Diablo Country Club
1700 Clubhouse Rd, Diablo CA
Diablo Country Club is a welcoming and unique place nestled at the foot of Mt. Diablo. Opened 100 years ago as California’s original family oriented golf club, the traditions of excellence and sportsmanship for generations of members stand the test of time. The grounds, originally an 1874 country estate for the families of railroad barons and gold mining icons, was converted in 1914 to a world class golf and country club by our founder Robert Noble Burgess.
Atop a knoll among native oaks, perched a little distance above the Club Inn and electric rail stop, the Clubhouse, when he acquired it, included six suites, a large billiard hall, and two ten-pin alleys, around a comfortable parlor. He replaced the night commode with indoor plumbing, added electricity, lighting and telephone service. With those changes in place, the Clubhouse became the central gathering point for Diablo, his “Community With an Ideal.” He had the all- important golf course constructed around it, the first tee sitting just below, adjacent to the Clubhouse, and the finishing green just down the hill and across the creek. By 1917, the Clubhouse was almost four decades old. Constructed in 1881 by Dan and Caroline Cook, the couple created “the best appointed fine stock farm and most elegant private summer retreat west of the Rocky Mountains” and the building reflects this timeless, classic elegance. Today’s Clubhouse is still built around the location of the original parlor, the Carriage Lounge. Throughout the building are reminders of its long and colorful past, enticing members and guests to stroll its corridors and take in a history that is tied to America’s western expansion and early industrial giants. The Clubhouse remains the heart of Diablo Country Club, and will be the location of our 10th Annual Hearts for Hope. Visit Diablo Country Club's website here.