The Club’s history dates back to 1926,
when it was opened by Elmer Griffin, uncle to Merv Griffin, as the Westside Tennis Club. The Club quickly became a haven for celebrities and entertainment professionals who were often not allowed to join other clubs. The Club changed names at least twice – becoming the Standard Club in the 1950s and then the Beverly Hills Country Club in 1987. In the 1940’s, the Club’s golf course was closed but the full service clubhouse, tennis and swim facilities remained. Former members include the likes of Paulette Goddard, Caesar Romero, Johnny Weismuller, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Joan Benett, Ann Sothern, Robert Montgomery and Errol Flynn. Despite changes to the Club over the years, it has never lost its appeal as a perfectly located private escape for residents of Los Angeles. The Club was acquired in May 2015 by a joint venture including Singerman Real Estate and Meriwether Companies. The new company is investing in excess of $10 million to restore the Club to its prominence as the premiere social, athletic, and tennis club in Los Angeles.