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  • Writer's pictureSasha Huang and Sarah Ghalayini

The Most Exclusive Private Members Clubs in Hong Kong

HONG KONG

Hong Kong is a city brimming with luxury in every aspect. That extends to the countless and growing number of private members clubs that appeal to different generations, interests and industry backgrounds. They gather the elites and respected figures from all walks of life for an undisturbed escape to serenity, recreation and socialisation, and their exclusivity guarantees world-class access and experiences. Here, we've selected the city's coolest collection of private members clubs.


All imagery courtesy of clubs. This article was last updated on March 10, 2024.



Hong Kong Jockey Club  

 

Established in 1884, the Hong Kong Jockey Club stands as an emblem of luxury within the realm of horse racing. Their Racing Membership offers a world of privileges, including access to exclusive enclosures, dining facilities, and ownership opportunities in racehorses. Priding itself as one of the world’s top ten donors, the HKJC is also renowned for its generous Charities Trust which donated a record number of HK$7.3 billion to 247 projects in 2022-2023 (data from official website). Housing 9,700 current members, entrance applications depend on being seconded by another resident member, supported by three other club members, and is subject to the revision of the Stewards approval of the application. 


Estimated price: The entrance fee for admission to Racing Membership is currently at HK$180,000. Racing Members are also required to pay a monthly subscription currently at HK$950* for continued enjoyment of membership privileges and facilities; The entrance fee for admission to Full Membership is currently at HK$850,000; Monthly subscription for continued enjoyment of membership privileges and facilities is currently at HK$2,800.


Address: various locations | Phone: +852 2966 7738 | Email: customer.care@hkjc.co | Facebook: @TheHongKongJockeyClub



 

Offering exclusive waterfront views and luxurious amenities managed by the Shangri-La Group, The Aberdeen Marina Club is another private club where memberships are highly coveted. From fine dining to sports courts and beauty services, the club caters to diverse interests and needs. Membership, by invitation only, requires a letter of application. Expect prices exceeding HK $3,000,000 on the secondary market. With over 550,000 square feet, the club boasts seven restaurants, ten banqueting venues, and world-class amenities.  To top it off, boat owners can also use the space to park their yachts!


Estimated price: more than HK$3,000,000 on the second-hand market

Application through invitation only.


Address: 8 Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong | Website: aberdeenmarinaclub.com | Phone: +852 2555 8321 | Email: member@aberdeenmarinaclub.com 

 


Hong Kong Country Club 


Nestled amidst the lush greenery surrounding Deep Water Bay, the Hong Kong Country Club has stood as a natural oasis since 1962. With a rich heritage, this club is proud of its family-centric values, facilitating an array of recreational activities and dining options across its impressive two-hectare site. Having been founded on the principle of inclusivity, the HKCC sustains a cosmopolitan character and promotes a relaxing, friendly, and informal ambiance. Memberships are highly competitive and require sponsorship by a resident member.


Estimated price: applications are subject to an entrance fee of HK$650,000 and a monthly subscription payment of HK$3,000. 


Address: 188 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong | Phone: +852 2870 6500 | Email: community@countryclub.hk | Facebook: @HKCountryClub



Chariot Club


Built by the 21 members of the Macau Trotting Club in 1981, The Chariot Club has since evolved into a highly recognised non-profit organisation. Residing in Melbourne Plaza, this club offers a unique blend of Chinese and Western cuisine alongside exclusive entrance to a variety of rich events. Golf tournaments and charity dinners are just a few on the list of functions a membership can grant access to. With philanthropy at the center of its vision, The Chariot Club Charitable Foundation continually executes its mission to support underprivileged peoples.


Estimated price: Memberships offer Full and Corporate categories with adjusted fees starting from HK$880 per month. 


Address: 33 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong | Phone: +852 2521 6271 | Email: chariot1@netvigator.com 




The exclusivity of Club C+ is unlike any among a sea of private clubs in Hong Kong. The 'speakeasy-inspired venue' is nestled at the end of Duddell Street away from the bustle of the city. Cosy, intimate and arcane, the space accommodates just 30 members at a time. The private members' club is the spotlight for cigars as its pronunciation in Cantonese, si ga, not only sounds similar to cigar lovers, but is also the homophone for 'private' in Cantonese.


Estimated price: monthly fee of HK$2,000 with individual membership of HK$200,000 and corporate membership of HK$300,000

Application by referrals only.


Address: M1, Bakerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong | Website: club-cplus.com | Phone: +852 2550 2022 | Email: enquiry@club-cplus.com | Instagram: @club.cplus | Facebook: @club.cplus




A holistic recreation retreat, the Hong Kong Golf And Tennis Academy in Sai Kung elevates the exclusive sports and mental wellness experience. Get lost in the serenity of the mountain and sea for world-class training, leisure and accommodation to find yourself and your true passion in tennis, golf and more.


Estimated price: fee of HK$550,000-HK$2,380,000 with 2nd hand fee of up to HK$2,380,000 and a transfer fee of HK100,000 - HK$536,000.


Address: 81 Tai Chung Hau, Sai Kung, Hong Kong | Website: hkgta.com | Phone: +852 3187 8900 | Email: enquiry@hkgta.com | Instagram: @hongkong_gta | Facebook: @hongkong.gta




The heart of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club lies in journalism and aims to promote and facilitate press freedom in Hong Kong. Foreign Correspondents’ Club came into being in 1943 Chongqing during World War II under the Japanese occupation and relocated to Hong Kong in 1949. Its honourable heritage allows the club to serve as the shelter for media and journalism in the city.


Estimated price: monthly fee of HK$1,200 with a joining fee of HK$3850-HK$45,000


Address: North Block, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong | Website: fcchk.org | Phone: +852 2521 1511 | Email: concierge@fcchk.org | Instagram: @fcchkfcc | Facebook: @fcchk.org | Twitter: @fcchk



If you are a lover of boats, golf and nature, or any of the three, the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club is the place for you. The club is located on the stunning Clearwater Bay Peninsula boasting gorgeous views and surrounded by greenery. Escape from the city bustle to play a round of 18 holes at its golf course. The process to become a member requires recommendations from a proposer and a seconder with an interview to be approved!


Estimated price: Country Club fee of HK$990,000 - HK$1,485,000 and Golf Club fee of HK$5,000,000 - HK$7,500,000.


Address: 139 Tai Au Mun Road, Clearwater Bay, New Territories, Hong Kong | Website: cwbgolf.org | Phone: +852 2335 3700 | Instagram: @cwbgolforg | Facebook: @ClearwaterBayGolfCountryClub | Twitter: @cwbgolforg | Youtube: @cwbgolf




Dating back to 1925, the American Club Hong Kong is a premier gathering hub providing social, recreational, and business services. With locations in Central and Tai Tam, members can indulge the rich amenities on offer, from sports bars, to fitness centers, to fine-dining locations. Proving to be a difficult club to join, the membership, proposed and seconded by existing members, comes with a waiting list and includes fees starting at nearly HK$500,000. Committed to sustaining an excellence that spans internationally, this club sustains an inclusive environment while preserving its American identity, providing a nostalgic haven for Americans in Hong Kong. 


Estimated price: American citizen fee of HK 438,000 with a monthly fee of HK$2,815 and individual fee of HK$440,000 with a monthly fee of HK$1,740.


Address: multiple locations | Website: americanclubhk.com | Phone: +852 2842 7400 | Email: membership@americanclubhk.com | Instagram: @americanclubhk | Facebook: @TheAmericanClubHongKong



The China Club


The China Club, established in 1991 by David Tang, orchestrates a private haven reminiscent of 1930s Shanghai. Their opulent interiors and stellar cuisine award this club as a top destination for an authentic Chinese experience. Featuring a library room stocked with books about the Asian hemisphere and an extensive collection of arts and antiquities, this venue holds as a true gem for culture enthusiasts. Membership, priced at a hefty HK$120,000-150,000, is obtained through invitation only.  One of its recent celebrity visits? Rosé from Blackpink for some post-concert delights!


Estimated price: membership fee of HK$120,000 - HK$150,000.


Address: 13-15/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central, Hong Kong | Phone: +852 2521 8888 | Email: info@chinaclubhk.com | Facebook: @China Club




Enter this exclusive – and brand new – members club in the city. The recent opening of the Whale Club marks a new definition of 'city escape'. The two-storey space is a haven for those wishing to retreat to luxurious comfort and provides an exciting time away from city life. Nestled at the heart of Central Hong Kong, the private club features VIP rooms, a bar and gallery area and a cigar room to enjoy Executive Chef Andre L'Herminier's gastronomic 'Refined Dining'. The best parts? There is an exclusive Whale Group Limited Whale Wine for the best vintages, Whale Wellness for yoga and physiotherapy and Whale Hakuba for skiing in Niseko.


Estimated price: undisclosed.


Address: G/F & 1/F, 29 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong | Website: whaleclub.vip  | Phone: +852 2506 0880 | Email: info@whaleclub.vip | Instagram: @whaleclubhk | Facebook: @Whalegrouphk 




There is so much to buzz around every Soho House, and that extends to its Hong Kong outpost. The 1995-founded private members club is now one of the most well-known names among the elites, and the collection's largest residence of a 28-storey building lives up to its expectations and beyond. From a house brasserie, a three-floor gym with a pool and swim-up bar, a private cinema; and an upcoming nine floors of Soho Works, retail shop The Store and open exhibition space; all of which are richly decorated with classical and contemporary artwork designs. The club is an arts and culture oasis.


Estimated price: annual fee of HK$11,100 - HK$28,000 with an introduction fee of HK$2,400 - HK$4,800


Address: 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong | Website: sohohouse.com/en-us/houses/soho-house-hong-kong  | Phone: +852 5803 8888 | Email: guestlist.hongkong@sohohouse.com | Instagram: @sohohousehongkong




Carlyle and Co is designed for living life to its fullest. In timeless luxury, this private members club follows the iconic vibrancy of the Carlyle Hotel in New York which once hosted the Kennedys, Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor and is now frequently visited by the George and Amal Clooney and the Café Carlyle by Bill Murray. The space is beautifully designed by Ilse Crawford. In stylish glamour and glory, the private club is here to make its mark in Hong Kong's Rosewood Hotel and history.


Estimated price: monthly fee of HK$1,225 - HK$2,400 with a joining fee of HK$60,000 - HK$118,000 (and a Club 53 Supplement monthly fee of HK$1,750)


Address: Rosewood Hotel Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Website: carlyleandco.com | Phone: +852 5803 8888 | Email: hongkong.membership@carlyleandco.com | Instagram: @carlyleandco




The story of private club The Helena May was an idea formulated by the wife of the 15th Governor of Hong Kong: Lady Helena May. From serving as a luxurious accommodation for single women as well as a haven for women to socialise, the club has since been open to all from all walks of life, providing long and short-term residences. The architecture of the building as rich as the elites it has housed.


Estimated price: monthly subscription of HK$600 with entrance fee of HK$11,500


Address: 35 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong | Website: helenamay.com | Phone:

+852 2522 6766 | Email: info@helenamay.com | Instagram: @thehelenamay_hk | Facebook: @TheHelenaMay

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