Best Social and Private Clubs Near Markham

Best Social and Private Clubs Near Markham

Whether you want to improve your tennis game, learn to paint, or socialize with new friends, club membership offers many benefits. Not sure which social or private club you would like to join? These Markham clubs are among the best in the area.

Harmony Club

Love to dance but have not found the perfect place to practice your moves yet? Scarborough’s Harmony Club may be the ideal social club for you. The club’s Friday night dinner dances have been a fixture in Ontario for nearly 30 years and offer a fun way to start the weekend.

The club caters to singles and couples over 30 who enjoy ballroom, Latin, line dancing, and of course, good food. The evening starts at 6:30 with a sumptuous meal prepared by Signature Catering. After a leisurely dinner, the DJs start the music, and the fun begins. The club offers ample free parking, door prizes, and drawings, in addition to a spacious dance floor.

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Granite Club

Offering activities for the entire family, the Granite Club in North Toronto is just a 30-minute drive from your Markham home. The club’s activities include tennis, badminton, squash, several pools, fitness, aqua fitness classes, synchronized swimming, children’s camps, curling, ice skating, and a golf dome with simulators.

The club also provides many opportunities to socialize with other members through a variety of classes and activities. Learn photography or painting, brush up on your public speaking skills, or get in shape with exercise classes. Theatre outings and clubs, classes, and gatherings devoted to books, films, and travelogues are also offered, as are friendly games of bridge, cards, and mah-jong. Dining options include the 1875 Sports Pub and the main kitchen.

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Mayfair Toronto Parkway

You will never have to worry about being bored when you are a member of Mayfair Toronto Parkway in Markham. The private club provides a full slate of activities and a Wellness Spa. If tennis or squash is your passion, you’ll love the eight indoor, air-conditioned tennis courts and nine squash courts. Enjoy an occasional game with club members or join a house league or team.

Other offerings include fitness facilities and group fitness classes for cardio, dance, yoga, pilates, cycle, and aquafit. The Mayfair Club also has a multi-sport gym that is ideal for games of pickleball, table tennis, badminton, volleyball, and basketball.

After your workout, relax in the saltwater swimming pool, steam room, or whirlpool, or enjoy a meal at the Mayfair Bistro. Social events and kids’ programming, in addition to athletic and fitness options, make Mayfair Toronto Parkway one of the Markham area’s most desirable private clubs.

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Bayview Golf and Country Club 

It’s difficult to excel at golf if you can’t get a convenient tee time at a local course. Fortunately, that’s not a problem for members of the Bayview Golf and Country Club in Thornhill. If fact, you can play the championship, 18-hole course every day if you’d like. When the weather’s cold or rainy, the indoor golf simulator helps you keep your skills sharp. 

Golf isn’t the only sport offered at Bayview. Six Har-Tru tennis courts are available for play throughout the year. Golf and tennis lessons are also provided if you need a little help taking your game to the next level. 

Want to improve your stamina and flexibility? Stop by the club for a yoga or pilates class or hit the fitness centre for a session with the treadmills, free weights, elliptical machines, and strength and cardio equipment. As a member, you can take advantage of personal training services that will help you reach your personal fitness goals. 

Is swimming your preferred activity? You’ll love the heated swimming pool, splash pad, and wading pool at the aquatics complex. Dining at Bayview is a pleasure, thanks to four dining venues that serve a variety of tasty dishes. 

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The Thornhill Club

Although it began as a golf club in the 1920s, the Thornhill Club transitioned to an all-season club several decades later. Designed by golf course architect Stanley Thompson, the 18-hole course features subtly breaking greens, elevated tees, and strategic bunkering. If time is an issue, book a tee time at the 9-hole executive golf course instead.

A fitness center, outdoor tennis courts, golf practice area, swimming pool, splash pad, duplicate bridge games, a curling rink, and summer camp programs for the kids round out the Club’s activities and programs. There’s always something to do at the Thornhill Club no matter what the season. The Club offers a full slate of social events, including the annual Taste of Summer, the Food, Wine and Sax affair, and Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, and other holiday events. 

Eight dining rooms offer the ultimate dining experience, whether you’re in the mood for a casual meal or upscale dining. If you’re planning an anniversary party, business meeting, or another event, private dining rooms are available.

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