Michigan's Best Kept Secret

The Old Club on Harsens Island is an exclusive island resort and yacht club surrounded by the pristine, fresh water of the Great Lakes delta known as the St. Clair Flats. Generations of fortunate families have enjoyed boating, water skiing, fishing, freighter watching, and the camaraderie of friendships that last a lifetime. Members appreciate its proximity to the Metro Detroit area, making it an ideal destination close to home - yet so far away.



No bar anywhere on Lake St. Clair or the surrounding areas can match the panoramic views of The Old Club’s iconic River Bar.  Fishers, Fords and Dodges have all saddled up to the bar over the years. Whether it’s watching a classic wooden runabout cruise by or hearing the roaring sounds of an offshore racer – there's no more perfect setting to imbibe in a cocktail or two. And today, we couldn't be more excited about the future of The Old Club - and a completely reimagined River Bar - for the next generation.

SINCE 1872

The Best Fresh Water Destination at Your Fingertips

It is the goal of The Old Club to provide its members with a number of convenient services to make their time at the club even more enjoyable and relaxing. Perhaps the only thing more special than The Old Club's phenomenal location is the quality of the people who enjoy and share this treasure.

Christine Olde’s 60th Birthday

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Who better to celebrate than with all of you!  Featuring Nightline band!

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Flower Day and Buffett Luncheon

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a day of transforming our island into a mini Mackinac.

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Preakness Party

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ladies - be sure to pull out your best Derby hats and dresses for our annual fundraising event!

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What Members are Saying

“When we had a cottage up north, we were lucky to get up there once or twice a month in the summer. The Old Club offers us that same feeling of being up north, but less than an hour away.”

The Old Club Dan Felstow


“Memorial Day weekend was a blast at the club and filled with sunshine! The kitchen staff really deserves a shout out as their Take-Out menu tasted incredible. We especially liked the ribs and pulled pork. The added bottle of wine included in our meal was exceptional too. Such a friendly team working diligently to make the start of the season a success - we thank you!”

The Old Club Marina Southers


“I was blessed to be exposed to The Old Club at a very early age. We were frequent guests coming by boat from across the bay to enjoy all of the wonderful amenities we've all come to expect here. It gives me such pleasure to continue that tradition with my family each and every weekend in the summer.”

The Old Club Dr. Steven Grekin


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