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.


150th Anniversary

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 at our bar over the years. Whether it’s watching a classic wooden runabout cruise by, or hearing the roaring sounds of an offshore racer – the River Bar is the perfect setting to imbibe in a cocktail or two. And in anticipation of our 150th anniversary next year, we’re excited to announce a completely remodeled and reimagined River Bar.

150th Anniversary

How can you navigate the future if you don’t know your past?

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.

Grand Opening Weekend Festivities

May 20 @ 8:00 am - May 22 @ 5:00 pm

The destination is in sight, and let’s kick off a fabulous 2023 season!

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Planting Day & Buffet Luncheon

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bloody Marys and Blooms are on the agenda for our Beautification Committee – and they hope you...

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Preakness Party

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Horse racing might be the “Sport of Kings,” – but it’s the best odds are always on the lovel...

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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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The Old Club is devastated to see the most iconic and historic gems of Harsens Island, the candy colored boardwalk cottages that have stretched to the tip of the island for decades, succumb to destruction by fire on March 8, 2023.

There were thankfully no injuries other than to our hearts. The Board of Directors are securing a professional team of environmental specialists to advise on clean up and mitigate any environmental impact of this disaster. We are also engaging engineering expertise to begin rehabilitation of the site.

Six housing structures of historic significance that have long been family cottages were lost today. But, we intend to restore the property back to its historic charm. The Old Club celebrated its 150th Anniversary last season and this unfortunate setback, while heartbreaking, will not deter us from continuing a century and a half of tradition.