Organized in the fall of 1892 by a group of men from the Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C. to create a country club to focus on sports, and recreation outside the turmoil of the growing city. By 1894 the Club had its first permanent location, known as the Bradley Farmhouse, and by 1895 a six-hole golf course had been added.
An historic social institution that prides itself on traditions, the Chevy Chase Club's picturesque grounds, remarkable sporting venues, and elegant clubhouse facilities have provided generations of members with year round recreation and leisure.
Construction on a new clubhouse was completed in 1911, the same year of the new golf course dedication. In 1914, the Club added a porte-cochère to the front entrance, and a trolley shelter located near the main entrance of the Club was added in 1915.
In 1923, Colt MacKenzie & Alison completed a thorough reconstruction of the golf course. By 1926 more renovations including the pool, tennis house, and large addition to the clubhouse were completed. In 1929 the Club hosted its first Davis Cup between the US and Japan.
In November 1962, the grand opening of the Chevy Chase Winter Center added additional space to socialize and engage in winter sport and became the primary clubhouse during the closing and major renovations to the main Clubhouse.
The 1990s brought more changes to the Club's facilities: enhancements to the Winter Center / Golf Shop complex, construction of an indoor sports facility and improved use of space in the main Clubhouse. In 1997 renowned architect Arthur Hills began his total renovation of the golf course.
In 2009 the new swimming facility changed the orientation of the main pool, reconstructed the baby pool and added a four-lane heated adult pool. The tennis courts were completely reconditioned, and a new tennis pro shop was constructed.
The 2010s brought structural and interior renovations to the Winter Center, construction of a new Fitness Center, and the relocation of the golf maintenance building - all completed before the turn of the decade to once again modernize the club, its vast amenities, and secure a promising future for decades to come.