The Royal Automobile Club is one of the world’s foremost private members’ clubs. We aim to provide members and their guests with an unmatched range of accommodation, dining, sports and leisure facilities across our two clubhouses – all of first-class standard and delivered with excellent service.
Dubbed ‘The Palace in Pall Mall’ when it opened in 1911, the clubhouse is a haven from the bustle of the city streets, incorporating stately public spaces that lead into beautiful rooms, all sitting above the splendour of the marble swimming pool and Turkish Baths. Whether you are looking for a place to enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea, a fine-dining experience, a brasserie-style meal or a cocktail, the clubhouse includes restaurants, bars and lounges for every occasion. Pall Mall also offers 108 bedrooms, from singles to suites, a business centre and range of meeting and banqueting facilities.
Set in 350 acres of Surrey countryside, Woodcote Park features two 18-hole golf courses, squash and tennis courts, a modern gym, an indoor swimming pool and treatment rooms as well as restaurants and bars offering a fine-dining experience, a brasserie-style meal, a light bite or a gastropub atmosphere. The clubhouse also includes 22 unique bedrooms each furnished with handpicked pieces. In 2020 we will be opening superb new facilities for families and children, including a children’s pool and a range of indoor and outdoor play areas.
Our prices are regularly benchmarked to ensure that we continue to provide excellent value for money and the Club’s food and beverage prices are discounted against those of similar establishments. Accommodation is similarly discounted.
Use of the many excellent sports facilities is, in the main, included within the membership fee. Commercial gyms frequently charge more, even though none can boast a pool as stunning as Pall Mall’s or the beautiful green views from the gym at Woodcote Park – let alone squash and tennis courts or Turkish Baths.
The Club also holds over 280 social and motoring events a year‒ ranging from annual favourites such as Derby Day, the Midsummer Drive-In and the November fireworks to exclusive musical performances and even tank driving experiences.
Our Activity Groups cover 22 sports and activities – from backgammon to bridge, choir to cycling and skiing to sub aqua – providing members with many opportunities to learn new skills, refresh games played in years gone by, or refine and improve their talents through classes and coaching. In all, they hold some 600 events, meetings and matches each year.
Finally, the benefits of membership are not limited to Pall Mall and Woodcote Park: members also have access to over 80 reciprocal clubs around the world.