Riverchase Country Club has been the centerpiece of the Riverchase Community and a Birmingham tradition since 1976.
In 1967 engineer-developer, John Harbert saw the tremendous potential of this beautiful piece of property and took an option on two large tracts of land. He began planning Riverchase, and in 1974 the Harbert Corporation combined forces with Equitable Insurance to form the Harbert - Equitable Joint Venture. Together they developed the 3,000 acres, which now surround Riverchase Country Club.
Construction moved quickly once the initial plans were complete. Riverchase Parkway opened in 1975, the first home was completed in 1976, and the community focal point, Riverchase Country Club, followed quickly thereafter. Eleven years after opening, the Club was purchased by the membership from the joint venture and today operates as a full service member-owned club.
Riverchase Country Club offers the challenge of an 18-hole Joe Lee design golf course, 15 tennis courts, a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, state of the art fitness center, and dining opportunities featuring both fine and casual offerings. The Club offers facilities perfect for various size groups from small gatherings to large elaborate wedding receptions.
The Joe Lee designed golf course opened for play in 1976. The first player to tee off on Riverchase's course was professional golfer, Gene Sarazen, one of only five golfers to win all current major championships during his career. The Club has been fortunate to host such celebrities as President Gerald Ford, Michael Jordan, Bob Hope, and Charlie Boswell (The Midnight Golfer). Today the course measures 6,842 yards featuring Bermuda Fairways and Bent Grass Greens.
The beautiful Riverchase Country Club golf course continues to be the venue for many national, state, and local events. It has the distinction of being selected as the host site for the Charlie Boswell Celebrity Classic, US Open qualifying, Alabama State Amateur Championship, Alabama State Four-Ball Championship, US Mid-Am Qualifying Tournament, Alabama Senior Amateur, the Women’s Southern Golf Association Championship, SEC Women's Championship, and Women's Alabama State Amateur Championship. Numerous Junior Golf Championships have also been hosted by Riverchase.
Since opening in 1976, Riverchase Country Club has built a reputation as one of the premiere tennis programs in the Birmingham area. Hundreds of men and women actively compete in league tennis at Riverchase Country Club. The tennis facility has expanded to its current configurations of three hard courts and twelve rubico courts, of which seven provide lights for night play.
Riverchase Country Club continues today to have one of the most active tennis programs in the Birmingham area. Junior programs are available for children of all ages and skill levels, with a junior development team for tournament level players. Teams for both men and women participate in USTA league tennis from the 2.5 level to the 4.5 level. Numerous USTA sanctioned tournaments are hosted by Riverchase each year for both adults and juniors. In addition, members participate in numerous social and competitive tennis events throughout the year such as Taco Tennis, the Annual Pro Am, the Member/Guest, and the Club Championships.
We invite you to stop by for a tour or contact our Membership Director for club information by phone at 205-988-4140 x204 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will answer questions you may have about our facilities, including the golf course, tennis courts, pool, and fitness center.
Riverchase Country Club prides itself on being a Birmingham tradition and a place for all to enjoy!