Claremont Country Club c.1915
from Alameda County: The Ideal Place for Your California Home

The Claremont Country Club is a country club and golf course near Saint Mary's Cemetery and Mountain View Cemetery in Rockridge at 5295 Broadway Terrace. According to the website, the club includes 7 tennis courts and two outdoor pools, in addition to the 18-hole golf course designed by Alister MacKenzie. 1

Non-members are allowed as guests of members, and theoretically allowed for special events, but the security guards at the front are very unwelcoming so you would never know it.

The club dates back to 1903. Originally they planned to build closer to the Claremont neighborhood, hence the name. Check out this sarcasm-laden article about the new location and potentially renaming the nascent club. 4

Incorporating members included A. S. Macdonald (Augustin S. Macdonald?), A. Schilling (August Schilling?). Ernest R. Folger (son of James A. Folger), C. O. G. Miller, U.C. Regent Phillip E. Bowles, CA Supreme Court Justice Samuel McKee, and others. 3 The 1904 advisory committee included "Borax" Smith, and Henry Butters. 5 An early list of members was a "who's who" of Oakland. 8

The original clubhouse was dedicated in 1904. 6 It was the former home of Horatio P. Livermore (not related to Robert Livermore), and was remodeled by architect Walter Mathews. 5 The original clubhouse burned down in 1927. 9

The current clubhouse was built in 1929 and has been renovated over the years. 2

Cheney Photo Advertising 71929 2

Links and References

  1. Claremont Country Club website
  2. New Claremont Country Club to Open Soon Oakland Tribune February 3, 1929
  3. Plans Are Made For the Country Club Oakland Tribune January 26, 1903
  4. Why Rockridge Park Is So Attractive Oakland Tribune February 15, 1903
  5. Beautiful Home for the Rich Oakland Tribune May 9, 1904
  6. Country Clubhouse Dedicated Oakland Tribune December 2, 1904
  7. Cheney Photo Advertising Company. [Claremont Pines Houses] (2 Views). N.p., 1927 California State Library
  8. Oakland People In Country Club Oakland Tribune May 25, 1903
  9. Hero Killed, Claremont Club Burns / Continuation of article and supplemental articles Oakland Tribune January 24, 1927