History

Center Club was organized in 1985 to provide a prestigious private city club for our community's social and corporate leaders. Over the years, the Center Club has achieved an outstanding reputation within the Orange County community.

Center Club combines the unique personality of Orange County with the finest club traditions from around the world. The unique water and sculpture gardens beyond the opulent dining rooms were especially created by Peter Walker to provide guests with a sense of inspiration and quiet beauty. The 16,000-square-foot Club conveys the warmth and elegance of a private estate and is appointed with a notable art collection depicting California impressionism and two original sculptures by Swedish artist, Carl Milles.

Center Club remains the primary Orange County destination of visiting dignitaries including Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu of Japan and their Royal Highness Princess Anne and Prince Angus of Great Britain.

Orange County’s artistic support groups have hosted receptions honoring such major performers as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Liza Minnelli, George Burns, Placido Domingo and Richard Chamberlin. Center Club is also honored to host preview parties for such popular authors as Judith Krantz, Amy Tan and Dave Berry.

For our Members, Center Club is truly the center of business entertaining, cultural and social activity and the center of family enjoyment.