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Clifton Club Membership

The Clifton Club welcomes as prospective members individuals of all backgrounds who are at least 21 years of age, U.S. Citizens, and who will share a commitment to the Club, its members and our beautiful community. Membership at The Clifton Club is often, but not always, available at most levels, dependent upon the total number of active members currently on the club roster. To be considered for membership, prospective new members must be invited by an existing member. We welcome any questions you might have about The Clifton Club or becoming a member. You can reach us at (216) 521-3051 or via our online contact form.

Admissions Process Overview

First, prospective new members must be invited to join The Clifton Club by an active member who is in good standing. Next, prospective new members must obtain sponsorship letters from a primary and secondary sponsor. Then, an application form must be completed and submitted to the Clifton Club. Once the application is received, an interview is scheduled with the membership chairperson, after which the new member application is submitted for review by the Board of Directors. Upon approval by the Board, a two week notice of prospective membership is posted for review by current members. Prospective members will be notified shortly thereafter regarding the disposition of their application.

Levels of Membership in The Clifton Club

Resident Membership:

Reside less than 50 miles from Club; Dining Privileges; Member Events; No Rental Charges/Fees for Private Events; Reciprocal Club Privileges; Clifton Beach Access

Social Membership:

Reside less than 50 Miles from Club; Dining Privileges; Member Events; No Rental Charges/Fees for Private Events; Reciprocal Club Privileges; No Clifton Beach Access

Park Associate Membership:

Reside in Clifton Park or Clifton Lagoons; Dining Privileges; Member Events; No Rental Charges/Fees for Private Events; Reciprocal Club Privileges; Clifton Beach Access deeded to Clifton Park and Clifton Lagoons residents

Business Membership:

Residence Non Specific, Dining Privileges, Member Events, No Rental Charges/Fees for Private Events; Reciprocal Club Privileges; No Clifton Beach Access

Discover The Clifton Club

Guided tours of the Clubhouse are available upon request. Your sponsors may also provide you with the opportunity to sample our cuisine and mingle with other members. Prospective Members are encouraged to contact The Clifton Club directly to find out more about membership by calling us at (216) 521-3051 or by using this online contact form.


Clifton Club Amenities

  • join-the-club-05The Pub Dining Room seating for up to 60 people
  • Main Dining room seating for up to 120 people (100 Buffet)
  • Private Executive Meeting Room seating for up to 24 people
  • Surround sound system
  • Large screen TV & DVD player and LCD Projector/Screen
  • Baby grand piano
  • Microphone & podium
  • Wireless internet access

Guided tours of the Clifton Club are available upon request by contacting us at (216) 521-3051 or by using this online contact form.


Fine Dining at The Clifton Club

Clifton Club Executive Chef Gary Bessette along with the welcoming and friendly wait-staff present a fine dining experience par excellence featuring exquisite cuisine and superb service for our members and their guests.

Whether you choose formal dining in the Club’s Main Dining Room, the family friendly atmosphere of The Pub, or the completely relaxed feel of the outside patio, you are assured of a very pleasant experience. A private Executive Meeting/Dining Room is also available.

Quick, simple, light meals as well as elegant multi-course dinners, prepared under the direction of our in-house Chef, are available five days a week. The Club is committed to impeccable service where members are recognized, their preferences remembered and their wishes catered to promptly.

View some of the fantastic creations from the Clifton Club kitchen here!

Clifton Beach

Enjoy the finest beaches in Greater Cleveland. Located at the mouth of the Rocky River, Clifton Beach offers members and guests a private sandy beach, picnic tables, barbecue grills, and the most spectacular sunsets on the great North Coast.

Resident Level Members of The Clifton Club can enjoy the beauty and privacy of Clifton Beach

• Private Gated Access
• Lighted Picnic Areas
• Picnic Tables And Grills
• Beach Side Fire Pits
• Half-mile of Sandy Beach

• Tennis Courts & Instruction
• Beach Playschool (Summer)
• Beach House Accommodations For Up To 100 People*
• Children’s Playground

Two well-maintained tennis courts provide another enjoyable experience during a complete day at Clifton Beach. The regulation courts are open to members and their guests and may be reserved up to a week in advance.

The playground area provides a great option for active youngsters during their summer breaks. Families will find the facilities clean and well maintained as the young ones spend many hours exercising their muscles and imaginations.

* Beach House may be rented for a fee.

To find out more about becoming a member at one of Cleveland’s premier social and fine dining clubs, please call The Clifton Club at (216) 521-3051 or use this convenient contact form.