The Chevy Chase Club was organized in the fall of 1892 with the original grounds comprising 40 acres of field and forest including stables, a paddock, and a large old fashioned house. The Chevy Chase Club was originally a hunt club growing from the need of the members of the Metropolitan Club, within the city itself, for a country club where riding and driving might be pursued in an area some distance away from the city where horses could not be stabled and ridden. The glamorous, but dangerous sport of the “Hunt” was held at over 30 meeting points in the 1890’s and early 1900’s. Original plans of the Club included a three-quarter mile track, cricket ground, tennis courts and a football ground.
Today, the Club offers an eighteen hole golf course, golf practice facility, seventeen outdoor tennis courts, four indoor tennis courts, seven paddle tennis courts, a fitness facility, three swimming pools, eight lanes of duckpin bowling, an outdoor ice rink, an eighteen room guest house, a nature trail and greenhouses. Food and beverage facilities include three clubhouse dining rooms, full banquet facilities, two seasonal sports canteens and a casual dining “Winter Center”.