Claremont Country Club is well into its second 100 years. How did we get here? How have we continued to thrive over the years? How do we ensure we remain an important part of the lives of current and future members? This book, MacKenzie’s Little Jewel in Oakland, addresses and answers these questions.
How did we get here? The book describes Claremont’s rich history and tradition from its roots as the Oakland Golf Club founded in 1897 on the shores of Lake Merritt to its move to the Rock Ridge area, its incorporation as the Claremont Country Club in 1903, and all the years that followed.
How have we continued to thrive? Claremont’s history, as described and illustrated in this book, includes the joys which members experienced in the variety of sports and social activities offered by the club as well as the difficulties which the club survived including a fire-destroyed clubhouse, two world wars, the Depression and other economic downturns. Claremont has been able to flourish by continuously adapting to the needs of our members.
How do we remain an important part of the lives of current and future members? Our future is best served by sticking to our core values: a strong sense of our history; remaining a country club, not just a golf club; continuing to offer the experiences our members seek, and remain a place where our members go to feel like home. As illustrated in MacKenzie’s Little Jewel in Oakland, Claremont has been focusing on these core values throughout its history.