Who We Are

The Lakeland Yacht & Country Club has a rich heritage and offers members an unusual level of camaraderie, diverse facilities and a wide-range of activities to celebrate friendships and a deep sense of community. Members at the Club are greeted by name and treated with respect in a warm atmosphere usually reserved for close friends and family. Quality has always been a club hallmark. The tradition of excellence at the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club continues by maintaining the high standards of quality in our selection process to ensure compatibility of our members.

The primary purpose of the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club is to offer a quality social and recreational environment where members can enjoy an unparalleled club experience that meets and exceeds their expectations. Our goal is to maintain excellence in the Club’s relationships with its staff and the community. Through the years, Club members have enjoyed the development of lasting social and business relationships.

The Club consists of an 18,000+ square foot clubhouse, an Olympic size swimming pool, and five-lighted clay tennis courts with a pro tennis shop. The clubhouse is done in Spanish-Mediterranean décor and features a cocktail lounge, main dining room/ballroom, casual dining room, information bar, and five private dining rooms. The Club is open six days a week and serves buffet luncheons, fine dining, bistro dining, and a casual grill menu. Private rooms are available on a reservation basis for breakfast, lunch, and dinner meetings, seminars, and receptions.

The Lakeland Yacht & Country Club remains the oldest and only private club in this area owned by its members. Here, in comfortable and luxuriously appointed surroundings, the leaders of Polk County’s business, professional, civic, and cultural communities gather for recreation, relaxation, camaraderie, and conviviality.

Our History

Since its founding in 1924, the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club has been regarded as Polk County’s most prestigious private country club. The Club was conceived and developed by A.H. Stahl, a developer from Cleveland, Ohio, as part of a large subdivision south of Lake Hollingsworth. Original plans were drawn by H.P. Whitworth, landscaping was planned by A.D. Taylor, and the clubhouse was built by Alonzo Logan. The Club was reorganized in 1935 by a group of businessmen under the leadership of Judge A.R. Carver.

Today, the Lakeland Yacht and Country Club remains the oldest and only private club in this area overseen by its members. Operated by a professional, experienced staff, the club is composed of individuals with compatible interests from all segments of the community, without regard to race, sex, or religion. It is intended that the club’s membership, décor, quality of food and facilities, and personalized service meet the standards of excellence expected in a private club.