The mission of the Tampa Yacht & Country Club is to further the tradition of providing exceptional boating, recreational, dining and social experiences befitting our members and their families
Built on a foundation of integrity, civility and camaraderie, the Tampa Yacht and Country Club will continue being the premier private club for generations of families in Tampa Bay area, combining the uniqueness of our waterfront property and long-standing place in Tampa's history with members of good moral character, first-class facilities and extraordinary employees.The Tampa Yacht & Country Club exists for and is dedicated to the recreation, relaxation and enjoyment of its members, their families and guests.
The Tampa Yacht & Country Club was founded in 1904 by the leading business and professional men of the city of Tampa. Three clubhouses have occupied this property on Ballast Point. The first building was constructed in 1905 at a cost of $7,000 and it was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1929. The second building was built in 1930 and burned down in December 1938. Our present clubhouse was constructed in 1939 at a cost of $40,000.
The tennis complex is considered to be state-of-the-art and features nine har-tru courts. A sixty-five hundred sq. ft. building houses the proshop, locker rooms, steam and sauna rooms, fitness center and nursery. Our first tennis courts were built in 1961. The new complex opened October 2, 2000.
The present 35’ x 75’ swimming pool was constructed in 1991 on the site of the earlier pool. This has proven to be even more popular than the earlier, smaller pool for all ages year-round. The Swim Team, professionally coached March thru June, allows young swimmers aged 5 – 16 to compete in the Private Club League (PCL). At the same time the pool with the nearby snack bar pavilion is center for adults as well as children. In the winter months the heated pool (82 degrees) is used by many beginning at 7:30 am.
The club stables on the west side of Interbay consist of riding rings, four barns and a clubhouse. A well-trained staff is available to foster and assist in equestrian pleasure and competition. A “Derby Day” Celebration was held in May, 2005 to continue the clubs tradition of horse shows.
The marina space we know today was originally approved by the membership in 1963 and completed in 1967. It featured 31 covered slips and 50 open slips, with approximately 65 spaces available in dry storage, a fuel pier and 24-hour dockmaster service and security. The Club underwent a complete marina overhaul in 2015 and 2016 at a cost of $6 million. The new marina features fixed ipe docks on the north and south and two floating docks in between.
In 1960, the club joined the original members of the thirteen Florida West Coast yacht clubs ranging from Naples north to Tarpon Springs. Since that time, the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs, as it is now called, has expanded to include 36 clubs from Pensacola Yacht Club south to Marathon Yacht Club in the Keys and the east coast clubs north to Florida Yacht Club in Jacksonville.
The Tampa Yacht & Country Club has been ranked among the nation’s top 30 private yacht clubs in the USA and awarded as a Platinum Club of America since 2003 by Club Leaders Forum. As a Platinum Club of America, Tampa Yacht & Country Club is acknowledged by Club Presidents, Owners and General Managers as one of the elite Private Clubs in the United States. In 2019, Club Leaders Forum announced The Platinum Clubs of the World 2020-21
election results and identified Tampa Yacht & Country as of of the Top 50 Yacht Clubs in the World. As a Platinum Club
of the World, an international panel of industry experts,
historians and connoisseurs considered the Seven Selection Criteria when
casting their vote: Universal Recognition, Respected Membership, Excellence in
Amenities and Facilities, Exceptional Service Standards, how the Club has
Adapted to Changing Times, Management and Operations and the Overall
In total, there are only 250 Platinum Clubs of the World, comprising Golf &
Country Clubs, City Clubs and Yacht Clubs. Platinum
recognition is acknowledged as the benchmark for Excellence and is the most
revered and respected award in the global private club industry. the
confidential vote for Platinum Clubs of the World takes place every two years
and only clubs with a membership are eligible for Platinum designation.
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