Club History

Founded in 1926, Beverly Hills Country Club has enjoyed a long rich history of providing the highest quality facilities, services and dining to meet the needs of the community’s top business and social leaders and their families.

The Club was established by the late Elmer Griffin, uncle of celebrity businessman Merv Griffin, as a place where Twentieth Century Fox and MGM executives could meet, socialize, conduct business and play tennis. During the early years of operation, when many other area clubs were not admitting entertainers, many sports and socially minded celebrities joined the Club. The Club quickly became a haven for film industry personalities and entertainers as a favorite place to play tennis, and to see and be seen. Early Members included Cesar Romero, Humphrey Bogart, Errol Flynn, Ann Sothern, Jack Lemmon, Edie Adams, Ernie Kovacs, Robert Montgomery and Oscar Hammerstein to name a few. Although the Membership at Beverly Hills Country Club is now more diverse, the Club’s Membership still includes top celebrities, athletes and executives.

The 34,000 square-foot clubhouse is situated on four beautifully landscaped acres surrounded by luxury homes in a quiet residential neighborhood. Among the Club’s many amenities are ten lighted championship tennis courts, comfortable dining and social facilities, resistance-training weight machines and free weights, personal fitness training programs, cardiovascular exercise machines, exercise classes, saunas, steam rooms, massage, spas and a Junior Olympic heated swimming pool.