In 1978, Vintage Club co-developer Mick Humphreys flew from California to Florida to meet with prolific golf course designer Tom Fazio. Along with a brilliant core team of advisors, this dynamic duo set the stage for an ultra-exclusive world-class golf environment. They also set the tone for The Vintage Club member experience—a pervasive spirit of easy camaraderie within a relaxed, resort-style atmosphere.
The Vintage Club officially opened in 1980, quickly accumulating awards and accolades with the unveiling of the championship 18-hole Mountain Course. A four-year span saw the completion of the Desert Course, 500 luxury residences, and stunning modernist clubhouse beneath the transcendent skyline of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains.
The inaugural Vintage Invitational, a precursor to the PGA Senior Tour, made its debut in 1981 attracting the likes of Arnold Palmer, Don January, Sam Snead, Bobby Locke, and many more legends of golf.
Golf and tennis tournaments, biking and hiking groups, champagne brunches, après golf cocktails, member mixers, jazz concerts, gourmet wine dinners, lively dance parties, the Club’s popular Speaker Forum – The Vintage Club’s resort-inspired activities and celebrations give members ample opportunities to meet and socialize. The social calendar intensifies during high season and includes festive special events designed to entertain youngsters, such as the Kids Klub and Fishing Derby. The Vintage Club bond often extends into summer months when members vacation or embark on luxury cruises as a group.