashville, TN.
- Bellerive Country Club - founded in 1897. Golf country club located in Town and Country, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri.
- Berkeley City Club - founded in 1927. 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley, California, U.S.A. Formerly known as the Berkeley Women's City Club, was organized by women in Berkeley, California in 1927, to contribute to social, civic, and cultural progress. It is no longer restricted to women, and is available to the public at large for weddings and other occasions.
- BOHEMIAN CLUB - founded in 1872. Private men's club in 624 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA. The club has a diverse membership of many local and global leaders, ranging from artists and musicians to businessmen. It has two locations: a city clubhouse in the Union Square district of San Francisco, California, and the Bohemian Grove, a retreat north of the city in Sonoma County.
- Boone and Crockett Club - hunter-conservationist organization founded in the United States in 1887 by Theodore Roosevelt. Today the club is known largely for maintaining a (scoring) and data collection system and by which native North American big game animals may be objectively measured and tracked as a gauge of successful wildlife policies and management. Headquartered in Missoula, Montana.
- Breakers West Country Club - "Located in a picturesque setting, Breakers West offers you and your family multiple membership options designed to suit your lifestyle to a tee. This elite, non-equity club features championship golf, world-class amenities and an unparalleled level of genuine service." 1550 Flagler Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411, U.S.A.
- Brook Club - founded in 1903. Exclusive private gentlemen's club located at 111 East 54th Street in Manhattan (New York City). When the club was formed, it was announced that membership was only by private invitation and would be limited to 100 men. New York City residents who were not club members would not be admitted as guests. Membership, however, was not restricted to New York City residents — some original members came from Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
- Burning Tree Club - founded in 1922. Private, all-male golf club in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., not too far from the Congressional Country Club, home of the 2011 U.S. Open golf tournament. Membership in the club is extremely exclusive. The course at Burning Tree has been played by numerous presidents, foreign dignitaries, high-ranking executive officials, members of Congress, and military leaders. The course was designed by the legendary architect Alister MacKenzie. 8600 Burdette Rd, Bethesda, Maryland 20817-2899.
- CALIFORNIA YACHT CLUB - CYC ranks as one of the world's premier yacht clubs. Founded in 1922. 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA. CYC’s 1200 members enjoy the pool and paddle tennis facilities as well as the beautiful dining room with a 180 degree view of Marina del Rey. Fine dining and great wines are celebrated by the Epicurean and Wine Appreciation Societies.
- CAPITAL CITY CLUB - founded in 1883. Atlanta, GA. "A social organization to promote the pleasure, kind feeling and general culture of its members."
- CAPITOL HILL CLUB - founded in 1950. 300 First Street, SE, Washington, DC. "A short distance from the U.S. Capitol stands the Capitol Hill Club, a refined and elegant environment for your business, political, and social activities."
- Carmel Country Club - founded in 1947. Charlotte, NC. "An ongoing pursuit of excellence in facilities, programs and member service where golf, dining, wellness, swimming and tennis combine to make Carmel a place for fellowship and the club of choice for families in Greater Charlotte."
- Casa Cipriani New York - "Hospitality with Style." Make the choice for luxury and choose Casa Cipriani in Lower Manhattan, a NYC Club combining modern amenities with a contemporary, chic atmosphere. Located on the water in Lower Manhattan in the iconic Battery Maritime Building, one of the last remaining Beaux-Arts style ferry terminals of the twentieth century, Casa Cipriani, meticulously restored and with interiors by Thierry Despont, features 47 guest rooms, with a number of individually decorated suites, each blending Cipriani’s elegant simplicity with maritime-inspired themes and curated art. Casa Cipriani is a true private members club in the modern sense, bringing together an eclectic community of those who enjoy life’s simple pleasures. From the first days of Harry’s?Bar in Venice, there was always a crowd of people from all walks of life, merrily sipping? Bellinis, chatting, and living the good life. In keeping with that tradition, the Club at Casa Cipriani provides a perfect playground for dining and entertaining. 10 South Street, New York, NY 10004.
- Century Association - private social, arts, and dining club in New York City, founded in 1847. Its clubhouse is located at 7 West 43rd Street near Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. It is primarily a club for men and women with distinction in literature or the arts. The Century Association was founded by members of New York's Sketch Club; preceding clubs also included the National Academy of Design, the Bread and Cheese Club, and the Column. Traditionally a men's club, women first became active in club life in the early 1900s; the organization began admitting women as members in 1988.
- CENTURY COUNTRY CLUB - Harrison, NY.
- Charlotte Country Club - founded in 1910. Charlotte, NC.
- Cherokee Town and Country Club - founded in 1956. Atlanta, GA. Recognized as one of America's premier private clubs. The excellence of Cherokee's facilities, combined with its commitment to the highest standards in dining and member services, has brought the club an extraordinary number of honors and awards throughout the years.
- Cherry Hills Country Club - founded in 1922. Cherry Hills Village, CO.
- CHEVY CHASE CLUB - founded in 1892. Chevy Chase, MD. Facilities include golf and tennis venues, fitness facility, swimming complex, full size ice skating rink and various private party rooms and dining options, all of which provide the diverse membership with opportunities for social interaction.
- CIPRIANI CLUB RESIDENCES - 55 Wall St., New York City, NY.
- CITY TAVERN CLUB - founded in n 1962 as a private social club. Washington, D.C.
- Clambake Club - Newport, Rhode Island. One of the most exclusive social organizations in the United States. Its membership is limited to 75 full members and 75 associate members who are the eldest sons of the full members. Membership is offered strictly by invitation only.
- Cloud CLUB - (1930-1979). Occupied the 66th, 67th, and 68th floors of the Chrysler Building in New York City. It opened in July 1930 with a membership of 300, including Edward F. Hutton, Condé Nast and the boxer Gene Tunney. Walter Chrysler had a private dining room with an etched-glass frieze of automobile workers. There was also a private Texaco dining room, with a giant mural of a refinery, and what was reputed to be the grandest men's room in all of New York. The club also contained kitchens, a stock-ticker room, a humidor, a barber shop and a locker room with cabinets (used for hiding alcohol during Prohibition).
- COLONY CLUB - the first social club established in New York City by, and for, women. It was formed in 1903. 120 Madison Ave., New York City, NY. Have included numerous Whitneys, Morgans, and Astors.
- Congressional Club - founded in 1908. An historic residence, located at 2001 New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the U Street Corridor neighborhood. The organization it hosts, which is the official club of Congressional spouses, was created in May 1908 with the Sixtieth Congress passage of HR22029. The Congressional Club is the only club in the world to be incorporated by an act of Congress. Since 1912, the club has hosted a luncheon honoring the First Lady of the United States. It is the largest annual event sponsored by the Club.
- Congressional Country Club - founded in 1924. Bethesda, MD. Country club and golf course. Congressional Country Club has an indoor bowling alley, tennis club, grand ballroom, one indoor and two outdoor pools, fitness center, fine dining and grand foyer. It also has overnight guest accommodations and a paddle tennis area. It has hosted a number of famous weddings.
- CORE CLUB - founded in 2005. 66 E 55th Street, (between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue), New York City, NY 10022. A Portal to Power. Private "360° lifestyle" organization that unites its members by providing access to experiences, services, insights, culture, entertainment, and community. Members pay US$15,000 in annual dues, and a US$60,000 initiation fee.
- COSMOPOLITAN CLUB - private women's club founded in 1911. 122 East 66th Street, New York City, NY.
- Cosmos Club - since 1878. "A cultivated membership. To be considered for membership in the Cosmos Club, an individual must be a person of 'distinction, character and sociability' who has done meritorious original work in science, literature, or the arts." Private social club in Washington, D.C. Cosmos Club members have included three U.S. presidents, two U.S. vice presidents, a dozen Supreme Court justices, 36 Nobel Prize winners, 61 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 55 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1988 the Club opened to women members. 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
- Country Club of Rochester - founded in 1895. Rochester, NY.
- DETROIT ATHLETIC CLUB - since 1887. (often referred to as the DAC) is a private social club and athletic club located in the heart of Detroit's theater, sports, and entertainment district. It is located across the street from Detroit's historic Music Hall. The clubhouse was designed by Albert Kahn and inspired by Rome's Palazzo Farnese. It maintains reciprocal agreements for their members at other private clubs worldwide. It contains full-service athletic facilities, pools, restaurants, ballrooms, and guest rooms. Members include business professionals of all types as well as professional athletes. 241 Madison Street, Detroit.
- Doubles - 783 Fifth Avenue, Sherry Netherland Hotel, New York City, NY 10022.
- DOWN TOWN ASSOCIATION - founded in 1859. 60 Pine Street, New York City, NY. The Down Town Association is the fifth oldest of all existing New York clubs, preceded by only the Union Club (1836), New York Yacht Club (1844), Century Association (1847), and Harmonie Club (1852). The Down Town Association is a member owned social club dedicated to providing our members and guests with the finest hospitality.
- Duquesne Club - private social club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founded in 1873.
- Ends of the Earth Club - was a group of artists and explorers founded in 1903. Its members included Mark Twain, General John Pershing, Admiral Robert Peary, Gutzon Borglum (the sculptor of Mount Rushmore), Herbert Adams Gibbons (a Princeton professor and journalist), and more than 100 other prominent businessmen and academics located, primarily, in the northeastern United States. The group's honorary president was the British adventurer and writer, Rudyard Kipling. During the first three decades of the twentieth century, the group held an annual dinner at the Savoy Hotel in New York, where its members would meet and exchange stories about foreign travel and politics. The club was one of at least two such clubs in New York. The other club was the Adventurers' Club of New York.
- EPPING FOREST YACHT CLUB - founded in 1984. Jacksonville, FL. Epping Forest Yacht Club combines turn-of-the-century romance and world-class amenities in a setting of historical significance. Built in 1926 by industrialist Alfred I. duPont and wife Jesse Ball duPont as their Florida residence, Epping Forest was quickly distinguished as one of the country’s finest estates. Epping Forest Yacht Club now offers a traditional elegance reminiscent of times gone by, while offering the modern conveniences of today. Meticulously restored to its original splendor, the duPont Mansion offers casual and gourmet dining with a level of service unmatched by its peers. Members also have access to a private marina and enjoy cruises, dock parties, sailing instruction, camps and a rental fleet.
- Everglades Club - since 1919. 356 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida. The preeminent private & social club in Palm Beach. An additional nine holes were added to the golf course in 1930. The now 18-hole Everglades golf course at the Everglades Club facility in Palm Beach, Florida features 5,655 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 67.2 and it has a slope rating of 118 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Seth Raynor, the Everglades golf course opened in 1932.
- F Street Club - (1935-1999). 1925 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Laura Curtis, wife of New York lawyer James Freeman Curtis, rented the home in the 1920s. In 1935, the 1925 F Street Club, Inc. purchased the property and operated a private members' club, started by Laura M. Gross. It counted many well known names as regular guests, including Harry S Truman, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. F Street Club closed in 1999.
- Farmington Country Club - "Welcome to Farmington Country Club. We are a premier full-service private club in Charlottesville, Virginia. With a rich history dating back to 1744, our club offers an experience like no other."
- Fasano Fifth Avenue - since 2021. 815 Fifth Avenue (Between 62nd & 63rd Streets), New York City, NY 10065.
- FISHER ISLAND CLUB - since 1926. "Fisher Island Club is a private luxury community located off the tip of South Beach." Fisher Island Club is made up of 216 acres and approximately 800 residences representing over 40 countries. Accessible only by ferryboat or private yacht, Fisher Island Club is consistently ranked as one of the wealthiest zip codes in the U.S. The private membership-only club boasts a Beach Club with one of the country’s only truly private beaches; a 15-room all suite luxury hotel; a 9-hole, award-winning P.B. Dye championship golf course; 17 tennis courts featuring all four "Grand Slam" surfaces plus 4 pickleball courts, two deep-water marinas; a variety of casual and formal dining venues; a full-service spa, salon and fitness center; the Vanderbilt Theater; an aviary with over a dozen exotic birds; and an observatory for stargazing. Miami, FL.
- GENESEE VALLEY CLUB - founded in 1885. Rochester, NY. "Committed to providing its members, their families and guests with the finest facilities and services for dining, private functions, racquet sports and ancillary athletic activities so as to contribute significantly to the fulfillment of their social, recreational and personal needs. Membership is by invitation to men and women of affability, good character and reputation who are deemed acceptable on their individual merits."
- GRAND HAVANA ROOM BEVERLY HILLS - "Members Only Club." The Grand Havana Room in Beverly Hills is our flagship location. Since its inception in April 1995 it has set the standard that high-end cigar clubs are measured by on a national scale. Located on the corner of Dayton Way and Canon Drive in the heart of Beverly Hills, every element of the Grand Havana Room has been designed for the explicit purpose of maximizing the enjoyment of the cigar smoker. Members, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood and the business world, enter through On Canon, a separate restaurant on North Canon Drive, and identify themselves to the hostess, who then unlocks a private elevator, which glides soundlessly up a floor to this secret smoking lair. LA 301 N Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA.
- Grand Havana Room New York - "Members Only Club." The Grand Havana Room reflects a relaxed and casual attitude amid exquisite architectural surroundings, for men & women who appreciate the pleasures of the world’s finest cigars, as well as the year-round company of those who share this and other lifestyle interests. The Grand Havana Room in New York is a thoughtfully designed club with panoramic views of New York City from the penthouse floor of its prestigious mid-town location. Here, members have the opportunity to enjoy camaraderie, entertain clients and friends, conduct business meetings, and smoke cigars in a refined and relaxed atmosphere. We can’t begin to describe the club without starting with the view. The club occupies 17,000 square feet on the 39th floor of 666 Fifth Avenue, at the epicenter of midtown Manhattan. Seen through floor-to-ceiling windows, the views cover nearly all points of the compass. 666 5th Ave #39, New York, NY 10103, USA.
- GREENWICH COUNTRY CLUB - 19 Doubling Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830. "The Greenwich Country Club is the premier private country club of the northeast United States." Founded in 1892, as the Fairfield County Golf Club, the Greenwich Country Club is a first-class, family-oriented Private Club that offers a full range of amenities including our elite 18-hole golf course, driving range, racquets courts (tennis, squash and paddle), swimming pool and the area's finest dining and social facilities.
- Gridiron Club - founded in 1885 as The Gridiron Club of Washington, D.C. - is the oldest and one of the most prestigious journalistic organizations in Washington, D.C. Its 65 active members represent major newspapers, news services, news magazines and broadcast networks. Membership is by invitation only and has traditionally been offered almost exclusively to Washington newspaper bureau chiefs. The Gridiron Club is best known for its annual dinner which traditionally features the United States Marine Band, along with satirical musical skits by the members and remarks by the President of the United States and representatives of each political party. The skits and speeches by various politicians are expected to be self-deprecating or otherwise sharply comedic. Through 2016, every U.S. President since 1885 except Grover Cleveland has spoken at the dinner.
- Grolier Club - private club and society of bibliophiles in New York City. Founded in January 1884, it is the oldest existing bibliophilic club in North America. The Grolier Club maintains a research library specializing in books, bibliography and bibliophily, printing (especially the history of printing and examples of fine printing), binding, illustration and bookselling. The Grolier Club has one of the more extensive collections of book auction and bookseller catalogs in North America.
- GROSSE POINTE YACHT CLUB - founded in 1914. Grosse Pointe Shores, MI.
- Harvard Club of Boston - founded in 1908. Private social club located in Boston, Massachusetts. Its membership is essentially restricted to alumni and associates of Harvard University. It has two clubhouses, a main clubhouse located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, at 374 Commonwealth Avenue, and a Downtown clubhouse on the top floor of One Federal Street, in Boston's Financial District.
- Harvard Club of New York City - founded in 1887. 27 W 44th Street, NYC. Private club in Midtown Manhattan. Anyone who has attended Harvard University may apply to become a member.
- HILLCREST COUNTRY CLUB - founded in 1920. Los Angeles, CA. Hillcrest was the first Los Angeles country club for the city's Jewish community. In 1972, the Los Angeles Times referred to Hillcrest as "the leading Jewish country club in Southern California." In the 1950s, oil was discovered on Hillcrest's land, and Hillcrest allowed drilling. Members, who have shares in the club, collect tax-sheltered dividends on their original initiation fees, and "B.O." (for "before oil") memberships became so valuable that they were willed from father to son. Groucho Marx was a member of Hillcrest, even though he once famously proclaimed that he would not want to be a member of any club willing to have him as a member.
- HOUSTON COUNTRY CLUB - founded in 1908. Houston, TX.
- Hyannisport Club - founded in 1897. Private club with an 18 hole golf course, located at 2 Irving Avenue (at Scudder Avenue) in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The club boasts some of the most scenic views on Cape Cod and is known for having water visible on every hole although coincidentally, there are no water hazards on the course. The course is located adjacent to the Kennedy Compound and the Kennedy family have long been members of the club.
- INDIA HOUSE CLUB - founded in 1914. Private social and business club in Downtown Manhattan where members enjoy private dining, elegant social events, and exceptional business and social accommodations.
- INDIAN CREEK COUNTRY CLUB - founded in 1928. One of golf’s most unique spots in America. Built on a private island containing only a handful of VERY expensive homes, Indian Creek is one of the most exclusive private clubs in America. 55 Indian Creek Island Rd, Indian Creek, FL 33154.
- Interlachen Country Club - Edina, MN.
- Jekyll Island Club - (1886-1942). Private club located on Jekyll Island, on the Georgia coastline. It was known as the resort of the "100 millionaires" who, it was said, together controlled a sixth of the world's wealth. Du Bignon, who had inherited the southern third of the island from his father, purchased the rest of the island from his siblings with the help of his brother-in-law Newton Finney and an investor. Their plan to sell the island as a winter retreat for the wealthy came to fruition on February 17, 1886, and the clubhouse was completed in January 1888. Fifty-three members purchased shares for US$600 each, and a limit of 100 members was imposed to preserve the club's exclusivity. From 1888 to 1942 the club opened every January, except a few because of yellow fever outbreaks, to accommodate some of the world's wealthiest people. Members and their families enjoyed activities such as biking, hunting, horseback riding, and tennis, and frequented the north beaches. Some of the more esteemed members built mansion-sized cottages that still stand in excellent condition today. During the Great Depression the club experienced financial difficulties, and by the time the United States entered World War II the era of the Jekyll Island Club was over. The State of Georgia bought the island in 1947.
- KNICKERBOCKER CLUB - founded October 31, 1871. (Known informally as The Knick) is a gentlemen's club in New York City. It is considered to be the most exclusive club in the United States and one of the most aristocratic and selective clubs in the world.
- Kukui'ula - Kaua'i, HI. Hawaii's most significant new community in decades is 1,000 acres overlooking the blue Pacific – a luxurious private club and community with a casual, open heart on Kaua'i, an island of enduring calm and matchless beauty. In this down-to-earth paradise on the sunny, spectacular south shore, members enjoy a welcoming club of thoughtful, come-as-you-are comforts and experience the rich contentments of simple pleasures, genuine connections and healthful, whole living. Kukui'ula offers custom homesites and luxury cottages ranging from spacious 3-4 bedroom Makai Cottages to popular 2-3 bedroom Club Cottages. These breezy, plantation-style homes are designed for worry-free family life, with generous lanai and casually beautiful and entertaining. Best of all, they offer convenient access to the club dining, pools, games room and spa at Plantation House, the heart of the community.
- LANCASTER COUNTRY CLUB - founded in 1900. Lancaster, PA. "One of Pennsylvania's oldest and finest private clubs. The Club's amenities include 33 holes of golf, 6 hard surface tennis courts, 3 platform tennis courts, a recently remodeled clubhouse, and a competition swimming pool."
- Larchmont Yacht Club - founded in 1880. 1 Woodbine Ave, Larchmont, New York 10538. Private, members only yacht club.
- Liberty National - Jersey City, NJ. Founded in 2006. Country club in Jersey City, New Jersey with a 7,346 yard course designed by Robert E. Cupp and Tom Kite. The club cost over $250 million to build, making it one of the most expensive golf courses in history. Club designers added amenities such as an on-site heliport, yacht services, a spa and a restaurant. Liberty National is noted as a unique course because of its proximity to both the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan, as well as the fact it was built on a former landfill.
- LOS ANGELES ATHLECTIC CLUB - "Since 1880, The Los Angeles Athletic Club has established a philosophy by which health of mind, body and spirit flourish. Our legendary exercise facilities are sure to make your heart beat and muscles burn, but it shouldn’t stop there. A healthy lifestyle includes family, friends and trying new things. So unwind in one of our hotel rooms, play billiards with friends and learn the intricacies of wine."
- LOS ANGELES COUNTRY CLUB - "We are a Platinum, private, member-equity Club established in 1897." 10101 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA.
- Lotos Club - gentleman's club in New York City. Founded in 1870 by a young group of writers and critics, Mark Twain, an early member, called it the "Ace of Clubs".
- Maidstone Club - founded in 1891. Off Old Beach Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. Private country club. In addition to a private beach, pool, tennis house, and club house, Maidstone has both an 18-hole and 9-hole private golf course. From its earliest days, East Hampton’s Maidstone Club attracted New York’s oldest, most socially prominent families. Jacqueline Kennedy’s father, John Vernou “Black Jack” Bouvier III, who was a golfer, belonged to the club, along with other family members like "Little Edie" Beale, of Grey Gardens fame. Because of its extraordinary assets and aura of exclusivity, the club has been the envy of the East End’s socially ambitious for decades. Read more: Maidstone Club's Luxurious Links, Hamptons Magazine.
- Manhattan Club - was a social club in Manhattan, New York founded in 1865 and dissolved around 1979.
- MAR-A-LAGO CLUB - founded in 1995 by Donald Trump. 1100 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL. World-class amenities include the finest signature European indoor and terrace dining, the world renowned oceanfront swimming pool and Beach Club, the luxurious Trump Spa and Salon, six championship tennis courts, a full size croquet court, a chip and putt golf course, a state of the art fitness center, and the most coveted entertaining space.
- Medinah Country Club - founded in 1924. Private country club in Medinah, Illinois with nearly 600 members and 640 acres (2.6 km2) containing three golf courses, Lake Kadijah, swimming facilities and a Byzantine-style, mosque-evoking clubhouse with Oriental, Louis XIV and Italian architectural aspects.
- METROPOLITAN CLUB - formed in 1891 by J.P. Morgan. 60th Street and 5th Avenue, New York City, NY. Old world elegance. No longer a male-only club. Other original members of the club included William Kissam Vanderbilt and James A. Roosevelt. 'Each member, which included Vanderbilts and Whitneys, contributed $5,000 to buy the plot of land.'
- Metropolitan Club (Washington, D.C.) - founded in 1863. It is known for being one of the most prestigious and exclusive clubs in the nation, together with the Knickerbocker Club in New York and the Somerset Club in Boston.
- MINNEAPOLIS CLUB - founded in 1883. Nearly as English as Boodles, it's the clubbiest of city clubs.
- National Arts Club - founded in 1898. Private club on Gramercy Park, Manhattan, New York City. The National Arts Club is one of the few private clubs that has admitted women as full and equal members since its inception.
- NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB - founded in 1868 in order to bring structure to the nascent world of amateur sport. In its journey through the ensuing decades, the NYAC has evolved to become an athletic powerhouse, globally renowned in sports such as wrestling, fencing, judo, water polo, rowing and track and field. Concurrently, the NYAC has become a part of the cultural fabric of New York City, hosting banquets, receptions and weddings, welcoming leaders in the world of business, politics and the arts to its magnificent dining room and 187 overnight guest rooms. 180 Central Park South, New York, NY. Offers its 9,000-plus members athletic resources, as well as dining, recreation, and lodging facilities. Application for membership in the NYAC is by invitation only.
- New York Friars Club - private club founded in 1904 that hosts risqué celebrity roasts. The club's membership is composed mostly of comedians and other celebrities. It is located at 57 East 55th Street, between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue, in a building known as the Monastery. Its membership includes the likes of Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart, Brian Williams, Barbra Streisand, Jerry Seinfeld, Rosario Dawson, Les Moonves, Whitney Cummings, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro. Frank Sinatra, Friars Chairman 1975-1996.
- NEW YORK YACHT CLUB - founded in 1844. Based in 44th Street, New York City and Harbour Court, Newport, Rhode Island.
- Newport Beach Country Club - founded in 1954. "If you’re looking for a modern-day interpretation of Newport Beach club life, it doesn’t get any better than Newport Beach Country Club. This celebrated social haven captures the spirit of Southern California through exceptional golf, warm atmosphere and panoramic views of emerald fairways and sapphire seas." 1600 East Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
- Newport Casino - 186-202 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840. Recognized as America's first country club. The complex was commissioned in 1880 by James Gordon Bennett, Jr. Legend states that Bennett placed a bet with his guest British Cavalry Officer, Captain Henry Augustus "Sugar" Candy that Candy would not ride his horse up onto the front porch of Newport's most exclusive men's club - The Newport Reading Room. Candy won the bet, but the Governors of the Reading Room were not amused. Bennett and his infamous short temper did not take this kindly, and soon set about creating his own retreat, what would eventually become The Newport Casino. The complex now houses the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and was the site of the earliest US Opens.
- Newport Country Club - founded in 1893. Historic private golf club. 280 Harrison Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840.
- NORWOOD CLUB - founded in 2007. 241 West 14th Street, New York, NY. Private club that draws its membership from the creative arts and in addition to basic sustenance aims to provide members with a salon of discovery through talks, tastings and stimulating events as well as being an active sponsor of creative talent in the New York area.
- Oak Hill Country Club - founded in 1901. Located in the Town of Pittsford, New York, a suburb of Rochester, has a rich history of golf. Now with triple the land of the old country club, Oak Hill had room for two 18-hole courses.
- Oakland Hills Country Club - founded in 1916. Private golf club in Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan.
- OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB - founded in 1903. Oakmont, PA. Oakmont Country Club has hosted more combined USGA and PGA championships than any other course in the U.S. Oakmont remains perhaps the most difficult course in North America, with 210 deep bunkers.
- Old Warson Country Club - St. Louis, MO.
- Onwentsia Club - Lake Forest, IL.
- PACIFIC-UNION CLUB - founded in 1852. Social club located at 1000 California Street in San Francisco, California, at the top of Nob Hill. It is considered to be the most elitist club of the West Coast, and one of the most elitist clubs in the United States, with the Knickerbocker Club in New York, the Metropolitan Club in Washington D.C., and the Somerset Club in Boston.
- PALM BEACH COUNTRY CLUB - 760 N Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL.
- Palm Beach Polo & Country Club - 11199 Polo Club Road, Wellington, FL. With it's rare environment of magnificent homes, world-class sports, fabulous amenities and a coveted location, Palm Beach Polo and Country Club has it all.
- PARK CITY CLUB - Dallas, TX. "The Park City Club was established in August 1984 to serve as a professional, refined place where individuals of like interests and expectations could go to entertain guests and conduct business."
- Piping Rock Club - founded in 1911. Country club in Locust Valley, New York. It was the "Augusta of its Day" and boasted members like J. P. Morgan, Jr., Benjamin Strong, Jr., first president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Percy Chubb, co-founder of the insurance company, Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass, Frank Nelson Doubleday, publishing, Condé Montrose Nast, publishing, William L. Harkness, Standard Oil, Frederic B. Pratt, George Dupont Pratt, Harold I. Pratt, Standard Oil heirs and philanthropists, W. Averell Harriman, future New York Governor, Payne Whitney, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt I and Vincent Astor.
- Porcellian Club - all-male final club at Harvard University, sometimes called the Porc or the P.C. The year of founding is usually given as 1791, when a group began meeting under the name "the Argonauts," or as 1794, the year of the roast pig dinner at which the club, known first as "the Pig Club" was formally founded. The club's motto, Dum vivimus vivamus (while we live, let us live) is literally Epicurean. The club emblem is the pig and some members sport golden pigs on watch-chains or neckties bearing pig's-head emblems. Cambridge, MA.
- PRINCETON CLUB OF NEW YORK - founded 1899. 15 West 43rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York, NY. The Club is the largest organized body of Princetonians in the world and is truly the "Heart of Princeton in New York City." The nine-story Clubhouse is a welcoming oasis from the hectic streets and schedules of those who live in, work in, or travel to Manhattan. The Club affords you the opportunity to eat, drink, socialize, and network with members who share similar interests. On floors five through nine, there are 52 well appointed rooms (three suites) for overnight accommodations which range in size from singles, twins, doubles, queen, and king, to three deluxe suites.
- Racquet and Tennis Club - private social club and athletic club located at 370 Park Avenue, between East 52nd and 53rd Streets, New York City, New York. The Racquet and Tennis Club also played an important role in the history of backgammon: In 1931 Wheaton Vaughan, who was chairman of the club's Card and Backgammon Committee then, invited representatives of other clubs in New York and elsewhere to formulate the Laws of Backgammon. This set of rules is the basis of the rules according to which backgammon is played around the world today.
- River Oaks Country Club - founded in 1922. Houston, TX. The club has hosted the River Oaks International Tennis Tournament since 1931.
- Rolling Rock Club - Ligonier Valley, PA.
- Sailfish Club of Florida - founded in 1916. "The scope of the Sailfish Club activities has been considerably broadened over the past eighty odd years. Because of the diversified interest within these families, have developed our facilities to include all water sports and full provisions for both formal, informal and casual social gatherings. Besides anglers, we have many yachting members who berth their crafts at our docks, which accommodate a variety of both sail and power boats, ranging from twelve to one hundred feet in length. We have an Olympic swimming pool with cabana, snack bar, dining room, bar, and card rooms, and cuisine which ranks with the best in the Palm Beach area; but what really makes our Club is our membership; a friendly, gregarious group representing a fascinating cross section of Florida’s professional, sporting and social leaders."
- SAN FRANCISCO YACHT CLUB - founded in 1869. Belvedere, CA.
- Saranac Club - (1889-1913).
- Scioto Country Club - founded in 1916. Columbus, OH.
- Sherwood Country Club - private, member owned golf and country club set at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains in Thousand Oaks, California. Sherwood is home to a championship 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, driving range and Georgian architecture golf clubhouse. Adjacent to the golf club is the tennis clubhouse, swimming pool, gymnasium, fitness facility and spa. There are a total of 12 tennis courts.
- Siwanoy Country Club - founded in 1901. Full facility, family-oriented country club offering first class service and amenities. The club hosted the first PGA Championship in 1916. 351 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708.
- Skull and Bones - founded in 1832. Undergraduate senior or secret society at Yale University, New Haven, CT.
- Sleepy Hollow COUNTRY CLUB - founded in 1911. 777 Albany Post Road, Scarborough, NY 10510-9245.
- Society of Patriarchs - (1872-1897). Was a committee of 25 “representative men of worth, respectability, and responsibility.” created by Ward McAllister in 1872. Each member of the Society was responsible for distributing a certain number of invitations, with the goal to unite the old and newly rich in conducting each season’s 'most brilliant balls.'"
- SOHO HOUSE - founded in 1995. Private members’ club and hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District patronized by those in the arts and media. The club offers extensive facilities; the Restaurant, Club Bar, Drawing Room, Pantry Bar, a 44-seater cinema and a heated rooftop pool. The fourth and fifth floors each house private hire spaces; the White Room, Screening Room and Library.
- Somerset Club - private social club in Boston, Massachusetts, founded perhaps as early as 1826. It is a center of Boston Brahmin families - New England's upper class - and is known as one of the big four clubs in the country, the other three being the Knickerbocker Club in New York, the Metropolitan Club in Washington D.C, and the Pacific-Union Club in San Francisco.
- South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club - was a Pennsylvania corporation which operated an exclusive and secretive retreat at a mountain lake near South Fork, Pennsylvania for more than fifty extremely wealthy men and their families. The club was the owner of the South Fork Dam, which failed during an unprecedented period of heavy rains, resulting in the disastrous Johnstown Flood on May 31, 1889. Despite some years of claims and litigation, the club and its members were never found to be liable for monetary damages. The corporation was disbanded in 1904 and the real estate assets were sold by the local sheriff at public auction, largely to satisfy a pre-existing mortgage on the large clubhouse.
- Southern Hills Country Club - founded 1936. "Located in the hills of beautiful Tulsa, Oklahoma, Southern Hills Country Club is among the premier clubs in the nation. With exceptional service and warm hospitality, we provide our members and their guests the unique Southern Hills experience through recreation, fine dining and social interaction while taking our historic traditions, present values and innovative ideas into the future."
- ST. BOTOLPH CLUB - founded in 1880. Boston, MA. "We are a club, as our constitution proclaims, "for the purpose of promoting social intercourse among persons connected with, or interested in the arts, humanities and sciences," all under the kindly influence of the good Saint Botolph."
- St. Francis Yacht Club - founded in 1927. San Francisco, CA.
- SULGRAVE CLUB - founded in 1932. Private club located at 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., on Embassy Row in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. Iwas designed by Frederick H. Brooke in a Beaux-Arts design from the 18th century. It is one of Washington's first mansions to follow this style of architecture. The house was built of yellow Roman brick and cream terra cotta.
- THE ALGONQUIN CLUB OF BOSTON - founded in 1885. 217 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA. "The Algonquin Club of Boston maintains the same commitment as when first conceived 125 years ago, namely, to serve as a convenient and hospitable meeting place for members and friends and a comfortable and elegant setting to enjoy the finest in contemporary and traditional dining."
- The Apawamis Club - founded on June 25, 1890 as a social organization by a group of 40 gentlemen from Rye, New York, and the surrounding area. Golf and country club. The Apawamis Club has a rich golf history. The golf course was designed by Willie Dunn, Jr.
- The Army and Navy Club - founded in 1885. 901 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington, DC. Private, not-for-profit, membership-only club. "Prestige, Tradition, Honor." The membership roll includes one of the first men to land on the moon, the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic, participants in the first around-the-world flight, as well as Presidents, Vice Presidents, members of Congress, and Cabinet officials.
- The Beach Club - Palm Beach, FL. "Even on the renowned island of Palm Beach, The Beach Club stands out for its magnificent and elegantly appointed Clubhouse, a courtyard pool area, epicurean cuisine, and world-class croquet and tennis facilities. From casual to formal, our venues and unsurpassed professional staff cater to your every request and achieve the desired ambience for any occasion. Imagine…all this and the ocean too!"
- The Breakers - Palm Beach, FL. Offers unparalleled experiences served with the grace and style synonymous with our legendary resort for over 100 years. With two distinctive clubs to choose from - Ocean Club and Breakers West Country Club - The Breakers offers an option for all lifestyles.
- THE BUFFALO CLUB - founded in 1867. Buffalo, NY.
- THE CALIFORNIA CLUB - established in 1887, embraces over 100 years of rich tradition. Today, The California Club enjoys the reputation of being one of the finest Clubs in the World.
- The Carolina Country Club - founded in 1910. The Club, in North Carolina in Pinehurst, lies on some 2000 acres of land which include three lakes (the largest, Lake Watson, is sixty acres) and two eighteen-hole golf courses of world-class caliber.
- The Century Association - founded in 1982. Private club in New York City. It evolved out of an earlier organization – the Sketch Club, founded in 1829 by editor and poet William Cullen Bryant and his friends. The Century possesses a notable art collection. The club agreed to start admitting women members in 1989.
- THE CHICAGO CLUB - founded in 1869. The meeting place for Chicago's business elite.
- THE CITY CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO - "A haven from today's hectic business climate. A place to entertain, meet, work, or just relax."
- The Coconuts - an almost century-old group of similarly aged old boys who gather to usher in the New Year in Palm Beach held at the Flagler Museum.
- The Cornell Club - founded in 1889. New York City, NY. Private club. Its membership is restricted almost entirely to alumni and faculty of Cornell University.
- THE COUNTRY CLUB - founded in 1882. Located in Brookline, Massachusetts, is the oldest golf-oriented country club in the United States. (The Philadelphia Cricket Club, founded in 1854, was the first country club for any sport.) It holds an important place in golf history, as it is one of the five charter clubs that founded the United States Golf Association, and has hosted numerous USGA tournaments including the 1913 U.S. Open won by then-unknown Francis Ouimet. Although the club has 1300 members, it is known for its exclusivity. No Jews were admitted as members until the 1970s. The Country Club opened full membership to women for the first time in 1989. No African-Americans were admitted as members until 1994; Governor Deval Patrick complained he and his wife were "blackballed" from the club.
- THE COUNTRY CLUB OF ROCHESTER - founded in 1895. 2935 East Avenue, Rochester, NY.
- THE COUNTRY CLUB OF VIRGINIA - Richmond, VA.
- THE DENVER ATHLETIC CLUB - The Denver Athletic Club is one of the oldest and most prestigious private clubs in the United States. Founded in 1884, the club was built so that those "engaged in indoor pursuits might gain healthful diversion."
- THE DOWN TOWN CLUB - founded in 1859. 60 Pine Street, New York, NY. Private members club.
- THE DUQUESNE CLUB - founded in 1873, the Duquesne Club has evolved from a fraternity of prominent industrialists into the finest city club in the country. Pittsburgh, IL.
- The Explorers Club - founded on October 25, 1905. American-based international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research. The club was founded in New York City, and has served as a meeting point for explorers and scientists worldwide, all of whom are united in the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore.
- THE GEORGE TOWN CLUB - founded in 1966. Washington, DC. "The George Town Club is one of the most elegant in-town clubs in the United States, patterned after the finest clubs in London and Paris. The warm, home-like Club offers a retreat to its Members, with superb cuisine, privacy, and friendly gracious service in a setting that fosters relaxed personal enjoyment. The Club was formed in 1966 for the purpose of bringing together leaders who had an impact on the United States and the world through their work in various business, professional, civic, social and political milieus. Since then, The Club has been a focal point for entertaining prominent Washingtonians, diplomats, socialites and leaders in business, government and academia."
- THE GEORGIAN CLUB - founded in 1983. Atlanta, GA. "Our elegant, yet relaxed, environment provides an ideal setting for conducting business, entertaining clients, networking, hosting special events, and fine dining."
- The Grolier Club - since 1884. Private club and society of bibliophiles in New York City. It is the oldest existing bibliophilic club in North America. The Club's stated objective is "the literary study of the arts pertaining to the production of books, including the occasional publication of books designed to illustrate, promote and encourage these arts; and the acquisition, furnishing and maintenance of a suitable club building for the safekeeping of its property, wherein meetings, lectures and exhibitions shall take place from time to time..."
- THE HARMONIE CLUB - founded in 1852. 4 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022. Known as the Jewish equivalent to the Metropolitan Club. The Harmonie Club is one of the city’s power networking clubs.
- The Ivy Club - founded in 1879. The oldest eating club at Princeton University, NJ.
- THE JONATHAN CLUB - founded in 1895. Los Angeles, CA.
- THE KANSAS CITY CLUB - founded in 1882. Kansas City, Missouri.
- The Lambs - "America’s First Professional Theatrical Club. Founded in 1874." Social club in New York City for actors, songwriters, and others involved in the theatre. It is America's oldest theatrical organization.
- The Links - founded in 1917. Private club in New York City. Charles_B._Macdonald, a golf champion and founder of the United States Golf Association, started the Links in 1917 as a place where powerful members of the golf world could keep the true spirit of the game alive. In the 1960s, it was "a preferred social gathering spot for America's most powerful chief executives." By 2010, it was still a "preserve of the old banking elite", but not all members were WASPs. Dress Code: Jacket and tie (or equivalent dress for ladies) are required at all times. Denim, sneakers and open toe sandals are not permitted in the Club. House Rules: The use or display of cell phones or other hand-held PDAs is strictly forbidden in all common areas of the Club. Guests who wish to use these devices inside the Club may do so within the telephone booths located throughout the building. 36 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065, U.S.A.
- THE LOTUS CLUB - founded in 1895. New York City. One of the oldest literary clubs in the United States, was founded on March 15, 1870, by a group of young writers, journalists and critics.
- The National Arts Club - private club in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, New York City. It was founded in 1898 by Charles DeKay, an art and literary critic of the New York Times to "stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts".
- The Ocean Club - "Providing unparalleled amenities catering to the needs of your entire family, this premier Club affords access to championship golf, world-class tennis, a beach club reminiscent of the French Riviera and an array of member-only benefits and services." Two South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480, U.S.A.
- THE OLYMPIC CLUB - founded in 1860. San Francisco, CA. Dedicated to the pursuit of amateur athletic excellence, The Olympic Club enjoys the distinction of being America's oldest athletic club. Comprised of more than 5,000 active members and with historic clubhouses located in downtown San Francisco and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Club members regularly participate in athletic and social events.
- THE PACIFIC CLUB - founded 1851. 1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu, HI. "The Mission of The Pacific Club is to be the gathering place where members, their families and guests flourish in gracious and accommodating island surroundings."
- THE PENN CLUB - founded in 1886. 30 West 44th Street, New York, NY. "Some enjoy socializing and attending fun events from happy hours to gourmet dining events. Others use the clubhouse for their professional needs, from hosting meetings to entertaining clients in our main dining room, to networking with other members. Yet others see the value in utilizing our affordable overnight rooms, Palestra Fitness Center and spa."
- The Phi Beta Kappa Society - founded in 1776. The oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the United States, with 284 active chapters. Widely considered to be the nation's most prestigious honor society, Phi Beta Kappa aims to promote and advocate excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and to induct the most outstanding students of arts and sciences at American colleges and universities.
- THE PHILADELPHIA CLUB - founded in 1834. Oldest private club in the United States.
- THE PLAYERS - social club founded in New York City by the noted 19th-century Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth. "In 1888, Edwin Booth, America's pre-eminent Shakespearean actor, and 15 other incorporators, including Mark Twain and General William Tecumseh Sherman, founded The Players. Modeled after London's famed Garrick Club, The Players was the first American "gentleman's club" of its kind." In 1989, women were invited to become fully participating members.
- THE PLAZA CLUB - founded 1979. Pioneer Plaza, Top Floor, 900 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI. "The one and only city club in the state of Hawaii. Newly renovated and located at the top of Pioneer Plaza in the heart of dowtown Honolulu. The club's breathtaking panoramic view of its harbor, ocean and mountains, make it the perfect setting for a business meeting, event, or any special occasion."
- THE QUORUM CLUB - It had been founded by Bobby Baker, Lyndon Johnson’s right-hand man in the Senate. The club’s most infamous moment came in 1963, when Ellen Rometsch, who had been either a member or a cocktail waitress at the club, was deported back to Germany over suspicions that she was a spy. She was considered quite beautiful - Baker compared her to Elizabeth Taylor - and soon all sorts of rumors began swirling about her. Chiefly among them was that she’d had an affair with President Kennedy after JFK’s “wingman” Bill Thompson spotted her in the club. Washington, D.C. Now closed.
- THE RACQUET CLUB - founded in 1882. Philadelphia, PA. Membership is comprised of over 1,000 of Philadelphia’s most prominent men and women. "Our House Members enjoy using the club for social and networking purposes, business and recreation. Our Playing Members take full advantage of our Racquet, Squash and Tennis Courts."
- THE RAINIER CLUB - founded in 1888. "Nestled in the heart of downtown Seattle, The Rainier Club is a vital part of Seattle’s future as well as a cornerstone of the city's history."
- The River Club of New York - 447 East 52nd Street. Founded in 1931. "New York City's Premiere Private Family Club." Another place to call home. City elegance. Country club charm. A refined setting for any occasion. A fine dining destination on the river.
- THE RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB - founded 1927. Pacific Palisades, CA. The Riviera Country Club's internationally renowned golf course was established in 1926 and has been open for play since 1927. Noted for its spectacular beauty and uniquely challenging design, the George C. Thomas masterpiece is perennially rated among the very finest in the world.
- THE SOMERSET CLUB - founded in 1826. Private social club in Boston, MA.
- THE STANDARD CLUB - founded in 1869. Chicago, IL. "Nationally recognized as one of the most prestigious private city clubs in the country, The Standard Club has been an integral part of Chicago's business elite and fashionable society since its founding in 1869. Diverse social, business, family and athletic activities afford members the opportunity to build a lifetime of professional and social relationships in an atmosphere of comradeship."
- THE SURF CLUB - founded in 1930. Miami Beach, FL. South Florida’s premier private beach club just steps from the ocean. Sophistication meets Tradition on this elegant and exclusive location where fine living and fine ocean front dining are part of an everyday experience.
- The Tuxedo Club - private member-owned country club located on West Lake Road in the village of Tuxedo Park, New York, in the Ramapo Mountains. Founded in 1886 by Pierre Lorillard IV, its facilities now include an 18-hole golf course, lawn tennis, court tennis, racquets, squash, platform tennis, olympic-sized pool, and boating. The tuxedo was first introduced to America by New York millionaire James Potter at the club's first Autumn ball in 1886, after a trip to England.
- THE UNION CLUB OF BOSTON - founded in 1863. Eight Park Street, Boston, MA. "Club members enjoy broadening their circle of friends and acquaintances through frequent social occasions and activities which form the core of Club life. The dining rooms and attractive private rooms further business interests. Travelers appreciate the Union Club's own bedrooms and the extensive network of reciprocal clubs in the U.S. and abroad."
- THE UNION LEAGUE CLUB - founded in 1863. 38 East 37th Street, New York City, NY. Private social club providing its members and guests with a quiet sanctuary and relief from the hustle of the city.
- THE UNIVERSITY CLUB - founded in 1904. Washington, D.C. "The Club’s collegial atmosphere makes it possible to enjoy an amazing array of services including upscale dining, casual grille, health club, squash, indoor pool and spa treatments in addition to private event rooms and peaceful reading in the library. With superior recreational facilities and a full schedule of social programming, The University Club of Washington, DC has established itself as one of the premier private city clubs in the country."
- THE VINTAGE CLUB - since 1980. "Tucked into a natural cove at the base of Eisenhower Mountain in Indian Wells, California is the majestic Vintage Club - one of the United States’ most prestigious and ultra-exclusive private country club communities. Highly regarded as the pinnacle among its peers, The Vintage Club has come to set the standard for which other country club communities aspire to achieve." 75001 Vintage Drive West, Indian Wells, CA 92210.
- THE WILLIAMS CLUB - founded in 1821. New York, NY. Private alumni club operating out of The Princeton Club of New York.
- THUNDERBIRD COUNTRY CLUB - 70-737 Country Club Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Founded in 1951. "It is more than the elegant 48,000 square foot Clubhouse, the state of the art 6,600 square foot Fitness Center, and the majestic golf course that make Thunderbird Country Club so exceptional. It is also the friendly oasis atmosphere and the spectacular views that make Thunderbird one of the best places to be in the desert!"
- UNION CLUB OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK - founded in 1836. East 69th Street and Park Avenue, NYC. Second oldest private social club in the United States.
- UNION LEAGUE CLUB OF CHICAGO - founded in 1879. Boasts one of the finest art collections of any private club in the world.
- UNION LEAGUE CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA - founded in 1862. The Union League is a private, members only, Five Star Platinum Club of over 3,100 members. Membership is in the vanguard of Philadelphia life, counting among our members many top leaders in business, academia, law, medicine, politics, religion, and the arts. Our members gather to socialize, dine, network, attend events, exercise and relax in one of the city's most beautiful and historic settings.
- UNIVERSITY CLUB OF CHICAGO - founded in 1887. Oxford and Cambridge transplanted.
- University Club of New York - private social club located at 1 West 54th Street at Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York, New York. It received its charter in 1865, but the origins date back to the autumn of 1861 when a group of college friends, principally Yale alumni, founded the club hoping to extend their collegial ties. The club is not affiliated with any other University Club or college alumni clubs.
- UNIVERSITY CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO - "Founded in 1890 by the alumni of multiple universities, in an elegant historic clubhouse atop Nob Hill, with a diverse membership dedicated to fellowship and community service, the University Club of San Francisco is a venue for the City’s cultural and intellectual life, and a worldwide center for the sport of squash. The University Club is a nonprofit organization owned by its members. Individuals are eligible for University Club membership regardless of race, religion, age, gender or sexual orientation."
- WAIALEE COUNTRY CLUB - founded in 1927. 4997 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, HI. "Timeless traditions."
- Westchester Country Club - founded in 1922. Exclusive family oriented Club located in Rye, New York approximately 40 minutes outside Manhattan. Westchester has been ranked 12th of 4,000 private Clubs in the United States.
- Westwood Country Club - St. Louis, M0.
- WINGTIP - 560 Sacramento Street between Sansome & Montgomery in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District, CA. A 21st Century interpretation of the men's club that is infused with ideas from the best bars & restaurants.
- Woodmont Country Club - Rockville, MD.
- Yale Club of New York City - founded in 1897. Private club in Midtown Manhattan, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York City. Its membership is restricted almost entirely to alumni and faculty of Yale University, University of Virginia and Dartmouth College. With a clubhouse comprising 22 stories and a worldwide membership of over 11,000, it is the largest private clubhouse in the world.