Clubs and Societies in Hong Kong
Hong Kong offers an array of social and sporting clubs and societies, which are extremely popular with expats. Many clubs are centuries old institutions dating back to colonial times. For many expats, the sporting clubs and societies become a home away from home with bars, restaurants and social events, along with gyms, swimming pools and other sporting facilities.
Club membership in Hong Kong
Waiting lists can be long, and membership is often dependent on being proposed and seconded by existing members. The monthly or annual membership fee can be high, and some operate a debenture system that can run into very high numbers. Membership can sometimes be passed on to friends or family. Some companies negotiate fast-track membership for their relocating staff, an advantage for those interested. However, there are many sporting clubs that offer a much more affordable package, along with a more relaxed membership policy.
Here is a list of the popular clubs in Hong Kong.
Aberdeen Marina Club
Address: 8 Shum Wan Rd, Aberdeen
Tel: +852 2555 8321
An exclusive club that offers a selection of restaurants, leisure facilities and member activities.
Address: 28 Tai Tam Road, Tai Tam
Tel: +852 2842 7400
Another prestigious club where members can meet other expats for social, business and recreational activities.
Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club
Address: 139 Tai Au Mun Road, Clearwater Bay
Tel: +852 2335 3700
A private club open to all nationalities, and providing a wide range of facilities. Expats who love sports will be spoilt for choice.
Foreign Correspondents’ Club
Address: North Block, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
Tel: +852 2521 1511
This club is popular with the diplomatic, media and business community. A good venue for meet-ups.
Gold Coast Yacht & Country Club
Address: 1 Castle Peak Road, Castle Peak Bay
Tel: +852 2404 2222
Home to an array of social programmes and dining facilities, the club boasts a unique combination of architecture and design.
Hong Kong Club
Address: 1 Jackson Road, Central
Tel: +852 2978 9500
With an elite clientele, the club has extensive facilities to suit all needs.
Hong Kong Cricket Club
Address: 137 Wong Nai Chung Gap Road, Tai Tam
Tel: +852 3511 8668
Boasting a rich history, this club offers members numerous sporting facilities and activities.
Hong Kong Country Club
Address: 188 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Deep Water Bay
Tel: +852 2870 6500
Located close to the city, the club offers a respite for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Hong Kong Football Club
Address: 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley
Tel: +852 2830 9500
The club, offering more than just football, allows members to access superb facilities for competitive and recreational sports.
Hong Kong Jockey Club
Address: 48 Shan Kwong Road, Happy Valley
Tel: +852 2966 1333
The exclusive Jockey Club offers expats a wide range of activities from horse riding to tennis, squash and childrens' play areas.
Ladies' Recreation Club
Address: 10 Old Peak Road, Mid-Levels
Tel: +852 3199 3500
A family-orientated club open to women and men, it offers sporting, recreational and dining facilities.
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Address: Hung Hing Road, Kellett Island
Tel: +852 2832 2817
One of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in Hong Kong, this club offers facilities for rowing and sailing.
United Services Recreation Club
Address: 1 Gascoigne Road, Yau Ma Tei
Tel: +852 2367 0672
With its understated decor and military legacy, the club offers numerous facilities for sport and recreation.