Chicago's Premier Private Country Club
Great golf in an attractive setting is the biggest draw to new members of Royal Melbourne Country Club. Carved into the surroundings of wetlands, ponds, prairies and trees, the 18-hole, par 72 course combines the beauty of sport with the beauty of nature. Members not only experience the challenge of the game in the way it was meant to be played, but they also get to do so in a lushly landscaped atmosphere inhabited by deer, swans, ducks, hawks and other local wildlife in beautiful Long Grove. 

Royal Melbourne Country Club is far more than a Chicagoland golf club. Our racquet sports program is anchored by four championship Har-Tru tennis courts, two pickleball courts, four paddle tennis courts, a social house, run by an experienced Head Tennis Professional. We offer extensive activities for juniors, private and semi-private instruction for all ages, tournaments, leagues, round robins, drills and evening events for working professionals.

Adjoining the tennis area is our Junior Olympic swimming pool and adjacent children’s pool with separate locker room facilities, a snack bar and tennis shop. During the summer, we offer swim lessons daily and extended family hours weekly. Also on tap are pool parties, cookouts and family events.

From June through August, Royal Melbourne Country Club offers “Camp Royal” for ages 4-12 and “Tiny Tots” for ages 2-4. The camps are open to children or grandchildren of members and members’ guests. Led by energetic and skilled counselors, campers spend their days playing games and making crafts. Camp Royal participants also enjoy the benefits of professional golf, swim and tennis lessons, as well as fun and healthy lunches.

The focal point of Royal Melbourne Country Club is the 42,000 square foot Australia-inspired, Victorian clubhouse. With its comfortably elegant furnishings and rich quiet colors, it has become a model for contemporary country clubs across the nation. However, the Club was not just designed to be visually appealing; it was designed first and foremost to meet our members’ needs as their “home away from home”. In striving to create this, we have designed cozy nooks for members to chat by the fire or watch their favorite sporting event, providing terraces and verandas for sunny lunches and lazy afternoons, while offering superb food with superior service.